Summer Clearance Sale

The shelves are full to overflowing so it’s time for my first ever Summer Clearance Sale.  

From August 8 – September 2, 2016:

  • all new books, games and puzzles are discounted from 10-50% off my original asking price.

Used Books

  • all DK Eyewitness History and Science Books are 20-50% off
  • Chapter Books – Arthur, Magic School Bus, Boxcar Children, Cam Jansen, Encyclopedia Brown, Nate the Great, The Littles, Magic Tree House – 25% off
  • all small Board books 50% off
  • all Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and Bobsey Twins – 50% off
  • all Story Collections and Illustrated Classics – 10% off
  • all Usborne Science Books – 10-20% off
  • all Parenting, Household, Homeschooling and Devotional Books – 15% off
  • Readers- 25% off
  • Games and Puzzles – 10-15% off
  • all workbooks 10-25% off
  • other selected items 10-50% off

See the appointments page for details on when Backyard Books and More is open for shopping.

Homeschool Newby Workshops

Once again we are offering free Newby Workshops this summer in Barrie, Bradford, and Stouffville, Ontario. If you or someone you know is interested in or just starting to homeschool, sign up soon as these tend to fill up! Feel free to pass this information on to friends or family, neighbours and acquaintances.

The dates are Tuesday, July 19th in Bradford, Wednesday, July 27 in Stouffville and  Tuesday, August 9th in Barrie .  More details can be found in the attached link.

Free Newby Seminars for the Summer of 2016!

Looking forward to meeting many new faces this summer!


June 2016 Used Book Sales

I will be at the following book sales in the month of June:


GTA Home School Book Fair

Date: June 4/16

Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Humberlea Church of God 6807 Steeles Ave W, Etobicoke, ON M9V 4R9

Contact: Sarah Rodgers 416-834-9300

Website: contains the same information.


TEACH New and Used Curriculum Fair

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016

Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Brantford and District Civic Centre

69-79 Market Street South

Brantford, ON

Booking Appointments

Backyard Books is booking appointments on the following days:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 3 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 – 10 a.m.  – 2 p.m.

Thursday, December 17, 2o15 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 4 – 8 p.m.

Friday, December 18, 2015 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 4 – 8 p.m.

These will be the last appointments of 2015.

Please email to book a spot.


Hundreds of New and Used Books Available

We have a fantastic selection of used books and homeschooling curriculum as well as new books and educational toys at discount prices.

No matter what your educational approach we have books for you.

Our books can be used with Ambleside Online, Beautiful Feet Books, Biblioplan, Come Sit By Me, Five In a Row, Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Progeny Press, Sonlight, Tapestry of Grace and Total Language Plus 

We carry a wide variety of used novels, history and science books that can stand alone, or supplement any curriculum.

Publishers that we currently have in stock: Apologia Science, Easy Grammar, Great Science Adventures, Greenleaf Press, Handwriting Without Tears, Institute for Excellence in Writing, Mapletree Publications, Progeny Press, Saxon, Teaching Textbooks, Truth Quest, Usborne and more.

Make an appointment today by emailing

Appointment Times

Booking appointments Thursday, September 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Friday September 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. You can message me on Facebook or email me at to book a time slot.

We have lots of new and used items in stock.  We carry books that can be used with a variety of different homeschooling curriculum including: Ambleside Online, Come Sit By Me, Five in a Row, Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Progeny Press, Sonlight, Tapestry of Grace and Total Language Plus.