Suggested Reading

Here are some books that may help you educate yourself about homeschool and aid you in deciding whether homeschooling is the right approach for your family. We are in the process of bringing some of these books to our library so stay updated! The highlighted books are available in our library

“Educating Children at Home” by Alan Thomas.
This book documents a study of how 100 HE families function.

boy reading on floor between library shelves

“Educating Your Child at Home” by Jane Lowe & Alan Thomas.

“Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves” by Alison McKee.

“The Teenage Liberation Handbook” by Grace Llewellyn.

“The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook” by Dr. Raymond & Dorothy Moore

“How Children Learn”, “How Children Fail”, “Teach Your Own”, “The Underachieving School”, “Instead of Education”, by John Holt.
The author is the ‘father’ of the Unschooling movement and method. His books are highly inspiring and very popular for today’s home-educating parents.

The Unschooling Handbook” by Mary Griffith.

Awakening your Child’s Natural Genius” by Thomas Armstrong.

“Educating the Whole Hearted Child” by Clay and Sally Clarkson. (this should get here in December)
Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery” by David H. Albert.
A wonderful author in HE. His website is well-worth looking at www.skylarksings.com

“Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling” by Mary Pride.
With more than 600 pages in the subject, this can be considerer the ‘phone-book’ of HE. Among others, it has a detailed explanation in the most popular approaches and is full of resources. The author is the publisher of Practical Homeschooling Magazine and founder of the world’s most visited homeschool website, www.home-school.com

“Fundamentals of Home-schooling. Notes on a Successful Family Living” by Ann Lahrson-Fisher.

“Homeschooling the Early Years”, “The Homeschooling Book of Answers” by Linda Dobson.

“The Original Home Schooling Series” by Charlotte Mason.
The classic reference by the founder of the home schooling movement.
A series of 6 volumes in:
Home Education: Training and educating children under nine.
Parents and children: The role of the parent in the education of the child.
School Education: Developing a curriculum.
Ourselves: Improving character and conscience.
Formation of Character: Shaping the child’s personality
A Philosophy of Education: Curiosity – the path to creative learning.

“A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning” by Karen Andreola.

Other books based on The Charlotte Mason philosophy are:
“For The Children’s Sake” by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
“When Children Love to Learn” by Elaine Cooper
“For the Love of Learning” by Jenny Sockey (a mixture of CM and Classical Education).

“The Well-Trained Mind, A Guide to Classical Education at Home” by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. There is a website too, www.welltrainedmind.com

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