Books About Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy of Education

The Original Home Schooling Series in Six Volumes by Charlotte M. Mason

 The Original Home Schooling Series in Modern English by Charlotte M. Mason, translated by L. N. Laurio available at

 A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning and Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning  by Karen Andreola

 A Charlotte Mason Primer: A Simplified Approach to REAL Education, Language Arts…the Easy Way!, and Nature Study…the Easy Way! by Cindy Rushton

 *Educating the WholeHearted Child: A Handbook for Christian Home Education by Clay & Sally Clarkson

 A Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual and More Charlotte Mason Education (includes High School) by Catherine Levison

 Charlotte Mason Study Guide: A Simplified Approach to a “Living” Education by Penny Gardner

 Charlotte Mason: An Introductory Analysis of Her Educational Theories and Practices by J. Carroll Smith, Ph.D., available at:

 The Story of Charlotte Mason by Essex Cholmondeley 

*What Your Child Needs to Know When: According to the Bible/According to the State, K – 8 by Robin Sampson

 For the Family’s Sake: The Value of Home in Everyone’s Life by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

 Child-Light Books:

 For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home & School by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

 Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children’s Literature by Elizabeth Wilson

 Teaching Children: A Curriculum Guide to What Children Need to Know at Each Level Through Sixth Grade by Diane Lopez

 When Children Love to Learn edited by Elaine Cooper, written by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, Bobby Scott, Jack Beckman, and Maryellen St. Cyr

 * These titles include information about other philosophies along with Charlotte Mason’s methods.