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163 Sonlight Superlatives: The Best Books from Preschool to Level J

Sonlight is all about great books—biographies, novels, non-fiction, poetry anthologies, picture books, and reference volumes. Each book is carefully chosen and has to pass Sarita's Seven-Part Test: Real/realistic characters Solid character development Content that adds to the reader's cultural literacy. … Continue reading

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12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

If you are looking for books to read during Black History Month or simply wanting to add more diversity to your family reading, this list is what you need. Each of these books is part of a larger Sonlight curriculum, … Continue reading

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3 Life Lessons for Adults from Sonlight's Kindergarten Curriculum

Not only is Intro to the World: Cultures filled with fun stories our kids love to hear, but it also holds encouragement for us as homeschooling parents. That's the beauty of a great book—it is inspiring to multiple ages, touching … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Read Books with Dynamic (not Static) Characters

Recently we moved—a rather sudden, unplanned move—seven-hundred-miles inland, in the middle of the school year. I’m not the type to go poking around for change. We didn’t move because I wanted a change; in fact, I’d be quite content in … Continue reading

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How to Get Kids (Actually) Excited About Summer Reading

I started my covert mission at the birth of my first child. As my first act in the campaign to raise readers, I zealously held Goodnight Moon in front of my three-day-old baby's face, read those precious words in my most … Continue reading

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What We Love about Sonlighters

My Mom, the founder of Sonlight, sometimes says, "I can always tell when someone is a Sonlight user. There's a connection there." And that comment is fuzzy, but I think she means that there are things that all Sonlighters love and appreciate. We … Continue reading

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The Book We Didn't Love

Guest post by Heather Schwarzen The thrill of Box Day had faded, and I was knee-deep in making the school year a reality. I had three students that year; Mary Hannah was 8, Mathaus was 5, and Jack was 3. … Continue reading

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