Homeschooling and Parenting Books

Teachers need books to help them do their job, and homeschool parents do too!  Some of my most frequently asked questions have to do with finding books, so I have listed some books I like (or have heard them highly recommended by others) along with a step-by-step plan for finding them.

  • My go-to place to look for books is Amazon, and I usually visit that site a few times a day to get information. At Amazon, you’ll see a description of the book and if you’re lucky, a preview of a few pages. I like the reviews, so I read those to learn more. Amazon will also provide links to similar items, and that’s helpful too.
  • When you have identified a book on Amazon that you think you may want, go to your library and see if it is available to check out.  Most libraries have online catalogs, so you can do it all from home!
  • If your library doesn’t have it, consider asking if your park day friends have a copy you could borrow or at least preview at park day. You might also put it on your wish list if you go to used book sales or thrift shops.  My local library has a well stocked used book store and I often find books that homeschoolers have donated.
  • If you decide to buy it, look at both and for new and used copies. I go to these sites the most because they are easy to use.  You might also find it at Homeschool Classifieds.  If you are shopping locally, don’t forget to bring your teacher ID card or some other proof and ask if they offer teacher discounts.

Here are some books for parents. On my website, I also have book ideas for kids along with some educational toy recommendations.

 Homeschool Books

Learning Styles

Help and Hope for Parents

The Early Years

Elementary Years


Special Situations – Gifted, Special Needs

 Books that help in locating good books and reading aloud

This is by no means a complete list – it’s just the tip of the iceberg of what is now available for homeschoolers!  Browse through the links and be sure to look at the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” section on the bottom of each Amazon link.  I find that often leads me to just what I’m looking for!

I placed this list on my Pinterest Page, so check there for more homeschooling ideas too!


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