Unschooling and Books: Oddments and Surprises

UNSCHOOLING
BOOKS TO BUY



Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling




Free to Learn: Five Ideas for a Joyful Unschooling Life
by Pam Laricchia


Free to Live: Create a Thriving Unschooling Home
by Pam Laricchia


Moving a Puddle
and other essays
by Sandra Dodd



Parenting a Free Child
an Unschooled Life
by Rue Kream
Triviality: Textbooks For Unschoolers

"So you don't use books?"

"Like fingernails on a chalkboard (something my children might never experience) that question breaks into a calm day from time to time. By books many people mean school-style text books designed for one subject area, one school year, one level. They mean school books. . . ."

Books and Saxophones
Many schoolkids use books as escapism. What happens when an unschooling life is so peaceful that no escape is needed?
Books to Help Unschooling Parents
Joyce Fetteroll's annotated list with links
current about four years ago; newer books are linked to the right here→
Early thoughts on that
tree of knowledge motif
Book worship
Consider this piece of art, which is used to be the logo on my main Radical Unschooling page.

More and more, I'm thinking our culture puts too much glory on books. The "book worship" page has to do with that prejudice, and I've saved a discussion about what besides people and books can bring about change (after someone made that spurious remark). If you have ideas about the problem of book worship and unschooling that you'd be willing to see on a webpage, send them to Sandra@SandraDodd.com

Sandra Dodd's booklist for 8/18/01 talk on Questioning (at the bottom of that page)

What you can do with your dictionary and encyclopedia... A radical thought.

Never tell a child "Go look it up." Parents, teachers, friends and countrymen, how would you like it?


Medieval Books


This is the book that doesn't end
Yes it goes on and on my friend...

(click for a random page)

English Language Reading