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Reading List

This is a suggested reading list compiled with input from RIGHT members. Please use the descriptions to determine which books may be helpful to you. Many of the authors have other titles and volumes and are available through the RI Cooperative Libraries system. RIGHT has placed many of these books into the library system with the help of the Exeter library.  Check the list to see if RIGHT has placed a particular book in the library.


  1. The Family Homeschool Handbook by Raymond and Dorothy Moore - The Moores recommend determining the readiness of each child with regard to teaching certain subjects.
  2. Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola - Many homeschool families follow Charlotte Masonís philosophy of education. See and for more information.
  3. Teaching the Trivium by the Bluedorns. A Classical education book
  4. The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer.  Also a good guide to Classical Education.
  5. The Three R's by Ruth Beechick - covers the basics for the primary years (K- 3rd). Also You CAN Teach Your Child Successfully for grades 4-8. Down to earth teaching and learning without expensive curriculum packages. Loads of ideas for activities and lessons you can sit down and do right now. 
  6. Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling - Reviews practically every homeschool resource and curriculum material available. Many articles on how to start out, what she feels is really important and what is completely unnecessary.
  7. 100 Top picks for homeschool curriculum:choosing the right curriculum and approach for your childís eduction by Cathy Duffy - a current review of the most popular curriculum choices.
  8. So You're Thinking About Homeschooling by Lisa Whelchel - A good overview of different teaching styles and homeschool family situations.