Below is a list of my top 11 favorite homeschool books organized loosely by topic. The first 10 are the books that I continue to recommend if someone asks. The last one is a book that I’m currently reading, but am finding it to be essential to a more complete understanding of God’s hand in the modern American homeschool movement.
Hope you can find some new reading material below!
“Homeschooling in Our House” Books
Educating the Wholehearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson – (I was randomly searching for ideas to teach my two – five year old class at church, when the Lord had me stumble upon a homeschooler’s blog. I sent Heather an email asking about homeschooling, and she recommended this book to me. I find it pretty cool that the Lord used her (and a number of other people) to guide me toward homeschooling more than 6 years ago.)
Want to see what homeschooling looked like in the Clarkson family? This was the very first homeschooling book I ever read and my first glimpse into what life in a homeschool family could look like. I was so intrigued after reading this book that I immediately began my quest to read as many books on homeschooling as I could. I stopped counting and writing the books down after I’d read about 30. I’m still on the lookout for more to read. If you’d be so kind, leave me a comment and let me know your favorite(s)!
Home Sweet Home-School by Sue Makestaad – I laughed and shook my head (yes) a lot with this one! When I finished reading it, I emailed the author to let her know how much I appreciated her humorous account of what homeschooling looked like for their family. She wrote back a nice “thank you” email with some more encouragement in it just for me. What a sweet lady!
To read more head on over to Heart of the Matter Online where I continue!
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