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Homeschool Books
These are some of the best books relating to HomeSchooling.
The Homeschooling Revolution

Anyone familiar with the manifest problems and lively debate associated with the public school crisis in America will profit from reading this book. This is an excellent overview of both the home schooling movement itself and a good discussion of the primary issues surrounding the problems and prospects confronting anyone daring to pull their kids away from the public school system to attempt to educate them at home.

Professionalizing Motherhood

“Just a mom?” There’s no such thing. Motherhood isn’t a second-rate occupation. It is a career that can maximize your talents and strengths to their fullest. Look past the surface of mothering—the endless tasks and frantic pace—to the incredible skills required to raise your children while nurturing your marriage. The truth is clear: You’re a professional in one of the most dignified, demanding, and rewarding fields any woman can find.

Home Schooling The Right Choice

This book will open your eyes - big time - to what is being taught in the public school system. It's absolutely a must-read for everyone with school aged children.

Jeub's Complete Guide to Speech & Debate

Ask yourself, "What is the most important skill that will contribute to a person's success?" Top on the list would be communication. Coaching and teaching students to be dynamic speakers is not difficult. Jeub's Complete Guide to Speech and Debate pulls the teaching skills together in simple formats that will empower the teacher and help the student bloom.

But What About Socialization

Have friends or family members been bothering you about the socialization question? The truth is that homeschooled kids are actually BETTER socialized then all other schools. This book is a quick and easy read that will give you the information you need to defend your decision to homeschool.

Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum

Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school.

The Socialization Trap

This book biblically explains how home education provides the healthiest socialization environment for children. Rick details the common myths of socialization and how it is the age segregated institutionalized school, not the family school, that is a socialization nightmare.

The Home Education Movement in Context, Practice, and Theory

This book is a special double-issue of the Peabody Journal of Education (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee) on home schooling is a unique book. It covers: Socialization, Academic achievement, History of home schooling, Population growth of the educational alternative, Arguments for home schooling, Arguments against home schooling.

Home School Heroes: The Struggle & Triumph of Home Schooling in America

This book covers the history of the modern homeschool movement in America, with many stories of God’s faithfulness to homeschool families fighting in court for the right to educate their children. It is a book that can be read by older kids and adults alike to give them an appreciation for all the sacrifices of homeschool families to win the freedom we enjoy today.

So You're Thinking about Homeschooling

This book covers a day in the life of a different homeschooling family in each chapter. Each family homeschools for different reasons using different approaches and curriculums. You will learn about the many homeschooling methods available and that you don't have to have your curriculum picked out and your lesson plans all done before you are ready to homeschool! It's OK to try out several methods until you find out what works for each child.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring

This book is essential for all home schoolers that desire to or must watch the budget. Tons of practical tips on freebies and low cost activities and teaching aids, as well as other tips to make home schooling doable for anyone who wishes to educate their children at home.

Honey for a Child's Heart

Everything you need from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers. Gladys explains what makes a book a good book and why reading to oneself and why reading aloud is important and then provides a long bibliography of recommended books. Reading together bonds a family together.

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

This book is an excellent resource for helping you plan how you are going to homeschool. Cathy helps you figure out what is best for each of your children, using pertinent questions and an easy-to-use chart, a homeschooling mom can determine which of the eight approaches to homeschooling would fit her child's learning style and her own overall goals and priorities for her child's education.

Let the Authors Speak: A Guide to Worthy Books Based on Historical Setting

This book arranges both historical fiction and classics according to the era in which they are set, according to reading ability level, and according to author. It's a fast way to find something really good to supplement any history course - or to just find something good to read.

Books Children Love

A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that we can give children. It nurtures their imagination and creativity, lets them explore other worlds, and opens their minds to new truths and knowledge in appealing, inspiring ways. This book is a comprehensive guide to the very best in children’s literature all of, with respect traditional values, so you can trust these books to share things that you can believe in and kids will delight in.

Turning Back the Pages of Time

A fantastic little reference guide for all parents who wish to provide wholesome reading resources for their children. The book breaks into different historical eras, and lists suitable and highly recommended fiction and non-fiction titles for various age groups within each era. Most titles are available at the public library.

The Way They Learn

An excellent book on the learning styles of all children AND adults. It is written so that parents can understand it and begin to identify and search out the strengths of both their children and themselves. Ms. Tobias is careful to warn parents of the dangers of having children inaccurately labled as having a learning disability, when in fact it may be that the child simply has a different learning style than both his teacher and/or parent.

Your Child's Growing Mind

This book became an instant classic when it was published in 1987, and has been a cornerstone for educators ever since. Now revised and updated to reflect recent findings in brain research, this book guides parents, teachers, and caregivers as they gauge the level of development of an individual child's brain.

Growing up Learning

Dr. Barbe tells you how to watch your children to assess their individual learning strengths, when offers you teaching suggestions and activities to match your children's respective learning strengths, for the classroom and at home. Teaching to children's respective strengths rather than repeating their weaknesses helps them to gain self-confidence and achieve to their full potential.

Unicorns Are Real

This mega-best seller provides sixty-five practical, easy-to-follow lessons to develop the much ignored right-brain tendencies of children. These simple yet dramatically effective ideas and activities have helped thousands with learning difficulties. Includes an easy to administer screening checklist to determine hemisphere dominance.

Mapping Inner Space

This book presents visual mapping in both written words and graphic form. The consistency between the two forms makes learning extraordinarily fast. It covers so many differently arenas where visual mapping can support decistion making, creative thinking, and collaborations. It will help you communicate with children and adults in any discussion.

Catholic Education: Homeward Bound

This is an wonderful, well-written, informative book. It is a superb resource and it answers all questions of potential homeschoolers. Kimberly Hahn and Mary Hassen do a great job of not only emphasizing the importance of educating our children, but also how to incorporate our faith into educating our children.

Catholic Home Schooling

This book is a great place to start if a Catholic family is considering homeschooling for religious reasons. Dr. Clark provides excellent explanations for the reasons homeschooling is a great choice in the moral upbrining of our children. She has a great section on explaining homeschooling to Grandparents [and other people].

A Catholic Homeschool Treasury

This book is full of terrific suggestions for the everyday homeschooler in an easy-to-read format. It is almost like a reader - a collection of essays written by many different authors. The book covers lots of topics and has a great resource section. It also presents the wonderful reasons for homeschooling without bashing public or parochial schools.

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum

This books is an excellent resource for beginners wishing to learn about the classical education route and it is also an invaluable reference for experienced homeschool veterans. The author shares helpful advice and numerous tips from her many years of homeschooling experience in addition to offering various curriculum suggestions for each stage of the trivium.

Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families

If you are new to homeschooling and your child is gifted, this book is a must-have. The different styles of homeschooling are reviewed and presented in an objective manner. Informative quotes from kids and parents are liberally sprinkled through the text. The book is divided into three sections entitled "At Home With Gifted Children", "Creating Your Home School Approach" and "Your Creative Home School Toolbox".

Homeschool Open House: Interviews with 55 Homeschooling Families

This is a superb book for three groups of people: Anyone who's THINKING about homeschooling, anyone who is ALREADY homeschooling and anyone who wants to KNOW more about it. It gives a detailed look at 55 very different families who homeschool. The families have VERY different approaches. The author doesn't try to espouse one particular technique, rather, she lets the viewer see the realities of how homeschooling looks with the individual overlays of each unique home life.

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

Homeschooling is becoming the "school of choice" for more and more parents, currently involving one and a half million people. Rupp, who has homeschooled her own children, begins with some background notes on the movement, for instance, that the average homeschool family annually spends $546 per child. She gives a big plug to public libraries, calling them "an unending source of literature, information, [and] free enrichment programs." The bulk of the book provides useful names, street addresses, costs, and E-mail and web addresses for resources.

The Big Book of Home Learning: Preschool and Elementary

There are hundreds and hundreds of curriculums, unit studies, homeschool books, activities, & manipulatives. How could a newbie possibly buy and or research everything? There's no way. That is where The Big Book of Homeschooling comes in. It covers everything from reading to art appreciation to bible to math to keyboarding to physical education to engineering to the constitution!

The Big Book of Home Learning: Junior High Through College

Excellent hard to find information about high-school and college. Mary shares her deepest throughts and shows her true ultra conservative, anti-feminist, right-wing colors throughout the book. An enormous collection of resources and advice from a homechooling veteran.

Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook

This book explains the different transcript types, and learning of various ways to earn college credit. It explains how to create your childs portfolio so they can attend the college of choice. The checklist at the end of the book is especially helpful in determining when my to take the PSAT and SAT and when to actually apply to college and for financial aid.

The Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom

Unschooling, a by-product of the widespread homeschooling movement, is a unique approach to education--one that uses children's natural curiosity to propel them into a world of learning. For unschooled children, learning becomes a natural part of life. This practical guide reveals the secrets of unschooling success even as it addresses the misconceptions and criticism unschoolers may encounter.

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: 88 Important Questions

This how-to guide offers the collective wisdom of six dozen homeschoolers, their children, and noted writers on the subject. Written in a question-and-answer format, it leaves no stone unturned, with chapters on everything from socialization ("But what about the prom?") to the tricky teen years ("How will my child learn the tough subjects, like algebra and chemistry, if I don't understand them?").

The Future of Home Schooling: A New Direction for Value-based Home Education

Thoughts on classical education, political involvement, support groups, churches, school activities, and apprenticeships by the president of Home School Legal Defense Association.

Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense

Guterson mounts a strong challenge to "the doctrine of school's necessity." He profiles the home-school movement, which encompasses more than 300,000 families in America, and probes the wide variety of motives behind its growth. The most common, he finds, is parents' dissatisfaction with the mass, prescribed and other-directed nature of public education. Guterson argues that properly practiced home-schooling produces academic success, lessens peer pressure and allows children to become independent.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4-8

This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks. Learn how to individualize spelling; how to use "real books" in history, reading, and other studies; how to make arithmetic meaningful; how to avoid the grammar treadmill; how to develop advanced reading skills; and much more.

Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual : Elementary Grades

This is the premiere guide for choosing homeschool curriculum. For beginners or veterans, Cathy helps you wade through the curriculum jungle so you can choose whats right for each of your children. It's packed with over 500 pages of reviews of hundreds of books, games, videos, computer programs, parent helps, and much, much more. For all subjects grades K-6.

Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child's Education

For a long time there has been a push by many concerned citizens, educators, politicians, and others to improve the education of children by getting them into school sooner. The book explores some of the problems that can happen when a child is forced to learn before they are ready.

The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling

This is a great book. It is divided into well thought out paragraphs. It is not so much a how to book, but rather a cheerleader book. It provides the positives of homeschooling. It discusses in a very factual manner the statistics and the studies and provides some information about the lack of information the studies do show.

A Survivor's Guide to Home Schooling

Home schooling may be one of the most important and rapidly growing social movements of the day, but that doesn't get the laundry done for home teaching moms! Here, at last, is help millions of home schoolers have been waiting for. Written by two home teaching moms, this book answers the questions home schoolers are asking: How can I prevent burnout?, What do I do with my preschoolers while I teach?, What if my child isn't "getting it?"?, How can my husband help?

Homeschooling for Excellence

Role models for a generation of homeschoolers, David and Micki Colfax are teachers turned ranchers who taught their four sons at home in the 1970s and '80s and schooled three of them into Harvard. This resourceful family eventually discovered all kinds of advantages to home education.

Homeschooling for Success: How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for Their Child

The renowned experts from the popular Web site Homeschool.com present the ultimate guide to the fastest growing trend in education. With continual reports on the decline of Americas educational system, its no wonder that millions of parents are considering homeschooling. Statistics show that homeschooled children score higher on the SAT and ACT exams than traditionally schooled children, and by the 8th grade are doing work four grades above their level.

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

A highly praised bestseller for over a decade, Dumbing Us Down is a radical treatise on public education that concludes that compulsory government schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in a machine. John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award.

Learning At Home : A Mother's Guide To Homeschooling

A down to earth homeschooling mother shares her insights and experiences about her four never-schooled children. This book is written in a colloquial manner and reads as if the author were your best friend and you were having a conversation while sipping tea. The author shares personal experiences including flaws and stumbling blocks. You get the feeling that one does not have to be a perfect person to homeschool her children effectively and that it is OK to make mistakes so long as you learn from them. Layne gives 20/20 hindsight and states what she would have done if she had known better at the time.

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling

In this unofficial treatise for the homeschooling movement, John Holt, longtime private school teacher, maintains that the traditional classroom model no longer works and may, in fact, ruin kids for learning. He exhorts parents to challenge the conventional wisdom and be their children's teachers.

Homeschooling: The Early Years

Here's a guide that comes direct from the experts: a mother of two homeschooled, now-grown children and 83 homeschooling families she surveyed. Their stories make reading this starter kit on teaching ages 3 to 7 worthwhile. For those ready to take on what author Linda Dobson calls "a natural extension of being a good parent," she provides at-a-glance boxes of insightful anecdotes called "How We Did It".

Homeschooling: The Middle Years

Homeschooling: The Middle Years offers resources and advice for guiding children through the later elementary years. Author Shari Henry emphasizes the importance of a well-rounded education, providing great detail on standard curriculum subjects like math, language arts, and social studies, as well as coverage of additional subject areas like theater, music, and foreign languages.

Homeschooling: The Teen Years

The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school.

Homeschooling Handbook

This is an excellent place to start when you first being to consider the option of homeschooling. It offers a wealth information on the pros and cons of homeschooling. In particular, the issue of socialization is explains that public schools don't teach socialization skills, they just force kids to be together and decide how they are going to response to each other.

The Organized Homeschooler

A veteran educator has compiled her most-requested homeschooling workshop material so that families can become more proficient in educating their kids. Covering issues like time management, space usage and materials, Vicki Caruana addresses a variety of organizational needs to help families structure not only their work areas, but also their thinking, their paperwork--and each other!

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

With almost 500 pages, this is truely the ultimate guide to homeschooling. You can find everything in this book. Debra talks about how God created each child different and because of that, each child learns differently. If your child does not learn in a similar manner of the majority of kids in school, then homeschooling is the right choise.

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 101 Most Important Questions Answered

Homeschooling can be an intimidating undertaking, but I think this book helps to ease many fears and also gives you lots of research data and professional opinions to really encourage you in this endeavor.

The Complete Guide to Home Schooling

This book really was "complete". It answered all those little nagging questions they you can't seem to find the answers anywhere else. It also goes through the whole process of homeschooling from deciding to homeschool all the way through sending them off to college.