Catching up with the Savvy Moms (Ep #55, 4/26/15)

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Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast, Episode #55, Catching up With the Savvy Moms

In this episode, the moms catch you up on what they’ve been doing since last episode, and introduce their Patreon campaign.

Please note: Podcast player is now at the bottom of this page (it was messing up the format of the homepage on the top).

Links in this Episode:

Homeschooling with Experience-Based Learning
Biddy Bedtime Stories
All About Reading
Fresno Mini Maker Faire
Visit our Patreon page
What is Patreon?

Books of the Week:


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
France (Discovering Cultures) by Margaret Gay Malone (picture book)

Maeven (age 14):

Picture Books:
Camille and the Sunflowers by Laurence Anholt
The Story of Vincent van Gogh by Clare Bevan
Vincent’s Colors by Victoria Charles
Katie and the Sunflowers by James Mayhew
I Live in Tokyo by Mari Takabayashi
My Japan by Etsuko Watanabe
An Elephant in the Backyard by Richard Sobol
The Umbrella Queen by Shirin Yim Bridges
Elephant Twins by Richard Sobol
The Food of Thailand by Patricia K. Kummer
This is Munich by M. Sasek
The Silver Charm by Robert D. San Souci
Chasing Cheetahs by Sy Montgomery

Chapter Books:
The Peculiar(#1) and The Whatnot (#2) by Stefan Bachman
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn

Tyren (age 9):

Picture Books:
Katie and the Sunflowers, Camille and the Sunflowers, The First Starry Night by Joan Shaddox Isom
Vincent van Gogh by Ruth Thomson
Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek by Holly Meade Mingfong Ho
Life of Rice: From Seedling to Supper by Richard Sobol

Kindle Books:
Rescue Island by Stone Marshall
Minecraft: Diary of a Minecraft Chicken by Steve Crafter
The Quest: The Untold Story of Steve by Mark Mulle

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Three Souls by Janie Chang
Powers that Be by Anne McCaffrey
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
“Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids” by Dr. Laura Markham
The Integral Trees by Larry Niven
Ringworld by Larry Niven



Dani and I:
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowery

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs that Defined the 1980’s by Lori Majewski

Dani (age 12):
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainai
The Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

Jack-Jack (age 9):
Ricky Ricotta and his Mighty Robot by Dav Pilkey


Links of the Week:

Here’s the printables page Tina couldn’t find. (Look for “Math with a Splash” there!!)
Here’s the Vihart videos mentioned. Look for the videos on Fibonacci numbers!!!

Beckie: HD Feed from the International Space Station
This episode is sponsored by:

Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at

Math Mammoth – Publisher of student directed math worktexts that all the Savvy Homeschool Kids use. Learn more at

Pandia Press – Publisher of REAL Science Odyssey and History Odyssey. Check out their fantastic Try Before you Buy! Learn more at

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