Homeschool Resource Pages

Akron Carnegie Public Library


Helpful Articles on Getting Started  Homeschooling: Which Model Is Right for You?


Homeschool Bibliography

Available at the Akron Carnegie Public Library

“Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath – You Can Do This!” by Terrie Lynn Bittner

“Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started” by Erica Arndt

“The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family’s Method to College Ready by Age Twelve” by Kip Harding

“Home School: Taking the First Step: a Program Planning Handbook” by Borg Hendrickson

“The Home School Manual: Plans, Pointers, Reasons, and Resources” by Theodore E. Wade

“Home School Burnout: What It Is. What Causes It. And How to Overcome It.” by Raymond S. Moore and Dorothy N. Moore

Magazines (Available at the Akron Library)

“Practical Homeschooling Magazine”

“Homeschool Indiana: The Magazine” by the Indiana Association of Home Educators

“National Geographic Kids”

Available through Evergreen

“Home Education in Indiana” by Indiana Association of Home Educators

“So, Why Do You Homeschool? Answering Questions People Ask about Home Education” by Mimi Davis

“The Brave Learner Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life” by Julie Bogart

“The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling” by Durenda Wilson

“Family Matters Why Homeschooling Makes Sense” by David Guterson

“The Homeschooling Option How to Decide When It’s Right for your Family” by Lisa Rivero

“The Everything Guide to Homeschooling Book: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for your Child” by Sherri Linsenbach

“The Homegrown Preschooler: Teaching Your Kids in the Places They Live” by Kathy H. Lee and Lesli M. Richards

“The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book” by Guy Bailey

Curriculum Building

“102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Each Child’s Learning Style” by Cathy Duffy

“Home Learning Year by Year How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool through High School” by Rebecca Rupp


Heading Towards College

“College-Prep Homeschooling: Your Complete Guide to Homeschooling through High School” by David P. Byers

“The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships: Homeschool Secrets to Getting Ready, Getting In, and Getting Paid” by Lee Binz

“Setting the Records Straight How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admission and Scholarships” by Lee Binz


Helpful Homeschooling Resources

Indiana Association for Home Educators

Pat and Kathy Balk, IAHE Regional Representatives, Region 2.

Email:  Phone: (317) 467-6244, Ext. 202


Indiana Department of Education Homeschool Information

Indiana Foundation for Home Schooling

A2Z Homeschooling

Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO)

Ascend Homeschool Academy

Catholic Schoolhouse: Homeschool Success through a Classical Approach

Classical Conversations

Coalition for Responsible Home Education

Homeschool Central: Indiana

Homeschool Diner

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

The Homeschool Mom

Homeschooling Today

The National Academy for Child Development

National Black Home Educators

National Home Education Research Institute


Learning Links

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Charlotte Mason Co-op (Warsaw) contact Jamie Larrison (574) 835-4033


Faith Christian Co-op (Warsaw) contact Hannah Bingamon (574) 527-9684


Indiana Homeschoolers Facebook:

Kosciusko Area Home Schools Facebook:

Mentone Christian Co-op contact Samantha Goodman (574) 320-5407



Michiana Area Homeschoolers Facebook:

Warsaw Area Home Schools Facebook:

Warsaw Bees Homeschool Basketball                    contact Johnny Wadkins (574) 328-0856 email:


Homeschool Field Trip Ideas*

Akron Carnegie Public Library –Akron (574) 893-4113

Doud’s Orchard –Denver (765) 985-3937

Fair Oaks Farms –Fair Oaks (219) 394-2025

Fulton County Animal Shelter –Rochester (574) 223-7387

Fulton County Historical Society –Rochester (574) 223-4436

Goshert Farms Corn Maze –Mentone (574) 353-7398

Grissom Air Force Museum –Peru (765) 689-8011

McClure’s Orchard –Peru (765) 985-9000

Science Central –Fort Wayne (260) 424-2400

Potawatomi Zoo –South Bend (574) 235-9800

Thistleberry Farms –South Bend (574) 289-0164

*Be sure to call ahead and verify that these places are open and allowing visitors at this time.


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**This reference binder is simply designed to provide patrons with helpful resources and is not intended to promote one entity over another. The links above are provided as a convenience and are for informational purposes only; they do not constitute as an endorsement or an approval by the Akron Carnegie Public Library of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporations, organizations, or individuals listed.