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Home Schooling: The Right Choice!–Christopher J. Klicka. This all-around book contains practical how-to’s along with a history of homeschooling, information about parental rights, Biblical principles, legislative precedents, and more.   ORDER

The Christian Home School–Greg Harris. Presents a biblical basis for education, choosing tools for teaching, common problems and solutions. Will reassure those considering home education and will encourage those already homeschooling but who feel defeated. The updated 1995 edition of this classic includes information on “delight directed” studies.  ORDER

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully–Dr. Ruth Beechick. After reading this book you will be a well-informed teacher, feeling confident to talk education to anyone. It shows the way back to common sense in teaching your children.  ORDER

Better Late Than Early–Dr. Raymond Moore. Presents research in easy-to-understand style and suggests method parents may use for maximum development of their child. Other books by Dr. Moore include School Can Wait and Home Grown Kids. Together, they present the “Moore Formula”: (1) Study from a few minutes to several hours a day, depending on the child’s maturity; (2) Manual work at least as much as study. (3) Home and/or community service an hour or so a day. Focus on kids’ interests and needs; be an example in consistency, curiosity, and patience. Live with them.”  ORDER

Will Early Education Ruin Your Child?–Richard Fugate. A response to the concerns of parents who believe early schooling may cause educational or emotional damage. He addresses biblical concepts, philosophies of education and research about early childhood education. (An opposing viewpoint to Dr. Moore, above; valid concerns are presented by each.)   ORDER

For the Children’s Sake–Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. A must-read for parents who desire to give their children a true education by awakening their minds and giving them a new richness, stability and a joy for living.   ORDER

A Biblical Psychology of Learning–Dr. Ruth Beechick. Gives biblical insight into how children learn and how we can teach them accordingly.  ORDER

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum–Cathy Duffy. An excellent detailed description of the most commonly-used homeschool curriculum with specific recommendations for finding the books best suited to your child’s learning style.  ORDER

 Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling–Mary Pride. Loads of information on getting started in homeschooling; popular methods such as classical, Charlotte Mason; helps for gifted and challenged students; and lots more!   ORDER

 The Three R’s Series: Grades K-3–Dr. Ruth Beechick. These three small books (A Home Start in Reading, A Strong Start in Language, An Easy Start in Arithmetic) tell you what is “expected” in each grade and gives you practical hep for teaching the three R’s. A much-needed contrast to the approach of traditional education.   ORDER

 Evaluating For Excellence: A Handbook for Evaluating Student Progress–Teresa Moon. A guide to setting goals and evaluating progress for homeschoolers. ORDER

 A Survivor’s Guide to Home Schooling–Luanne Shackelford and Susan White. “... the Erma Bombecks of homeschooling. Outrageously funny, full of true-to-life homeschool advice!” –Gregg Harris  ORDER

 The How and Why of Home Schooling–Ray Ballman. “An encouragement to many parents who may have hesitated to seriously consider teaching their children at home... Ballman gives a strong defense for both the ability and responsibility of parents to provide effective one-on-one instruction.”–John W. Whitehead  ORDER

 Things We Wish We’d Known–Bill and Diana Waring. A compilation of stories from 50 veteran Christian homeschoolers. Concepts, priorities, basics and more for new or experienced home educators.  ORDER