Rainbow Resources homeschool company started their family business in 1989. Today they carry over 40,000 products and have become a favorite resource for many homeschoolers.
I remember when I first started homeschooling I wanted to find a place where I could get all my books and resources for the best price. You can imagine how happy I was to find Rainbow Resource. If you read very much on the Internet, you will find that many other homeschool parents recommend this company too.
For those of us that choose an eclectic style of homeschooling (pick and choose what is best for each child), Rainbow carries just about everything we need. For those parents that prefer a textbook, workbook, or any other style of homeschooling, Rainbow has what they need too.
They have a huge selection of not only books but science kits, phonics kits, art kits, curriculum packages and more. Since they carry so many products they cater to all learning and teaching styles too.
I don't think they carry much along the line of Abeka materials if any at all. Abeka must regulate that somehow to where they are the only retail supplier.
Their prices are the best. Although I like Christian Book Distributors and the books and resources that they provide, they just don't carry everything all in one place like Rainbow does.
Rainbow Resources homeschool catalog is the biggest I have ever seen. They have a good index and descriptions of every product they carry.
You can get free shipping on orders over $150 at all times which is nice because shipping costs can really add up when you're trying to stay within a homeschool budget.
You can place an order online or by phone and pay with a credit card or paypal. Here is their return policy: "You may return any item within 30 days from shipping date for a full refund of the price of the item (shipping not refunded) if we receive the item back in salable as new condition. After 30 days, we accept salable as new items for returns, but we charge a 10% restocking fee. No returns after six months."
Rainbow brings many of their books to the major homeschool conventions around the country. This is a wonderful service because parents can look over materials before they purchase them.