Are you looking for information about homeschooling? The following books and databases can provide you with important social, legal and logistical information on the subject. However, they represent only a fraction of the homeschooling-related materials held by DeKalb County Library System. For more books, we suggest following these links: Home Schooling, Home Schooling - United States, Education - Parent Participation, Creative Activities and Seat Work, and Home Schooling - United States - Handbooks, Manuals, Etc.
- Real-Life Homeschooling by Rhonda Barfield
This book profiles 21 families who opted to teach their children at home. The families come from different backgrounds, and the book looks at the factors each family considered when making their decision.
- The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 88 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices by Linda Dobson
This book takes the form of a question-and-answer session, with 39 voices from the homeschooling world providing their opinions on various issues. Topics covered include child socialization, the legality of homeschooling and more.
- The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling by Rachel Gathercole
Critics of homeschooling often argue that socialization is one of the primary reasons for sending children to traditional schools. Gathercole presents an alternative to this viewpoint, claiming that homeschooled children are in fact more socialized than their traditionally schooled counterparts.
- Homeschool Your Child for Free by LauraMaery Gold
The updated and revised edition of this classic title offers home educators a variety of cost-effective sources for learning materials.
- The Homeschooling Book of Lists by Michael Leppert
This title covers an abundance of ground in an easy-to-read manner. The book provides helpful information for caregivers considering the possibility of homeschooling, as well as an introduction to different homeschooling models, lesson plans and resources, and information for college-bound homeschoolers.
- Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling by Brad Miser
This title provides an overview of the various legal, educational, social and logistical considerations which must factor into a caregiver’s decision to homeschool a child. The subject matter is functional and written in an approachable, easily digested format.
- The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It's Right for Your Family by Lisa Rivero
Lisa Rivero’s book is essential for adults attempting to decide whether or not to homeschool their children. Rivero treats the subject in a sensitive, approachable, matter-of-fact manner that draws on a variety of sources.