Homeschooling Step-By-Step is a wonderful book of strategies. Strategies for teaching, strategies for learning, strategies for certain learning types, strategies for organizing, etc. This is one of the most densely-packed books I’ve picked up on homeschooling. It has everything you need to know on how to do things.
One word of caution: this book was written in 2002, so some of the information on state requirements may have changed. I still found that section informative and entertaining.
If The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas is the first book on homeschooling you should buy, this one is the second.
Overall grade: A+
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas has specific activities to use in each subject area whereas Homeschooling Step-By-Step has strategies on how to do things from organizing your materials to customizing your learning materials to a particular learning style.