Recommended Reading

Andreola, Karen. The Charlotte Mason Companion. A wonderful book that helps readers understand how to implement Charlotte’s ideas on educating children.

Beechick, Ruth. You Can Teach Your Child Successfully. Highly experienced teacher who convinces you you’re the best teacher for your children. After reading this book you no longer will feel that teachers know secrets that are hidden from you.

Bell, Debra. The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling. A manual full of wit and wisdom. Covers the whys and hows of homeschooling, and everything in between!

Clarkson, Clay and Sally. Educating the Whole-Hearted Child. Challenging handbook that focuses on a home-centered learning approach that combines discipleship with educating children using “whole, living” books.

Farris, Vickie and Jayme. A Mom Just Like You. In a warm, practical style, this books gives home schooling moms encouragement for those days when the challenge seems overwhelming.

Fields, Christine M. Homeschooling the Challenging Child: A Practical Guide. Of the many reasons families choose to homeschool, one is that they may have children who cannot thrive within traditional education environments due to special, physical, or emotional needs. This book addresses the issues and offers advice.

Graham, Gayle. How to Home School. A Practical Approach. This is a working manual written by a homeschool mom. Easy to read. Guidance for such areas as organizing your home school; choosing curriculum; developing unit studies, record keeping; and much more!

Harris, Gregg. The Christian Home School. A good introduction to home education. demonstrates that teaching at home not only gives children a good education, but is important in developing a Christian value system.

Klicka, Christopher. The Right Choice: Home Schooling. A book that will prepare parents to meet opposition from family, friends, agencies, and uninformed outsiders.

Macaulay, Susan Schaeffer. For the Children’s Sake. A practical book that helps parents and teachers enrich childhood education by expanding learning opportunities to all areas of life.

Rupp, Rebecca. Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School. This is a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum. Ms. Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school.

Schakelford, Luanne and Susan White. Survivors Guide to Schooling. Chapters include: Do Real People do this?, What Will the Neighbors Think?, Help! It’s Not Working!, What About Time for Us?.

Wise, Jessie & Bauer, Susan Wise. The Well-Trained Mind. A guide to Classical Education at Home. This book will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school-one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning.

Wiener, Harvey S. Any Child Can Write. An engaging book that shows how parents can encourage their children to write.