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Books by 2019 Conference Speakers:

A History of US: The First Americans: Prehistory-1600

The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way

A History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies: 1600-1740

The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

A History of US: From Colonies to Country: 1735-1791

The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension

A History of US: The New Nation: 1789-1850

Reading Science Stories: Narrative Tales of Science Adventurers

A History of US: Liberty for All: 1820-1860

A History of US: War, Terrible War: 1855-1865

Creative Sprint: Six 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity

League of Space Pirates: Precognitive Universe of Emergent Desire

The Design Activist’s Handbook: How to Change the World (Or at…

365 New + Expanded Edition: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something…

Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at…

Beginning Reading Books:

Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare

Fox and Crow Are Not Friends (Step into Reading)

Inch and Roly Make a Wish

Inch and Roly and the Very Small Hiding Place

Inch and Roly Make a Wish

Homeschooling Grades 4-6 Books:

Little House in the Highlands

On Tide Mill Lane (Little House)

The Far Side of the Loch

Down to the Bonny Glen (Martha Years)

The Road from Roxbury (Little House)

Across the Puddingstone Dam (Little House Prequel)

The Prairie Thief

Beyond the Heather Hills (Little House Prequel)

Little House by Boston Bay (Little House Prequel)

Teens, High School & College Books:

Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life…

College Without High School: A Teenager’s Guide to Skipping High…

Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook: Preparing Your 12  to 18…

Homeschooling: The Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling…

And What About College?: How Homeschooling Leads to Admissions to the Best …

Bears Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning

Complete Guide to Online High Schools: Distance learning options for teens & adults

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and…

Homeschoolers’ Success Stories : 15 Adults and 12 Young People Share the Impact That…

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens

The Art of Self-Directed Learning: 23 Tips for Giving Yourself an…

Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don’t Go to School Tell Their Own Stories

Books for Homeschooling Special Needs Children:

How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and On to Learning

The Big What Now Book of Learning Styles: A Fresh and Demystifying Approach

Heads Up Helping!! Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working With ADD, ADHD,…

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner

The Myth of the A.D.D. Child

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World

The Right Side of Normal

Books for Homeschooling Gifted Children:

Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind

Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families

And the Skylark Sings with Me – Adventures in Homeschooling…

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults

Homeschooling Science Curriculum Books:

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture

Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture

Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer

Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules…

Theodore Gray’s Completely Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home…

The Elements A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything

Solar System: A Visual Exploration of All the Planets, Moons and Other…

The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

Reading, Literature & English Curriculum Books:

Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time

Uncovering the Logic of English

Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Communication

More Nitty-Gritty Grammar

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Core Instructor Text: A Complete Course for Young Writers, Aspiring…

STEM to Story: Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8

Don’t Forget to Write

Don’t Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades: 50 Enthralling…

History Curriculum Books:

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest…

The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople

The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

Art Curriculum Books:

Drawing With Children: A Creative Method for Adult Beginners, Too

Drawing for Older Children & Teens

Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World

Getting Started with Homeschooling Books:

Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas

Homeschooling For Dummies

Homeschooling: for Beginners – Homeschooling 101 – What You Need to Know about Homeschooling for Kids

Homeschooling Styles and Approaches Books:

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

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

The Art of Self-Directed Learning: 23 Tips for Giving Yourself an Unconventional Education

Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

Minimalist Homeschooling: A values-based approach to maximize learning and minimize stress

General Homeschooling Books:

Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education

Learning All The Time

Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School

The Way They Learn: How to Discover and Teach to Your Child’s Strengths

How Children Learn

Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education

How Children Fail

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

Educational Philosophy Books:

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

The Answer to How Is Yes: Acting on What Matters

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

Dumbing Us Down -25th Anniversary Edition: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

The Underground History of American Education, Volume I: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

Self-Care Books:

A Gracious Space: Spring: Daily reflections to sustain your homeschooling commitment

A Gracious Space: Fall: Daily Reflections to Sustain Your Homeschooling Commitment

A Gracious Space: Winter: Daily reflections to sustain your homeschooling commitment

Poetry Teatime Companion: A Brave Writer Sampler of British and American Poems