Books for the Homeschooler

**Updated 4/23/18

There are a TON of homeschooling books and resources out there and much of what you’ll read depends on your goals & dreams, but I thought I’d share the ones that I’ve read and drawn inspiration from.

Nature Books

Books to Inspire Outdoor Play & Learning : Blog Post
  1. Books on why nature engagement matters, which are books to enjoy reading cover to cover
  2. Books with action-steps and specific ideas for creating outdoor play environments  in your own backyard, engaging with the natural world, and cultivating independence in nature
  3. Books for nature study, which means providing a closer look at the natural world, things you may observe and want to explore further as you get out in nature
Nature Journaling Books

*See this blog post for my specific watercolor resources I use to nature journal!

Nature Collections Books

Homeschooling Books

Small Beginnings :  A Homeschool Starter Guide for the Early Years


Teaching From Rest : A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace

The Read Aloud Family : Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kid

The Life Giving Home : Creating A Place of Belonging & Becoming

For the Children’s Sake : Foundations of Education for Home and School

Charlotte Mason Companion : Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning

The Early Years : A Charlotte Mason Preschool Handbook


Honey for a Child’s Heart : The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life

Beyond the Rainbow Bridge : Nurturing Our Children From Birth to Seven

Smooth and Easy Days : Simply Charlotte Mason