Catalogs for Homeschoolers

This is my personal list of the catalogs I’ve found most helpful in our homeschooling journey. I have not ordered from every one and offer no guarantees of good service, but I’ve ordered from many and had no problems whatsoever. In every case where I note a Christian perspective, the vendor carries many items not specifically produced for the Christian market, and I’m confident that homeschoolers of a wide variety of faiths and approaches will find some use in these catalogs. With the exception of the Sonlight Curriculum catalog, none of these catalogs carries a full-fledged curriculum; they will be most useful for those looking to supplement a packaged curriculum, for those cobbling together their own eclectic curriculum, and unschoolers.

General
Children's Books
Math and Science
History/Social Studies
Arts, Crafts, Games

General

Sonlight Curriculum (full literature-based curriculum based on history, science using living books, Christian emphasis)
8042 South Grant Way
Littleton, CO 80122-2705
(303) 730-6292

Shekinah Curriculum Cellar (wide variety; price matching; same-day shipping)
101 Meador Road
Kilgore, TX 75662
(903) 643-2760
Email: customerservice@shekinahcc.com

Rainbow Resource Center (big thick catalog; discounted prices; Christian perspective but many secular resources)
Rt. 1 Box 159A
50 N 500 East Road
Toulon, IL 61483
(888) 841-3456
Email: rainbowres@aol.com

The Elijah Company (large catalog; Christian perspective; helpful articles included as part of catalog)
1053 Eldridge Loop
Crossville, TN 38558
Phone: 1-888-2-ELIJAH
Email: elijahco@elijah.com

R.O.C.K. Solid, Inc. (variety of curriculum resources, including Saxon math, Key To series, Miquon math, unit studies; discounted prices; Christian perspective)
376 New Berlin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(800) 705-3452

Timberdoodle Company (eclectic assortment, including early learning puzzles, stickers; Rokenbok and Fischertechnik sets; drafting resources; sign language; thinking skills; Christian perspective)
1510 E. Spencer Lk Rd.
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: (360) 426-0672

FUN Books (Discounted prices; books on homeschooling; Usborne books; Jim Weiss tapes; Klutz books; secular perspective; FUN stands for Family Unschoolers Network)
1688 Belhaven Woods Court
Pasadena, MD 21122-3727
Voice mail/fax: 410-360-7330

Children’s Books

Chinaberry Books (thick book catalog with lengthy book descriptions/reviews; a must; secular perspective)
2780 Via Orange Way
Suite B
Spring Valley, CA 91978
(800) 776-2242

Children’s Books (Graduated discount on children’s books, so that the more you buy, the more you save; Christian perspective; also carry curriculum items)
P.O. Box 239
Greer, SC 29652
(864) 968-0391

Math and Science

Carolina Biological Supply Company (science equipment, kits, books, posters)
2700 York Road
Burlington, NC 27215
Phone: 1-800-334-5551

Edmund Scientific Company (telescopes, microscopes, optics, magnifiers, motors, magnets, etc.)
Consumer Science Division
101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007-1380
Phone: (800) 728-6999
Email: scientifics@edsci.com

Home Training Tools (Science curricula, equipment, specimens, etc.; Christian perspective)
546 S 18th Street W
Suite B
Billings, MT 59102
(800) 860-6272
Email: customerservice@hometrainingtools.com

Tobin’s Lab (Science kits, equipment, and books; dissecting supplies; owl pellets; Creation science; Christian perspective)
P.0. Box 6503
Glendale, AZ 85312-6503
(800) 522-4776

Apologia Educational Ministries (textbook-based science for junior and senior high; Christian perspective)
808 Country Club Lane
Anderson, IN 46011
(888) 524-4724

History/Social Studies

Social Studies School Service (Many free catalogs available, covering all grade levels; one catalog is all charts and posters; secular perspective)
10200 Jefferson Blvd, Room 1611
P.O. Box 802
Culver City, CA 90232-0802
Phone: (800) 421-4246
Email: access@socialstudies.com

Bluestocking Press (historical books, music, toys, primary sources; focus on American history)
P.O. Box 2030
Shingle Springs, CA 95682-2030
(530) 621-1123
(530) 622-8586
(800) 959-8586
Email: uncleric@jps.net

Greenleaf Press (Many excellent resources for history, especially ancient history through the Renaissance, but including U.S. history; Christian perspective)
3761 Highway 109N, Unit D
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: (615) 449-1617

Beautiful Feet Books (Publishers of literature-based history curriculum; many excellent books; Christian perspective)
139 Main St.
Sandwich, MA 02563
(800) 889-1978

Arts, Crafts, Games

Aristoplay, Ltd. (Excellent, high-quality board and card games)
450 S. Wagner Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (800) 634-7738

Sax Arts and Crafts (art supplies for artists and dabblers; discount prices)
P.O. Box 510710
New Berlin, WI 53151-0710
Phone: (800) 558-6696

HearthSong (High-quality toys and craft kits for all ages)
1950 Waldorf NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49550-7100
(800) 325-2502