Homeschooling Resources

Kristin at the Last Bookstore in LA


Whether you’re just starting to homeschool or well on your way, I hope you’ll find my list of recommended articles, books, organizations, websites, and podcasts helpful. If there are other resources you’d like to share, please be sure to let me know!


For a terrific guide to all things homeschooling, check out: “A Guide To Homeschooling Your Children” by Mom Informed.


Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? Cover


Blake BolesWhy Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School: the case for helping them, chart their own paths, and prepare for adulthood at their own pace


Cover of The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas


Linda Dobson – The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas




Cover of Dumbing Us Down

John Taylor GattoDumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling and The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling




Cover of Free to Learn

Peter Gray – Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

Unschooled Cover

Peter Gray and Kerry McDonaldUnschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom




Cover of The Unschooling Handbook

The Homeschooling Handbook cover

Mary Griffith – The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom and The Homeschooling Handbook: A Parent’s Guide to Making the Decision; Discovering Your Child’s Learning Style; Getting Started; Creating an Effective Study Program; And much, much, more!



Cover of Teach Your Own

Cover of Learning All the Time

Cover of How Children Learn


John HoltTeach Your Own, How Children Learn, and Learning All the Time





Cover of The Unschooling Journey

Pam Larrichia – The Unschooling Journey: A Field Guide


Cover of Home Learning Year by Year


Rebecca Rupp Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Curriculum




Cover of The Teenage Liberation Handbook

Cover of Guerrilla Learning


Grace LlewellynThe Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education and Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School


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Carpe Diem, Illinois – My award-winning novel about a Chicago reporter investigating an unschooling town.



Wisconsin Homeschooling Parents Association


Illinois H.O.U.S.E.


National Home Education Resource Institute 


The Alliance for Self-Directed Learning


Not Back to School Camp



  1. Off-Trail Learning
  2. Homeschool Unrefined
  3. Exploring Unschooling – Living Joyfully
  4. Stories of an Unschooling Family
  5. The Homeschool Sisters
  6. The Unschool Files
  7. Unschooling with Kai


  1. Blake Boles
  2. Self-Directed Learning 101
  3. John Holt GWS
  5. The Homeschool Mom
  6. Wide Open School
  7. #metkids – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  8. Smithsonian Institute – fun stuff for kids and teens
  9. Library of Congress Activities for Kids & Families
  10. Library of Congress Resources for Family Engagement
  11. NASA Kids’ Club
  12. MIT Open Courseware – free classes at MIT
  13. edX – free online courses from over 140 institutions
  14. TED Talks
  15. Sandra Dodd on Life and Learning