Reviews and word of mouth are what helps sell books or allow them sit on a shelf. All authors need them, and at the same time fear them! If you are an author or publisher with a product you would like reviewed, please contact us - we love looking at new things that may help us in our homeschool journey. We do not charge for reviews - we feel it's part of our service to the community. That said, we're pretty picky about what we choose to review.

Just as we do not accept advertising for Common Core/NGSS-aligned products, we also do not review them. We find that the groups creating these standards tend to have strong political motivations, and we prefer to use and review independent products (as defined by

Our goal in the review process is to share information on books, games, curricula, and apps that are not aligned with the latest and (not so) greatest in government ideas. Teachers and parents know best how kids learn, and we believe that when a publisher has decided to align with one of those government-sponsored ideas, they have ignored the people who know what kids need and chosen money over integrity at the expense of the kids.

Reviews at Learning Tangent seek to answer a few basic questions:

  1. Who is it for?
  2. What is it?
  3. Where can you get it?
  4. How much does it cost?
  5. Why is it helpful?

Did you find a resource to be set invaluable? Or just the opposite? Readers are seeking information about things like this, and we want to hear your opinion!

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