Sharing my favorite books for homeschool moms is something I have been wanting to do for a while! Since most of us are gearing up for a fresh year of homeschooling now, it seemed like the perfect time to share a little book list of encouraging and inspiring books for homeschool moms with you! Every new homeschool year, I like to read a new, or old, to me book to refresh my heart. This year, I am re-visiting one of my favorites: A Pocketful of Pinecones. It definitely makes my favorites list, along with some other good books!
Here are my favorite books for homeschool moms that will encourage and inspire your hearts through your homeschool journey.
8 Favorite Homeschool Books for Moms Booklist:
1: For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
A book about what education can be: a joyous adventure and celebration of life AND a solid preparation for living! A very practical book full of life applications.
2: When Children Love to Learn by Elaine Cooper
It is undeniable that children have an inherent desire to know! This book will provide ideas for creating a positive learning atmosphere for your children.
3: A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola
Are the personal reflections on the gentle art of learning from the author. It is deeply practical and encouraging for today. The book is also filled with lovely illustrations and inspiring quotes.
4: A Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levison
Is a concise “how-to” manual on homeschooling. Each chapter is about a different school subject and how to teach it.
5: The Three R's by Ruth Beechick
A wonderful little book that shows the basics of how to teach the 3 R’s to you young children: reading, writing, and arithmetic. If you are feeling inadequate or overwhelmed with teaching basic subjects, this is a great book to start with!
6: Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
A novel that is also a teacher’s guide to nature study! An absolutely delightful read with short, encouraging chapters: each one takes about 5 minutes to read – how wonderful for busy moms!
7: Lessons at Blackberry Inn by Karen Andreola
The sequel to Pocketful of Pinecones. This time it is a novel that shares the forgotten value and art of homemaking. And gently reminds us that our children’s learning is not limited to the schoolbook!
8: Mother Culture by Karen Andreola
Is a book that will encourage and inspire you in the art of Mother Culture! A wonderful read for homeschool moms in all walks of the journey! But especially delightful if you are feeling run down and discouraged!!
“Mother Culture is the skillful art of how a mother looks after the ways of her household. With a “thinking love” she creates a culture in the home all her own.” ~ Karen Andreola
If you do not know what Mother Culture is, or would like to listen to Karen Andreola’s hugely encouraging chat, please enjoy her Youtube audio story: Mother Culture Talk
Please comment with your favorite books for homeschool moms below! I can’t wait to review them, and maybe even add them to my favorites list!!