Are you a homeschooling mom looking for guidance and practical tips to enhance your homeschool journey? Look no further than the pages of these inspiring books about homeschooling.
Whether you’re just starting out or looking for new ideas to change up your homeschooling routine, there’s tons of knowledge waiting to be discovered in these homeschooling books.
Why Should I Read Books for Homeschooling?
Homeschooling can be both exciting and overwhelming, and often times, it’s both (and more) at the same time.
Reading homeschooling books can provide valuable insights, inspiration, and practical tips to help you navigate this sometimes chaotic, but always rewarding, educational style. ♥
Here’s why you should consider reading these homeschooling books:
- Gain inspiration and motivation to start or continue homeschooling.
- Learn about different homeschooling philosophies, methods, and approaches.
- Discover practical tips and strategies for curriculum planning, time management, and organization.
- Find encouragement and support from experienced homeschooling parents and educators.
Homeschooling Books for Beginners
Feeling inspired to start homeschooling but not sure where to begin?
These books offer encouragement, practical advice, and real-life stories, perfect for beginning homeschoolers.
- “Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling” by John Holt and Pat Farenga
- “Homeschooling for Absolute Beginners: Make Learning at Home Simple, Affordable, Fun, and Effective” by Lorilee Lippincott
- “Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling” by John Taylor Gatto
- “The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12” by Linda Dobson
No matter which homeschool style you like, these beginner homeschooling books will help you lay a solid foundation to start homeschooling!
Homeschool Books for Moms
As a homeschooling mom, it’s essential to prioritize self-care, personal growth, and professional development.
These homeschooling books for moms offer encouragement, inspiration, and practical tips are the perfect thing to help you do just that!
- “Remaining You While Raising Them: The Secret Art of Confident Motherhood” by Alli Worthington
- “How to Teach Your Child” by Tamara L. Chilver
- “Grace for the Homeschool Mom” by Tamara L. Chilver
- “Mother Culture: For a Happy Homeschool” by Karen Andreola
From raising kids that love learning to nurturing your own and interests, these books will empower you to create a great homeschooling experience for your family.
Faith-Based Homeschooling Books
For homeschooling families seeking to integrate their faith into their educational journey, these faith-based books offer guidance, inspiration, and practical resources rooted in religious teachings.
- “All in One Sunday School for Ages 4-12 (Volume 1): When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Room” by Lois Keffer
- “Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust, God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence” by Jamie Erickson
- “One Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool Moms” by Jackie Wellwood
- “God Schooling: How God Intended Children to Learn” by Julie Polanco
These faith-based homeschooling books provide valuable insights to help families cultivate a spiritual foundation while educating their children at home.
Secular Homeschooling Books
For homeschooling families seeking a secular approach to education, these books offer practical guidance, resources, and curriculum options without religious influence.
- “The Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School, A Parent’s Guide” by Mary Griffith
- “Successful Secular Homeschool: A Practical Guide to Thriving in the Homeschool World (Without Religion)” by Caroline Spencer
- “The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life” by Julie Bogart
These secular homeschooling books provide valuable resources and insights for families looking to pursue a non-religious approach to homeschooling.
Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Books
For homeschooling families interested in the Charlotte Mason approach, these books have principles and practical resources inspired by Charlotte Mason’s philosophy.
- “Home Education (The Home Education Series)” by Charlotte Mason
- “A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning” by Karen Andreola
- “Before Curriculum: How to Start Practicing the Charlotte Mason Philosophy in Your Home” by Amy Fischer
These Charlotte Mason homeschool books provide valuable guidance and resources for families interested in implementing Charlotte Mason’s principles of education in their teachings.
Books for Unschooling
Unschooling is a homeschooling approach that prioritizes child-led learning and exploration over formal curriculum and instruction.
These books offer insights and guidance for families embracing the unschooling philosophy:
- “The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom” by Mary Griffith
- “Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life” by Peter Gray
- “Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun” by Dayna Martin
Providing practical tips for families interested in unschooling, these books encourage parents to trust in their children’s innate curiosity and natural desire to learn.
Books for Homesteading Homeschoolers
For homesteading families seeking to incorporate homeschool and self-sufficiency into their daily lives, these books offer guidance, inspiration, and practical advice.
- “Family Homesteading: The Ultimate Guide to Self-Sufficiency for the Whole Family” by Teri Page
- “The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills” by Tristan Goodley
- “The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself” by Carla Emery
- “The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking” by Kaci Rae Christopher
Homesteading families will get the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate homeschool into their daily lives, teaching their kids self-sufficiency, resilience, and a deeper connection to the natural world.
Homeschool Books for Working Parents
Balancing homeschooling with work can be challenging, but these books offer strategies, tips, and encouragement for parents juggling multiple responsibilities.
- “The Working Parent’s Guide to Homeschooling” by Robyn Dolan
- “Homeschooling and Working While Shaping Amazing Learners” by LM Preston
- “The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling’s Most Respected Voices” by Linda Dobson
- “Work, Parent, Thrive: 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Ditch Guilt, Manage Overwhelm, and Grow Connection (When Everything Feels Like Too Much)” by Yael Schonbrun
Providing valuable support and resources for working parents that homeschool, these books help you create fulfilling educational experiences for your children while managing your professional responsibilities.
Whether you’re seeking inspiration, practical guidance, or a deeper understanding of homeschooling philosophy and practice, these books offer a wealth of knowledge and resources to support you on your homeschooling journey.
From beginner-friendly guides to insightful reflections on homeschooling life, I hope that every homeschooling mom can discover something helpful within the pages of these inspiring books. 💞
So grab a cup of tea, cozy up with a good book, and prepare to be inspired as you embark on this rewarding educational adventure with your family.