Books about homeschooling

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The number of books about home education has grown to fill several shelves. Below are listed some of the best. Please note that NJHA does not endorse any of these books or authors – some of these books contradict others. As with anything else offered to homeschoolers, if it doesn’t work for you, move on to the next.

Practical Advice

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling’s Most Respected Voices by Linda Dobson (Editor). (1998) Prima Publications. ISBN: 0761513779

Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School: A Parent’s Guide by Mary Griffith, Lisa Cooper (Illustrator). (1999) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761517278

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith. (1998) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761512764

Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School by Grace Llewellyn, Amy Silver. (2001) J. Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0471349607

The Relaxed Home School: A Family Production by Mary Hood. (1994) Ambleside Educational Press. ISBN: 0963974009

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook: A Creative and Stress-free Approach to Homeschooling by Raymond and Dorothy Moore. (1994) T. Nelson Publishers. Large print ed., 300 pages. ISBN: 0785281754

First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start by Linda Dobson. (2001) Prima Publishing; ISBN: 0761527885

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise, Susan Wise Bauer (1999) 764 pages, W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393047520

The Homeschool Reader edited by Mark and Helen Hegener. Home Education Press. (1997) ASIN: 0945097077

Homeschooling: Take A Deep Breath – You Can Do This! by Terrie Lynn Bittner. (2005) Mapletree Publishing Company. ISBN: 0972807152

Catholic Homeschool Companion edited by Maureen Wittmann, Rachel MacKson. Sophia Institute Press. (2006) ISBN: 1933184167

 

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Early Years

Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp. (2000) Three Rivers Pr. ISBN: 0609805851

Trust the Children: a Manual and Activity Guide for Homeschooling and Alternative Learning by Anna Kealoha. Berkeley, Calif.: Celestial Arts, (1995) ASIN: 0890877483

Homeschooling The Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child by Linda Dobson, Jamie Miller (Editor). Paperback, 224 pages. (1999) Prima Publications. ISBN: 0761520287

Strong Start in Language: Grades K-3 ISBN: 0940319020

Easy Start in Arithmetic: Grades K-3 ISBN: 0940319012

Home Start in Reading ISBN: 0940319004

by Ruth Beechick (1988) Arrow Press

First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start by Linda Dobson. Paperback, 360 pages. (2001) Prima Publishing; ISBN: 0761527885

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith. Paperback, 240 pages. (April 1998) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761512764

Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School by Rebecca Rupp (2000) Paperback, 224 pages. Three Rivers Press; ISBN: 0609805851

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling’s Most Respected Voices by Linda Dobson (Editor). Paperback, 384 pages. (1998) Prima Publications. ISBN: 0761513779

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise, Susan Wise Bauer (1999) 764 pages, W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393047520

Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School: A Parent’s Guide by Mary Griffith, Lisa Cooper (Illustrator). Paperback, 320 pages. (1999) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761517278

Living is Learning Curriculum Guides by Nancy Plent Each guide covers two or more grade levels. Order from Unschoolers Network, 2 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 (732) 938-2473

 

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Middle Years

Basic Skills for Homeschooling: Language Arts and Math for the Middle School Years by Lee Wherry Brainerd, Jessika Sobanski, Ricki Winegardner (2002) LearningExpress. ISBN: 1576853950

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully : Grades 4 to 8 by Ruth Beechick. (1992) Pollock Pines, CA : Arrow Press. Arrow Pr; ISBN: 0940319047

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling’s Most Respected Voices by Linda Dobson (Editor). (1998) Prima Publications. ISBN: 0761513779

Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School: A Parent’s Guide by Mary Griffith, Lisa Cooper (Illustrator). (1999) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761517278

Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School by Grace Llewellyn, Amy Silver. 224 pages. (2001) J. Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0471349607

First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start by Linda Dobson. (2001) Prima Publishing; ISBN: 0761527885

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith. (1998) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761512764

Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School by Rebecca Rupp. (2000) Three Rivers Pr. ISBN: 0609805851

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise, Susan Wise Bauer (1999) W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393047520

Living is Learning Curriculum Guides by Nancy Plent Each guide covers two or more grade levels. Order from Unschoolers Network, 2 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 (732) 938-2473


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Teens

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education (1998) by Grace Llewellyn. Lowry House Pub; revised edition, ISBN: 0962959170

Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go To School by Grace Llewellyn. (1993) Lowry House Pub; ISBN: 0962959138

And What About College?: How Homeschooling Can Lead to Admissions to the Best Colleges & Universities by Cafi Cohen, Patrick Farenga (Editor). (2000) Holt Associates. ISBN: 0913677116

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling’s Most Respected Voices by Linda Dobson (Editor). (1998) Prima Publications. ISBN: 0761513779

Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School: A Parent’s Guide by Mary Griffith, Lisa Cooper (Illustrator). (1999) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761517278

Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School by Grace Llewellyn, Amy Silver. (2001) J. Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0471349607

First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start by Linda Dobson. (2001) Prima Publishing; ISBN: 0761527885

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith. (1998) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761512764

Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School by Rebecca Rupp. (2000) Three Rivers Pr. ISBN: 0609805851

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise, Susan Wise Bauer (1999) W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393047520

Living is Learning Curriculum Guides by Nancy Plent Each guide covers two or more grade levels. Order from Unschoolers Network, 2 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 (732) 938-2473

 

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Special Needs

Home Educating our Autistic Spectrum Children: Paths are Made by Walking by Kitt Cowlishaw and Terri Dowty. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN: 1843100371

Homeschooling the Child With Asperger Syndrome: Real Help for Parents Anywhere and on Any Budget by Lise Pyles. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN: 1843107619

Homeschooling the Child with ADD (or Other Special Needs): Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the Child with Learning Differences by Lenore C. Hayes. Prima Lifestyles. ISBN: 0761535691

Home Schooling Children With Special Needs by Sharon Hensley. Noble Publishing Associates. ISBN: 1568570104

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition by Carol Stock Kranowitz, Lucy Jane Miller. Perigee Trade. (2006) ISBN: 0399531653


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Our Stories

Real-Life Homeschooling: The Stories of 21 Families Who Make it Work by Rhonda Barfield (2002) Fireside (Simon & Schuster). ISBN: 0-7434-4229-6

Allison’s Story : a Book about Homeschooling Jon Lurie ; photographs by Rebecca Dallinger. (1996)Minneapolis : Lerner Publications. ISBN: 0822525798

I am a Home Schooler Julie Voetberg ; hand-tinted photographs by Taasha Owens. (1995) Morton, Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co. ISBN: 0807534420

And the Skylark Sings with Me – Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education by David H. Albert. (1999) Consortium Book Sales & Dist. ISBN: 0865714010

Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go To School by Grace Llewellyn. (1993) Paperback. Lowry House Pub; ISBN: 0962959138

I Learn Better By Teaching Myself and, Still Teaching Ourselves by Agnes Leistico (1997) Combined edition, 304 pages. Holt Associates; ISBN: 0913677124

Homeschooling for Excellence by David and Micki Colfax (1988) Paperback. Warner Books; ISBN: 0446389862

Freedom Challenge: African American Homeschoolers edited and with an introduction by Grace Llewellyn. (1996) Lowry House. ISBN: 0962959111

Better Than School and Child’s Work by Nancy Wallace. Larson Pub; ASIN: 0943914051

 

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Resources

The Home School Source Book by Donn Reed, Jean Reed (2001) Paperback, 480 pages. Brook Farm Books; 3rd edition; ISBN: 0919761283

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. (1998) Three Rivers Pr. ISBN: 0609801090

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith. (1998) Prima Publishing. ISBN: 0761512764

Homeschool Your Child for Free: More Than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond by LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski (2000) Prima Publishing; ISBN: 0761525130

Homeschooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-Packed Guide by Melissa L. Morgan & Judith Waite Allee (1999) Harold Shaw Pub; ISBN: 087788546X

Home Schooling from Scratch: Simple Living – Super Learning by Mary Potter Kenyon and Lishi Laurance (Illustrator) (1996) Gazelle Publications; ISBN: 0930192354

 

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History & Philosophy

The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling’s Most Respected Voices by Linda Dobson (Editor). (1998) Prima Publications. ISBN: 0761513779

Taking Charge Thru Homeschooling: Personal and Political Empowerment Larry & Susan Kaseman (1991) Koshkonong Press; ISBN: 0962836508

Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School by Grace Llewellyn, Amy Silver. (2001) J. Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0471349607

The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self by Linda Dobson (1997) Holt Associates; ISBN: 0913677140

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise, Susan Wise Bauer (1999) W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393047520

The Homeschool Reader edited by Mark and Helen Hegener. Home Education Press. (1997) ASIN: 0945097077

Schooling at Home : Parents, Kids, and Learning / [revised excerpts from] Mothering Magazine edited by Anne Pedersen and Peggy O’Mara. 1st ed. Santa Fe, N.M. : J. Muir Publications ; Distributed to the book trade by W.W. Norton, 1990.

Teach Your Own: A Hopeful Path for Education by John Caldwell Holt (1981, 1997) Holt Associates; 3rd Rep edition; ASIN: 0907637094

Growing Without Schooling: A Record of a Grassroots Movement [ a compilation of the first 12 issues of GWS magazine ] by John Holt, Susannah Sheffer (1997) Holt Associates; ISBN: 0913677108

Learning All The Time by John Holt (reprint 1990) Perseus Publishing; ISBN: 0201550911

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