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Old 07-22-2010, 01:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are very, very relaxed when it comes to "schooling" during the early years. After spending some time with very academic-driven parents recently, I was re-reading Lillian's article on homeschooling the preschool and K years to fortify myself, and noticed her recommendation for some children's reference books. I know this would be right up my boys' alley. Does anyone have a good recommendation for something comprehensive, but simple?

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Usborne makes some great books, including their Internet Linked Book of Knowledge. We have their science encyclopedia and it's really nice. When we got it, I didn't think we'd use their links as much as we have.
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Usborne makes some great books, including their Internet Linked Book of Knowledge. We have their science encyclopedia and it's really nice. When we got it, I didn't think we'd use their links as much as we have.
Ditto that - we love the Usborne Children's Encyclopedia!

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Yup, we've got at least one of the Usborne books - it's a big purple one, and sometimes my 6yo takes it to bed to pore over the photos and is all ready and raring to ask questions in the morning. I have several other ones (which is why I can't remember which one the purple one is) that were hand-me-downs and are currently packed away.

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Thanks for the recommendation! We have lots of Usborne and DK books, so I was debating between the two. I think the Internet Linked Encyclopedia will be a good choice!

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Another recommendation for the Usborne titles.

I would also recommend the Childcraft encyclopedia series. Your library would probably have them. I bought a set for really cheap from a library sale one year, so be on the look out for a used copy if you like them.
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