Home Education Resources

Home Education Resources

Home Education


There are many books that will help you learn more about home education. Below are some of our recommendations. Visit your public library and type in ‘home education’ or ‘home school’ to discover more resources.

The following books are available through the Columbus Metropolitan Library system.

Exploring Homeschooling

  • Christian home educators‘ curriculum manual elementary grades by Cathy Duffy
  • Christian home educators‘ curriculum manual junior/senior high by Cathy Duffy
  • The ultimate guide to homeschooling by Debra Bell
  • The big book of home learning; Getting started Volume 1 by Mary Pride
  • Mary Pride’s complete guide to getting started in homeschooling by Mary Pride
  • The big book of home learning; Junior high to college Volume 3 by Mary Pride
  • The guidance manual for the Christian home school a parent’s guide for preparing home school students for college or career by David Callihan, Laurie Callihan
  • Homeschooling high school planning ahead for college admission by Jeanne Gowen Dennis
  • You can teach your child successfully Grades 4 to 8 by Ruth Beechick
  • Homeschooling, the middle years your complete guide to successfully homeschooling the 8- to 12-year-old child by Shari Henry
  • Homeschooling the teen years : your complete guide to successfully homeschooling the 13- to 18-year old by Cafi Cohen
  • The well-trained mind a guide to classical education at home by S.Wise Bauer, Jessie Wise
  • A Charlotte Mason education a home schooling how-to manual by Catherine Levison
  • For the children’s sake foundations of education for home and school by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
  • The original home schooling series by Charlotte M. Mason  
  • Home educating with confidence how ordinary parents can produce extraordinary children by Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer

Legal Issues

  • Home education answers for Ohio parents by Diana Marie Fessler 
  • The right choice the incredible failure of public education and the rising hope of home schooling : an academic, historical, practical, and legal perspective by Christopher J. Klicka, Gregg Harris

Special Needs

  • Teaching at home:  A new approach to tutoring children with autism and Asperger syndrome by Olga Holland
  • Gifted children at home a practical guide for homeschooling families: characteristics, testing, curriculum, resources– and much more by Janice Baker, Kathleen Julicher, Maggie S. Hogan

Help for Parents

  • Help for the harried homeschooler a practical guide to balancing your child’s education with the rest of your life by Christine M. Field  

  • Home schooling at the speed of life balancing home, school, and family in the real world by Marilyn Rockett 

  • The Organized homeschooler by Vicki Caruana 

  • A literary education by Catherine Levison (A list of recommended books with annotations and reading levels for homeschoolers to use in their teaching.