My Favorite Homeschool Books from Amazon
One of the hardest parts about homeschooling is picking books that are educational and that your kids will love. But the right books can fill your child’s mind with whimsical imagination and a love of reading — so it’s important to find good ones. That’s why I’ve put together this list of my favorite homeschool books from Amazon.
Who knew 2020 would be a year of masks, quarantine, social distancing, and … oh yeah … homeschooling? There’s a handful of parents out there who could homeschool in their sleep, but for some of us — it’s a learning curve.
The good news is that homeschooling has tons of incredible benefits like one-on-one learning and hands-on support. And a good reading list can add tremendous peace and endless learning opportunities to your days.
Whether you’re a homeschooling pro or feel like a fish out of water (I have those days!) this list will give you the books you need to help your kiddos fall in love with reading one book at a time!
My favorite homeschool reading books from Amazon
- The Random House Book of Poetry – This book is full of sweet and funny poetry to sweep you away.
- Winnie-The-Pooh – This book is full of classic Winnie-The-Pooh stories in a beautifully bound cover.
- The House at Pooh Corner – And if you just can’t get enough — you’ll find even more classic Winnie-The-Pooh tales here.
- National Parks USA – Explore the wonder of our National Parks through the pages of this adventurous book.
- Home – This whimsical book is filled with awesome illustrations that make you think about what makes a home, a home.
- Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? – Doesn’t this title just crack you up? This book is full of fun and will let your kiddo learn about different things people do.
- Big Book of Things to Spot – This book is an adventurous picture book that will keep your kids playing I spy for days.
- Big Thoughts for Little People – Invite your kids to learn more about the Bible in this beautifully illustrated book full of memory verses and more.
- I Am Thankful – A seasonal book perfect for fall and learning lessons of gratitude.
- Swimmy – Go on an adventure under the sea with your new, clever fish friend.
- The Book with No Pictures – This book is silly, fun, and creative. If you’re looking for belly laughs — this book is for you.
- Indescribable – Learn about God, science, and the wonders of the universe in this bright, colorful book.
- The 50 States – Explore every state and learn what makes them unique. It’s easy to adapt to create Geography lessons for all ages.
- The Street Beneath My Feet – Teach your little one to open their eyes to how much is going on in the world around them when they aren’t even looking. We use it as a foundation for science lessons weekly!
- The Big Book of Bugs – A great way to open conversations about the roles different creatures play in making our ecosystem work together.
- The Skies Above My Eyes – This book will invite your kiddo to think about how big the world is above our eyes and just how much is happening when we don’t realize it.
- A Year of Forest School – This book is full of fun and games to get your kids exploring the world around them. Think of it like a Parents handbook for fun activities in Nature during every season.
How to pick the best homeschool reading books
Picking the right books for your kids can make or break storytime. Here are three questions to ask yourself when you’re picking books for your kid.
- What’s their reading level? One of the most frustrating things for young readers is when a book is either too hard or too easy. Make sure the books you pick are hard enough to keep your kids interested but easy enough to keep them going. The ones I have included are easily adaptable to go in depth with older kids or stay simple with younger ones.
- What sort of stories do they like? Some children like whimsical stories while others want action and racecars. When you’re picking books for your kids, choose stories they’ll connect with every step of the way. We like to have a healthy balance between text-based books, like The Random House Book of Poetry , and more visual learning books like The Street Beneath My Feet.
- How much time do you have? Some weeks our days are jam packed with activities and outings and other weeks are slow and have lots of breathing room. I like to set a designated story time as a part of our homeschooling schedule. Whether you have 15 minutes or 2 hours to devote to reading that day, consistency wins when you’re reading with your kiddos. Do the best you can and give yourself loads of grace.
Whether you’re brand new to homeschooling or an old pro, it can be hard to find books your kids connect with and love. When you use this list, you’ll be sure to pick out books with endless learning opportunities and ones your children can’t get enough of.
Have you read any of these books or have another one I should add to the list? Come connect with me on Instagram and I’d love to hear about it!