Recommended Parent Reading

Books for parents to read:

Read Aloud Handbook

Sarah MacKenzie’s The Read Aloud Family  

Educating the Whole Hearted Child (Clay & Sally Clarkson)

When Children Love to Learn (Elaine Cooper-CM)

Charlotte Mason Companion (Karen Andreola- obviously CM:)

anything John Holt we enjoyed

When You Rise Up by RC Sproul

Israel Wayne

Voddie Baucham for homeschool and family focus


2017 Parent-recommended books that have encouraged your homeschool journey

Teaching the Trivium- Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn

A Thomas Jefferson Education- Oliver deMille

lots of books by John Taylor Gatto, especially Dumbing Us Down

Laying Down the Rails– (Charlotte Mason habit training)- Sonia Schaffer

Maakestad, Sue. 2004. Home Sweet Homeschool: A Survivor’s guide to Giving Your Kids a Quality Education.

Wise, Jessie. Wise, Susan. 2009. The Well-Trained Mind,

Graham, Gayle. 1992. How to Home School: A Practical Approach

Waring, Diana and Bill. 1999. Things We Wish We’d Known

Mandryk, Jason. 2010. Operation World 7th Edition

A Mom Just Like You, by Vickie Farris and Jayme Farris Metzgar

The Wonder of Boys and The Minds of Boys by Michael Gurian

The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

The Life Giving Home by Sally Clarkson


Online resources for parents:

Read Aloud Revival podcast

MACHS conference recordings- available to members only (membership link)  purchase membership here

Ambleside Online– Charlotte Mason implementation assistance and book lists