Family Life, Homeschool

Books Featuring Homeschoolers for Elementary Students

When we first started homeschooling and people asked which school my four kids attended I would kind of mumble the words “We’re homeschoolers”  under my breath.  Saying they didn’t go to school and sit in a classroom all day just seemed weird.  Two years later and I’ve come to adore the label of “weird homeschooler.”  As proud as I am of our families educational choices it is nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.  I set out on a mission to uncover some children’s books that feature homeschoolers.

I set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Reading books featuring homeschoolers make my little homeschoolers feel connected!

Homeschooling is becoming more mainstream all the time and I was shocked at the amount of books I was able to find that feature homeschoolers as characters.

How homeschool is portrayed in these books varies as wildly as homeschool does in real life.  I love that.  Homeschool looks different in every family!

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I have not read every book on this list in its entirety.  Take my recommendations with a grain of salt and check them out for yourself!  I know my library hold list will be hopping with these titles!

Nellie Nova Takes Flight by Stephenie Wilson Petersen

I set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

I set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

The Year I Didn’t Go to School by Giselle PotterI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Charlie Goes to School by Ree DrummondI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

This Is My Home, This Is My School by Jonathon Bean

I set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

I Am Learning All the Time by Rain Perry Fordyce I set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Ippie Unschooled by Nicole Olson and Alexis ZiresI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Hanna, Homeschooler by Suki WesslingI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Kandoo Kangaroo Hops into Homeschool by Susan RatnerI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Wright on Time series by Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley & Tanja BauerleI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Building Our House by Jonathon BeanI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Postcard Mysteries SeriesI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

My Mommy, My Teacher by Johannah BluedornI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Are We There Yet? by Alison LesterI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

The Happy Hedgehog by Marcus PfisterI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Cody Greene and the Rainbow Mystery by Linda Fields and Heather NewmanI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

The Homeschool Detective Series by John BibeeI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Adventures in the Neighborhood Woods, series by Jesse Honn
I set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.
 The Lighthouse Family, series by Cynthia RylantI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.
Homeschool Adventurers; The Lost Da Vincis by Don L. Milne and Aneladee Milne
I set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Ruby Slippers School, series Stacy Towle MorganI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Addie McCormick and the Computer Pirate, series by Leanne LucasI set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

Greetings from Somewhere, series by Harper Paris and Marco Calos I set out on a mission to uncover children's books featuring homeschoolers. It's nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.

 

Classic Books Featuring Homeschoolers

There are also a great number of classic books that feature homeschooled students as main characters.   Once upon a time ALL students were homeschooled.  Hundreds of years ago learning at home, by doing and watching, was how all skills were passed along to the next generation. Many of these classic books do not present homeschool as “thing.”  It’s not trendy or an educational or religious choice; learning at home was just a way of life.

There are too many to list but here are some of our favorite classic books featuring homeschoolers.  Check out these great choices for family read aloud!

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6 Comments

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    Jen

    February 23, 2017

    Wow really great list of books, I hope you do one for older children too 😉

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      kitchentableclassroom@gmail.com

      February 24, 2017

      Yay~ the one for older kids is coming soon! I set out to make one big list and there were just too many great choices so I had to split it up a bit! Thanks for reading Jen!

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    Mother of 3

    February 28, 2017

    We’re re-reading The Candymakers right now since they have come out with a Candymakers 2! We’ve read quite a few of these. Great list!

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      kitchentableclassroom@gmail.com

      March 2, 2017

      This one is new to me- it’s on our list to read!! I’m glad you enjoyed the list. Hopefully you found something new too!

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    Thanks so much for this! I had no idea there were so many books for my little homeschoolers to relate to. I love it. Diversity of ALL kinds is super important to us and I’m really excited to add some of these to our library!

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      kitchentableclassroom@gmail.com

      March 11, 2017

      Thanks Marquita! Isn’t it awesome that homeschoolers are represented in SO many different ways! I loved that fact too!

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