Cumulative Nonfiction A – Z

As of January 2020.


Drunk Tank Pink: And other unexpected forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave by Adam Alter
Plastic Donuts: Giving that delights the heart of the Father by Jeff Anderson
Parenting with Patience by Judy Arnall
Unschooling to University: Relationships matter most in a world crammed with content by Judy Arnall


Recycled Home by Mark & Sally Bailey
Ritz and Escoffier: The hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class by Luke Barr
Unraveled: The life and death of a garment by Maxine Bédat
The Art of Crayon: Draw, color, resist, sculpt, carve! by Lorraine Bell
Everyday Decorating by Jeffrey Bilhuber
The Man Who Ate Too Much: The life of James Beard by John Birdsall
The Brave Learner: Finding everyday learning in homeschool, learning, and life by Julie Bogart
Love in a Time of Homeschooling: A mother and daughter’s uncommon year by Laura Brodie (post here)


When Children Love to Learn: A practical application of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy for today by Elaine Cooper
The Enchanted Hour by Megan Cox Gurdon
Parenting the Wholehearted Child: Captivating your child with God’s extravagant grace by Jeannie Cunnion


White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo
Bringing Up Bébé: One American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting by Pamela Druckerman (post here)
Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu (post here and here)


Homeschool Bravely by Jamie Erickson
The Complete Work by M.C. Escher


Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynmann
The Murderous History of Bible Translations: Power, conflict, and the quest for meaning by Harry Freedman


Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell (post here)
Money: The true story of a made-up thing by Jacob Goldstein
Teaching Early Reading and Phonics by Kathy Goouch and Andrew Lambirth
Free to Learn: Why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier more self-reliant, and better students for life by Peter Gray
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith


The Whimsical Home: Interior design with thrift store finds, flea market gems, and recycled goods by Sania Hedengren and Susanna Zacke
The Histories by Herodotus (post here and here)
Home Grown: Adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world by Ben Hewitt
Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing our children from failed educational theories by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. (post here and here)
Teach Your Own: The John Holt book of home schooling by John Holt and Pat Farenga (post here in parts I, II, and III)
The Sacred Enneagram: Finding your unique path to spiritual growth by Christopher L. Heuertz


The Toddler Brain: Nurture the skills today that will shape your child’s tomorrow by Laura Jana


The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to eliminate tantrums and raise a patient, respectful, and cooperative one- to four-year old by Harvey Karp
The Homework Myth: Why our kids get too much of a bad thing by Alfie Kohn
Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova (post here)
The Biggest Bluff: How I learned to pay attention, master myself, and win by Maria Konnikova (post here)
The Confidence Game: Why we fall for it… every time by Maria Konnikova
Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the world of Christian conservative homeschooling by Robert Kunzman (post here)


The Honest Toddler: A child’s guide to parenting by Bunmi Laditan
bird by bird: Some instructions on writing and life by Anne Lamott
Cake: A slice of history by Alysa Levene
Why are There Differences in the Gospels?: What we can learn from ancient biography by Michael R. Licona
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (post here)
The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia F. Lieberman
Montessori in the Classroom: A teacher’s account of how children really learn by Paula Polk Lillard (post here)


For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of education for home and school by Susan Macaulay
Rest Play Grow: Making sense of preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one) by Deborah MacNamara
The 99% Invisible City: A field guide to the hidden world of everyday design by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt
Because Internet: Understanding the new rules of language by Gretchen McCulloch
Unschooled: Raising curious, well-educated children outside the conventional classroom by Kerry McDonald
Make Your Bed: Little things that can change your life… and maybe the world by William H. McRaven
The Passionate Mom: Dare to parent in today’s world by Susan Merrill
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes by Monocle
The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori


Summerhill School: A new view of childhood by A.S. Neill
Hold Onto Your Kids: Why parents need to matter more than peers by Gordon Neufeld
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a focused life in a noisy world by Cal Newport (post here)


Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring self-directed learners by Lori McWilliam Pickert
Head in the Clouds: Why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up by William Poundstone (post here)


Save Me the Plums: My gourmet memoir by Ruth Reichl
Handmade: Creative focus in the age of distraction by Gary Rogowski
How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but true) stories of common vegetables by Rebecca Rupp


The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman
Daily Bread: What kids eat around the world by Gregg Segal
How to Taste: The curious cook’s handbook to seasoning and balance, from umami to acid and beyond with recipes by Becky Selengut
Journal Me Organized: The complete guide to practical and creative planning by Rebecca Spooner
Design Mom by Gabrielle Stanley Blair


Unglued: Making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (translation by Martin Hammond)
The Creative Habit: Learn it and use it for life by Twyla Tharp (post here and here)
I Don’t Wait Anymore by Grace Thornton


A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days by Anita VanDyke


Know Your Style: Mix it, match it, love it by Alyson Walsh
The Potter’s Freedom: A defense of the reformation and a rebuttal to Norman Geisler’s Chosen but Free by James R. White
Consider the Fork: A history of how we cook and eat by Bee Wilson
First Bite: How we learn to eat by Bee Wilson
Swindled: The dark history of food fraud, from poisoned candy to counterfeit coffee by Bee Wilson
The Hive: The story of the honeybee and us by Bee Wilson
The Way We Eat Now: Strategies for eating in a world of change by Bee Wilson
The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer
Scripture and the authority of God: How to read the Bible today by N.T. Wright
Surprised by Scripture by N.T. Wright


Seeing Jesus from the East: A fresh look at history’s most influential figure by Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray (post on Ravi here, post on book here)
Why Jesus?: Rediscovering his truth in an age of mass marketed spirituality by Ravi Zacharias (post here)