Friday, March 19, 2010

TOS Crew Review: Homeschool Library Builder

Homeschool Library Builder is an online resource for purchasing books to match any literature based homeschool curriculum such as (our favorite) Five in a Row, Sonlight, Tapestry of Grace, Ambleside Online, and Beautiful Feet, etc.

You can line your bookshelves with your favorite books at a low cost. It's easy to scour the online shelves by curriculum

Membership to Homeschool Library Builder is free and it has benefits. For every purchase you make at HSLB, you earn book points. 15 book points is equal to $1 in your account which you can use toward future purchases with HSLB. In addition, with their referral program you can earn extra book points just by telling your friends about the site.

To check out how the website works, I looked up a new world history book I'd like to add to our homeschool library. You can do a normal search by using the search "box". You can search by genre or you can search by curriculum.

While I think this is a great resource and I love that it's free, I couldn't find anything I was looking for- because likely it isn't there. The search is easy to use and I tried several avenues to get there all coming up with nothing. Just to be sure it wasn't me, I looked up some tried and true items in the Five in a Row category. This confirmed for me that it's a matter of volume. They simply do not offer everything you can think of.

Homeschool Library Builder is definitely worth checking out when you begin a search for books. The membership is free and you can earn book points good toward purchases. Just know that the inventory is not such that you will find everything and anything.

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