These are books I have found to be helpful to me personally, as well as in my mentoring of other homeschool moms.
Books for Parents
Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him
A true account written by Mother and Son.
Honey for A Child’s Heart
Sit down with this book and make your reading list for the year. Don’t forget to include your kids in the process.
Smart But Scattered
Everyone needs executive function. For some it comes naturally, for others it takes work and time to develop.
The Mission of Motherhood
Every mother has tough days. Let Sally mentor you through this book.
Books for Preschool and Early Elementary
Whole-y Cow! Fractions are Fun
A happy introduction to a child’s first knowledge of fractions.
A picture book about homeschool written by a homeschool mom and daughter.
Family Math for Young Children
We had a lot of fun with this book — it’s packed with practical ideas for teaching things I would have otherwise missed.
Draw Write Now
With your help, your kids will be excited by what they draw. We used this series as a supplement for history and science.
Books for Middle & High School
Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
Warning: Girls Only. My daughter likes to read, but struggles with math. She enjoyed this book and took some notes while reading it.
The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings
Assigning your kids to read this series, or listen on audio, will challenge and inspire them. They’ll never forget it.
The Science Fair Project: A Step by Step Guide
Don’t skip this in your school! Gather some friends and make your plan. A science fair teaches much more than science.
Writers Inc: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning
Use this to assign and grade writing assignments. It’s an excellent resource/handbook, chocked full of help.