Books That Feature Homeschool Children
Many children love to read, but it can be difficult to find books featuring homeschooled children. I decided to find some books featuring homeschoolers for my homeschooled children, so I thought I’d share them with you! Even though homeschooling is growing, there isn’t yet an abundance of books featuring homeschoolers, but I’m listing here the ones I was able to find. If you have suggestions to add, please leave them in the comments!
Please keep in mind that I have not read all of these books. You will need to decide which books are right for your children. Also, I’ve included the suggested age/grade levels when available. Reading abilities vary greatly from one child to another, so these levels are included only as a guide.
No Suggested Age/Grade Level:
Addie McCormick and the Computer Pirate–The main character in this book is attending a cooperative homeschool while her school is being repaired following a tornado.
The Adventures of Lil’ Wolf, Twinkie, Toes, and Flower Girl in the Homeschool Forest–This book isn’t currently available to buy (at the time of this writing), but you may be able to find it at your local library.
The Adventures of the Kerrigan Kids
Skellig: Play: A Play for Children
Grade 1 and Up:
Too Smart Jones and the Buried Jewels (Too Smart Jones Series #2)
Adventures in the Neighborhood Woods–This is not only about homeschooled children, but the author was homeschooled. Now that is cool!
Grade 4 and Up:
Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, No 1)
Grades 5 and Up:
Grades 7 and Up:
Laurie is a homeschooling mom of two children, Ethan and Jason. She resides in New Hampshire with her family. You can read more from Laurie at InspiringNHKids.
Summer with the Moodys by Sarah Maxwell. We enjoyed the free one on Kindle so bought the set in paperback 🙂
Thank you Andrea! We added that to the list!
We have the whole set as well!
For preschoolers: Charlie Goes to School by Ree Drummond.
Thanks Emma, we added it!
Thanks for sharing this great selection. Definitely need this. More to come!
The Jonathan Park series is great because it has homeschooled character although it’s a radio drama and not a book.
The Wright On Time series
We enjoyed The Candymakers. The main character was home schooled.
This is my home, this is my school by Jonathan Bean
I think some of the children in Mysterious Benedict society were homeschooled in later books. And The Beyonders has a homeschooled girl as one of the lead characters.
Double Fudge by Judy Blume has the new cousins they meet who are homeschoolers.
Thanks for the awesome list! We will check these out. We love the moody’s. I wrote about it here! http://www.theginghamapron.com/the-moody-series-by-sarah-maxwell/
I Am Learning All the Time
By Rain Perry Fordyce
Nellie Nova Takes Flight is middle grade fiction about homeschooeld time travelers.
Don’t forget Pippi Longstocking.
And Ronia, Robber’s Daughter! 🙂
In the Greetings from Somewhere series there are twins who are homeschooled as their family travels around the world.
Also This is My Home This is My School by Jonathan Bean and the Homeschool Detectives Series by John Bibee! 🙂
There is a new book called This Is My Home, This Is My School by Jonathon Bean.
The Theodosia Throckmorton series is about an unschooled girl who grows up in a museum. She becomes an expert in all things Egyptian and fights along with a secret group to return Egypt’s antiquities to their home with ancient Egyptian magic and spells. http://amzn.to/1P1IS7q
“Katy” by Mary Evelyn Notgrass (Notgrass company that publishes America the Beautiful curriculum). My upper elementary girls loved it!
These would probably be more for high-schoolers, but homeschooling mama (and delightfully prolific author) Chautona Havig has homeschooled characters in some of her novels, including the Past Forward series and the Aggie series (which begin with the book Ready or Not).
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt, Patti Wheeler, middle school boys travel and exploration, 4+ book series, Greenland, Egypt, Botswana, Ireland
The Ruby Slippers School Series by Stacy Towle Morgan are about two homeschooled sisters. They are for 7-10-year-olds. My teenager says Tyce in Sigmund Brouwer’s Robot Wars is homeschooled. They are for ages 13 and up. I noticed that Too Smart Jones and the Buried Jewels was listed up above and would like to mention that all of the books in the Too Smart Jones series are about homeschoolers!
In Cosmic Chaos by C.M. Shelton, one of the main characters is homeschooled.
I just started writing the Little Green Hill series the first book is Nye In February. It’s ab nature-based series about a homeschooled boy learning about his environment with his animal friends, aimed at elementary-aged kids.
There is a brand new book out called Homeschool PJ Time: A Bedtime STEM Book. All the characters are homeschooled and the entire book was written and illustrated by homeschoolers. You can find it at Amazon or ColbyBooks.com
How exciting for you to have written a book with other homeschoolers! I love that homeschoolers are becoming featured more and more often in all kinds of literature.