The Library has an extensive collection of parenting books with a variety of topics, including raising young children to teens, home schooling, workbooks, and much more. The parenting collection is located on the first floor of the Library next to the new youth books.
Browse through some of the Library’s list of homeschooling books below. Click on the title of the book to be directed to our catalog to read more about each book.


Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling by Brad Miser
Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart
Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education by Ainsley Arment
Everything Homeschooling Book: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child by Sherri Linsenbach
Extraordinary Parenting: the Essential Guide to Parenting and Educating at Home by Eloise Rickman
The Home Education Handbook: a Comprehensive and Practical Guide to Educating Children at Home by Gill Hines
Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting the Natural World by Ben Hewitt
Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum by Rebecca Rupp
Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool through High School by Rebecca Rupp
Homeschooling for Dummies
Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners by Cindy West
Homeschooling 101: the Essential Handbook by Mark Field
Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family by Lisa Rivero
Homeschooling the Child with Autism: Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask by Patricia Schetter
Imperfect Homeschooler’s Guide to Homeschooling by Barbara Frank
Learning Without School: Home Education by Ross Mountney
Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 501 Best Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12 by Linda Dobson
Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom by Kerry McDonald
Well-Trained Mind: a Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer

Homeschooling Books for Children

I am a Homeschooler by Julie Voetberg
This is My Home, This is My School by Jonathan Bean
What Would Joey Do by Jack Gantos


Homeschooling Online Resources

Michigan Alliance for Families - information, support, and education resources
Michigan Department of Education resources
MEL - free resources, e-books, and more!

Michigan Homeschool Groups and Co-ops
Homeschool - find out how to homeschool, local resources available in Michigan
Michigan Virtual - how online homeschool programs work in Michigan
Metro Parent - how to homeschool in Michigan
Oakland County Moms - Michigan homeschool resources
Homeschool World - Practical Homeschooling Magazine
Michigan Christian Homeschool Network
Home EducatorS Resource Directory
Learn at Home - virtual learning activities
teachthought - tips for parents helping at home
teachthought - how parents can help with reading
Khan Academy - free resources for parents
Splash Learn - home learning companion for grades K-5th math
NYU Langone Health - how to help children navigate remote learning
Today - helpful information for parents of students of all ages
Understood - tips to help your children learn from home
about Read Works - families and remote learning
Brightly - books to get kids ready for going back to school
Open Textbook Library - free, openly-licensed textbooks