Typing Instructor for KIDS Platinum 5.0 Windows

This (Typing Instructor for KIDS Platinum 5.0 Windows) is a nice, varied program that keeps my ADHD daughter's interest. She has done well learning where the keys are and how to position her hands. The two major drawbacks to Read more

Morphology Junior Game

Great family game! This is a great game for families--it's fun and challenging for all ages. The rule adaptations from the "original" Morphology are well-designed to make play easier for the younger kids, but it keeps the quirky/crazy feel. PROS Creative Hands-on Quirky Unique   BEST USES Creative Read more

Purpllinker

Much better than I expected! We got this for our 4-year-old daughter, and it has been used so much! She loves to make letters with it, although it bothers her a little that she can't really do curves. However, she Read more

Anaconda deserves a 10 star rating!

As a former home school parent, I've been familiar with Timberdoodle for years. As a classroom teacher in public and private schools, when I needed quality, "thinking" games and activities for my classroom students, I continued to turn to Read more

The Usborne Sticker Dressing Knights

What child wouldn't love this! A sticker book about knights! My daughter loves this book. She is all about. Princesses, princes, knights and castles so this book was right up her alley! When we are through with it, it Read more

Educational Graphic Novels

Graphic U.S. History – Set of 13

Graphic U.S. History - Set of 13

 

Draw readers in with these!

Our family loves these graphic novels (all the sets sold by Timberdoodle). We have four boys and four girls ranging in age from 15 down to 18 months. While the younger kids love them because they’re so colorful, the older kids love how they can get a synopsis of an historical event or person in a very interesting way. Even my reluctant readers or non-history buffs are drawn to these great books. They are short, colorful and easy to read. Another great benefit we have found is using them as a supplement to our living books history curriculum. For example, after reading The Travels by Marco Polo, I had my teenagers read the Marco Polo graphic novel in order to help get more of a visual idea of what they had just read and to aid in their understanding and retention.

By Notebooking Mom
from Washington MO

 

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Macbeth – Graphic Shakespeare Graphic Novel

Macbeth - Graphic Shakespeare

As a literature major in college, I developed quite the affinity for The Bard. However, I have never agreed with the notion that Shakespeare plays should be read as they were written to be performed. But managing to take all eight children to regularly see Shakespeare has been challenging.

While we do enjoy DVDs of his plays in theatrical form from the library, it was the Graphic Novels that really brought an appreciation of Shakespeare into our home. The illustrations are engaging, several of the more famous lines from each play are quoted, and the cast of characters before the story begins is incredibly helpful. Several of our children are visual learners, which has made these graphic novels even more valuable.

Tacy R
from Reading, PA
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The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1

The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1

I love Tintin because my reluctant reader read this book a few years ago and finally decided that reading was fun!  That alone makes this book worth it’s weight in gold!

I would especially recommend this book for boys, and for anyone who is struggling with reading.  The pictures help the reader who might not be able to comprehend all the words.  My son treasures his Tintin copies and has told his friends about them.  I think it’s nice that these stories are not watered down or “babyish” and they are exciting to read.

My son cautions that there is some drinking of alcoholic beverages in these stories but it is not encouraged by Tintin, the main character, but rather seen as a negative thing.

Vicki H.
Bentonville, AR
 
 

Timberdoodle carries a fully library of Tintin graphics novels!

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Max Axiom

Max Axiom

We have all but 3 of the Max Axiom books, one of our best homeschool purchases ever. Our 8-year-old son began reading these when he was 6 and continues to profit from them, recently asking for the additional 3 books. The entire family enjoys reading them and we have all learned a lot from these books. We will continue to purchase them as they become available. Anything that helps our children develop a love of and interest in God’s created world is an asset to our homeschool library. As Timberdoodle notes, these books are not written from a biblical perspective, but we have not found a constant theme of evolution in the books.

Cox Family
Georgia
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What a Find! – Shakespeare Graphic Novel Collection

Shakespeare Graphic Novel Collection

Shakespeare Graphic Novel Collection

As a literature major in college, I developed quite the affinity for The Bard. However, I have never agreed with the notion that Shakespeare plays should be read as they were written to be performed. But managing to take all eight children to regularly see Shakespeare has been challenging. While we do enjoy DVDs of his plays in theatrical form from the library, it was the Graphic Novels that really brought an appreciation of Shakespeare into our home. The illustrations are engaging, several of the more famous lines from each play are quoted, and the cast of characters before the story begins is incredibly helpful. Several of our children are visual learners, which has made these graphic novels even more valuable.


Tacy
Reading, PA
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My reluctant readers love Tintin!

The Adventures of Tintin: Collector's Edition

We are a family of readers, but I noticed that two of our children did not seem to enjoy reading as much as the others.  After trying out one volume of Tintin with great reviews, we purchased the whole set last Christmas (yes, this means we have a duplicate, but in our family this doesn’t seem to be an issue) and five months later they are still my children’s steady companions.  We have yet to go on a road trip that Tintin has not accompanied us, and my reluctant readers have now also branched out into other books. My younger non reading children have been seen poring over these as well, and I am sure they are even more motivated to learn so that they too can read what Tintin is up to. Thanks so much for carrying these books!

Carolyn
Tacoma, WA
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Graphic Historical Novels

Graphic Historical Novels

At first I was very apprehensive about buying these books because I didn’t see the benefit in comic books. My first three children are girls so there was never really any interest in comic books and reading was not a struggle. They were all ‘bookworms’. My son,(4th grade) however, was a different story. It was becoming a struggle for both of us to get his school work done. I bought these books to encourage his love of reading and hoped that he would retain something of value from reading them. I want him to enjoy learning. Well, it worked. He read two of them in a matter of days. He thanked me over and over saying how much he liked the books. So, I got him reading, he is enjoying history, and as an added bonus, his sisters read the books whenever they get the chance. There are a couple of things that I wasn’t crazy about. For example, in the ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ she has a brief thought about what it would be like for Peter to kiss her. Also, in the T-Rex book, there is the mention of millions of years ago. These instances were talked about but minor compared to the value of getting my son interested in reading. I will be buying more in the future.

Krystal
Maple, WI
Homeschooling mom of 6
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