We are often asked which books we recommend for a new homeschooler. Below is a small smattering of the books we consider to be some of the best.

You might like to do a search for the titles using our favourite book stores: Book Depository UK, Book Depository US, Fishpond, Amazon and ChristianBooks.

A Biblical Home Education: Building Your Homeschool on the Foundation of God's Word For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School I Saw the Angel in the Marble Educating the Wholehearted Child The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible Based Homeschooling You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4-8 Language and Thinking for Young Children Successful Homeschool Family Handbook Better Late Than Early: A New Approach to Your Child's Education


A few other suggestions AFTER reading the books listed above:

A Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levison
More Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levison
When You Rise Up by R.C.Sproul Jr.
Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
The Preschool Years by Valerie Bendt
Reaping the Harvest – by Diana Waring
Easy Homeschooling Companion by Lorraine Curry
Things we wish we’d known by Diana Waring
Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days, edited by Nancy Lande
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy
Guerrilla Learning and The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn

Other suggestions from the forums are

The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
Books by John Holt, probably available through your local library
Books by John Taylor Gatto
Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
Education in the heart of the home by Elizabeth Foss (this is catholic but would still be useful if you’re not)
Any of the Moores books are good such as The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
Homeschooling for Excellence by the Colfaxes
Unschooling Manual by Mary Griffith

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