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My kids love books! It’s always fun to find new places to purchase high quality books to integrate into our homeschool. I recently had the opportunity to review a variety of titles from the wholesale distributor, Library and Educational Services LLC.
For this review, I was able to select one title from their Who Was? What Was? series, one CD from their Lifehouse Theater CDs series, and several titles from their Reinforced Hardcover Library Binding Nonfiction books. It was so fun selecting the products, but also a challenge because there are so many wonderful books!
I love that Library and Educational Services LLC carefully curates their material to, “ensure they are not contradictory to Biblical standards and values.” Knowing that I could pick any title and not have to worry about my kids running across something inappropriate was very freeing.
What Books Did I Select?
When choosing the books, here are the ones I selected to review.
For my audio CD, I selected Trapped in Aesop’s Fables! It was incredibly well done. I was expecting just a basic audiobook, but this went above and beyond. There were sound effects, and a great storyline. A boy finds a chest that contains books. He realizes that each book will transport him to the world within the book.
He goes into the world of Aesop’s fables, and gets to experience the lessons there in person. It’s a fun tale that my kids enjoyed listening to. I wanted to listen to it in the car while traveling on deputation, so we copied it into iTunes and then connected through Bluetooth to the audio system in the car. It was a fun way to pass an hour on our most recent trip.
Who Was? What Was?
Since we are really learning a lot about elections and US government, I selected What Is the Constitution.
I love that it’s an easy to read chapter book that was perfect for my middle kids. It contained a ton of information about the constitution of the United States, but deliver it in an easily digestible format. My kids weren’t overwhelmed, and came away with a much stronger understanding.
Reinforced Hardcover Library Binding Nonfiction
When it came time to select my Reinforced Hardcover Library Binding Nonfiction books, it took a lot longer. There were several hundred titles to select from, and I had a hard time picking.
So, I called some of my kids over and let them do the choosing. Here is a peek at what we decided on.
A set of four books about crazy glow in the dark animals. (My ten-year-old son LOVED these! He is into strange creatures that God has made, and learning fun facts.)
A set of four books based on popular children’s songs. My older kids enjoyed reading these to their younger siblings. They were also perfect for my early readers, since they were already familiar with the text.
A set of five Business Builders books that each examined a different industry. These books looked at key players in that industry, who helped to build it. My teen daughter picked these ones, since she’s interested in opening her own business.
I also selected a fun trivia book. Here’s a better look at all the titles I reviewed:
Create an Account
Since Library and Educational Services LLC is a wholesale distributor, you must sign up for an account before you can make a purchase. As a homsechooling family, you qualify to order. Other eligible groups are churches, pastors, libraries, schools, missionaries, and day care centers. Creating an account was simple.
The online ordering process was smooth. They also except orders via mail (you can request a catalog) and fax. Shipping was quick, and the books arrived in great condition. The sets were wrapped in shrink wrap, which kept them all together nicely.
In addition to the materials I reviewed, this company has many other books available. They have selections for kids, teens, and adults. There are fiction books (I purchased an Eloise set and an Imagination Station set on my own), and non-fiction. There are homeschooling resources, Bibles, DVDs, CDs, and more.
How We Used These Books
I added these books to our homeschool library, and let the kids pick them up whenever they were interested. Some of the titles were read several times during the review period, others only flipped through. But, each one held up well and was high-quality. The pictures were impressive, the binding solid, and the text intriguing.
What I Thought of Library and Educational Services LLC
Prior to this review, I had never heard of this company. But, I am thoroughly impressed with their service, and have already started to compile an order for more books. Since they are a wholesale company, their books are much less expensive than elsewhere. It’s a great way to stock your homeschooling library without breaking the bank.
If you’re looking for high quality books at a great price, and you are eligible for an account, I highly recommend ordering from Library and Educational Services LLC.
I was one of 80 reviewers. To learn more about the other titles available from Library and Educational Services LLC, and how other homeschooling families utilized them, please click the banner below.