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A few good books on homeschooling can help you answer questions such as "Where do we start?" "How can we teach everything our kids need to know?" and "What about a high school diploma and going on to college?" We offer these selected homeschooling books as a suggestion that you start homeschooling by exploring the idea of homeschooling itself.
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This book presents an outstanding selection of important articles from the first ten years of Home Education Magazine: 1984 through 1994. The writers featured here encompass a broad spectrum of homeschooling approaches and ideologies, and the format covers everything from the basics of homeschooling through the philosophical reasons why families choose this option. The Homeschool Reader showcases the history of this important educational approach and gives perspective to the future of the homeschooling movement. More
The Homeschool Reader: Collected Articles from Home Education Magazine 1984-1994; 2006 HEM Books, ISBN 0-945097-30-1, paperback, 6x9, indexed, resources, 224 pagesHEM Online Catalog price $14.25 (Reg. $17.95).
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Linda Dobson's wide-ranging examination of every aspect of teaching and learning with children. Over six dozen experienced parents provide honest and practical answers to all your questions about homeschooling. Written in a question-and-answer format, the writing is authoritive but often humorous, and one chapter features responses from homeschooled children themselves. A lengthy appendix of resources for homeschooling is included. More
The Homeschooling Book of Answers; 2002 Three Rivers Press, ISBN 0-761535-70-5, 9x7 paperback, indexed, resources, 384 pages HEM Online Catalog price - $12.45 (Reg. $16.95). Also available in a Subscription Package
Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year? This comprehensive guide by HEM's Linda Dobson will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style. More
The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child; 2001 Three Rivers Press, ISBN 0-761527-88-5, 9x7 paperback, indexed, resources, 360 pages HEM Online Catalog price - $12.45 (Reg. $16.95)
A very thorough guide to the role homeschooling can play in helping people identify and preserve their principles and beliefs. More
Taking Charge Through Homeschooling: Personal and Political Empowerment; 2001 Koshkonong Press, ISBN 0-962836-50-8, paperback, indexed, resources, 288 pages HEM Online Catalog price - $12.95
David Albert, one of Home Education Magazine's most popular columnists and a widely recognized speaker at homeschooling conferences and conventions, shares a unique and passionate homeschooling story, filled with practical wisdom on a wide range of subjects. His first book tells the fascinating story of how he and his partner Ellen homeschooled their two daughters, Meera and Aliyah, and will reassure families going forth on their own homeschooling adventures. More
And The Skylark Sings With Me; 1999 New Society Publishers, ISBN 0-865714-01-0, 6x9 paperback, indexed, resources, 240 pages HEM Online Catalog price - $13.95 (Reg. $16.95)
Once again David Albert brings his keen powers of observation and deep insight, familiar to readers of his column in Home Education Magazine, to bear on the subjects of education and family life. The result is a book for anyone interested in how we learn, why we learn, and where our system of education is taking us. Albert's eye ranges near and far, from his daughters' unique voyages of discovery, to the secrets of an Oxford degree, to his own struggles to learn something new -- the violin -- as an adult. There's hardly a subject of concern to homeschoolers that Albert doesn't tackle, including teen restlessness, standardized testing, and the search for the "perfect" curriculum. More
Homeschooling and the Voyage of Discovery; 2003 Common Courage Press, ISBN 1-567512-32-1, 6x9 paperback, 224 pages HEM Online Catalog price - $15.95 (Reg. $17.95). Also available in a Subscription Package
Mary Griffith approaches the most common serious concerns about homeschooling in a light-hearted manner that goes a long way toward making the reader feel comfortable right away. Anyone who has been a new or prospective homeschooler knows how hard it is to feel comfortable in the first stages of investigating something as intimidating as taking on the education of one's children. The first few chapters deal with the initial questions on people's minds: Will it work for me? Will it work for my children? Does it work? As with the rest of the book, those decisions are left to the reader to decide from the practical information provided, and from observations made by homeschoolers enlisted to speak of their own experiences. More
Unschooling Handbook; 1998 Three Rivers Press, ISBN 0-761512-76-4, paperback, indexed, 240 pages HEM Online Catalog price - $12.45 (Reg. $16.95). Also available in a Subscription Package
Linda Dobson compiles the collective wisdom and experience of 83 homeschooling families into one straightforward manual and practical how-to book. Filled with at-a-glance boxes of insightful anecdotes ("How we did it"), as well as lists of resources for homeschooling at the end of each chapter (books, magazines, web sites, software and computer message board forums), this book provides an excellent primer for parents just starting out. A reassuring exploration of homeschooling's power to strengthen the family bond. More
Homeschooling The Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8-year-old Child; 1999 Three Rivers Press, ISBN 0-761520-28-7, 9x7 paperback, indexed, 352 pages HEM Online Catalog price - $13.45 (Reg. $17.95). Also available in a Subscription Package
Cafi Cohen authors an encouraging and easy to read guide to helping your teenager learn. Starting with ten good reasons for homeschooling your teenager, Cafi provides long chapters to the primary subjects like math and history, and then tackles topics you might not have considered, such as driver education, foreign languages, and preparing for college admissions. This book can help you work with your teen to create a unique, individual learning experience, and will allow your teen to discover the best path for their own future. More
Homeschooling The Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18-year-old; 2000 Prima Lifestyles, ISBN 0-761520-93-7, 7x9 paperback, indexed, 368 pages HEM Online Catalog price - $12.45 (Reg. $16.95). Also available in a Subscription Package