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Homeschool - Basics

Homeschooling: The Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child -- by Linda Dobson
Homeschooling: The Middle Years : Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 8- to 12-Year-Old Child (Prima Home Learning Library) by Shari Henry.
Homeschooling for Excellence
by David and Micki Colfax

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully by Ruth Beechik
The Three R's by Ruth Beechik
The Homeschooling Book of Answers by Linda Dobson
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense by David Guterson
The Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
The Homeschool Reader by Mark and Helen Hegener
The Big Book of Home Learning by Mary Pride
Good Stuff: Learning Tools for All Ages by Rebecca Rupp


Homeschool Topics

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
How To Talk So Kids Can Learn by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
Learning All The Time by John Holt
Teach Your Own by John Holt
Better Late Than Early by Raymond and Dorothy Moore

The Underground History of Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem of Modern Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
A Different Kind of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
Outcome-Based Education by Luksik and Hoffecker
Pavlov's Children: a study of performance-outcome based education by Anne Wilson
Challenging Assumptions by Wendy Priesnitz
The Homeschooling Revolution by Isabel Lyman, Ph.D.
The Leipzig Connection by Paolo Lionni
Why Johnny Can't Read: And What You Can Do About It by Rudolph Flesch
NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education by Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Separating School & State: How to Liberate America's Families by Sheldon Richman
Educating for the New World Order by Bev Eakman
Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality through Education by Beverly Eakman
The Teachers' Unions: How the NEA and AFT Sabotage Reform and Hold Students, Parents, Teachers, and Taxpayers Hostage to Bureaucracyer by Myron Lieberman
The Whole Language/OBE Fraud: The Shocking Story of How America Is Being Dumbed Down by Its Own Education System by Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Outcome Based Education: The State's Assault on Our Children's Values by Peg Luksik
Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why America's Children Feel Good About Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add by Charles J. Sykes
Inside American Education : The Decline, the Deception, the Dogmas by Thomas Sowell
Conflict of Interests : The Politics of American Education by Joel Sprin


Homeschool - Legal

The Rights of Families: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of Family Members Today by Martin Guggenheim, Alexandra Dylan Lowe & Diane Curtis



Learning Styles

In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong

In Their Own Way by Thomas Armstrong

Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice by Dr. Howard Gardner
Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. by Dr. Howard Gardner


Methods of Homeschooling

"The Unschooling Handbook" by Linda Dobson
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
"And the Skylark Sings With Me", by David Albert
"Free at Last" by Daniel Greenberg
Homeschooling for Excellence by David Colfax, Micki Colfax
The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith


Building a Curriculum

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second Grade Education Revised by E.D. Hirsch

What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised Edition): Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education by E.D. Hirsch
What Your 4th Grader Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch
What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know, Revised Edition by E.D. Hirsch
What Your 6th Grader Needs To Know by E.D. Hirsch

Home Learning Year by Year : How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School by Rebecca Rupp

The Educated Child : A Parents Guide From Preschool Through Eighth Grade William J. Bennet


Homeschooling Teens

And What About College?: How Homeschooling Can Lead to Admissions to the Best Colleges & Universities by Cafi Cohen

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education by Grace Llewellyn

Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School Tell Their Own Stories by Grace Llewellyn
Homeschooling: The Teen Years : Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old (Prima Home Learning Library) by Cafi Cohen.
Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition by Cafi Cohen

Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers
by Barbara Frank

The Ten Commandments of Dating : Student Edition by Young, Ben.

Mars and Venus on a Date: A Guide for Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving & Lasting Relationship by John Gray

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz


  Gifted Home Education

Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families by Lisa Rivero

How To Talk So Kids Can Learn by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Pre-School to High School (2nd Edition) by Judith Wynn Halsted

Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children's Minds--for Better and Worseby Jane M. Healy


Gifted Topics

Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers by James T. Webb, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, Stephanie S. Tolan

"Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner" by Linda Kreger Silverman

Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers by Carol Ann Strip
The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child by Sally Yahnke Walker, Susan K. Perry

Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind by Deborah L., Ph.d. Ruf


Academic Assessment & Testing
In Schools We Trust: Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing and Standardization by Deborah Meier
What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten? by Susan Ohanian
The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools by Alfie Kohn
Standardized Minds: The High Price of America's Testing Culture and What We Can Do to Change It by Peter Sacks
Many Children Left Behind : How the No Child Left Behind Act Is Damaging Our Children and Our Schools by Deborah Meier, George Wood

Gifted Assessment & IQ Testing

Self-Scoring IQ Tests for Children by Victor Serebriakoff, published by Barnes and Noble Books, NY
"Intelligent Testing with the WISC-III (Wiley Series on Personality Processes)" by Alan S. Kaufman.
Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) by Dawn P. Flanagan, Alan S. Kaufman
Raising IQ: Help Your Children Reach Their Full Potential by Nancy Lu
Know Your Child's IQ by H. J. Eysenck


Twice Exceptional & Special Needs

Uniquely Gifted : Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice Exceptional Student by Kay Kiesa

Crossover Children: A Sourcebook for Helping Children Who Are Gifted and Learning Disabled
by Marlene Bireley

The Out-Of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction by Carol Stock Kranowitz, Larry B. Silver

Sensory Integration and the Child by A. Jean Ayres
The Indigo Children
by Lee Carroll/Jan Tober
An Indigo Celebration - More Messages, Stories and Insights from The Indigo Children by Lee Carroll/Jan Tober
Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Dr. Tony Attwood

Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome by Liane Holliday Willey, Tony Attwood
Let Me Hear Your Voice : A Family's Triumph over Autism by Catherine Maurice
Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders by Maria Wheeler
Facing Autism : Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help by Lynn M. Hamilton
Children With Autism: A Parents' Guide (Special Needs Collection) by Michael D. Powers, Beverly Sills Greenough
Thinking In Pictures : and Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
Educating Exceptional Children by Samuel A. Kirk, James J. Gallagher, Nicholas J. Anastasiow, Mary Ruth Coleman)


"School Books"
Art & Music

 Science

Getting Started in Electronics by Forrest M. Mimms III (A Radio Shack publication)

Backyard Ballistics
by William Gurstelle

Creative Projects with LEGO Mindstorms by Benjamin Erwin

Building Bots: Designing and Building Warrior Robots by William Gurstelle

Cartoon Guide to Physics by Larry Gonide and Art Huffman

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas J. Elpel


A+ Projects in Biology - Winning Science Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit by Janice Van Cleave
Teach Yourself Genetics - A Popular Science Series book by Morton Jenkins.
A+ Projects in Biology
by Joyce VanCleave
Human Body Fact Finder publisher Dempssey Parr (UK)
DK Look CLoser: River Life Barbara Taylor,
DK Look CLoser: Meadows Barbara Taylor,
Our Planet Forests by David Lambert,
Our Planet Mountains by Zuza Vrbova,
Our Planet Desert Richard Stephen,
Famine, Drought and Plague by Jane Walker,
Beyond the Horizons: Charles Darwin by Clint Twist.

Scholastic Biography “Louis Braille” by Margaret Davidson
A Guide to Fossils by Helmut Mayr
The Solar System A-Z Grolier Publishing.
What’s Happening to My Body? by Lynda Madaras
A+ Projects in Biology by Joyce VanCleave
The Human Body for Every Kid” by Joyce VanCleave,
Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth by Lynn Margulis 1998.
Physics for Every Kidby Joyce VanCleave, Eyewitness Physics Book,
Astronomy: Looking at the Stars (Innovators Series No 9) by Susan Wills, Steven R. Wills, Jenna Anderson (Editor),
Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid : Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun
New Astronomer: Skywatching Today
by Popular Science.

Hawking and the Mind of God by Peter Coles
Jacques Cousteau: The Ocean World
Teaching Physics with Toys, Activities for Grades K-9
National Science Foundation and Teaching Science with TOYS Program at Miami University, Ohio
Creative Projects with LEGO Mindstorms by Benjamin Erwin.
O’Reilly: HTML The Definitive Guide (Computer Science)
O’Reilly: PERL in a Nutshell

A+ Projects in Chemistry
by Janice VanCleave,
Cool Chemistry: Great Experiments with Simple Stuff,
Chemlab Volume 2: Elements, Compounds and Mixtures Groiler Educational books,
Chemlab Volume 5: Acids, Bases and Salts- Groiler Educational books,
Chemlab Volume 9: Carbon Chemistry Groiler Educational books,
A Handbook to the Universe: Explorations of Matter, Energy, Space and Time for Beginning Scientific Thinkers” by Richard Paul,
Chemistry: Concepts and Problems : A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) by Clifford C. Houk & Richard Post

[See other Chemistry resources in Daphne's Lab]

Math

Elementary Algebra by Harold R. Jacobs
A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science by Michael S. Schneider

Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice (Art and Imagination) by Robert Lawlor

Everything You Need To Know About Math Homework (Evertything You Need To Know..)by Anne Zeman, Kate Kelly


Cliff’s Quick Review Basic Math and Pre-Algebra
Cliff’s Quick Review Geometry

Schaum’s Outlines: Elementary Algebra by Barnett Rich

[See Math Resources and books in Daphne's Lab]


World Culture

American Indian Myths and Legends (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) Selected and Edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Oritz,

Indian Boyhood by Charles A. Eastman



U.S. History
A History of US (10 Vol. Set) by Joy Hakim. (11 volume series in an easy to understand format, that details United States history from pre 1600's to 1998.
  World History
The World History Series - by James A. Corrick. (A good, easy to understand series that covers specific aspects of world history.Good for elementary school level. From the author of this web site.)

Study Guides & Assessment

 


Armchair Tourist

Karen Brown's France: Charming Inns & Itineraries 2005
Karen Brown's Italy: Charming Inns & Itineraries 2005
Karen Brown's Spain: Charming Inns & Itineraries 2005
Karen Brown's Mexico: Charming Inns and Itineraries 2005
Karen Brown's Portugal: Charming Inns & Itineraries 2005


Culture Club Choices

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
Cafe Morocco
Paella! : Spectacular Rice Dishes From Spain
Spirit of the Earth : Native Cooking from Latin America


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