Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Books About Kids Who Homeschool

"My name is Angelina Ballerina," my son Chobie spent the better part of six months insisting when asked what his name was.

If your kids are anything like mine, then books provide a huge source of play inspiration. Chobie loves trying on all of the identities of his favorite characters. He gets to identify with all kinds of people, it helps him try on different roles and develop empathy. But, it's also nice to see characters who you identify with already.

With all of the books out there about the first day of kindergarten, not to mention most books where children go to school every day, it's been tricky to find books for Chobie to identify with as a homeschooling kid.

Well, I've been doing some investigating and have come up with this list of picture books about homeschooled kids.

Kandoo Kangaroo's "First Day" of Homeschool by Susan Ratner

I am Learning all the Time by Rain Perry Fordyce (links to the author's website, non-affiliate)

Ippie Unschooled by Nicole Olson

The First Day of Homeschool  by Michelle Frederickson

I am a Homeschooler by Julie Voetberg

Snowflake Bentley by Jaqueline Briggs Martin

Allison's Story: A Book about Homeschooling by John Lurie

 It's not a huge list, but it's what I've been able to come up with. I've yet to get my hands on a copy of any of these, so I can't lend my personal recommendation. It is worth noting that Susan Ratner's book is a Christian oriented book.

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Have you read any of these? Do you have more to add?

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    1. Hooray! Thank you for stopping by to see my little book list. And thanks for writing a book about homeschooling kids. I'm adding your link to the post above. :)

  2. Not a picture book but Nim's island is about a homeschooler.

  3. Oh that's great, I never even thought about books about being homeschooled! I was cracking up at the Angelina Ballerina thing...When my oldest son James was in preschool and they would ask him colors, it was Thomas, James, Percy, etc LOL