In this follow-up to The Magic Bookshelf: A Parents' Guide to Showing Growing Minds the Path to the Best Children's Literature, the Jarvises assert that families can strengthen their bonds by sharing various learning experiences-whether it's family history or car repair. Curtailing busy schedules, eliminating television, and reestablishing family mealtimes are just a few of the ways to achieve this goal. Journalists who together have more than 30 years' experience covering educational issues, the authors criticize traditional schooling and instead strongly advocate homeschooling as a means of ensuring that parents are the primary educators in their children's lives. They include an exhaustive list of books, web sites, catalogs, and other resources to help parents in this quest. Elaine St. James's Simplify Your Life with Kids offers similar tips for family togetherness without the predisposition for homeschooling, and William Crain's Reclaiming Childhood advocates parental involvement and child-centered education by citing sound developmental research. Recommended only for public libraries that support homeschoolers.-Charity Peak, Regis Univ., Colorado Springs Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.