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Homeschooling Resources

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This list of resources is constantly evolving.
Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions!

Books Available for Checkout

Better Together: Strengthen Your Family, Simplify Your Homeschool, and Savor the Subjects that Matter Most by Pam Barnhill 

The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart

The Call of the Wild + Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education by Ainsley Arment

The Everything Guide to Homeschooling: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child by Sherri Linsenbach

Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum by Rebecca Rupp

Home School Happily: Yes, You Can!: a Modern-Day Guide to Homeschooling for Everyone by Laura Kronen

Homeschooling by Jenny Kaufeld

Homeschooling 101: a Guide to Getting Started by Erica Arndt

The Homeschooling Book of Lists by Michael Leppert

Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach your Child with Confidence by Jamie Erickson

Homeschool Planning for the Unorganized Mom by Monique Boutsiv

Minimalist Homeschooling: a Values-Based Approach to Maximize Learning and Minimize Stress by Zara Fagen

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12 by Linda Dobson

The Unhurried Homeschooler: a Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling by Durenda Wilson

For Children:

This is My Home, This is My School by Jonathan Bean

Charlie Goes to School by Ree Drummond

Need books for a specific subject?

Use our online catalog to search for books by title, author, or subject. You can place holds directly from the website.

Havana Public Library District’s Online Catalog

Internet Resources

Homeschooling Legal Defense Association

A2Z Homes Cool Homeschooling Website

Home EDucators Resource Directory

Moving Beyond the Page

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.

Illinois Christian Home Educators

Illinois State Board of Education – Homeschool

Homeschooling Today

The Old Schoolhouse

National Home Education Research Institute

Other Useful Links


Confessions of a Homeschooler

Cathy Duffy

Simple Homeschool

The Pioneer Woman

Homeschool Diner

Popcorn & Peanuts


S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M. Acivities
from the U of I Extension

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