old-books-i-print-c10303396jpegIf you are looking at beginning homeschooling, need some ideas or encouragement, here are a few of my favourite books on the topic:

  • A Biblical Home Education by Ruth Beechick
  • For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
  • I Saw the Angel in the Marble by Chris and Ellyn Davis
  • Educating the Wholehearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson
  • Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach by Robin Sampson
  • Education in the Heart of the Home by Elizabeth Foss
  • Upgrade by Kevin Swanson (although mainly for the later years)
  • You Can Teach Your Child Grades 4-8 by Ruth Beechick (later years) and
  • The 3 R’s by Ruth Beechick (practical) and
  • Before Five In A Row by Jane Lambert (practical)
  • Leota’s Garden by Francine Rivers. This book is excellent to teach parents how to use metaphorical language and object lessons in their parenting and teaching.

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

Have I missed your favourite? Let me know by leaving the title in the comments.