Cindy West of Our Journey Westward has spent years evaluating homeschool curriculum and writing reviews. Find everything from popular curriculum to up and coming curriculum reviews for every subject.One of the services I offer at Our Journey Westward is product reviews.  Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing more than 200 products.  Some of those reviews have been shared on my blog (or elsewhere) and some of them have been private reviews.

Besides the reviews I publish here on Our Journey Westward, my reviews can be found all over the web – namely through iHomeschool Network, The Curriculum Choice, and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.

If you write curriculum or have a product that you feel my readers may benefit from learning about, I’m happy to discuss the possibility of a posted review.  I’m also happy to discuss private reviews of your materials.  My rates are very fair, but will vary according to your needs, so please contact me for detailed information about fees.

Homeschool Product Reviews

For your convenience, I’ve compiled at least most of my product reviews here – and attempted to organized them in some sensible fashion.  Happy curriculum hunting!


For many (not all) of these reviews, I received the products for free in exchange for an honest opinion and/or received compensation.  All opinions are always my own and I was not under any obligation to write a positive review.  You will find that most of my reviews are positive in nature.  Why?  I will not destroy the reputation of any company in my writings.  What doesn’t work for me may work well with someone else.  I try to give fair assessments of the facts.  If I truly don’t like a product, I will not review it.

Homeschool product reviews from Cindy West - more than 100 reviews


Adventures in Odyssey

Amy Carmichael DVD *

Apples of Gold *

Biblical Responsibility Project Pack (Hands of a Child)

Bold Believers in Columbia Activity Book *

Boyhood and Beyond/Created for Work *

Bruchko *

Charles Ludwig Missionary Stories

Don’t Make Me Count to Three!

Elkan: The Adventure of a Lifetime

Field Workers: A Study of God’s Work Among the Nations – Latin America

For Instruction in Righteousness *

Foundations Bible Curriculum *

The Girlhood Home Companion

The Godly Woman: A Study of Proverbs 31 for Boys and Girls

God’s Great Covenant Bible Curriculum *

Grandpa’s Box *

Hudson Taylor: Gospel Pioneer to China

Imprisoned for Christ: The Wurmbrand Family

Journey to the Holy Land and In the Footsteps of Jesus Games

Journeys of Faithfulness

Kid’s Bible on CD

The Kingdom Series – Audio CD’s *

Learning About Islam Activity Book *

Lessons in Responsibility for Boys *

Miller Stories *

Parenting for Purity

Patricia St. John Books *

Picture Smart Bible *

Practical Proverbs *

The Prodigal Son and His Elder Brother

Proverbs People *

Tabernacle Model

What’s in the Bible? DVD’s

Young Hearts Longing for God: A Pre-Inductive Study of the Psalms

Language Arts

All About Spelling *

Analytical Grammar

Apples Spelling *

Basic Phonics Skills, Level B

Basic Primary and Regular-Lined Notebooking Pages

Conquering Cursive

Daily Handwriting Practice: Traditional Manuscript

Daily Language Review, Grade 1

Daily Paragraph Editing, Grade 5 *

Easy Grammar *

English From the Roots Up *

Get Ready for the Code *

Grammar Galaxy

Intermediate Language Lessons Workbook *

Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program

The Logic of English Essentials *

Miss Maggie’s Fun Guide to Reading

Nonfiction Reading Practice Grade 4

Notebooking Success *

Operation: English Grammar Project Pack (Hands of a Child) *

Primary Arts of Language: Reading *

Primary Arts of Language: Writing

Primary Language Lessons Workbook

The Reading Game

Research in Increments *

Right Track Reading Lessons

Rock Star Essay Online Writing Course *

Simply Grammar

Spelling 1-2, Workbook and Software

Start to Read, Level 1 Kit

Story Starters

What’s the Word?

A Word a Day, Primary

WordSmith *

WriteWell App

Writers in Residence


A+ TutorSoft Algebra 1 CD

AIMS Fabulous Fractions

AIMS Getting Into Geometry

AIMS Solve It!

Amuse Amaze, Beadecked and Go Mental Sacramental Games

Art of the Argument (formal logic) *

Assistant Professor Math DVDs

Bluestocking Press Middle School Set (Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?) *

Consumer Math Success Kit *

Doubles Wild

Dyslexia Games

Economics for Everybody *

The Fallacy Detective and Thinking Toolbox (formal logic) *

Foxmind Logic Games *

Fractazmic Card Game

The Great Chocolate Caper *

Grocery Cart Math

Hands-On Geometry *

James Madison Critical Thinking Course (formal logic)

Logic Countdown, Logic Liftoff and Orbiting with Logic *

Lollipop Logic *

Math Facts Fun Pack: Addition and Subtraction

Math Games, Level C: Centers for up to 6 Players

Math in Minutes: Easy Activities for Children 4-8

Mathematical Reasoning Level B

Mindware Logic Games *

No-Nonsense Algebra *

Prufrock Press Logic Resources *

Real World Algebra *

Sir Cumference Series *


Adventure Publications Field Guides

Animal Tracks Peterson Field Guide *

Aquatic BugKit *

Audubon Field Guides

Botany in 8 Lessons

The Case of the Missing Mountain *

Dawn Publications Literature

Dover Rocks and Minerals Resources

Dowling Magnet Set

Drawn to Nature & Keeping a Nature Journal

Electric KitBook *

Exploring Creation with General Science

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day *

Finders Field Guides

Jonathan Park CDs *

Leap Into Space

Max Axiom Graphic Science Books *

Mountain Press Books

Mr. Quizmee Asks About… CD’s

My First Science Kit *

The Nature Game

Rocks and Minerals Project Pack (Hands of a Child)

Science Sleuths

Smithsonian’s Backyard Series

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume II

Water Testing Kits

Your Backyard DVD


Adam and His Kin *

All American History – The Civil War to the 21st Century

American Heroes CD

America’s Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty Elementary and Middle School Editions

Ancient Civilizations and the Bible *

B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet

       Beautiful Feet Modern U.S. and World History *

Candlewick Press Biographies

Discoveries America…Kentucky DVD

For You They Signed *

G.A. Henty Audio Books *

History Comes Alive Series *

Learn Our History DVD’s *

Medieval Alliance Game *

Our Presidents: Their Lives and their Stories

Profiles of Valor

Remembering God’s Awesome Acts *

Story of the World *

Story of the World Audio CDs *

Time Travelers 19th Century

TruthQuest History

Understanding Government DVD Set

United States Government Lapbook Grades 7-12 (Knowledge Box Central) *

What Every Child Needs to Know About Western Civilization *

Wonders of Old: Medieval Timeline App

Your Story Hour CDs


10 Days in …. Games *

Evan-Moor Maps *

Geography for All Seasons *

Geography of the 50 States, 50 States for Young Learners

International Geography Quest Project Pack (Hands of a Child)

Kid’s Learn America!

Legends and Leagues

The Little Man in the Map

World of Maps Clip Art Antique Collection CD

The World: Reference and Map Forms

Unit Study/Lapbooks

A Journey Through Learning *

A Kid’s Guide Unit Study Resources *

Brandenburg Unit Studies

KONOS Character Curriculum (Volume I) and KONOS Timeline and Figures

Moving Beyond the Page Relationships Unit Study


1-2-3 Draw Series

Adventures in Art *

Anholt Art Literature *

Classical Kids CDs *

Dover Art Cards *

Edward MacDowell and His Cabin in the Pines with Study Guide

Five Fathers of Music

Peggy’s Violin CD and Teacher’s Guide

Piano Course for Christians

See the Light Art DVD’s *

Singing 101

Stephen Foster and His Little Dog Tray with Study Guide

Usborne Introduction to Art *

Zeezok Elementary Music Appreciation Program *


Introduction to Computer Programming

Shortcut!  A Computer Basics Game

Teaching Made Easier

Foreign Language

Latin for Children, Primer A *

Latin in the Christian Trivium

Mango Languages Online Courses *


ABC Recipes

Kindergarten Complete

Preschool Math

The wHole Picture Matching Games

High School


My Homeschool Transcripts

Philosophy Adventure

Psychology: A Christian Perspective *

Standard Deviants Accelerate

Transcripts Made Easy *


Jotham’s Journey *

S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet

The Scallop Christmas


The Homeschool Printing Company

A Plan in Place Customizable Student Planner *

Lessons at Blackberry Inn *

Seasons of a Mother’s Heart *


* denotes products that have been our top picks

If you’d like to know more about my very favorite curriculum choices time and time again, this post is where you need to start.

 Veteran homeschooler Cindy West shares her favorite K-12 curriculum choices.