Must Have Books

Books are the cornerstone to every homeschool.  You can pick or choose any curriculum you want but without some great books, you'll be lost.  Check out some of the recommendations we make for your family homeschool library.  It's not extensive but it's a good start.

Make sure you become very best friends with your local librarians.  Bring them flowers, take them to lunch and visit them often with a smile on your face.  A relaxed homeschooler loves the library and uses the services to the hilt - and librarians will love you because you'll see their value and use their skills!

From the moment your children are conceived you should start reading to them as part of your homeschool routine.  They'll learn to love learning and books and become readers themselves if you read TO them regularly.  But don't just read anything - read books worth reading.  Books that live. Books that tell of history.  Books that are rich with language and story.

Elementary Age Books

  • The Little House Books
  • The Prairie Primer

Middle School Books

Junior High Books

High School Books

General Homeschool Books

Here is a good list of books that you should have as source books for your homeschooling journey.  They'll serve you well throughout the many years of homeschooling and you'll find yourself pulling them out regularly to check out information and more.  Although you could borrow these from the library, it would be better to keep them on hand!


The King James Bible

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook by Raymond Moore

For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

You can Teach Your Child Successfully by Ruth Beechick

How Should We Then Live  by Francis Schaeffer

The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

Honey for A Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt

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