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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:


Art 

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

Biographies

Biographies help kids learn about history and the world!

Geography

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!

History

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


Math

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

Language Arts

Language arts has never been the same! 



Music

These books will delight your little music lovers.

Nature

Your little nature nuts will adore these titles!

Poetry

Play with language and fuel creativity with these poetry books.

Reference

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

Science

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

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The Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, MA/CAGS, My Little Poppieshe Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies | My Little Poppies

The Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies


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Do you want to raise curious, joyful, lifelong learners?


Unit studies can help!


Learn how to create super-simple, effective, and completely engaging unit studies that the whole family will love.


Each lesson includes actionable PDFs and printables to help you get off and running.


Embrace those rabbit holes and surrender to delight-driven learning while crossing off those nagging homeschool must-dos.


Get ready for more joy and less overwhelm today!


Join The Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies:


Gameschooling_ How to Add Play To Your Homeschool Day _ Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, MA_CAGS, My Little Poppies

Gameschooling: Add more play to your homeschool day 


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We all know play is an essential part of child development, but how do you fit it in when you have a huge homeschool to-do list?


Homeschooling can be almost all fun and games.


Gameschooling is the intersection of play and homeschooling and it can change your entire homeschool atmosphere for the better!


Play can boost connection, fuel learning, and revolutionize your homeschool routine.


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How to Rock THE MOST IMPORTANT PART of Your Homeschool Day | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, MA/CAGS, My Little Poppies

How to Rock THe Most Important Part of Your homeschool Day


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Reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do for your child's future academic success. (And we have decades of research to prove it!)


Reading aloud also offers a host of non-academic benefits. Plus, reading aloud makes lifelong family memories!


Learn how to start your homeschool day with the most important thing.


Find a read-aloud routine that works for your unique family and fuel learning throughout the day.  


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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!