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In this issue:

  • It's Back to School Month at the Co-op!
  • Community Update -- FAQ Index, Summer Fun Reading Program, and more

  • Deals of the Day -- Middlebury Interactive, Mango Languages, Rand McNally World Atlas, iStartStrong and Typing Pal

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL! -, Uzinggo, BrainWare Safari, and Britannica Digital Learning

  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • LAST CALL - The Magic School Bus Science Club

    • NEW - Chester Comix - Free Shipping, Mapping the World by Heart - Free Shipping and CompuScholar - 30% Sale

    • Back to School Special Offers

      • Language Arts & Writing Curriculum - ThinkCERCA, God's World News and Words and Their Stories

      • Music - Practice Monkeys, Piano Wizard Academy and eMedia Music Instruments

    • FREE for the Summer - 10 Award-Winning Products - Only a Few Weeks Left!

    • More Exclusive Trials - The Great Courses Plus, Piano Wizard Academy and Homeschool Planet

    • In the Pipeline - Roman Roads Media, Meister Cody, Always Icecream & Clever Dragons, Thinkwell and Apologia Bible Study

    • Member Meter - SumoBee, KOOBITS, and Rosen Classroom

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews
  • Cathy Duffy Reviews
  • Just for Fun

What's Happening at the Co-op...

Please join us in giving a hearty Co-op "Welcome!" to 877 new homeschool families in the last week!

FAQ Index  Have a question about a favorite product at the Co-op? We have made finding the answer quick and simple on our alphabetically indexed FAQ page. Easily locate the offer to see the most commonly asked questions and answers.Click here to check it out.

It has begun!

Only one week left for the Summer Fun Reading program. Congratulations to this week's Reading Champions, Vik C. (9), San Jose, CA, Cathryn W. (14), Dallas, TX, Cayla M. (14), Leesburg, VA, and Gabe U. (10),Dillsburg, PA. Their parents have been notified by email. Keep up the good work!

To date, Co-op kids have filed 4510 reading records, for a total of 8946 hours read since we started on 6/13! Remember, participation is FREE, and all members are invited to participate!

The Summer Fun Reading Program will end August 15th. Next week we will pick our grand prize winner of a $100 Amazon Gift Card, a 1st Runner Up for a $75 Amazon Gift Card, and 2nd Runners Up receives a $50 Amazon Gift Card! It's easy to participate. We hope your "Reading Champion" will join in on the fun!

Find out more about our Summer Fun Reading Program.
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Deals of the Day - Today Only!

Last Call for Deals of the Day

TODAY ONLY (August 9, 2018), purchase any of these Deals of the Day and receive Bonus SmartPoints. Don't miss these BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET!

NOTE: The Deals of the Day SmartPoints listed above will be awarded based on purchases made TODAY ONLY and are awarded at the time of purchase. For the products with Bonus SmartPoints, after today, we will continue to offer the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for them but the SmartPoints will be reduced or removed altogether.
Deals of the Week - LAST CALL!

Last Call for Deals of the Week

Last Call for Deals of the Week

Our Deals of the Week are the BEST DEALS ANYWHERE, but for a limited time only, so don't delay:

NOTE: The Deals of the Week SmartPoints listed below will be awarded based on purchases from 8/5 - 8/11 and are awarded at the time of purchase. For the products with Bonus SmartPoints, after this Saturday (unless otherwise noted), we will continue to offer the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for them but the SmartPoints will be reduced or removed altogether.
GroupBuy Roundup

The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Free Shipping* - Ends Sun., 8/12!

The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Free Shipping*

It's LAST CALL to save 50% for a one-year subscription for The Magic School Bus Science Club from The Young Scientists Club for children ages 5 and up. Plus, U.S. addresses get Free Shipping (there is an additional charge for international addresses).

Join Ms. Frizzle and her students on The Magic School Bus each month in exploring one of twelve different science topics through hands-on experiments for a whole year. The science kits will be mailed each month around the 20th in a colorful envelope, which can be addressed directly to your child.


Chester Comix - Save up to 54% + Free Shipping

Chester Comix - Save up to 54% + Free Shipping

Looking for a history product to delight children of all ages? Check out Chester Comix and save up to 54% plus get FREE Shipping on any Print Bundle with any U.S. order as part of Back-To-School Month!

Author/illustrator Bentley Boyd turns traditional history teaching on its head with his blue, hatted crustacean, Chester Crab, your child's guide on a colorful and witty romp through U.S. history. Bentley uses Chester, other cartoon characters, and large type to draw reluctant readers--typical of visual learners--into the study of history. You can also use his extensive Teacher Guides to amplify your student's learning.

Mapping the World by Heart - Save 24% + Free Shipping

Mapping the World by Heart - Save 24% + Free Shipping

We are pleased to offer Free Shipping on the geography curriculum classic, Mapping the World by Heart from FableVision Learning until Friday, 8/31! And, you'll also save 24% on this award-winning program, the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET.

Award-winning Mapping the World by Heart makes it easy to integrate lessons, activities, and drawing into any existing geography curriculum.

Get your child excited about geography with Mapping the World by Heart!

CompuScholar - Save 30%

CompuScholar - Save 30%

If your student is interested in programming, introduce her or him to the online version of award-winning computer programming courses from CompuScholar. You do not need to be an expert, as this curriculum is user-friendly, teaching in a step-by-step format.

With course choices at savings of 30%, choose from Digital Savvy, Web Design, Windows Programming, Java Programming, Game Programming with Visual Basic, Android Programming, and, introducing, Unity Game Programming.

Plus, you'll receive access to get started within minutes of placing your order!

Back to School Special Offers
★ Language Arts & Writing Curriculum ★


ThinkCERCA - Save 38%

ThinkCERCA - Save 38%

The Co-op is pleased to present exclusive savings for award-winning ThinkCERCA. Through standards-aligned close reading and academic writing lessons, ThinkCERCA teaches students in grades 3-12 critical thinking through argumentative writing for English language arts, science, social studies, and math and prepares students for post-secondary life by building up their analytical skills in every subject.

By purchasing through the Co-op, members can purchase an annual subscription to ThinkCERCA for one Teacher/Student for $125 for a 38% savings . Additional student subscriptions within the same family are $75 for a 40% savings!

God's World News - Save up to 58%

God's World News - Save up to 58%

If you have been looking for a great supplement for your homeschool, take a look at God's World News!

These monthly magazines are a great curriculum supplement for a variety of subjects, including Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Geography, Science, History, and Bible. God's World News offers magazines for PreK thru High School students with a Biblical Worldview to help you bring current events into your homeschool classroom.

Members save up to 58% on this exclusive GroupBuy, plus have access to worldkids online.

Words and Their Stories - Save 93%

Words and Their Stories - Save 93%

Words and Their Stories (formerly known as Get A Clue®) is an award-winning, interactive vocabulary curriculum from FableVision.

Words and Their Stories is delivered through engaging multimedia and is designed specifically for grades 5 and up, allowing both individualized instruction and self-paced study. Full assessment and reporting features are available and all programs meet or exceed both state and national standards. Finally, vocabulary study that is fun and effective!

The 1 Teacher/1 Student license is available exclusively through the Co-op at the incredible savings of 93%!

★ Music ★


Practice Monkeys - Suzuki Violin Online Lessons - Save 50%

Practice Monkeys - Suzuki Violin Online Lessons - Save 50%

Learn violin anytime, anywhere by using Practice Monkeys’ comprehensive curriculum with detailed and guided instruction delivered through digital video.

Through digital video, Sarah Van Kleeck, the owner of Practice Monkeys, utilizes her background in Suzuki Philosophy as well as Classical and Poetic Educational Principles, to weave practical instruction with inspiration.

Members save 50% on a one-year family subscription to unlimited digital video violin lessons with one live online help class per week.

Piano Wizard Academy - Save up to 42%

Piano Wizard Academy - Save up to 42%

Your child can learn to play piano by playing the amazingly simple video game, Piano Wizard!

Designed with a patented 4-step method,award-winning Piano Wizard uses color coded technology and simplicity to learn by doing, kinesthetically aurally and visually -- even with no previous music experience.

Start a lifetime of musical joy with this piano learning video game program that also teaches your child to read music. With this exclusive offer, Co-op members save up to 42% on a 1-year subscription to Piano Wizard Ultimate Home Studio Edition.

eMedia Music Instruments - Save up to 52%

eMedia Music Instruments - Save up to 52%

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present exclusive instrument bundles from the critically acclaimed eMedia Music Corporation, the world’s leading publisher of educational music software, apps and DVDs. eMedia Music is dedicated to producing high quality software that gives everyone access to the joy of making music.

There is an instrument bundle for every musician! Choose from guitar, piano, ukulele, or violin.

Members save up to 52%! These exclusive bundles have all you need to add Music to your homeschool studies.

FREE for the Summer!

FREE for the Summer - Ten Award-Winning Products

FREE for the Summer - Ten Award-Winning Products

There is still plenty of time to take advantage of the ten FREE for the summer products from our publishers. These are products that have received rave reviews from homeschool parents and kids alike. Many of them have won national awards.

Choose any or all of the exclusive products absolutely FREE for the summer from popular suppliers including Institute for Excellence in Writing, CCC! Streaming Media, Meet the Masters, CompuScholar, EQtainment, Compass Classroom, EZ Education, Kids Cook Real Food, CodaKid, and

Check them out HERE today!

More Exclusive Trials! - The Great Courses Plus, Piano Wizard Academy & Homeschool Planet

More Exclusive Trials! - The Great Courses Plus, Piano Wizard Academy &  Homeschool Planet

In addition to the amazing Free for the Summer offers, we also have more awesome FREE trials just for you:

In the Pipeline

In the Pipeline Intro

These Special Offers and GroupBuy savings are "in the bag". See What's Coming!

For some, there are a few more details to be worked out before we can go live. We hope to take these Group Buys live in the few weeks. Stay tuned!

Member Meter

Member Meter Intro

Negotiating and sponsoring GroupBuy savings is an expensive and time-consuming proposition, but we love doing it, especially when there is strong member interest.

This section of the newsletter is your opportunity to see -- and influence -- what programs and products we bring to our membership.

Please take a look, then let us know: What do you think?

Is your child getting ready for a spelling bee? SumoBee has them covered with everything your speller needs to train for the highest level of competition.

SumoBee uses voice recognition to simulate a real spelling bee environment. SumoBee also has tools to help with root words and affixes, phonetic tips of different language origins, a voice-recognition module to practice words of varying difficulty and language origin, and a fun progress tracking system where spellers earn badges for various achievements.

The retail price for 1 to 3 children for SumoBee for a one-year subscription is $108. HSBC Members will pay $79.

Try SumoBee for free!
Take a look and let us know:  What do you think?
Does your child struggle with Math? Koobits is an award winning, online Math program with an adaptive and personalized learning path aligned with latest Singapore MOE syllabus. Award winning Koobits online Math is not related to Singapore Math Curriculum but offers 600+ video tutorials and 100,000+ Singapore Math style practice questions.

Koobits uses bite-sized daily practices, engaging activities, brain games, a virtual manipulative tool, and instant rewards to encourage quick and easy understanding. Koobits offers unlimited printable worksheets, customized assignments, performance monitoring and progress reporting.

An annual parent/child membership for KOOBITS retails for $128/ year. HSBC Members will pay $79/ year.
Take a look and let us know:  What do you think?
Rosen Classroom’s award winning, standards-based, fiction and nonfiction leveled readers are neatly packaged and organized to save space and travel easily. You’ll find books set for:

  • Computer Science for the Real World
  • Rosen Phonics Readers
  • The Playful Classroom
  • STEAM Leveled Readers
  • Rosen Real Readers for Social Studies

Each boxed set includes leveled readers, a parent guide that includes activities and lesson plans.

Take a look at the choices and save 25% off the list price plus free shipping on these individual sets.
Take a look and let us know:  What do you think?
Free Curriculum

FREE Curriculum from ClickSchooling

FREE Curriculum from ClickSchooling

Does it seem like you spend countless hours searching the internet for resources, games, worksheets, and more for your children? Well, look no further!

The Co-op is pleased to offer our members a database of free curriculum and other educational resources from our ClickSchooling partner. This week, we offer these free curriculum discoveries and their ClickSchooling reviews.

Please let us know if YOU find any great educational websites!
Cathy Duffy Reviews
By special arrangement with Cathy Duffy (author of the new "102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum"), Co-op members hear about Cathy's latest reviews.

Don't forget that the Co-op has BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET for many of
Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks!

Get the Best Deal Anywhere for Cathy Duffy Top Picks.

And, if you're not sure which curriculum might be right for your child, take a look at Cathy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum -- and save 50% on the various eBook editions, if you purchase through the Co-op!
Just for Fun

Do you have any videos, games, jokes, quotes or other light-hearted or inspirational Internet discoveries that you would like to share with us? Tell us about it.
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