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Recommended reading about homeschooling and related subjects

The Art of Education Bear's Guide Better Than School Child's Work
The Art of Education by Linda Dobson   
Bear's Guide to Earning High School Diplomas Nontraditionally  
Better Than School by Nancy Wallace
Child's Work by Nancy Wallace
College Without High School Dumbing Us Down Family Matters First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
College Without High School
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Family Matters by David Guterson
The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child by Linda Dobson
From Homeschool to College and Work Get Out, Explore, and Have Fun Have Fun, Learn Stuff, Grow Hold Onto Your Kids
From Homeschool to College and Work
Get Out, Explore, and Have Fun by Lisa Rudy     
Have Fun, Learn Stuff, Grow
Hold Onto Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld
Home Learning Year By Year The Homeschool Reader Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook Homeschooling Book of Answers
Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp   
The Homeschool Reader, Mark & Helen Hegener, eds. 
Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook
The Homeschooling Book of Answers compiled by Linda Dobson           
Homeschooling for Excellence The Homeschooling Handbook Homeschooling on a Shoestring How Children Fail
Homeschooling for Excellence by David & Micki Colfax
The Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
Homeschooling on a Shoestring by Melissa L. Morgan & Judith Waite Allee          
How Children Fail by John Holt
How Children Learn I Learn Better By Teaching Myself Learning All the Time

    Parent/Teen Breakthrough        

How Children Learn by John Holt 
I Learn Better By Teaching Myself
Learning All the Time by John Holt
Parent-Teen Breakthrough by Mira Kirshenbaum
Playful Learning Punished by Rewards The Question is College A Sense of Self
Playful Learning: An Alternate Approach to Preschool by Anne Engelhardt
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
The Question is College by Herbert Kohl
A Sense of Self by Susannah Sheffer      
Taking Charge through Homeschooling Teach Your Own The Teenage Liberation Handbook The Uncollege Alternative

          Taking Charge through Homeschooling by Larry and Susan Kaseman

Teach Your Own by John Holt   
The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn
The Uncollege Alternative
Underground History of American Education Un-jobbing The Unschooling Handbook Weapons of Mass Instruction
The Underground History of American Education
Un-jobbing by Michael Fogler
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
       
Your Money or Your Life Unschooling Rules Better Than College I Don't Want to Go to College
Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
Unschooling Rules
Better Than College by Blake Boles
I Don't Want to Go to College by Heather Hutchins
A Pair of Sparkly Sneakers Paying for College Without Going Broke Project-Based Homeschooling How to Work and Homeschool
A Pair of Sparkly Sneakers by Nicole Olson
Paying for College Without Going Broke
Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori McWilliam Pickert
How to Work and Homeschool by Pamela Price
Home Grown Deschooling Society Escape from Childhood Free Range Learning
Home Grown by Ben Hewitt
Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
Free Range Learning by Laura Grace Weldon
The Well-Adjusted Child Miseducation The Heart of a Family The Film Club
The Well-Adjusted Child by Rachel Gathercole
The Film Club by David Gilmour
Short list of the books above that have been known to convince people to homeschool:

DVDs

Class Dismissed      
Class Dismissed
     

 

Works of fiction that feature homeschooling

Ballet Shoes The Borrowers The Boxcar Children David and the Phoenix
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
David and the Phoenix
Delilah Eloise Feed Finn Family Moomintroll
Delilah by John Bemelmans Marciano
Eloise by Kay Thompson              
Feed by M.T. Anderson               
Golden Hour Heidi The Hideout Home School
Golden Hour by Maiya Williams
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Hideout by Peg Kehret
Home School by Charles Webb 
I Am a Home Schooler Ida B Into the Forest Jess
I Am a Home Schooler by Julie Voetberg
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland               
Jess (American Girl Today) by Mary Casanova & Robert Papp
Libby on Wednesday Little Women Lone Wolf Mary Poppins
Libby on Wednesday by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lone Wolf by Kristine L. Franklin
Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Monster of the Month Club Moose Tracks My Side of the Mountain Pippi Longstocking
Monster of the Month Club       
Moose Tracks by Mary Casanova
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Railway Children Schooled The Secret Garden Skellig
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Schooled by Gordon Korman
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Skellig by David Almond
Stargirl Surviving the Applewhites Swiss Family Robinson Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale by Gillian Johnson
The Year I Didn't Go to School Snowflake Bentley I, Emma Freke The School Trip
The Year I Didn't Go to School by Giselle Potter
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (this is a biography, not a work of fiction)
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
The School Trip
My Name is Mina Liar & Spy Looking at Lincoln Unschoolers
My Name is Mina by David Almond
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
Unschoolers by Sophia Sayigh & Milva McDonald
The Lotterys Plus One      
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donaghue
     

 

Writing by homeschoolers

Eragon Eldest Brisingr Inheritance
Eragon by Christopher Paolini    
Eldest by Christopher Paolini     
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini   
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
My Family and Other Animals    
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell