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Classic Homeschool Books

Here’s a list of recommended books about homeschooling, by author’s last name, chosen by your Homeschooling Guide for their outstanding features and editorial excellence. As a result of a commercial relationship between Go Milpitas, A to Z Home’s Cool and Amazon.com online booksellers, these titles can be purchased directly from Amazon.com by following the links below. (Note: Amazon.com is solely responsible for fulfillment of book orders placed through these links.)

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Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow.: Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Love
by David H. Albert(September, 2005)  And the Skylark Sings with Me
by Albert, David H.
Read what the reviews say on the author’s home page. A delightful book. A family’s unschooling journey to excellence. I couldn’t put it down. 1999 Paperback.

Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery
by David H. Albert
Paperback – September 1, 2002

Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling
(Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle, 18)
by Debra Bell
Debra Bell sets forth a vision for the joys of home-based learning and the essential tools for success. June 2000 Paperback.

Homeschooling : Take A Deep Breath – You Can Do This!
by Terrie Lynn Bittner
(Paperback – January 2005)

Basic Skills for Homeschooling: Language Arts and Math for the Middle School Years
by Lee Wherry Brainerd
July 2002
Homeschooling Your Gifted Child: Language Arts for the Middle School Years
by Lee Wherry Brainerd, Wendy Moss (Introduction) Paperback – September 5, 2002

Christian Unschooling
Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ
by Teri J. Brown, Elissa M. Wahl. For too many years, the segment of homeschoolers that consider themselves “Christians” and “unschoolers” have been ignored. 2001.

Homeschooling with TLC in the Elementary Grades by Tamara L. Chilver (Author), Marie Mosley (Editor)May 4, 2007

Homeschooling: A Research-Based How-To Manual 
by Andrea D. Clements
(Paperback – August 1, 2004)

Homeschooling for Excellence
by Colfax, David & Micki
Classic book that inspired me to homeschool. Story of the Goat Boy who went to Harvard. 1988 Paperback

Home Educating our Autistic Spectrum Children: Paths are Made by Walking
by Kitt Cowlishaw, Terri Dowty
Parents home educating their children with autism or Asperger’s syndrome tell their personal stories about how they reached the decision to educate at home, set about the task, and how it transformed their children’s lives. Paperback – January 4, 2002.

Easy Homeschooling Techniques
Your Guide to the Low Cost, Time Saving, High Quality Method
by Lorraine Curry, Eva Nance
With Christian references & historical information this personal & personable text covers every aspect from preparing your home to starting a business. 2001.

Easy Homeschooling Techniques: The REAL How-To Guide, Third Edition 
by Lorriane Curry
(Paperback – October 25, 2004)

Homeschooling High School: Planning Ahead for College Admission
by Jeanne Gowen Dennis
Paperback – March 2004

Homeschool Guide to the Online World
by Dinsmore, Mark & Wendy
Using the online world to augment your homeschool. 1996 Paperback

Homeschool Guide to the Internet
by Dinsmore, Mark & Wendy
Sequel to the Guide to the Online World, this one helps unlock the doors to the Internet for you. 1997 Paperback

The Homeschooling Book of Answers
101 Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling’s Most Respected Voices
by Linda Dobson While there are no “expert” answers, you’ll find this book has thoughtful suggestions. Paperback – February 26, 2002.

The Learning Coach Approach: Inspire, Encourage, and Guide Your Child Toward Greater Success In School and In Life
by Linda Dobson(Hardcover – August 30, 2005)

Homeschooling 101: The Essential Handbookby Mark Field and Christine FieldApril 2007 Homeschooling the Challenging Child: A Practical Guide 
by Christine M. Field
(Paperback – February 2005)

The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School 
by Valerie Fitzenreiter
Paperback – July 2003

The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschoolingby Rachel GathercoleJuly 30, 2007

A Different Kind of Teacher: Reflections on the Bitter Lessons of American Schooling
by Gatto, John Taylor
A decisive look at what has gone wrong with American school systems, and how to put it right again. October 2000 Paperback.

The Homeschooling Handbook
From Preschool to High School, a Parent’s Guide
by Mary Griffith
Takes you through all the steps, to a complete lifestyle change. 1999 Paperback

The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom
by Griffith, Mary
Listed it here so I could order it myself. I really like this author! 1998 Paperback.

Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life 
by Mary Griffith
August 17, 2007

Family Matters
Why Homeschooling Makes Sense
by Guterson, David
The best book for fathers to read, for it’s very man-to-man. 1993 Paperback.

The Homeschoolers Book of Lists
More than 250 Lists, Charts, and Facts to Make Planning Easier and Faster
by Sonya Haskins
October 2007
Homeschooling the Child with ADD (or Other Special Needs)
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the Child with Learning Differences
by Lenore Colacion Hayes, et al
This timely book shines a spotlight on the challenges and joys of homeschooling special-needs children–children with disorders ranging from autism or ADD to those with other learning disabilities or who simply march to the beat of a different drummer. Paperback – March 26, 2002

by Mary Heinking (Audio Cassette)
In this two-part talk, Ms. Heinking presents a comprehensive overview of homeschooling as a viable alternative to public schools.

Home School
Taking the First Step
by Hendrickson, Borg
Step by step, whatever state you are in, Hendrickson takes you through the beginning steps. 1994 Paperback

Homeschooling : The Middle Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 8- To 12-Year Old Child
by Henry, Shari
Helps parents make the most of their children’s crucial middle years by providing exciting ideas and activities that cultivate each child’s individual interests. 1999 Paperback.

Home Schooling Children With Special Needs
by Hensley, Sharon
Sharon Hensley gives her readers a fresh perspective in facing the challenges of home schooling children with special needs. 1995 Paperback

Teach Your Own
A Hopeful Path for Education
by Holt, John Caldwell
First edition inspire many to homeschool in 1981. This edition omits dated information about legal issues. 1997 Paperback

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
by John Holt, Pat Farenga Paperback – April 15, 2003

The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling
by Ishizuka, Kathy
If you seek guidance on homeschooling, or are considering this education option for your child, you’ll need clear, thorough and practical information. 2000 Paperback.

High School @ Home: You Can Do It!by Diana JohnsonJuly, 2007

Homeschooling More Than One Child : A Practical Guide for Families
by Carren W. Joye(March 14, 2005)

Homeschooling for Dummies
by Jennifer Kaufeld
Useful information and insight about the basics of day-to-day homeschooling life, this book explains the hows and whys of this exciting alternative to traditional classroom schooling. 2001.

The Homeschooler’s Software Guide
by Dan Kihlstadius, Tammy Kihlstadius
Reviews of software of interest to homeschoolers. 2001.
Homeschooling for Success
How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for Their Child
by Rebecca Kochenderfer, Elizabeth Kanna
With continual reports on the decline of America’s educational system, it’s no wonder that millions of parents are considering homeschooling.
Paperback – July 2002

Homeschool Open House
by Lande, Nancy
These families share an “up close and personal” view of how they move through a day of learning, chores and laundry, meals, activities and general organization. You may also order direct from Nancy’s website. October 2000 Paperback.

365 Days of Celebration and Praise : Daily Devotions and Activities for Homeschooling Families
by Julie Lavender and Maureen McCaffrey Williamson
Paperback – August 2003
Learning At Home : A Mother’s Guide To Homeschooling, Revised Edition
by Layne, Marty
A down to earth homeschooling mother shares her insights and experiences about her four never-schooled children.
The Everything Homeschooling Book (Everything Series.)
by Sherri Linsenbach Paperback – May 2003

Freedom Challenge
African American Homeschoolers
by Llewellyn, Grace (Editor)
Many African Americans see homeschooling as a positive continuation of the Civil Rights movement. 1996 Paperback

Guerrilla Learning
How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School
by Grace Llewellen
An empowering guide for parents who are concerned about their children’s education but want to work within the school system. 2001.

Real Lives
Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go to School (2nd edition)
by Llewellyn, Grace (Editor)
(Paperback – July 1, 2005)

Tips and Tricks for Homeschooling Survival
by Ann Lloyd
Tips and Tricks for: keeping records, selecting curriculum, interacting with the schools, finding time for yourself, keeping up with the housework, dealing with siblings, containing the clutter, and surviving as a homeschooling mom. 2001.

Homeschooling Our Children Unschooling Ourselves
by Alison McKeeDiscouraged by her teaching experiences in the early 1980s, McKee was inspired to teach her own children at home by John Holt’s work. She soon discovered that “learning really was a natural part of the growth and development of all children. January 1, 2002.

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling
by Moore, Raymond S., et al
Throw away your Daytimer. Don’t create school at home. 1994 Paperback

The Complete Guide to Homeschooling
by John Perry, et al
Step-by-step instructions for tailoring a curriculum to the individual, integrating academic home schooling with public school extracurricular opportunities, maintaining family energy and peace, and developing diverse community-based enrichment studies. December 2000 Paperback.

Kandoo Kangaroo Hops Into Homeschool
by Susan Ratner
When a young kangaroo asks a lot of questions, her parents know it’s time to homeschool. For ages 4-8. September 2000 Paperback

Home School Sourcebook (3rd Edition)
by Donn Reed, Jean Reed (New Edition – May 2001)
This book is an international seller. The most complete guide to home schooling available. Full of helpful essays and commentary…even cartoons! Recommended by John Holt’s Book Store, Home Education Magazine, and Priority Parenting. 2001.

Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children: A Resource Guide
by Lisa Rivero
Lisa addresses areas not usually covered in homeschooling books such as asynchronous development (uneven development), perfectionism, and learning for self-actualization.
Homeschooling at the Speed of Life: Balancing Home, School, And Family in the Real World
by Marilyn Rockett
April 2007

The Complete Home Learning Source Book
The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic to Zoology
by Rebecca Rupp
Practically three inches thick–and we’re not talking large print here–it’s packed with titles, ordering information, and Web site addresses. 1998 Paperback.

The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion
by Laura Saba, Julie Gattis
This all-in-one manual covers the different approaches to homeschooling as well as the specific methods for setting up the home learning environment.
Paperback – March 1, 2002

When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
by R. C. Sproul Jr.
(Paperback – September 15, 2004)

Kingdom of Children
Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
by Mitchell L. Stevens
Home-schooling has become an elaborate social movement, with its own celebrities, rituals and networks, which now encompasses more than a million American children. 2001.

Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles
by Gena Suarez, Paul Suarez (Editor)February, 1, 2006

Homeschooling A Path Rediscovered for Socialization, Education, and Family by Amy, Schechter Vahid and Frank VahidSeptember 2007

Home School Manual
Plans, Pointers, Reasons and Resources, 7th ed.
by Wade, Theodore E.
Wade’s encyclopedic resource evaluates the content, method, and philosophy of homeschooling materials from a Biblical perspective. 1998 Paperback.

Beyond Survival
A Guide to Abundant-Life Homeschooling
by Waring, Diana & Cathy Duffy
The book is heavily influenced by the author’s Christian beliefs and well sprinkled with scripture quotes, often using quoted scripture as the basis in reason for a certain approach. 1996 Paperback.

No More Prisons
by William Upski Wimsatt
Inspiration and numbers and websites and addresses and names of books that you need to do all the stuff you’ll want to do after you read this. 1999 Paperback.

Catholic Homeschool Companion by Maureen Wittmann, Rachel MacksonFebruary, 1 2006

From the Classroom to the Kitchen Table: The Many Rich Blessings of Homeschooling
by Irene Wunderlich(Paperback, August 2, 2006


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