AussieHomeschool Closing Down 11/14/2019All good things must come to an end and AussieHomeschool is no different. It is with much sadness yet even more necessity that this must be so. As of Sunday evening, 17/11/2019 the Discussion Forums will close. The Classifieds, for now although not indeterminate, will continue as is. Why is this happening now? In all honesty, it probably should have happened many years ago but I created this forum, which originally a homeschool classifieds forum for Aussies, about 20 years or so ago. I, along with others for whom I am gratefully indebted to, have spent many, many hours sweating, laughing, praying, crying, writing, apologising, pleading and speaking about this wonderful place. In this day and age of Social Media, along with our ages and therefore differernt stages of life, it is simply not viable in any way for it to continue. You may think differently and that's okay - you honestly have to have lived through some of the dramas and learning opportunities that we all have to truly appreciate why we have the standards that we do - they were borne out of necessity and not undertaken lightly. Much blood, sweat and tears have been spilt over this place. Even more friendships, learning, debate, love, prayer and great times have been had becuase of AussieHomeschool. No one could ever be more thankful for it than I.
I understand you may feel frustration or even anger and for that I apologise, I feel you. But now it is YOUR time to go out and spread the word of home education and its benefits. Share YOUR story, tell those you know and don't know about homeschooling and what is has done for your family. On behalf of John (my long suffering and patient husband), myself and the ENTIRE moderating team over the many years - I THANK YOU and WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVOURS. God Bless, Susan (HomeGrownKids / AussieHomeschool)
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I have the following items for sale. Prices do not include postage.
The New Augsburg's Drawing - Book 1 - Paperback
Excellent Condition $10
How to Draw & Paint by Kirsty McLean - As New - Never Used $12
Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Classroom Activity Book by Wesley Ball (Incl. CD) - As new - never used $15
Usborne Book of Art Projects - Hardcover - Exc Condition - Never Used $8
Please message me or leave a comment below if you are interested
Please note: Prices do NOT include postage from Brisbane
Please see the list and follow the links to anything hyperlinked to get an idea of the title i've listed.
I prefer to post in 500g ($8.55), 1kg ($11.55), 3kg ($14.55) or 5 kg ($17.65) satchels which is why i've listed all the weights of individual items.
I also prefer direct bank deposit.
Thanks for looking,
1 Tunes for Bears to Dance to – Robert Cormier 65g $3pp
2 The Magician’s Elephant – Kate DiCamillo 225g $3pp as new
3 Dragon Keeper (hardcover) – Carole Wilkinson 430g $3pp
4 The Thief – Megan Whalen Turner 215g $3pp as new
5 Taj and the Great Camel Trek – Rosanne Hawke 260g $3pp as new
6 Beorn the Proud – Madeleine Pollard 285g $3pp as new
7 Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze (hardcover) ex-library – Elizabeth Foreman Lewis 535g $3pp We loved this as a read aloud.
When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the thirteen-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.
First published in 1932, and although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences, like making friends, are timeless.
8 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon 165g $3pp as new
9 Homecoming – Cynthia Voigt 215g $3pp as new
10 Parvana – Deborah Ellis 185g $3pp as new (makes a great companion book with Kinglake to Kabul and Secrets in the Fire for a literature study (see Allen and Unwin guides)
Based closely on real life, this is the exciting and inspiring story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, as she struggles to make a life for herself and her family under the harsh rule of the Taliban.
11 The Breadwinner DVD – the story of Parvana $5
12 From Kinglake to Kabul – edited by Neil Grant & David Williams, 340g as new $3pp
Kinglake had one day of disaster with far-reaching effects; Kabul has endured 30 years of war. In this remarkable collection of young people's writing, students from schools in Kinglake and Kabul share their stories of resilience, courage and hope.
13 Secrets in the Fire – Henning Mankell 165g $3pp (an excellent companion book to Parvana and Kinglake to Kabul for a literature study involving other cultures)
The extraordinarily moving story of a young girl who steps on a land mine in Mozambique, and her indomitable will to survive.
14 The Listmaker – Robin Klein 255g $3pp
15 The Valley of Fear and Selected Cases – Arthur Conan Doyle 300g $3pp old and browning
16 Magyk Book 1 – Angie Sage 485g $3pp as new
The first part of an enthralling new series leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters, clever charms, potions and spells. Ages 9+.
17 Small Steps: The Year I got Polio – Peg Kehret 210g $3pp, as new
Ten years ago, in a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret wrote of the months she spent in a hospital when she was 12. The book deeply touched readers of all ages and received many awards and honors.
18 The Unforgotten Coat – Frank Cottrell Boyce 290g, as new $3pp
Winner of the 2012 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, this magical and poignant book is enriched by stunning and atmospheric Polaroid photos. Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy. Ages 9+
19 The Thieves of Ostia – Caroline Lawrence 205g $3pp as new
Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, must work together to discover who is beheading the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why.
20 Catherine Called Birdy – Karen Cushman, 160g $3pp as new
21/22/23/24 Stars175g, Camp X 165g, Ricky 305g, Run 210g all by Eric Walters in good condition, $3 each pp or $8 for all
Good for English units in Years 6 – 8
25 The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler – Gene Kemp115g, as new $3pp
26 The Apothecary – Maile Meloy 360g $3pp as new
27 The Rudiments of Music – William Lovelock, old and browning 50cpp 140g
28 Art of Teaching Pianoforte Playing – J Alfred Johnstone 50cpp 515g very old hardcover, OK cond with gems of wisdom
28 Sing Clap and Play the Recorder Bk 1 for beginners – H Cox and G Rickard. Very worn condition and covered in red see-through contact. $1pp 210g
29 Usborne book of More Easy Recorder Tunes OK condition 260g $2pp
30 Imaginary Music – Tom Johnson 350g $2 pp. Quirky book, check out this link to see what’s inside:
31 Songs of Travel – Ralph Vaughan Williams. Good condition. $2 pp 165g
32 A Boy’s Life – Jack Davis 240g $4pp, good condition.
A recollection of childhood and adolescence from warm family life in Yarloop to the shock of Moore River Native Settlement. This book celebrates a great Australian.
33 The Gallipoli Story – Patrick Carlyon 235g $4pp, browning but good condition.
Takes young people on a tough journey deep into the heartland of war. A powerful piece of storytelling that brings history to life and shows us the human faces behind the grand story.
34 All the Proud Tribesmen – Kylie Tennant, old ex-library hardcover 385g $2pp
The book tells the story of a 12-year-old boy from an imaginary island in the Torres Strait and of a volcanic disaster that drives the local fishing and pearl-diving population to migrate to a neighbouring island.
35 Storm Boy – Colin Thiele, 170g $1pp, very old copy
36 Flags and Emblems of Australia – Jill B Bruce, 160g $3pp, good cond.
37 One Land Many Stories – Pyne, Bowe & Connolly, 855g $5pp good condition
38 Gray’s Anatomy a fact-filled coloring book by Freddy Stark PhD good cond. $4 pp 405g
39 Cambridge Visual Arts Stage 4 – v. good cond. 910g $5 pp
40 Learn to Draw Fantasy Art – Mike Jefferies 275g, $2 pp good cond.
41 The Story of Art – E H Gombrich hardcover 14th ed. good cond. for such an old book. 1275g $10pp
42 Artistic Pursuits Grades K-3 Book 1 – Brenda Ellis 610g $10 pp good cond.
43 Kevin’s Pearls of Wisdom (from Seachange) 110g 50c pp
44 A Summer in the South – James Marshall. Old hardcover showing signs of wear 240g 50pp
45 Little Men – L M Alcott ex-library copy, old and browning 210g 50c pp
46 Mister God This is Anna – Fynn, old browning and inscribed inside front cover, 120g 50c pp
47 The Time Machine – H G Wells hardcover, very old and browning 190g 50c pp
48 Prince of Tides – Pat Conroy, old, dog-eared and browning 320g 50c pp
49 The Hours – Michael Cunningham, browning, 175g, 50c pp
50The Last of the Mohicans – Fenmore Cooper, old browning hardcover, 210g, 50c pp
51 Mars National Geographic – as new, 325g, $1pp
52 The Song that Sings the Bird – Poems for Young Children, hardcover, inscribed, browning, 360g, 50c pp
53 Catch Me the Moon Daddy, 12 poems from other countries, 95g, 50c pp
54 Ocean Geographic Issue 46 10/2018 Water Planet Edition, as new, 410g $1 pp
55 Sunnylea: A 1920s childhood remembered by Jean Metcalfe, hardcover, browning but ok cond. 485g, $1pp
56 French Dictionary – Oxford Starter $2pp 465g good cond
57 A History of Ideas – Kevin O’Donnell 240g $1pp v good cond.
58 Birds of the Blue Mountains – small paperback 50c pp 150g good cond.
59 Tell Me When? Answers to hundreds of questions. 6 subjects: History and Events, Our World, The Natural World, The Human Body, General Knowledge, Science and Space. Very good con. 555g $5 pp
60 Blake’s Writer’s Guide for primary students – Merryn Whitfield, 410g, good cond. $5pp
61 Hi Tech Food Stage 4 – Cathryn Sullivan, 245g, good cond, $5pp
62 My TV: A lower highschool drug education resource – a commonwealth government initiative – comes with CD ROM, 245g, $1pp
63 PD Health PE student Bk 2 textbook – Robert & AdrienneLees, 430g, good cond. Hard to find at the moment, $8pp
64 The Big Big Big Book of Brainteasers – The Grabarchuk Family 985g, good cond. $5pp
65 Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: Pop up models from his drawings, hardcover, good cond. 685g $5pp
66 Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding: a science curriculum for K-2 – Bernard J Nebel, awesome book, has pencil notes of mine throughout, otherwise good cond. 925g $15pp
67 Oxford Children’s book of famous People, hardcover, old but OK cond. 1600g $3pp
68 Oxford Insight History Stage 4 (7), 965g, good cond. $10pp
69 Science Focus 4 - 2nd ed This is a stage 5 text, 1030g OK used cond. $3pp
70 Core Science 2 – 2nd ed This is a stage 4 text, doesn’t have CD ROM anymore, has some pen and pencil marks, 745g $2pp
71 Core Science 1 – 2nd ed This is a stage 4 text, doesn’t have CD ROM anymore, OK cond. 725g $2pp
72 Kids Learn to Crochet – L Guy & F Hall,310g, good cond. $3pp
73 Usborne, Summer things to make and Do, 225g, good cond. $3pp
74 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books 1 – 6 and 10, good cond. 1500g in total $8pp
75 Family Pilgrim’s Progress, Hardcover, v good cond. 620g $5pp
76 Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder, 7 books (only On the Shores of Plum Creek missing), very old and browning and some loose pages, 975g, $6pp
I have these for sale. Postage extra, thank you.
Sci Fi set - $2
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Now a major motion picure, Ender's Game is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed science fiction classics ever written
Time Riders - Alex Scarrow
Mess around with Time and the World you know... could become a world you don't
Conspiracy 365 March
On New Year's Eve, Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning : They killed your father, They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days!
Sean's War $2
Leone Castell Anderson
Sean Callahan's life on the western frontier in the 1830s is filled with fearful questions. Will the Indians scalp him for his red hair? Must he crawl into a narrow mine shaft? When will his parents stop their battles over how to treat the Indians? How can Sean prove his courage to his father ... and himself?
A Sailor with Captain Cook - How they lived $3 ex-library
Life for a sailor on Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour, was hard and sometimes dangerous. Living conditions for the crew were damp, dark and very unhealthy. Fights and arguments often broke out in the overcrowded quarters, but punishment for troublemakers was harsh. ..
Everything from a Nail to a Coffin $3 HC
by Iris Van Rynbach
An unusual true story, Everything from a Nail to a Coffin, traces the history of one building in one town, a commercial structure on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut, from its construction in 1874 to modern day.
Murderous Math $4 - All Shapes and Sizes (9+ up)
by Kjartan Poskitt Get ready to suss out shapes and untange angles. Discover the power of polygons, why comets are pretty crazy and how to make sure you'll always get your fair share of cake - its time to get shapes sorted.
The World in One Day HC $3
A DK book by Russell Ash
Every day... 7 million pizzas are eaten in America...one human heart pumps enough blood to fill 170 baths … lightning strikes Earth 8 million times...
God's World and Johnny $2
by Dorothy Westlake Andrews (Rod and Staff)
A charming story of an endearing little boy named Johnny, whose Christian parents lovingly answer his many questions about the exciting and sometimes puzzling world in which Johnny and all little children live.
Maelstrom free with purchase
by Alexander Scott
The turbulent, role-playing game of thieves, rogues, magick and mayhem
Fifty Favourite Fairy Tales $2 HC
Andrew Lang chosen by Kathleen Lines
Doctor Dolittle $2 HC
AMEB Grade 2 free
All Ages Any Instrument
The Mystery of the Mummy's Mask $2
Mystery + clues + suspects = who dun it?
Paul Holper & Simon Torok
The Jubilee Boy $2 HC
The Life and Recollections of George Swinford of Filkins
Researched and edited by Judith Fay and Richard Martin
Plot for the Queen $2 HC
by Margaret J. Miller
Although they held Mary Queen of Scots a prisoner, Queen Elizabeth and her Ministers knew that she was still a deadly threat to the throne because she provided a focus for all England's oppressed Catholics.
A Medieval Feast $3
written and illustrated by Aliki
Toulouse-Lautrec $2 art in focus
Michelangelo $2 art in focus
I have several math books for sale ...
Saxon Math 7/6 $10 set pending
including Solutions, Tests (3 books altogether in the set)
2005 Saxon Publishers
Saxon Math 8/7 $10 set pending
including Solutions, Tests (3 books altogether in the set)
2005 Saxon Publishers
Mathematics 9 $8
Dr Terry Dwyer
National Curriculum 10 $8
National Curriculum 10 & 10 A
Dr Terry Dwyer
Mathematics for Australia 9 / Worked Solutions $8
Sandra Haese, Katie Richer, Anna Rijken, Gregory Olesinki
Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation $8 sold
by Robert G. Shearer 1996
"... The biographies in this volume show the continuity between the Renaissance and the Reformation. The revival of learning which characterized the Renaissance led directly to the recovery of the tools and texts that the Reformers used to place the Bible in the language (and hands) of the people...."
The Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of the Renaissance & Reformation $4 sold
History for the Thoughtful Child
by Cynthia A and Robert G Shearer
"The ten lessons in this guide can be used with students in a wide range of grade levels. Selections from the accompanying books can be read aloud to younger students, or read independently by older students, either as a focus of their study or as a supplement to a broader course in World History."
Rod & Staff
Art with a Purpose pending
Artpacs 1, 2, 3 and 4 $10 for the set
Art With a Purpose is an easy-to-teach curriculum that covers everything from coloring and pasting in the younger grades to lettering, color combining, perspective, and pen and ink drawings in the older grades.
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