People will often ask me what is the "best" homeschool curriculum, but it really depends on your family and your children. But I'm happy to share the curriculum that was a good fit for me and my boys.
When I began homeschooling, my friends suggested Sonlight Curriculum because it is so easy for beginners to use. I liked it because it was literature-based, and the literature-based curriculum was the only good thing about our public school gifted program. It seemed really expensive at the time, but I figured a whole year of Sonlight cost less than a month at a private school, so it seemed worth the risk. My children loved it! When we go the big box of books, they wanted to start homeschooling that same day! It was a very smooth transition into homeschooling, and I felt like Sonlight really held my hand through the change from public school.
Sonlight was such a perfect fit for my children; we kept using it and loving it. After 5 years, my children had read almost all the books in their program, because they were such prolific readers. At that time, I felt like Sonlight had trained me how to homeschool. I was able to create my own literature based curriculum.