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Books About Homeschooling

Homeschooling Essentials: A Practical Guide to Getting Started - I wrote this guide to answer questions new homeschoolers asked most often, help them choose resources, explain the different homeschooling methods, share favorite resources, and to guide them through the high school years. I had a lot of help from homeschooling families who answered my surveys and shared typical days and favorite curriculum with me. Many of their comments are included in the guide.

The Homeschooling Handbook - a comprehensive, readable introduction to homeschooling, great for beginning homeschoolers or those considering it.

The Unschooling Handbook - a thorough guide to unschooling, a child-led style of homeschooling.

Homeschooling for Excellence - a classic about homeschooling. Although the resource recommendations are outdated, the rest of the book is an interesting account of how this homesteading family homeschooled in earlier times.

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child - a guide to your first year of homeschooling, great for those considering homeschooling.

Homeschooling The Teen Years - a guide to homeschooling during the teen years, includes lists of favorite resources as well as "how I did it" testimonies from parents who've successfully graduated high school homeschoolers.

Homeschool Magazines

Home Education Magazine - respected bi-monthly magazine written from a variety of perspectives, includes content that reflects different homeschooling methods and philosophies.

The Old Schoolhouse - quarterly Christian homeschooling magazine, seems to be a new favorite among Christian homeschoolers.

Homeschool Websites

Best Homeschooling - this site contains wonderful and reassuring homeschooling articles by a variety of authors. Take your time reading through this site.

Eclectic Homeschool Online - a place for those who use a combination of methods to homeschool their children.

A to Z Home's Cool - a website with lots of information for beginning homeschoolers. - an unschooling website with many essays, articles, and links; also includes uploaded back issues of the old Growing Without Schooling magazine.

Donna Young's Homeschool Resources - homeschool forms, school calendars, household planners, printables in various subjects, and planning tips for homeschoolers.

Homeschool Dads - a much-needed website for homeschooling dads.

Homeschool World - another site for homeschoolers from the producers of Practical Homeschooling magazine.

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