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35 Books on Home Education Recommended by the Amaliah Parents

by in Lifestyle on 14th July, 2021

Whether you are a seasoned homeschooler or post pandemic we know that a good book can really make all the difference to a home education journey. There is so much literature both off and online available for the home educator and you never know it all. We turned to the Amaliah Parents to recommend their books on Home education.

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There are two personal favourites for me that gave me an insight into home education very early on in my journey to choosing this route for my children. Firstly, Educating Your Child In Modern Times: Raising An Intelligent, Sovereign, & Ethical Human Being by John Taylor Gatto, Hamza Yusuf, Dorothy L. Sayers and Nabila Hanson followed by Fitra Journal magazines by Brooke Benoit which feature a range of essays from Muslim Homeschoolers.

From teaching them to read to instilling in them the love for seeking knowledge, these books are written by experts who’ve gone through it all. 

Most importantly, for many home schooling parents we often need parents who have been through it all or have expert understanding on education to re-assure us that they are doing enough and that children learn through living and loving, these books were written to motivate you, offer insight and provides how to’s. 

  1. School Is Not Compulsory by Education Otherwise
  2. Dumbing us Down by John Taylor Gatto
  3. A Gracious Space (Fall, Spring, Winter editions) by Julie Bogart
  4. Brave Learner by Julie Bogart
  5. Teach Your Own by John Holt
  6. How Children Learn by John Holt
  7. How Children Fail by John Holt
  8. Instead of Education by John Holt 
  9. The Bright Stuff by C. J. Simister
  10. Learning Without School by Ross Mountney 
  11. A Home Education Notebook by Ross Mountney
  12. A Funny Kind of Education by Ross Mountney
  13. Well Trained Mind by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer
  14. Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins
  15. For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
  16. Homeschooling for Excellence by David and Micki Colfax
  17. Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
  18. Give Your child the World by Jamie C. Martin 
  19. The Read Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie
  20. Teaching From Rest By Sarah Mackenzie
  21. Better Together by Pam Barnhill
  22. The Confident Homeschooler by Pam Barnhill
  23. How to Survive Homeschooling by Brooke Benoit
  24. The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson
  25. The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
  26. Homeschooling the Early Years by Linda Dobson
  27. Home Grown by Ben Hewitt
  28. Curious Unschoolers: Stories of an Unschooling Family by Sue Elvis
  29. The Ultimate Book Of Homeschooling Ideas by Linda Dobson
  30. Home Learning Year By Year by Rebecca Rupp
  31. Unschooled by Kerry Mcdonald
  32. The Call Of The Wild+Free by Ainsley Arment
  33. Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt
  34. So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling by Lisa Whelchel
  35. How To Get Your Child Off The Refrigerator And Onto Learning by Carol Barnier
  36. Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
  37. The Call to Brilliance by Resa Steindel Brown

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Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

I'm a simply striving to be better and improve in different areas of my life through more self awareness, experiences and learning more about the deen. You'll find me talking about community, connection, planting & growing, seeking the truth in an age of propaganda and misinformation. This year I want to document more to do with food heritage and history so watch this space or reach out. Have a listen to the Amaliah Voices podcast where I talk passionately about Islam, nature, motherhooding and back home. Link in bio peeps. To join the Amaliah Writer Community email me at selina@amaliah.com IG: SelinaBakkar