10 Best-Selling Homeschooling Books You’ve Gotta Read

Homeschooling is an increasingly popular choice among parents as it provides your children with a uniquely-customized education.

For both new homeschooling parents and seasoned homeschoolers, this list of best-selling homeschool books is an excellent resource you’ll want to bookmark and come back to.

The books on this list offer advice and guidance on everything from curriculum planning to teaching techniques. From beginner guides to more in-depth titles, these top homeschooling books will give you a great overview of the homeschooling experience. By taking the time to learn more about homeschooling and education in general, you can make sure you’re providing your children with the best.

Ready for some fantastic reading material? Check out these top 10 best-selling homeschooling books!

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10. Minimalist Homeschooling: A Values-Based Approach To Maximize Learning And Minimize Stress By Zara Fagen

There are a lot of different options when it comes to homeschooling, and it can be tough to figure out what approach is right for your family. If you’re looking for a values-based approach that will help maximize learning and minimize stress, you may want to check out Minimalist Homeschooling by Zara Fagan.

This book provides practical homeschooling advice and recommendations, based on the author’s own experience as a homeschooling parent. The book covers topics like creating a simple learning environment, choosing curriculum that aligns with your family’s values, and balancing work and homeschooling.

With its down-to-earth advice and real-life examples, Minimalist Homeschooling is a great resource for any homeschooling parent.

9. Rethinking School by Susan Wise Bauer

In her book “Rethinking School,” Susan Wise Bauer offers a comprehensive guide to homeschooling. She covers everything from the basics of starting a homeschool to the different learning styles and methods that can be used. She also breaks down how to advocate for your child when in public school or how to create a homeschool to fit the needs where the public school failed.

Bauer’s book is well-written and easy to understand, making it a great choice for families who are new to the homeschooling world.

8. The Brave Learner: Finding Every Day Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart

Homeschooling can be a daunting task for parents. There are so many resources and Homeschooling books available that it can be overwhelming to know where to start. “The Brave Learner: Finding everyday magic in homeschool, learning, and life” by Julie Bogart is a great resource for homeschooling families. This book provides practical advice on how to homeschool with confidence and joy.

It gives practical ways to make homeschooling an extension of your parenting and family culture like with schoolers without neglecting their educational needs.  It includes tips on how to create a homeschool schedule, how to choose a homeschool curriculum, and how to assess your child’s progress. In addition, the book includes interviews with homeschooling families who share their own tips and advice.

“The Brave Learner” is an essential resource for any homeschooling family.

7. The Call of the Wild and Free by Ainsley Arment

Ainsley Arment’s The Call of the Wild and Free” is a excellent resource for parents who are considering homeschooling their children. Arment provides an overview of the benefits of homeschooling, as well as its challenges.

She argues that traditional schooling robs kids of a true childhood that is critical for our kids real world success. She presents compelling stories and facts to back it up and compares how letting kids be free does this to how traditional schools do.  She also offers advice on creating a Homeschool Portfolio, which can be used to evaluate a child’s progress.

In addition, Arment includes resources for further reading, such as Homeschooling Laws in the United States. “The Call of the Wild and Free” is an essential read for any parent considering homeschooling their child.

6. Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart

Julie Bogart, has written a book that aims to help parents teach their children to think critically. In “Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age”, Bogart provides practical advice on how to cultivate a love of learning in your children and help them develop the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

She defines what critical thinking is and tells us how to help our kids do it using specific activities based on your child’s age. They’re simple things I would not have thought of and can be done whether you homeschool or send your kids to school. She covers topics such as how to encourage robust questioning, encouraging creativity, and teaching kids to think for themselves.

With Bogart’s guidance, parents can give their children the tools they need to be successful in whatever pursuits they may choose.

5. Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah MacKenzie

Homeschooling can be a daunting task for parents. Not only do you have to worry about academics, but you also have to deal with the day-to-day logistics of running a household. It can be easy to get overwhelmed and lose sight of what’s important. That’s where Sarah MacKenzie’s book, Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace, comes in.

This book is designed specifically for homeschooling parents, and it offers a wealth of advice on how to create a peaceful and productive learning environment. MacKenzie starts by addressing the importance of self-care for parents. She then goes on to discuss ways to manage your time, set boundaries, and cultivate a love of learning in your children.

With its blend of practical advice and uplifting encouragement, Teaching from Rest is an essential guide for any parent who wants to Homeschool with peace of mind.

4. The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Sarah Wise Bauer

Homeschooling is becoming a popular option for families who want to take an active role in their child’s education. The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Sarah Wise Bauer is one of the most popular homeschooling books for parents. The book provides an overview of the classical education model and offers advice on how to customize the approach to fit each family’s needs. In addition, the book includes resources and tips for homeschooling parents.

Whether you are new to homeschooling or are looking for ways to improve your child’s education, The Well-Trained Mind is an essential resource.

3. Homeschooling for College Credit by Jennifer Cook DeRosa

Homeschooling for College Credit is a great choice for parents who are looking for a homeschooling book that will help them prepare their children for college. The book is full of information on how to Homeschooling for College Credit and how to get the most out of it. Even if you have young children, it’s not a bad idea to reverse engineer the process, and read this book earlier than later.

This book makes you rethink the whole education timeline and how to get free or nearly free college credit.

2. A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century by Oliver DeMille

A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century is a how-to guide for parents who want to homeschool their children. The book lays out a step-by-step plan for creating a curriculum that will teach kids the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. In addition, DeMille provides advice on how to find quality materials and resources, as well as how to assess your child’s progress.

Whether you’re considering homeschooling or are already homeschooling, A Thomas Jefferson Education is an essential resource.

1. Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

Dumbing Us Down is divided into two parts: the first part is about the author’s homeschooling experience, and the second part is about the importance of homeschooling. In the first part, the author describes his homeschooling journey and how he came to the conclusion that homeschooling is the best way to learn.

He also provides tips for parents who are thinking about homeschooling their children. In the second part, the author argues that homeschooling is superior to traditional schooling because it allows children to learn at their own pace, in their own environment, and without the negative peer pressure that can be found in traditional schools.

Find Your Favorite Homeschooling Books

These are just ten of the best homeschooling books I’ve gathered from my own reading and speaking to my peers who homeschool. There are so many books to choose one. I suggest taking it one book at a time and like anything enjoy the journey you are about to embark on.

If you are new to homeschooling, these books will give you a great foundation. If you have been homeschooling for a while, these books will provide fresh ideas and perspectives. Either way, I think you’ll find something helpful and inspiring in one or more of these volumes. What is your favorite homeschooling book?

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