• 10 Children's Books to help your Child Transition to Homeschool

    Families are being faced with difficult decisions on how to prepare their child for the 2020/2021 school year. With most Colorado School Districts ending the previous year with remote learning and planning the first 3 months of the new school year with that same model; families and children are struggling on how to transition from Learning at School to Learning at Home. We did some research and compiled a list of 10 Homeschool books that parents can read with their child to continue to help them with this transition. We hope that you find a book that may help you and your child this back to school season. 


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  • Preschool - 1st Grade

  • This is My Home, This is My School

    Jonathan Bean

    Drawing from his own childhood experiences, Jonathan Bean takes the autobiographically inspired family he introduced in Building Our House through the special rhythms and routines of a homeschooling day. For young Jonathan and his sisters, Mom is the teacher and a whole lot more, and Dad is the best substitute any kid could want. From math, science, and field trips to recess, show-and-tell, and art, a school day with this intrepid, inventive family will seem both completely familiar and totally unique. Includes a selection of family snapshots and a note from the author.

  • Kandoo Kangaroo Hops into Homeschool

    Susan Ratner

    A mother kangaroo realizes that her six-year-old is ready to start home schooling.

    A great children’s book for those who homeschool, those thinking about homeschooling, or those who like entertaining children’s books. The characters are lovable and easy-to-identify-with and the illustrations are very endearing. Sure to be any child’s “read-it-to-me-again” bedtime book.

    — Roger Howerton, Assistant Editor, New Leaf Press

  • I am Learning all the Time

    Rain Perry Fordice

    I Am Learning All the Time is the story about 5 1/2 year-old Hugh as he begins the discovery process of what it means to not go to school. He reflects on life at home and life of his neighborhood friends, who go to school.

    A fun, compelling story narrated by Hugh about his life at home. Full of bright, eye-catching illustrations with realistic (and realistically messy) scenes from family life. Your children will love and identify with the characters in this book.

    Whether your child is homeschooled, unschooled or schooled, the positive approach brings understanding and similarities into focus, creating confidence in your children no matter what your family s educational choice is.

    This story helps to uncover the unknowns of homeschool life. It is great book to share with your child if their friend or neighbor decides to homeschool. Your child s worries will melt away as they begin to understand what homeschooling is and that they can still be friends with their homeschooled friends.

    You can feel confident about the positive nature put into the creation of this book in every way!


  • Charlie Goes to School

    Ree Drummond

    With expressive illustrations by Diane deGroat, a delicious recipe from Ree Drummond, and the hilarious antics of Charlie, this hardcover picture book makes an excellent gift.

    Charlie the Ranch Dog may be top dog, but he’s ready to share his skills—and his responsibilities. Charlie wants to start his own school for the ranch animals. If Suzie, Kitty, and Walter can learn how to lend a paw, he can focus on other important things, like napping!

    Ree Drummond’s picture book is the perfect back-to-school treat.

  • 2nd - 3rd Grade

  • The First Day of Homeschool

    Michelle Frederickson

    “‘Twas the first day of homeschool,” begins the poetic tale of a young child’s return to schooling. The story weaves through the exciting first day as the family enjoys a special time of learning, helping, and sharing together – interrupted only by a mischievous visit from Homeschool Elf who hides the children’s school supplies and sends them on a hunt to find the missing books, pencils, and more! In addition to the story text, younger children will enjoy trying to find the hidden Homeschool Elf peeking out from the book illustrations while older children are encouraged to interact with the story by answering questions related to the text and their own homeschool experiences. For those eager to begin their own Homeschool Elf tradition – a pattern of Homeschool Elf has been included at the back of the book. We recommend copying the pattern and cutting it out so if something happens to Homeschool Elf during the year, you will always have a pattern to replace him.

  • The First Day of Homeschool

    Kaitlin Harris

    Cinnamon rolls, bike rides, and picnics in the park! Experience the first day of homeschool through the eyes of an eager 2nd grade boy and his little sister, and prepare to reimagine everything you think you know about the classroom! Bright watercolor illustrations bring this sweet rhyming story to life in a way that will excite and encourage homeschool students and parents of all ages.

  • My Favorite Day to Homeschool

    Maggie Alvarez

    Join five kids and their parents as they learn, explore, run, paint, count, play, work, cook, study, and yes, even socialize their way through a week of homeschooling! Full color illustrations. Includes the casual introduction of Spanish words and phrases.

  • Hanna, Homeschooler

    Suki Wessling

    In this chapter book for young readers or readaloud, seven-year-old Hanna has just moved to a new town from her home in the mountains. Hanna struggles to make friends, first with two girls across the street who go to school, then with children in her new homeschooling cooperative. Hanna also has challenges at home, learning to live with her grandmother and adjust to her new life now that Dad is attending college. Over nine months, Hanna forms a bond with her grandmother, gains new friends, and feels like a true homeschooler.

  • Adventures of the Homeschoolers: The Genie in the Tea Pot

    Liz Pilley

    Join the adventures of 10-year-old Freya and her 8-year-old brother Heath as they are drawn into a world of genies, pirates, long-lost Grandmothers and family history projects! A fantasy adventure story starring home educated children, for home educated children – and anyone else who loves a good story. Following on from the author’s previous book for 2-5 year olds, here is a gripping tale for approximately 4-8 year olds.

  • For our Families, Homeschooling is the Best!

    Lyndsay Morton

    Finally, a children’s book to celebrate the many benefits of homeschooling! If your homeschooling family ever needs inspiration or just wants to celebrate how amazing homeschooling is, this book is a must have. One of the characters in the story is having a difficult time enjoying being a homeschooler, but a homeschooling friend is there to help. The children in the story discuss the numerous benefits of homeschooling in a fun, child friendly dialogue. This full color book is filled with vibrant, paper crafted illustrations meant to engage its readers.

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