Several years ago I visited a homeschool convention and rather than being a vendor/speaker (as was my norm), I attended in order to visit with ten of my vendor/speaker friends! I asked them to share with me titles of the best book they had read that year. I wrote down all ten titles, ordered them, and read them! That was one of the best experiences ever! Whether you are new to homeschooling, in the middle of your journey, are on the burned-out/overwhelmed side of your experience, I think you will find much encouragement, joy and laughter if you take the time to find as many of the books listed below and read them this summer!! Whether you beg, buy, or borrow them, I do not think you will be disappointed. You may find, as one of my daughters’ recently experienced, that you will want your own copy so you can mark it up as you read!
If you have additional books to recommend, share the titles in the comment section! I love a good book recommendations!
Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins (A must read particularly for mother’s of large families.)
Teaching from Rest by Sarah McKenzie
I Saw the Angel in the Marble by Chris Davis
Gifted: Raising Children Intentionally by Chris Davis
For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
The Relaxed Homeschooler by Mary Hood (And, if you want to hear an interview with Mary, check out this podcast called “Relax and Enjoy the Ride“!)
Learning in Spite of Labels by Joyce Herzog (And, if you want to hear from Joyce, check out this podcast entitled “Learning from an Expert.”)
Better Late than Early by Raymond Moore
Although I have not yet read the following book, a trusted friend highly recommended it so I have it on order and plan to read it as soon as it arrives! Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker.
If you are homeschooling the primary years, check out these excellent (free) videos.
Summer is a time to re-evaluate, re-fuel, and plan for a fun, successful fall!