There is a long list of wonderful and inspiring books to be found on home education. Please find below recommendations of some of our favourite books to get you started!
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
Author: Dr. Laura Markham
Using mindfulness and connection to raise resilient, joyful children and rediscover your love of parenting.
The Brain That Changes Itself
Author: Norman Doidge
Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science.
Author: Susan Cain
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
The Highly Sensitive Child
Author: Elaine Aron
A guide for highly sensitive children and their caregivers.
Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
Authors: Gabor Maté and Gordon Neufeld
Tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time – peers replacing parents in the lives of our children.
Author: Sally Shaywitz
The cutting-edge research is translated into an easy-to-follow plan of action, offering help and hope to all who have reading problems and to their families as well.
The Explosive Child
Author: Ross Greene
Groundbreaking, research-based approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other challenging behaviors.
Equipped for reading success
Author: David Kilpatrick
More than an explanation of current research, Equipped for Reading Success is a complete program for training phonemic awareness.
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Author: Howard Gardner
The theory of multiple intelligences proposes the differentiation of human intelligence into specific modalities of intelligence, rather than defining intelligence as a single, general ability.
The Well-Trained Mind, A Guide to Classical Education at Home
Authors: Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
There is a website too, www.welltrainedmind.com
For the Love of Learning
Author: Jenny Sockey
Based on The Charlotte Mason philosophy. A mixture of CM and Classical Education.
When Children Love to Learn
Author: Elaine Cooper
Based on The Charlotte Mason philosophy.
For The Children’s Sake
Author: Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Based on The Charlotte Mason philosophy
A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning
Author: Karen Andreola
This is a thorough chapter-by-chapter overview of the inspiring teaching principles of Christian educator Charlotte Mason.
The Original Home Schooling Series
Author: Charlotte Mason
The classic reference by the founder of the home schooling movement.
Homeschooling the Early Years, The Homeschooling Book of Answers
Author: Linda Dobson
Discusses the positives of homeschooling young children in the years that lay the foundation for developing learning skills.
Fundamentals of Home-schooling. Notes on a Successful Family Living
Author: Ann Lahrson-Fisher
A book designed to educate on a holistic approach to homeschooling.
Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
Author: Mary Pride
With more than 600 pages in the subject, this can be considered the ‘phone-book’ of HE. Among others, it has a detailed explanation in the most popular approaches and is full of resources. The author is the publisher of Practical Homeschooling Magazine and founder of the world’s most visited homeschool website, www.home-school.com
Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery
Author: David H. Albert
A wonderful author in HE. His website is well-worth looking at www.skylarksings.com
Educating the Whole Hearted Child
Authors: Clay and Sally Clarkson
This book is probably the most successful one there is based in the Eclectic approach.
Awakening your Child’s Natural Genius
Author: Thomas Armstrong
Suggestions, activities, and resources for parents to help their children realize their true gifts
The Unschooling Handbook
Author: Mary Griffith
A guide to the “unschooling” movement, based on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own interests.
How Children Learn, How Children Fail, Teach Your Own, The Underachieving School, Instead of Education
Author: John Holt
The author is the ‘father’ of the Unschooling movement and method. His books are highly inspiring and very popular for today’s home-educating parents.
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
Authors: Dr. Raymond & Dorothy Moore
Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning.
The Teenage Liberation Handbook
Author: Grace Llewellyn
This book presents suggestions for teenagers who are considering quitting school.
Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves
Author: Alison McKee
Discusses one family’s experience with homeschooling and offers advice about “unschooling.”
Educating Your Child at Home
Author: Jane Lowe & Alan Thomas
This introductory guide is designed to help parents decide if home education can work for their family. It also helps more experienced home educators refine their own approaches to their children’s learning.
Educating Children at Home
Author: Alan Thomas
This is an eye-opening book on Home Education documenting an study of how 100 HE families function.