Have you been intrigued by the idea of unschooling, but you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you have searched for books to learn about unschooling, but aren’t sure which ones are recommended. I’ve got you covered!
One of the best ways to fully embrace the unschooling philosophy is to immerse yourself in the world of child-led learning. But I know that sometimes the thought of child-led learning and the WHY behind it can leave you feeling confused, even after you’ve done some research. I was the same way.
When I started homeschooling, I had only heard the word “unschooling”. I was completely unfamiliar with what it was. Honestly, I was ignorant.
As we got further along in our homeschooling journey, I realized that unschooling might be a better fit for us. I lacked good recommendations on unschooling resources and books and wanted to learn more, but didn’t want to weed through the nonsense. So, I was still clueless.
I sought out resources to help me understand the unschooling philosophy better, and through my learning, embraced unschooling to the fullest. I’ve done the “weeding through” of so-so books and this list is the best of the best.
These unschooling books are excellent resources to read, whether you have already started unschooling, or if you are just beginning. So, if you’re looking for resources on unschooling, you have come to the right place!
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The Best Unschooling Books
1 | Unschooling Secrets: A Parent’s Guide to Success by Katrina Oldham, M. Ed.
3 | The Unschooling Unmanual by Jan Hunt
4 | How Children Learn by John Holt
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5 | The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith
6 | Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves by Alison McKee
7 | Learning All the Time by John Holt
8 | Free to Learn by Peter Gray
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Living Joyfully With Unschooling Box Set by Pam Laricchia includes (9-11):
12 |Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom by Kerry McDonald
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13 | Sandra Dodd’s Big Book of Unschooling 2nd ed. Edition by Sandra Dodd
14 | Unschooling to University by Judy Arnall
15 | How Children Fail by John Holt
16 | Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better by John Holt
What are your favorite books about unschooling, or child-led learning? Share in the comments!