Homeschool Library Builder

Books are very important to me. Not just for fun reading, but for learning. And as a homeschooling family, we rely heavily on good literature and I am thrilled when I find good sources for buying it.


So when the opportunity came up to review the Homeschool Library Builder site, I got just a bit excited. HLB is a homeschool-family owned company that specializes in selling new and gently used living books. A living book is a book that is written in a conversational, narrative style, which draws the reader into the story of the book, making the subject come alive.

There are many different kinds of literature sold at HLB: fiction and non-fiction, science, story books, classic literature and storybooks. There is an entire section devoted to homeschooling resources which include book lists from Ambleside Online, Beautiful Feet, Five in a Row, Tapestry of Grace, and Sonlight. These are conveniently organized by grade level. Each entry has a color photo and a short description of the book, including the reading level of the book and the condition that it is in.

 The website is easy to navigate; you can even look at products by age or geographic location. This would be especially helpful if you were doing a unit study on Africa. Having the list of books available about that area is a huge plus for me. There is also a Vintage & Hard-to-Find Book section which is a great place to find those out of print books.

The books were priced very reasonably; for example:

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (which my children love)

Is listed at $3.99 in good condition.

Don’t Know Much About Mummies

Is a new book listed for $4.99.

And a history book in the Hard-to-Find section; How the Pilgrims Came to Plymouth

An out of print book in good condition for $5.99.

For a while there, I forgot I was writing a review and got engrossed in the Vintage Section….it’s like getting lost in an incredible library.

You can also become an HLB member for free. You would receive their monthly newsletter, and be eligible to receive points in their Book Rewards Program. You will earn points for every dollar you spend and for referring friends and promoting HLB. And during the month of May, there is a special sale of 25% off all items. So if you are building your library for school next year, take a look at this site and see what they have!

Disclaimer: As part of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, I was asked to write about the Homeschool Library Builder website. No compensation was received. All honest and humble opinions are my own.


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