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THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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Top 10 Best Selling Homeschool Books sold and kept during Q2 – April – June, 2017.

Here’s a list of recommended books about homeschooling, chosen by your Homeschooling Guide for their outstanding features and editorial excellence. VKidz is a participant in the USA and the Canadian Amazon Associates Programs.

Most also have Kindle editions, but not all. The Kindle links are usually for the US site, unless labeled otherwise.

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Best Books On Home Schooling

# 1 – Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling, by Traci Matt

# 1 – Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling, by Traci Matt

With the empty nest looming, author Traci Matt takes a look back at two decades of successes and regrets and offers field-tested ideas to help you on your home education journey. "Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I’d Known" features concrete suggestions to help you.
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# 2 – Homeschooling 101, by Erica Arndt

# 2 – Homeschooling 101, by Erica Arndt

By Erica Arndt. A step by step practical guide that will help you get started and continue on in your homeschooling journey.
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# 3 – Homeschooling For Dummies, by Jennifer Kaufeld

# 3 – Homeschooling For Dummies, by Jennifer Kaufeld

Turn your home into a school and raise smart, well-adjusted kids Homeschooling lets you spend lots of time with your kids — and teach them your values and beliefs. But where do you get teaching materials? Or find social outlets so your kids can make friends? Covering everything from curriculum and legal compliance to...
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# 4 – Home Learning Year by Year, by Rebecca Rupp

# 4 – Home Learning Year by Year, by Rebecca Rupp

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. Homeschoolers can design their own curricula, assembling resources and using approaches that best suit their own children's needs.
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# 5 – The Unhurried Homeschooler, by Durenda Wilson

# 5 – The Unhurried Homeschooler, by Durenda Wilson

The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling by Durenda Wilson Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration. If you have ever felt this way, you’re not alone! Most of us need to be reminded of the “why” of homeschooling from time...
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# 6 – Home Schooling Children with Special Needs, by Sharon Hensley

# 6 – Home Schooling Children with Special Needs, by Sharon Hensley

Home Schooling Children with Special Needs (3rd Edition) by Sharon Hensley • Do you have a child with a learning problem, and you feel apprehensive about teaching him at home? • Do you need help locating the best resources for home schooling your child with special needs? • Do you find yourself confused and...
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# 7 – Homeschooling : The Teen Years, by Cafi Cohen

# 7 – Homeschooling : The Teen Years, by Cafi Cohen

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...
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# 8 – Homeschooling the Child with Autism, by Patricia Schetter, Kandis Lighthall

# 8 – Homeschooling the Child with Autism, by Patricia Schetter, Kandis Lighthall

Tips and suggestions from real-life parents who have successfully homeschooled their children with ASD (autism spectrum disorders and includes lists of helpful resources for homeschoolers.
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# 9 – 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, by Cathy Duffy

# 9 – 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, by Cathy Duffy

Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process.
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#10 – Teaching from Rest, by Sarah Mackenzie

#10 – Teaching from Rest, by Sarah Mackenzie

In this practical, faith-based, and inspirational book, Sarah Mackenzie explains her own way of bringing restful learning to her children.
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#11 – First Year of Homeschooling Your Child, by Linda Dobson

#11 – First Year of Homeschooling Your Child, by Linda Dobson

Are you considering homeschooling for your family? Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year?
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A List of New Homeschool Books

Hot New Home Education Books on Amazon.com
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A Thomas Jefferson Education, by Oliver DeMille

A Thomas Jefferson Education, by Oliver DeMille

Is American education preparing the future leaders our nation needs or merely struggling to teach basic literacy and job skills? Without leadership education, are we settling for an inadequate system that delivers educational, industrial, governmental, and societal mediocrity?
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Almost-Free Homeschool: A Free-Thinker’s Secular Curriculum

Almost-Free Homeschool: A Free-Thinker’s Secular Curriculum

The schedules take care of the planning, so all you have to do is open the free materials in a browser window or print them.
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Blueprint Homeschooling Plan, by Amy Knepper

Blueprint Homeschooling Plan, by Amy Knepper

A friendly, humorous guide to planning your school year. Discover why you are homeschooling to create a custom plan.
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Choosing Home by Martha Kennedy Hartnett

Choosing Home by Martha Kennedy Hartnett

Choosing Home: Deciding to Homeschool With Asperger’s Syndrome by Martha Kennedy Hartnett Martha Kennedy Hartnett is the mother of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome who made the courageous choice to homeschool. Emerging from the author’s personal experience, this book is a step by step account of successful home education. Choosing Home will take you...
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College-Prep Homeschooling, by David and Chandra Byers

College-Prep Homeschooling, by David and Chandra Byers

David and Chandra Byers show parents how to successfully homeschool their children through high school-even in subjects where they have no expertise. The authors demonstrate how these home-taught children are fully prepared for college and are often superior performers.
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Creative Home Schooling, by Lisa Rivero

Creative Home Schooling, by Lisa Rivero

Lisa Rivero is a freelance writer who began home schooling her bright son when he was not thriving in school. She has taught intense and creative learners in elementary classrooms and now leads a book discussion group for home schooled children.
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Deschooling Gently, by Tammy Takahashi

Deschooling Gently, by Tammy Takahashi

Deschooling Gently will help you whether you are new to homeschooling, or if you are experienced, but are in need of new approaches. Discover the best way to educate your children at home, not through rote process, but by learning how to find the answer within yourself. This plan will provide confidence to trust...
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Do It Yourself Curriculum – Fun-Schooling with Minecraft

Do It Yourself Curriculum – Fun-Schooling with Minecraft

Are your homeschooling a Minecraft player? Make Minecraft educational! You can cover every required subject while giving your child freedom to be creative!
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For Our Families, Homeschooling Is the Best! by Lyndsay Morton

For Our Families, Homeschooling Is the Best! by Lyndsay Morton

The children in the story discuss the numerous benefits of homeschooling in a fun, child friendly dialogue. For families adjusting to homeschooling.
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Forging Paths: Beyond Traditional Schooling, by Wes Beach

Forging Paths: Beyond Traditional Schooling, by Wes Beach

Stories of nine young people who took varying, nontraditional educational paths and succeeded in their chosen endeavors and vocations.
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Free Range Learning, by Laura Weldon

Free Range Learning, by Laura Weldon

"About so much more than homeschooling, this book incorporates wonderful philosophies such as slowing down, kindness, cooperation, the dangers of materialism, & creating a heart-centered lifestyle. A beautiful read." -- Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., co-author: Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World
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Free to Learn, by Peter Gray

Free to Learn, by Peter Gray

Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, by Peter Gray. Read 1st chapter on this this site.
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Homeschool Secrets Of Success by Sonya Chappell

Homeschool Secrets Of Success by Sonya Chappell

This invaluable guide will prove to you that the biggest secret to a successful homeschool is motivation. Because when you choose how to homeschool, there is an elephant in the room. And that's you. You are the parent. But now you are the teacher too. That is potentially an enormous problem on the motivation...
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Homeschool Your Child for Free, by LauraMaery Gold

Homeschool Your Child for Free, by LauraMaery Gold

Introduced in 2000, Homeschool Your Child for Free gave countless parents the plan and peace of mind to get their kids’ education on the right track. Now, authors LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski have revised and updated their popular guide, offering their expert homeschooling advice and information, plus new tools and resources to...
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Homeschooled Teens, by Sue Patterson

Homeschooled Teens, by Sue Patterson

Are you panicking about homeschooling your teen? Do you fear they'll miss the various activities associated with adolescence? Maybe you're afraid you'll close doors for them or they won't be well-prepared for adulthood? Are you afraid you're going to mess things up or “make them weird?” Breathe! These 75 young people are going to show you exactly what...
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Homeschooling in Pennsylvania

Homeschooling in Pennsylvania

A step-by-step guide to the homeschool law in Pennsylvania which is revised and updated to reflect the amendments that were passed and effective in 2014.
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Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome, by Lise Pyles

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome, by Lise Pyles

Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. Parents planning to homeschool their...
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Homeschooling the Early Years, by Linda Dobson

Homeschooling the Early Years, by Linda Dobson

Young children are full of curiosity, imagination, and a sense of wonder. They're willing to try new things and possess a natural joy of discovery. Yet in a traditional school, these natural behavior traits are too often squelched.
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Homeschooling Your 2e Child, by Kathy LaPan

Homeschooling Your 2e Child, by Kathy LaPan

Step by step guideline for getting started homeschooling your gifted and/or learning disabled child. Includes how to schedule your day and your year, buy curricula, find help in your community, and record keeping.
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Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, by Kathy Kuhl

Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, by Kathy Kuhl

How does a parent change from "Not me! I wouldn't have the patience," into a parent willing to take the plunge into homeschooling?
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