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Well, you've come to the right place. If you want to raise readers, you're going to want to bookmark this page!

My first word was "bookie" - I kid you not! I've always loved books, but the love has only grown over the years.

As a school psychologist and homeschool mama, I know the value of reading aloud. Read-aloud time is hands-down the most important homeschool activity! I want you to enjoy your family read alouds, so I am here to share my best tips, tricks, resources, and -of course- books!

I am sharing our favorite books, listed by academic subject and category. Then, I'm sharing living book lists from our homeschool. Finally, I'm sharing resources for homeschool parents. 

The best books for your homeschool:


The best art picture books to supplement your art and music curriculum.


Biographies help kids learn about history and the world!


Travel the world without leaving your family room with these great books.

Harry Potter

Yes, you can make it a subject. You're in charge!


I love stealth learning. These books are such a blast!


I love stealth learning. These books are such a blast!

Language Arts

Language arts has never been the same! 


These books will delight your little music lovers.


Your little nature nuts will adore these titles!


Play with language and fuel creativity with these poetry books.


Your kids won't be able to keep their hands off these nonfiction titles.


Your scientists will think these books are out of this world!

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Check out my Lazy Unit Study 101 digital course. It features step-by-step video instructions, real-life examples, oodles of free and/or super-affordable resources, and plenty of printables to help make Lazy Unit Studies work for your unique family!

Recommended Resources for Parents:

The Best books for growing readers

Cait Curley

The best books for creating a culture of reading in your home and for growing kids who love the written word!

Homeschool Book Recommendations 2019-2020 | My Little Poppies

The most inspiring books for your homeschool

Cait Curley

These are the books that changed the way I think about our homeschool. Some are traditional homeschooling books, but there are quite a few surprises in here too!

How to Homeschool Little Ones and Not Get Overwhelmed | My Little Poppies | My Little Poppies

How to homeschool little ones (without the overwhelm)

Cait Curley

One of the most common questions I receive here at My Little Poppies is how to get started homeschooling little ones...

Coffee and Books with Beautiful Feet Books: A Memorable Start to the Day!

The Coffee and books quick start guide

Cait Curley

The best ideas are often the simplest ones!

Jumpstart your morning time routine with this super-simple, super-fun morning tradition.

How to Make Homeschool Geography Incredibly Fun | My Little Poppies

how to ditch the schedule and embrace a homeschool lifestyle

Cait Curley

One of the toughest parts of homeschooling is shaking that public school mindset. 

Here are some tips on creating a homeschool lifestyle.

The best games for reading, writing, & language arts

Cait Curley

Homeschooling can be almost all fun and games, I promise!

Here are the best games for growing those language arts skills.

More Recommended Resources for Parents:

Our favorite books and resources for homeschool parents:

The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report that shows the "decline by nine":

The Rights of the Reader Poster:

Ten Read-Aloud Commandments by Mem Fox:

Finding your child's interests to help with book selection:

The best books for growing readers & by readers:

My favorite TED Talks on the power of reading:

Favorite articles on reading:

Resources for checking if books are appropriate for your kiddo:

Celebrate your next book:

My go-to resources for finding amazing books:

Check out the books we've been reading this year:

Start your own Coffee and Books Routine:

Podcast for Growing Readers:

Audiobooks, Podcasts, and Online Stories:

Want to check out what we have been reading?

Our 2019 Book Recommendations | My Little Poppies

2019-2020 Living book list

Cait Curley

A living list of books we have read and enjoyed this year, organized by academic subject and category. Plus, what mom has been reading, too!

Our 2019 Book Recommendations | My Little Poppies

2018-2019 Living book list

Cait Curley

A living list of books we have read and enjoyed this year, organized by academic subject and category. Plus, what mom has been reading, too!