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      AussieHomeschool Closing Down   11/14/2019

      All 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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Hello everyone,

As I am selling books for a friend, her family is need to help her little one to undergo on going treatment....


Your generosity is appreciated, that is why we are offering you a chance to grab a few books at the price you like!!!!


Enjoy and thank you for looking and supporting this need!


God bless you



TAKE THESE BOOKS FREE (Please specify)


Midway by Anne Barrett pb gc …


A Little Book of Bible Stories for young Children by Elizabeth Clark hb gc ages 5-9 will love this short yet concise re-telling of holy Scripture, can be red as a devotion or used as copywork!


The In-Between Days by Eve Bunting pb gc …


A Valley of Pipers by Richard Parker hb wdj ec …Vince ordered a new bus and named his wealthy Uncle Ross as guarantor, and that is only the last salvo in the feud between the Colin Piper family and Ross Piper. It takes an act of God and an act of heroism to reconcile the two branches of the Piper family who have been quarrelling for generations. The pleasure of this story is the daily lives of the pioneer farming community in Tasmania is brought most vividly to life…..Ages 9+


A Sister for Helen by Grace Hogarth hb wdj ec …


Dangerous Diamonds by E. J. Warde hb wdj gc ages 10+


Bible Society Readers for Children: 

Circus Boy and Other True Stories from South Africa by June Bosanquet pb  great read aloud for children from 5-12 or for independent readers of 9+


Scripture Union Readers for Children : for read aloud ages 5-10 independent reading for children 8+

1. Story Time One Fourteen Bible Stories for young Children by Pamela Dowman pb ec(each story has a prayer reflecting the story)


2. Story Time Two Fourteen Bible Stories for young Children by Jacqueline Sibley pb ec


3. Story Time Three Fourteen Bible Stories for young Children by Jeanne Wesson pb ec

4. Story Time Four Fourteen Bible Stories for young Children by Jacqueline Sibley pb ec


Clipper (Christian)  Series Reader - read aloud for ages 8+ or independent reading age 10+

1. Sold Twice The Story of a girl in West Malaysia by Phyllis Day pb ec

2. Hamari Mataji with Hannah Dudley in India and Fiji by Wilbur Chaseling pb gc


Drawing Wildlife by Gladys Emerson Cook pb gc …General directions for drawing wildlife and sample sketches accompany brief descriptions of the animals pictured. Good resource all ages.


Man’s Past and Progress The story of Civilisation by Professor C.M. MacInnes hb gc …https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mans-past-and-progress-The-story-of-civilisation-/312546200946

The Big Book of Cartooning Machines by Vic Lockman pb gc …



The Big Book of Crtooning In Christian Perspective Book II Animals by Vick Lockman spiral bound gc …http://viclockman.com/drawing.htm#drawing_r3_c2



TAKE THESE BOOKS FOR 50c each OR 3 Titles for $1….


Lives and Times Series: Janet and Allan Ahlberg by Wendy Lynch hb ec....


Fine Lines by Ruth Heller hb ec


The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne hb gc


Jock the Scot The Adventures of the Dog of the House who gave up town life to run a Country Estate by Alice Grant Rosman hb gc 


The Brave Adventures of a Shoemaker’s Boy by Ivana Brlic’ Maz’unranic hb wdj ec ..…A poor orphan boy Lapitch becomes a disciple of a grumpy ill-mannered shoemaker Scowler. One day the two receive an important order to make red boots for a rich client’s son. As they turn out to be the wrong size, Scowler in a fit of rage takes it out on the young apprentice. Unjustly hurt and seething with anger, Lapitch decides to leave the newfound home. He puts on the red shoes, which surprisingly are the most perfect fit, and tails away from Scowler. So, he hits the road and boldly strikes out on the way into the big world out there. Accompanied by the loyal dog Bundaš, and later on joined by the circus performer Gita, he is not longer alone. With no place to sleep or things to eat, exposed to all kinds of dangers, the trio experiences a curious journey full of fun, challenges and adventures. Ages 10++


The Stone Horsemen Tales from the Caucasus retold by Ruth Foster hb ec


The Tin House by Peter McFarlane pb ec …Everything is changing far too quickly for Bill. His mother is going to have a baby; his best friend, John, has been behaving very strangely since the disappearance of the treasure chest; and Bill's new found friend, Miss Jackson, is being forced out her house. The only sure thing in his life is Sarah, his grandfather's horse who must win the Derby. The author grew up at the end of the Second World War in a century old converted barn close to the beach in Brighton, South Australia, the setting for this semi-autobiographical novel. The demolition of his childhood home and of a tin house in the Sandhills at the end of his street, as well as his sadness at the continuing destruction of Australia’s coastline, prompted him to write the The Tin House. Ages 10+



The King’s Room by Eilis Dillon hb wdj gc ….


The Elbow Island Mystery by Ethel T. Wolverton hb gc 


Bakhita tells her Story edited by Loretta Hall pb gc …


South Australian Shells by Benard C. Cotton pb ec …An illustrated reference booklet for those naturalists who are just beginning to take an interest in seashells.14 plates, 266 seashells.


Designs In Science Using Sound : How Technology  Mirrors nature by Sally and Adrian Morgan hb gc


You Can Draw a Kangaroo: The Poems Tell you what To Do pb *as new* … Featuring illustrations, along with poems/drawing instructions on how to draw many Australian animals. Kangaroo, Emu, Echidna, Budgerigar, Magpie,Wombat, Platypus, Goanna, Pelican, Kookaburra, Koala, Owl, Brolga, Bandicoot, Cockatoo, Pygmy Glider, Black Swan, Giant Groper, Turtle, Cassowary, Mud-Skipper, Frilled Lizard, Lyrebird. Each right hand page is left blank, so your illustration may come to life. Great way to incorporate poetry with drawing! All ages


The Children In the Painting by Modwena Sedgwick hb wdj …


The Joshers by Humphrey Carpenter hb wdj ec …One day, Tim went down to the docks to look at boats. That was how he met Joe and his brother Percy, who lived on two canal boats, Albert and Victoria. Joe needed Tim’s help- and Tim soon found himself running away from home and seeing off on a journey by water from London to Birmingham. It proved to be a dangerous journey, with a more sinister climax than Tim could ever have expected. In this story for young people, Humphrey Carpenter captures the unique character of canal life on board the slowly moving, brightly painted narrow boats. The Joshers is packed full of information about canals that any young reader interested in boats will revel in - and it’s also an exciting adventure story. 


Devil’s Doorstep by Marian Ramsey hb wdj ec …every summer Peter Burke and his parents went to Devil’s Doorstep, a peak over two miles high in the Rocky Mountains. Peter’s father was a fire watcher, and the whole family looked forward to their annual retreat to Devil’s Doorstep Station. Then the summer Peter was 10, Tornado arrived, and the peacefulness of the mount side was shattered. Tornado was a mischievous mountain goat, whose antics, although hilarious, were too often destructive. That memorable summer was further complicated by a long stretch of fire weather, and between the heat and goat tension mounted…..what happens on the trip when Peter tries to lose Tornado in the forest takes everyone by surprise. The tory of the danger faced by boy and goat together is a gripping one indeed, a story that young people will want to read again and again. Ages 9+





The Kitchen Madonna by Rumer Godden hb gc ….


The Dangerous Desert by Frank Madigan hv wdh ec …Juvenile adventure fiction, set in remote North West Australia, finds Ross Martin, a young Englishman in transit to live with unknown relatives. The plane carrying his uncle, cousin Harry and himself crashes in the middle of the desert. Thus begins a battle for survival: a badly injured uncle, over a hundred miles from help, unusually hostile Aboriginals, armed men, not to mention.However, help is at hand in the form of Wandoo, a young Aboriginal boy, and Ross and Harry plunge headlong into adventure. Ages 9-12


The Complete Book of the Horse by Pamela Macgregor-Morris hb wdj *as new* PENDING


The Animation Book by Peter Viska spiral bound ec …What is animation? What equipment will I need? How do I design animation characters? What different sorts of animation are there? These are just some of the questions answered by Peter Viska, well-known cartoonist and animator, in The Animation Book. Animation techniques, using film, paper, collage, puppets, models (and more) are explained in simple, precise language, and illustrated in easy-to-follow steps. Important animation terms are explained, and many tips on design and layout are included.The book covers just about every kind of animation and tells how you can do it yourself. It tells how to do flip book animation, cell animation, clay animation, computer animation, and lots more. The book devotes a few pages to each type of animation, but it always hits the important points and tells you what you need to know to do it yourself.

The only kind of animation that this book doesn't cover is 3-D computer animation. The book is full of lots of great illustrations and is very interesting to read. If you want to create your own animations you'll really get excited when you read this book. Ages 7-12


The Pedlar of Swaffham by Kevin Crossley-Holland hb ec (long picture book)  …. The pedlar has the wisdom to carry out the instructions from his dream and consequently finds a great fortune. This book is based on a story about an Englishman who discovers treasure under his home after dreaming that he should travel to get it. In this case, his wealth goes to restore part of his local church in Swaffham, Norfolk, which has two pews with carvings that seem to memorialise him. The church is real as this narrative is based on a true story. Ages 7+


No Trains on Sunday by Edwina A. Schurmann hb wdj ec .


The Magic Bowl and the Blue - Stone Ring by R. Andom illustrated by Louis Gunnis hb vintage cover  gc Two modern fantasy tales, both involving wish-fulfilling genies torn out of the pages of the Arabian Nights and tossed into Edwardian England. Published in 1909. 



Miss Prim by Jane Myers Perrine pb *AS NEW* …At twenty-five, Louisa Walker has carefully laid out the pattern of her life: the season in London, a few weeks at fashionable house parties and the rest of the year spent visiting and organising the lives of her six siblings and their children. Because of her age, refined nature, and strict moral code she is considered to be "Miss Prim."Louisa's guarded existence is disrupted when she accepts an invitation from her sister. She believes that she is simply helping her sister and brother-in-law by watching the children during their travels. However, upon her arrival she meets William, Viscount Woodstone, and an adventure beyond her wildest imagination begins. Starting with the questionable heritage of a baby in her care, she decides to join Woodstone's secret quest to outwit French spies and thwart their evil plan.

Despite all Louisa's beliefs, this refined gentlewoman careens around the back roads of England in an ancient cart, poses as a countrywoman, and even saves Woodstone's life.

Once the adventure ends, Louisa is concerned that her "Miss Prim" image is shattered, and hopes that Woodstone feels the same emotions for her that she has developed for him. If you are looking for a fun read set in olden times this author has it down to an art. The characters are well written and entertaining. The story is well done. There are a few laughs and a entertaining mystery. A light read fMother Culture or Older young Ladies!




TAKE THESE BOOKS FOR $2  EACH OR take both for $3


Little Visits With God  Devotions for Families with Young Children by Allan Hart Jahsmann pb *as new* …This collection of devotions will serve as a devotional resource for families with children (ages 7 to 10). An editor's letter serves as a foreword, encouraging parents to attend weekly worship and to include devotions in their daily routine. Each devotion clearly articulates the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and offers practical examples of God's action on our lives today. Each includes a Bible verse, short reading, activity suggestion, and prayer starter.  A short order of worship is included as a suggested framework for daily use as the parents lead each devotion: Invocation; Bible reading; devotion; closing prayer. 


More Little Visits with God Devotions for Families with Young Children by Allan Hart Jahsmann pb *as new* …A collection of more than 200 devotions on such topics as daily activities, the Ten Commandments, and holidays. Includes interactive discussion questions, Bible verses, and prayers. Ages 7-10





Plains Warriors Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanches by Albert Marrin hb wdj *NEW* …A biography of the legendary Comanche leader profiles the son of a white woman, who fiercely defended tribal lands against those who tried to seize them and who, after being moved with his people to a reservation, fought for the recognition and decent treatment of his tribe.

Cynthia Ann Parker, a nine-year-old frontier girl, was kidnapped by the Comanche. She eventually married a war chief and bore three children--the first born was Quanah Parker. Parker and his Comanche band defended their land against settlers, Texas Rangers, cowboys, soldiers, buffalo hunters and the U.S. government. In telling the dramatic story of Quanah Parker's life, Albert Marrin brings the Comanche people into clear focus for young readers. Ages 10++





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please add to my pile if still available:


a valley of pipers

jock the scott

the stone horsemen tales from the caucuses

no trains on a sunday


depending how much it affects postage, we could add the complete book of the horse




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Have put these books aside for you Mrs Stiles,

I have to wait till the baby wakes to weigh them all! 

He is in the same as room as the books!!:giggle:


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is this still available?

The Brave Adventures of a Shoemaker’s Boy

The Tin House by Peter McFarlane


The Dangerous Desert by Frank Madigan

Plains Warriors Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanches 

and this if still available 


A Valley of Pipers by Richard Parker


How much would you post these to 2196. thanks 

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