Cumulative Nonfiction A – Z

As of January 2020.

A

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

B

Recycled Home by Mark & Sally Bailey
Ritz and Escoffier: The hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class by Luke Barr
The Art of Crayon: Draw, color, resist, sculpt, carve! by Lorraine Bell
The Man Who Ate Too Much: The life of James Beard by John Birdsall
Love in a Time of Homeschooling: A mother and daughter’s uncommon year by Laura Brodie (post here)

C

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

D

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)

E

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

F

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

G

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

H

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

J

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

K

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)

L

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
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)

M

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
Unschooled: Raising curious, well-educated children outside the conventional classroom by Kerry McDonald
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

N

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)

P

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)

R

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

S

The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman
Daily Bread: What kids eat around the world by Gregg Segal
Design Mom by Gabrielle Stanley Blair

T

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

V

A Zero Waste Life in Thirty Days by Anita VanDyke

W

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

Z

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)