I have been homeschooling for a number of years, however, I still want to find books about homeschooling, for my own sanity! Am I still doing things right, or just as a sanity checker. So I thought I would create a list of all the favorite books we have come across and tried to break them down into helpful sections.
We all need to take a moment to reflect every now and again and trust me I understand how hard it is to get 5 minutes of peace. But these books about homeschooling should be in your Amazon cart if not on your nightstand already.
These books are the best of the best books about homeschooling, and you will refer to them over and over again. There are many homeschooling blogs that hopefully help, but I also like to have a physical book in my hand with a cup of coffee, or depending on my day a nice glass of wine!
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Due to the rise of homeschooling in recent months, there are so many new homeschoolers out there who are looking for reassurance and just a sanity check.
The Best Books About Homeschooling
Everything You Need to Know about Homeschooling – Lee Ann Garfias
This book is my absolute favorite, it is newly released this year, which is why there are not as many reviews. However, I can’t recommend it enough. It goes through homeschooling from early learning right through to high school. It is definitely geared towards newer homeschool families, but I still got a lot out of it. Get your copy now.
Homeschool Bravely – Jamie Erickson
This book is probably my most favorite self-help book of this selection of books about homeschooling. “Quiet the voices of “not good enough” and step courageously into guilt-free homeschooling“. This is a book you should have with you at all times! Get yours today.
The Call of the Wild + Free – Ainsley Arment
A mother of five who has created a growing online community wrote this book to offer advice for those considering homeschooling. The pictures in this book are beautiful and it is beautifully written. On Amazon it gets 5 stars from 1,277 reviewers, so I am not the only one who loves this book.
The Brave Learner – Julie Bogart
Finding everyday magic in homeschool, learning, and life, this book is perfect for both the new homeschooler and experienced families. It is a large book with about 300 pages, again the Amazon reviews of 5 stars from 1,327 reviewers show that this is a must for any homeschooling family.
The Montessori Toddler -Simone Davies
Now I haven’t actually read this book, but the reason I have included it is due to the excellent reviews. On Amazon, it gets 5 stars from a huge 6,877 reviewers. When I got into homeschooling Freddie was already over the toddler stage, but a number of my friends with toddlers have told me how inspiring this book is.
Home Learning Year by Year – Rebecca Rupp
This book is great if you are looking at homeschool curriculum. It is such a detailed book and breaks it down grade by grade. It really is a must for every homeschooler.
How Children Learn – John Holt
This book I would actually recommend for every parent, whether you homeschool or not. It has great insight on how children learn, and how for small children learning is as natural as breathing. Grab your copy here.
Teaching From Rest – Sarah Mackenzie
This is a faith based book that talks about how to achieve peace within your homeschool. You will definitely not read this one only once. Like all of the books, this has EXCELLENT reviews on Amazon and should be on your nightstand already!
Unschooled – Kerry McDonald
I love this book even though we are definitely not considered unschoolers. We homeschool year-round, and I have to say that this book has helped no end, certainly in the summer months. We still do workbooks in the summer, but we definitely are more “unschooled” than that at any other time. Grab your copy now
Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas – Linda Dobson
I love this for younger children, Linda has added over 500 fun activities for kids aged 3-12 for you to do in your homeschool. I thought I had a lot of ideas before, but these are great. Get your copy here
The Homeschooling Starter Guide – Dr. Gina. M Riley
Gina homeschooled her child from K-12 as well as being in the education field for over 20 years. It is a new release so it is talking about Covid homeschoolers too.
The Grumbe Free Year – Tricia Goyer
Now this book actually isn’t directly about homeschooling, however, we attended a seminar recently with Tricia Goyer, and she is such an inspirational lady. She has 10 kids whom she has homeschooled, and this book is all about how they all went grumble free for an entire year! So I had to include this as a bonus book.
If you are looking for books for 9 year olds, check out my recent post.
Please let me know in the comments what your favorite books about homeschooling are. I probably have over 20 on my homeschool bookshelf but you can never have too many!
Last Updated on 17 September 2021 by homeschoolof1