We are quite taken with Dover Publications at our house! Yes, we have our basic curricula but these resources are the icing on the cake. Today I am highlighting art, literature and science books you will want to consider as well!
~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end!! We received these Dover Publications resources in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own and we love the benefits and blessings we are continuing to see! Please see our disclosure policy.
Someone just can’t get enough of Spot the Differences Art Masterpiece Mysteries series!
Dover Publications Art for Homeschool
Spot the Differences Art Masterpiece Mysteries series – Littlest Girl has scoured this series of books. She even packed them for a car ride one afternoon. What I love about this series is that in spotting the differences, the children are studying each piece from Master Artists. The original piece is on the left and from six to 14 spot the differences are on the right. Each spread of masterpieces includes fun facts about both the painting and the artist. Answers are included in the back of each book. Such a wonderful introduction to some of the world’s greatest works of art!
Here is a listing of artist included in Spot the Differences Art Masterpiece Mysteries Book 1:
- Ambrosius Bosschaert
- Pieter Bruegel the Elder
- Gustave Caillebotte
- Vittore Carpaccio
- Mary Cassatt
- Paul Cezanne
- Edgar Degas
- Albrecht Durer
- Jan van Eyck
- Paul Gauguin
- Vincent van Gogh
- Martin Johnson Heade
- Hans Holbein the Younger
- Winslow Homer
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Emanuel Leutze
- Edouard Manet
- Jean-Francois Millet
- Claude Monet
- Rembrandt van Rijn
- Frederic Remington
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
- Henri Rousseau
- Georges Seurat
- Johannes Vermeer
Dover Publications Literature for Homeschool
Shakespeare – all the world’s a stage in this super-sized collection of entertaining activities. The Shakespeare Discovery set includes:
- Ten Tales from Shakespeare – prose re-tellings for young readers
- Great Characters from Shakespeare 2 paper dolls with 30 costumes for Shakespeare’s greatest characters
- Great Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays coloring book
- 12 bookmarks
- Special Bonus: 11×16 color your own poster
- (all in a handy box!)
Dover Science Resources for Homeschool
My First Book About the Brain Dover Coloring book is suitable for ages 8-12. (My nine-year-old was the one most excited about this book. “My First Book About the BRAIN?! Cool!” she said.) There are 25 illustrations to color which explain every aspect of the brain’s important jobs – from communicating with the central nervous system to retaining memories. My First Book About the Brain answers these questions and more:
- How does the brain control the rest of the body?
- How does it enable the senses to function, regulate speech, affect balance, and influence sleep and dreams?
More Dover Publications We Use in our Homeschool
These Dover Publications products complement and enhance what we are studying!
- My review of Science Around the House, The Science of Sound and Create Your Own Story Activity Kit.
- My review of Across the USA Fun Kit, Sea Life Field Guide and The Science of Water (another Tabletop Scientist series book).
Where can you find Dover Publications? Special Discount!
Find each of the titles at the Dover Publications website. Plus for a limited time, you can get 25% off your order. Just use code WHAM through 01/5/15. There are just SO many resources for your homeschool. Be sure to visit Dover Publications and browse their teacher resources section.
Now for the giveaway!
- (1) Spot the Differences Art Masterpiece Mysteries series
- (1) Shakespeare Discovery set
- (1) My First Book About the Brain Dover Coloring book
And be sure to watch for some fun Christmas and winter resources from Dover Publications coming in early December! Which Dover Publications resources are you most looking forward to using in your homeschool?
Homeschooling for over fourteen years now, Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos with five children. She shares a mixture of art lessons, recipes and helpful homeschool habits at Hodgepodge. She and her husband, Steve (who writes app and technology reviews), are co-owners of Curriculum Choice.
I love all of the science, poetry and art resources!
It was the art book that made me say, “Ooh, I need to get that!” I think art is often forgotten so that is my favorite. Thanks for the great review and giveaway.
Annie Kate says
I had not realized that they have Shakespeare as well! Thanks for the review. We’re into coloring at our house these days, so this is good to think about before Christmas.
I know! Isn’t it great? It’s just wonderful to have these type of activities – coloring and more – to complement learning – because each of our children learn differently.
wow, i had no idea how much cool stuff they have published! we are reading the thornten burgess books right now, which we love. i am going to spend a bit of time on their site today, i can see….love the science.
I agree Kate! And I am thinking Christmas gifts…or some new inspiration for January back to school time.
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I LOVE Dover and have used some of their resources in the past. However, I had no idea just how many different subjects they covered. I think if the science section impressed me the most though. I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!
Tammy Jones says
The Hobby Fun Book reminds me of a book when I was a child. My brothers and I used it all the time. My kids would love it too!
The Shakespeare Book would be very timely in our history studies.
We actually have a handful of those books already. Tough decision, but I think I’d go with one on of the How Things Work books. My take-everything-apart boy would love them.
Dover has so many neat books, it’s really hard to choose. I know some boys that would love so many of the science experiment books. Me, I love the artist coloring books!
We love Dover books. We have a few to help with science and history and they are always a hit! The body one has really helped this year in anatomy studies.
Susan P says
I love everything about Dover. I have used their coloring books many times for add-ons to current curriculum. I would use EVERYTHING of theirs if I could!!
erica b says
Thank you for the give away. I would love the Science around the house
The Happy Housewife says
I would love to win this! We love Dover books at our house!
I would love to use the “How Things Work” books.
This looks awesome!!! Hope to win!
Anna L. says
I’d like to use the Biology Experiments for Children, and the Chemistry Experiments for Children books.
I would love to try the art masterpiece ones!
We would make good use of the human body resources as we begin that topic after the holidays.
Yesss! Christmas! I haven’t planned anything for my homeschoolers to do for Christmas yet!!!
Cindy B. says
We’ve used a lot of their history coloring books and paper dolls over the years. They are fabulous! I would enjoy exploring some of their science ones as well.
i would love the spot the difference, shakespeare and science!
Southern Gal says
We love Dover books! So inexpensive for such great materials. The Spot the Difference book would be great for my granddaughter who is a pro at I Spy, Where’s Waldo, etc. (She’s 4!) I would love the Science Experiments book for my 7th grader. Thanks for the chance.
Cheryl Rogers says
Right now we are in the colonial times and talking about Pilgrims and Indians, so the Indian Scout craft publication would be invaluable!
Lori H says
My daughter has really enjoyed learning about Shakespeare so she would really enjoy the resources on him.
I would also like to have the resources on the brain for homeschool as well.
Thanks and Happy Holidays
Great blog and great ideas for study! We’ve bought Dover coloring books for years, but we’re new to homeschooling, and these ideas sound wonderful!
Wow! Great books. It’s hard to choose from so many. We would probably have to pick the how things work or science experiment books for the kids. The Shakespeare books are great also.
These look great, my 10 year old would love them
Delia Jones says
I like the number of classics available. Since our public library is phasing out most of them, it is nice tro find a source & an affordable one at that.
I loved Dover books when I was growing up and I love passing them on to my children!
We love Dover for homeschooling! Haeckel’s Art Forms of the Oceans looks amazing! We have been doing a huge study of sea life this year and it would be awesome to have this resource.
Mary F says
So many wonderful choices. The Indian How Book, Indian Why Stories, Heroes of Greek Mythology , Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary just to name a few. The there is the science resources, I could go on and on. I would love to win this.