I want to start buying work books and supplies for the kids to start homeschooling in August/September. Can anyone recommend some good sites that offer a variety of curriculum and different books?
Rainbow Resources is one of the longest running ones, and I still like them.
I order a lot from Oak Meadow and Chinaberry too. For math, I get the best prices from Amazon.
I've had great luck on ebay and craigslist. Prices are usually cheap enough that if we try it and it doesn't work for us I can just resell.
Don't forget the library!
Zaner-Bloser has good materials for language arts. We also use an online program called 'time for learning' and I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to utilize the computer. Allot of people like saxton math. Amazon has good prices on saxton, just be sure you pay close attention to what you're getting. You need a teacher guide and students books. We also ordered some stuff from National Geographic that has been great for map skills and geography. I've also picked up stuff here and there. I have not used Oak Meadow, but I've looked over their selection. It looks like they have a great curriculum and programs
Good luck on your homeschooling journey
If you have a list of things, it sometimes works in your favor to use Rainbow Resource because you can get free shipping. For my oldest, I use Amazon a lot now because she is using high school level texts and they are often available used (and least expensive) on amazon. I get my science from REAL Science odyssey (Pandia Press) and I order that directly from them when they have a sale. They just had one (30% off) and they usually have one at the beginning of the school year.
Homeschool buyers co-op sometimes has great deals; I usually check it out before I place my order elsewhere just in case they are having a special.
Homeschool classifieds is ok. Usually people try to get too much for their stuff, but the prices usually include shipping and if you know how much you would pay elsewhere, you can be a savvy shopper and get it done there.
Barnes and Noble offers homeschoolers free educator cards. This gets you a 20% discount on most things.
Thanks for the helpful replies. I have most of the books I want to start with all picked out and just need to deal hunt now! I had heard of the Rainbow site and found they had good prices. I will check out some of the other sites mentioned and thanks for the tip at Barnes and Noble, that's good to know