Big List of Unschooling and Natural Learning Books
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- How Children Fail, John Holt
- How Children Learn, John Holt
- Learning in the Absence of Education, Beverley Paine
- Natural Learning (booklet), Beverley Paine
- Natural Learning Answers, Beverley Paine
- Free Range Learning, Laura Weldon
- Moving a Puddle, Sandra Dodd
- Natural Born Learners: Unschooling and Autonomy in Education, Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
- And the Skylark Sings to Me: Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education, David H Albert
- How Children Learn at Home, Alan Thomas
- Guerilla Learning, Amy Silver and Grace Llewellyn
- The Unschooling Unmanual, Jan Hunt and Nanda Van Gestel
- Challenging Assumptions in Education, Wendy Priesnitz
- Free Range Education How Home Education Works, Terri Dowty
- The Unprocessed Child, Living Without School, Valerie Fitzenreiter
- Bound to be Free, Jan Fortune Wood
- Educating Children At Home, Alan Thomas
- Those Unschooled Minds, Julie Webb
- Doing it their way, Jan Fortune Wood
- Big Book of Unschooling, Sandra Dodd
- Radical Unschooling - a Revolution has Begun, Dayna Martin
- Fortune Wood, Jan. With Consent: parenting for all to win
- The Continuum Concept, Jean Leidloff
- Free to Learn: Five ideas for a joyful unschooling life, Pam Laricchia
- Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School, Grace Llewellyn
- The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, Grace Llewellyn
- Unconditional Parenting, Alfie Kohn,
- The Unschooled Mind, Howard Gardner.
- The Natural Child, Jan Hunt
- Instead of Education, John Holt
- Free to Live, by Pam Laricchia
- Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, John Taylor Gatto
- Live Love Learn, Csilla Tottszer
- Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery: A Journey of Original Seeking, David H Albert
- Homeschooling For Excellence, David and Micki Colfax
- Parenting a Free Child - an Unschooled Life, Rue Kream
- Beyond Schooling : Building Communities Where Learning Really Matters, Gatto, John Taylor & Hamza Yusuf Hanson.
- Unschooling, Sara McGrath
- The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom, Griffith, Mary
- The Day I Became an Autodidact: And the Advice, Adventures, and Acrimonies That Befell Me Thereafter, Hailey, Kendall
- Self University, Hayes, Charles D
- Deschooling Our Lives, Hern, Matt
- Magical Child, J Chilton Pearce
- Escape from Childhood; the needs and rights of children, John Holt
- Learning All the Time, John Holt
- Honey for a Child's Heart, Hunt, Gladys
- Deschooling Society, llich, Ivan
- Better than College, Blake Boles
- Trust the Children, Kealoha, Anna
- Free to Learn, Peter Gray
- Never Too Late, John Holt
- Weapons of Mass Instruction, John Taylor Gatto
- Gifted Education Comes Home: A Case for Self-Directed Homeschooling, Rivero, Lisa
- Unschooling Rules, Clark Aldridge
- Punished By Rewards, Alfie Kohn
- No Contest, Alfie Kohn
- I Learn Better by Teaching Myself, Leistico, Agnes.
- For the Children's Sake, Sheffer, Susannah
- A Life Worth Living : The Selected Letters of John Holt, Sheffer, Susannah.
- The Simplicity of Homeschooling: Discover the Freedom of Learning Through Living, Goodchild, Vicki and Goodchild, Jack.
- Summerhill, a New View of Childhood, AS Neill
- Leistico, Agnes. Still Teaching Ourselves
- McKee, Alison. Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves
- The Freethinker's Pocket Directory to the Educational Universe, Meighan, Roland
- Meighan, Roland John Holt, Meighan, Roland
- Meighan, Roland. Learning Unlimited, Meighan, Roland
- The Next Learning System, Meighan, Roland
- Theory and Practice of Regressive Education, Meighan, Roland
- Natural Learning and the Natural Learning Curriculum, Meighan, Roland
- Creating Learning Communities, Ron Miller (Ed)
- Unschooling Kelly, John McEwan
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