Homeschooler Booklist

The following titles listed by topic may be helpful to homeschoolers. Please note that titles may be located in Youth Nonfiction (J), Adult Nonfiction (Adult), the Parent-Teacher collection (P/T), or Youth Reference. Clicking on a title link will display information in our Library catalog about the title and its availability.

Home schooling Mathematics
Education - parent participation Science
Curriculum Physical education
Language arts Music

Home Schooling

Barfield, Rhonda. Real Life Homeschooling: the Stories of 21 Families Who Made it Work.
Adult 371.042 B PBK
Bell, Debra. The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling.
P/T 371.042 B PBK
Caruana, Vicki. The ABC's of Homeschooling.
Adult 371.042 C PBK
Cohen, Cafi. Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing 12-to 18-year-olds for Success in the College of Their Choice.
Adult 378.161 C PBK
Dobson, Linda. Homeschoolers' Success Stories: 15 Adults and 12 Young People Share the Impact that Homeschooling Has Made On Their Lives.
P/T 371.042 D PBK
Farenga, Patrick. The Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling.
Adult 371.042 F ed.3 PBK
Gold, Laura Maery. Homeschool Your Child for Free: More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond.
P/T 371.042 G PBK
Griffith, Mary. The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom.
Adult 371.042 G PBK
Guterson, David. Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense.
Adult 371.042 G
Ishizuka, Kathy. The Unofficial Guide to Homeschooling.
Adult 371.042 I PBK
Lande, Nancy. Homeschooling: a Patchwork of Days: Share a Day with 30 Homeschooling Families.
P/T 371.042 L PBK
Perry, John. The Complete Guide to Homeschooling.
Adult 371.042 P PBK
Rupp, Rebecca. The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic to Zoology.
Adult 371.042 R OVERSIZE PBK
Stevens, Mitchell. Kingdom of Children: Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement.
Adult 371.042 S

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Education - Parent Participation

Bennett, William J. The Educated Child: a Parent's Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade.
P/T 371.192 B

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Curriculum

Lambert, Jane Claire. Five in a Row.
P/T 371.042 L PBK v.1-3
Hirsch, E.D. Jr. What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning.
P/T 372.19 W PBK
Hirsch, E.D. Jr. What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-grade Education.
P/T 372.19 W rev. ed. PBK
Hirsch, E.D. Jr. What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second-grade Education.
P/T 372.19 rev.
Hirsch, E.D. Jr. What Your Third Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Third-grade Education.
P/T 372.19 W rev. ed.
Hirsch, E.D. Jr. What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Fourth-grade Education.
P/T 372.19 W
Rupp, Rebecca. Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School.
Adult 371.042 R PBK
Stipek, Deborah. Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning.
Adult 370.154 S PBK
Tribune Education. Learn at Home. Grade 1. Reading, Language Skills, Spelling, Math, Science and Social Studies: A Total Curriculum Guide to Teach Your Child at Home.

Tribune Education. Learn at Home. Grade 3. Reading, Language Skills, Spelling, Math, Science and Social Studies: A Total Curriculum Guide to Teach Your Child at Home.

Tribune Education. Learn at Home. Grade 4. Reading, Language Skills, Spelling, Math, Science and Social Studies: A Total Curriculum Guide to Teach Your Child at Home.

Tribune Education. Learn at Home. Grade K. Reading, Language, Math, Science, Social Studies and Gross/Fine Motor Skills: A Total Curriculum Guide to Teach Your Child at Home.

Wise, Jessie. The Well-trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home.
Adult 371.042 W

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Language Arts

Fry, Edward. Dr. Fry's How to Teach Reading: for Teachers, Parents, and Tutors.
Adult 372.4 F rev. ed. PBK
Kaye, Peggy. Games for Writing: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Write.
Adult 372.623 K
Schiller, Pam. Creating Readers: Over 1,000 Games, Activities, Tongue Twisters, Fingerplays, Songs, and Stories to Get Children Excited about Reading.
P/T 372.4 S
Scholastic, Inc. Scholastic Explains Reading Homework.
P/T 372.412 S
Scholastic, Inc. Scholastic Explains Writing Homework.
P/T 372.623 S
Thogmartin, Mark B. Teach a Child to Read with Children's Books: Combining Story Reading, Phonics, and Writing to Promote Reading Success.
P/T 372.4 T PBK
Tovani, Cris. I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers.
P/T 428.43 T PBK
Trelease, Jim. The Read-Aloud Handbook.
P/T 372.452 T ed. 5 PBK

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Mathematics

Kaczmarski, Kathryn. Exploring Math with Books Kids Love.
P/T 372.7 K PBK
Kohl, Mary Ann. MathArts: Exploring Math Through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds.
P/T 372.7044 K PBK
Tang, Greg. Math for All Seasons.
J 513 T

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Science

Kohl, Mary Ann F. Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences.
J 507.8 K PBK
Sills, Thomas W. Science Fun in Chicagoland: a Guide for Parents and Teachers; Describing over 1,000 Resources, Including over 600 from Around the Country.
Adult and P/T 507.10773 S ed.2 PBK
VanCleave, Janice. Janice VanCleave's Science Around the Year.
J 507.8 V

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Physical Education (Illinois law requires it!)

Dieden, Bob. Games to Keep Kids Moving: P.E. Activities to Promote Total Participation, Self-esteem, and Fun for Grades 3-8.
P/T 372.86 D PBK
Hammett, Carol Totsky. Movement Activities for Early Childhood.
P/T 372.86 H PBK

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Music

Kline, Tod F. Classic Tunes & Tales: Ready-to-use Music Listening Lessons & Activities for Grades K-8.
P/T 372.872 K PBK

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