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Books about children who homeschool?

post #1 of 159
Thread Starter 
Anyone know of story books for preschoolers about children who homeschool? I am trying to balace all the Vera's First Day of School books out there that make 'going to school' look so exciting with some showing what homeschooling can be like.

TIA
post #2 of 159
These are of all different reading levels.

A Time to Fly Free - Stephanie Tolan

Allison's Story: A Book about Homeschooling - Jon Lurie

Alice, I Think - Susan Juby

Armageddon Summer - Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville

Brian's Hunt - Gary Paulsen

I am a Homeschooler - Julie Voetberg

Kandoo Kangaroo Hops Into Homeschool - Susan Ratner

Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Monster of the Month Club (Series) - Dian Curtis Regan

My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durell

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George

Olympus: It's Not Just a Game - Scott W. Somerville

Pippi Longstocking (Series) - Astrid Lindgren

Ruby Slippers School (Series) - Stacy Towle Morgan

Sarah, Plain and Tall (Series) - Patricia MacLachlan

Skellig - David Almond

Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

Surviving the Applewhites - Stephanie Tolan

Touching Spirit Bear - Ben Mikaelsen



Also, there is a tv program on Nickelodeon called "The Wild Thornberries", they travel all over, they are homeschoolers.

HTH
post #3 of 159
Great list! Can I add The Boxcar Children?
post #4 of 159
Three more:

Islander by Cynthia Rylant (~ages 8-12)

Nim's Island by Wendy Orr (~ages 6-11)

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli (~ages 8-12)

Miranda
post #5 of 159
Thread Starter 
Mamas, thank you!!
post #6 of 159
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Originally Posted by Sasha_girl
Great list! Can I add The Boxcar Children?
Oh, yes! Of course!

My middle son collected those, how could I forget, LOL.
post #7 of 159
Wow- you all are awesome!
post #8 of 159
cross referencing with my library's catalog right now. You ladies ROCK!!!
post #9 of 159
In the printer now. Thanks everyone.
post #10 of 159
Nim's Island is my dd's favorite book

We liked this one http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846 It's a picture book. May be scary for sensitive children (an orphaned baby is found after her parents die at sea). The book just casually mentions that the main character is homeschooled.
post #11 of 159
Well, they aren't homeschoolers, but I appreciate that Jack and Annie of the Magic Tree House series almost never mention school during their adventures. They read, research, take notes, follow their instincts, meet and talk to interesting people, etc. All outside of school -- just for fun!

Warning: the first few books of the series have *horrendous* sentence structure -- fragments galore! They get a lot better a little way into the series; parents and teachers must have complained! They aren't great literature, but they're fun and can provide ideas for further study of history or geography.
post #12 of 159
I needed this list! Thanks!
post #13 of 159
Snowflake Bentley http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

It's a true story about a man who photographed snowflakes. We were reading it last night and I was taken by surprise to read

Quote:
Willie's mother was his teacher until he was fourteen years old. He attended school for only a few years. "She had a set of encyclopedias," Willie said. "I read them all."
post #14 of 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sasha_girl
Great list! Can I add The Boxcar Children?

The first book might qualify, but once they move in with their Grandfather they go to school -- the books are just set during their vacations.
post #15 of 159
chitty chitty bang bang? (well, the movie at least-)
post #16 of 159
I'd add:

Seven Silly Eaters (one for littler children)
Ida B (about a girl, 5th grade or so)
Biography of Robert Browning

peace,
teastaigh
post #17 of 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by teastaigh
I'd add:

Seven Silly Eaters (one for littler children)

That book is awesome, but we always point out that if the mama had breastfed the seven silly eaters they (1) may not have been so picky and (2) probably wouldn't have been so close together
post #18 of 159
what a super thread! I'm going to print this list and see if we can find some around here. My 4 yr old is enamored with riding the school bus :LOL so I need to show him how fun homeschool will be
post #19 of 159
Wow

Thanks mama's, list printed and : our library will have some
post #20 of 159
Not preschool, but Joey Pigza Loses Control has a homeschooled character in it. And Joey has to homeschool for a while. By Jack Gantos
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