Looking for some good Charlotte Mason books to read? If you are completely new to Charlotte Mason, and you are looking for a place to start. Or if you are familiar with Charlotte Mason, and you are wanting to dig in deeper. Even if you aren’t even considering Charlotte Mason homeschooling… these books are for you!
Charlotte Mason had a wealth of knowledge to offer for mothers on more than how to teach your children at home. She had some amazing parenting tips and advice to offer as well. Education overflows into all aspects of daily life. From your own character development to that of your child’s. So, I have compiled this list of 10 must-read Charlotte Mason books for every mom.
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10 Charlotte Mason Books That Every Mom Should Read
Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series
This is technically 6 books, but this is the place to start! Reading straight from Charlotte Mason herself! I am currently re-reading her volumes. It is a wealth of knowledge. These are a must-have for your bookshelf (or Kindle). Her first book, “Home Education” is an excellent read for anyone with children under the age of 9 or 10. I have it on my Kindle and I always go back to it.
For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School
For the Children’s Sake is a great read even if you aren’t homeschooling your children. I know public school teachers who have read and loved this book!
A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning
I love this book so much. Karen Andreola does an excellent job of explaining things. She goes into things like narration, character/habit training, and more! So, this is another one of those books that you will keep coming back to. I have highlighted, bookmarked, and underlined all throughout this book.
The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling
This is a great read for the overwhelmed homeschool mom!
A Twaddle-Free Education: An Introduction to Charlotte Mason’s Timeless Educational Ideas
A Twaddle-Free Education is good for new homeschoolers. Or homeschoolers who are new to the Charlotte Mason method. In this book, she explains Charlotte Mason’s methods. Narration, learning in nature, and there are even some tips for homeschooling on a budget!
A Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual
This book has some great practical advice on Charlotte Mason’s methods. If you are a bit scared of diving into Charlotte Mason’s volumes headfirst… this is a great place to start!
When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy for Today
This book is a follow-up of the book For the Children’s Sake. Susan Schaeffer Macaulay collaborated with some other great minds to write this book. This book is one of my favorites as well. There are in-depth explanations of Charlotte Mason’s philosophies. They also give examples of how to apply them in your homeschool. In the back of the book, there are example schedules for a Charlotte Mason education as well.
More Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual
This book goes more in-depth than the previous one, Charlotte Mason Education.
In Memoriam: A Tribute to Charlotte Mason
Interested in learning more about Charlotte Mason herself? This book is a look at her life.
The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason
A look at Charlotte Mason’s method of notebooking.
What are some of your Charlotte Mason favorites?? Leave it in the comments.
Also don’t forget to read: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Charlotte Mason
The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Charlotte Mason is an intro to Charlotte Mason’s methods for those of you who are interested in Charlotte Mason but don’t really know where to begin.
Who Was Charlotte Mason?
How do I use the Charlotte Mason method in my home school?, What does a Charlotte Mason Education Consist of?, Breaking it Down, Creating a Charlotte Mason Schedule, Important Things to Remember
- A list of habits to work on with your child
- Ultimate Charlotte Mason Curriculum List (the lists on our blog have been expanded upon to compile a huge list of Charlotte Mason-Style Curriculum to make it a little easier on you when you are searching for the right CM curriculum)
- CM Curriculum Planner to keep track of the curriculum that has caught your eye!
- Charlotte Mason Scheduling
- Example of a Charlotte Mason schedule
- Charlotte Mason Scheduler for you! So you can start creating your CM schedule today!