THE LIST

I've decided to make a complete list of all my books & teaching materials, organized by the grade level and/or main lesson they'd be relevant for. Everything... all in one place... easy to search through.

This list is a work in progress and will be frequently updated.

I hope that you find this page useful as you gather resources for homeschooling. I've made some brief notes below but am happy to provide more detailed book reviews upon request. If you have suggestions of books or materials for any of these (or other) main lesson blocks, please email me.


Essential Books
Which Cover All Blocks - WORTH EVERY PENNY - Don't Skip Them!

Towards Creative Teaching by Martyn Rawson and Brien Masters

AWSNA Curriculum Chart (large)


Art

Exploring Textile Arts: The ULTIMATE guide to manipulative, coloring, and embellishing fabrics by the editors of Creative Publishing International

Collage Discovery Workshop: Make Your Own Collage Creations Using Vintage Photos, Found Objects and Ephemera by Claudine Hellmuth

Off-The-Shelf Fabric Painting: 30 Simple Recipes for Gourmet Results by Sue Beevers

Watercolor Pencil Magic by Cathy Johnson

Painting in Waldorf Education by Dick Bruin and Attie Lichthart

Waldorf-Inspired Watercolor Painting with Children by Anita Briggs and Nadia Tan

Painting with Children by Brunhild Muller

Drawing with Your Four to Eleven Year Old by Donna Simmons

Chinese Brush Painting: A Complete Painting Kit for Beginners by Lucy Wang

Teaching Art With Books Kids Love: Teaching Art Appreciation, Elements of Art, and Principles of Design With Award-Winning Children's Books by Darcie Clark Frohardt

Children, Clay, and Sculpture by Cathy Weisman Topal

Children and Painting by Cathy Weisman Topal

Beautiful Stuff: Learning with Found Materials by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini

Drawing Animals by Maurice Wilson

Educating the Will by Michael Howard

Learning about the World through Modeling: Sculptural ideas for school and home by Arthur Auer

The Temperaments and the Arts: Their Relation and Function in Waldorf Pedagogy by Magda Lissau

Choirs of Colours: A Teacher/Parent Manual on Painting with Children 7 to 14 by Alan Whitehead

Grail of Beauty: The Seven Soul Arts and the Mission of the Nine Muses by Alan Whitehead


Books by MaryAnn F. Kohl
Preschool Art: It's the Process, Not the Product

The Big Messy Art Book: But Easy to Clean Up

Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences

Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences

MathArts: Exploring Math Through Art for 3 to 6 Year Olds

Cooking Art: Easy Edible Art for Young Children

Storybook Art: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators

Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters

Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children

Making Make-Believe: Fun Props, Costumes, and Creative Play Ideas

Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids

Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World


Handwork

Will-Developed Intelligence: Handwork & Practical Arts in the Waldorf School. Elementary through High School by David Mitchell and Patricia Livingston

The Golden Path: Craft - Technics - Practical. Class 1 to 12 by Alan Whitehead


Felting - Dry
Magic Wool: Creative Activities With Natural Sheep's Wool by Dagmar Schmidt and Freya Jaffke

Making Fairy-Tale Wool Animals by Angelika Wolk-Gerche

Making Magical Fairy-Tale Puppets by Christel Dhom

Felted Treasures: How to Felt & Sculpt Wool with a Felt Needle by Jean Paccagnan Armes

The Felting Needle: Further Fantasies by Ayala Talpai

"Felt Baby Corn" kit from A Toy Garden

"Felt Baby Pumpkin" kit from A Toy Garden


Felting - Wet
Feltmaking and Wool Magic: Contemporary Techniques and Beautiful Projects by Jorie Johnson

Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads: 25 Artful Designs by Carol Huber Cypher

Simply Felt: 20 Easy and Elegant Designs in Wool by Margaret Docherty and Jayne Emerson

The Art of Feltmaking: Basic Techniques for Making Jewelry, Miniatures, Dolls, Buttons, Wearables, Puppets, Masks and Fine Art Pieces by Anne Einset Vickrey

"GREAT Felted Hat Kit!" from A Toy Garden

"Rainbow Flower Felting Kit" from Bella Luna Toys


Knitting
(see also "Knitted Animal Patterns" article by Waldorf Curriculum)

Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick

New Knits on the Block: A Guide to Knitting What Kids Really Want by Vickie Howell

Zen and the Art of Knitting: Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity by Bernadette Murphy

Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature by Norah Gaughan

A First Book of Knitting for Children by Bonnie Gosse and Jill Allerton

Knitting for Children: A Second Book by Bonnie Gosse and Jill Allerton

Just Hats: Favorite Patterns to Knit and Crochet by Lion Brand Yarn

Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers by Nicky Epstein

Yarnplay by Lisa Shobhana Mason

Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh & Fabulous Designs by Zoe Mellor

Nursery Knits: 25 Easy-Knit Designs For Clothes, Toys And Decorations by Zoe Mellor

Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss

Dyeing to Knit by Elaine Eskesen

Knitted Animals by Anne-Dorthe Grigaff

Red Berry Wool by Robyn Eversole
(picture book)


Crochet
Kids Crochet: Projects for Kids of All Ages by Kelli Ronci

Just Hats: Favorite Patterns to Knit and Crochet by Lion Brand Yarn


Spinning
Spin It: Making Yarn from Scratch by Lee Raven

children's hand carders from A Child's Dream Come True

drop spindle from Magic Cabin


Weaving
Kids Weaving: Projects for Kids of All Ages by Sarah Swett

Weaving Without a Loom by Veronica Burningham

The Goat in the Rug by Charles L. Blood and Martin Link
(picture book)


Quilting
Magical Hexagons: Simple Steps to Dynamic Quilts by Martha Thompson

505 Quilt Blocks: Plus 36 Beautiful Projects to Make by Better Homes & Gardens


Eurythmy

Note: you can buy eurythmy shoes for children and adults through Mercurius

"Eurythmy: Balance of Body and Soul" DVD by Mark Neil, Beatrice Gwinner & Friederike Heinsdorff

The Healing Art of Eurythmy by Truus Geraets

Eurythmy for the Young Child: A Guide for Teachers and Parents by Estelle Bryer

Eurythmy for the Elementary Grades by Francine Adams

Leaving Room for the Angels: Eurythmy and the Art of Teaching by Reg Down

Come Unto These Yellow Sands: Eurythmy, Movement and Classroom Experience by Molly von Heider

Allegro: Music for the Eurythmy Curriculum by Elisabeth Lebret


Music

Clump-a-Dump and Snickle-Snack: Pentatonic Children's Songs by Johanne Russ translated by Lyn S. Willerth


Foreign Language

Foreign Language Teaching in Rudolf Steiner Schools: Guidelines for Class Teachers and Language Teachers by Michael Stott


French
Graindor Autumn, book 1 (1998)


Spanish
Audio CD Magic Spanish for Kids: Stories Games and Songs by Beth Manners


German
The Lonely Lake/ Der Einsame See: An English/German Dual Language Story of the Seasons in the North Country by Arnold Zimmermann


Form Drawing & Handwriting

Form Drawing for Beginners by Donna Simmons

Form Drawing for the Homeschooling Parent by Barbara Dewey

Teaching Children Handwriting by Audrey McAllen
(I think this is a MUST for first grade!)

Form Drawing Grades One through Four by Laura Embrey-Stine and Ernest Schuberth

Form Drawing by Hans R. Niederhauser & Margaret Frohlich

Creative Form Drawing Workbook 1 by Rudolf Kutzli

Creative Form Drawing Workbook 2 by Rudolf Kutzli

"Castle Ramparts" sample lesson from the book Beginning with Form Drawing by Live Education!
(first grade)

"Using Nature Stories to Teach Form Drawing" sample lesson from the book Nature Stories for the Second Year by Live Education!
(second grade)


Math

A Steiner-Waldorf Mathematic Resource: Grades 1-8 by Eric Fairman

Teaching Mathematics by Roy Wilkinson
(covers grades 1-8)

Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature by Norah Gaughan

Techniques of Problem Solving Level 2: Deck 2 cards - for second grade

Techniques of Problem Solving Level 3: Deck A cards - for third grade

Techniques of Problem Solving Level 5: Deck C cards - for fifth grade

"Power Solids" set


Cookbooks
Note: Cooking is done throughout the grades. For first and second, work mainly with counting and the four processes (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). For third grade your focus is on measurement: units of volume and weight and making conversions between larger and smaller units of measurement. Work with fractions begins in fourth grade and continues on up. Discuss ratios when making white sauce, salad dressing, or frosting.

Cooking Art: Easy Edible Art for Young Children by MaryAnn F. Kohl

The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book by Lisa Hildreth

Italy: The Beautiful Cookbook by Lorenza De'Medici

Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook by Charles Gerras

The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World by Lynn Alley

The Cook and the Gardener : A Year of Recipes and Writings for the French Countryside by Amanda Hesser

New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant by Moosewood Collective

Pastability by Lizzie Spender


Remedial Books

Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual by the Association for a Healing Education

Take Time: Movement exercises for parents, teachers and therapists of children with difficulties in speaking, reading, writing and spelling by Mary Nash-Wortham and Jean Hunt

Form Drawing for Better Handwriting: The Write Approach book 1 by Joen Gladich and Paula A. Sassi
(these take more of a worksheet approach but are very helpful for children struggling with handwriting. Book 1 is practice with running forms)

Form Drawing for Better Handwriting: The Write Approach book 2 by Joen Gladich and Paula A. Sassi
(Book 2 is practice with each of the capital letters)


Preschool & Kindergarten

Spring: Nature Activities for Children by Irmgard Kutsch and Brigitte Walden

The Breathing Circle: Learning Through the Movement of the Natural Breath by Nell Smyth

Hanky-Panky: Traditional Handkerchief Toys by Elizabeth Burns

The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book by Lisa Hildreth
(see also "A Grain a Day" article by Waldorf Curriculum)

The Waldorf School Book of Soups by Marsha Post

A Child's Seasonal Treasury by Betty Jones

Let's Dance and Sing: Story Games for Children arranged by Kundry Willerth

Magic Wool: Creative Activities With Natural Sheep's Wool by Dagmar Schmidt and Freya Jaffke

Making Fairy-Tale Wool Animals by Angelika Wolk-Gerche

Making Magical Fairy-Tale Puppets by Christel Dhom

Wynstones Kindergarten series: Gateways, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spindrift

Giving Love - Bringing Joy: Hand Gesture Games and Lullabies in the Mood of the Fifth. For Children between Birth & Nine by Wilma Ellersiek

Plays for Puppets and Marionettes collected, created, adapted & translated by Bronja Zahlingen

Let Us Form a Ring: An Acorn Hill Anthology by Nancy Foster

Painting with Children by Brunhild Muller

Earthways: Simple Environmental Activities for Young Children by Carol Petrash

Eurythmy for the Young Child: A Guide for Teachers and Parents by Estelle Bryer

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy

Educating the Will by Michael Howard

Learning about the World through Modeling: Sculptural ideas for school and home by Arthur Auer


Fairy Tales
Kindergarten & 1st grade

Interpretation of Fairy Tales by Roy Wilkinson

Making Magical Fairy-Tale Puppets by Christel Dhom

Favourite Grimm's Tales illus. by Anastassija Archipowa

Fairy Tales by Margaret Peckham
(this book is written specifically for first grade, starting with day one)

Liputto: Stories of Gnomes and Trolls by Jakob Streit

The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly: The Bee Who Lost His Buzz, Pumpkin Crow, Lucy Goose and the Half-Egg by Reg Down

The Festival of Stones: Autumn and Winter Tales of Tiptoes Lightly by Reg Down

Big-Stamp Two-Toes, the Barefoot Giant by Reg Down


Folk Tales
Kindergarten & 1st grade

Favorite Folktales from Around the World by Jane Yolen

"The Gigantic Turnip" wooden figure set by Anne Moze


Capital Letters
1st grade

"I understand we have to cover the letters but what about teaching my child to read?" many families new to Waldorf ask. I'd like to quote Marsha Johnson on this one: "You are really spending this entire year bringing those capitals as part of a very imaginative trek that persists for months and months, not focusing on acquring either reading or writing skills at all." For more on this subject, click here.

L M N O P and All the Letters A to Z by Howard Schrager

L M N O P alphabet wall cards from A Child's Dream Come True

Living Alphabet by Famke Zonneveld
(this has been re-released under the title Waldorf Alphabet Book)

The Wise Enchanter: A Journey Through the Alphabet by Shelley Davidow

Waldorf Reading for Homeschoolers by Barbara Dewey
(explains what order to introduce the letters in)

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (Pantheon edition)

Teaching Children Handwriting by Audrey McAllen

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
("How the Alphabet Was Made")

Alphabet Books
Pigs from A to Z by Arthur Geisert

Elfabet: An ABC of Elves by Jane Yolen

Stripe Presents the ABC's by Dorothy Decker
(includes American Sign Language)

A is for Annabelle: A Doll's Alphabet by Tasha Tudor

Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson

Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet by Betsy Bowen


Saints
2nd grade

Magic Wool: Creative Activities With Natural Sheep's Wool by Dagmar Schmidt and Freya Jaffke
(Saint Christopher, Saint Francis)

All Year Round by Ann Druitt, et al.

Saints and Heroes by Donna Simmons
(Elizabeth of the Roses)

Stories of the Saints by Siegwart Knijpenga
(my personal preference as best of the anthologies)

One Hundred Saints: Their Lives and Likenesses Drawn from Butler's "Lives of the Saints" and Great Works of Western Art by Bulfinch Press

Saints in Art by Rosa Giorgi

Saints: A Year in Faith and Art by Rosa Giorgi

The Key Of The Kingdom: A Book of Stories and Poems for Children collected by Elizabeth Gmeyner and Joyce Russell
(Kevin p.62, Francis pp.64-68, Michael pp.81-82, George pp.82-83, Columba p.87, Patrick p.88, Nicholas pp.89-91, Christopher pp.92-93, Mary p.94, Bridget pp.95-98)

~ see also "Saints" unit by Waldorf Curriculum


Fables
2nd grade

The Fables of Aesop edited by Joseph Jacobs
(my personal preference as best of the anthologies)

The Ant and the Grasshopper by Amy Lowry Poole

What Kind of Bird is That? by Mirra Ginsburg

~ see also "Fables" unit by Waldorf Curriculum


Native Americans

Note: Native Americans are studied many times. Assorted legends are usually told in Second Grade, the variety of types of shelters (arising from different natural resources in each area) are studied in Third Grade, and your child will learn about the history of the Native American tribes of your specific region in Fourth Grade's local history and geography block.


Far North
Knitting for Children: A Second Book by Bonnie Gosse and Jill Allerton
(Inuit doll pattern)

Building an Igloo by Ulli Steltzer

The Eskimo Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
(read-aloud story)


Southwest
The Goat in the Rug by Charles L. Blood and Martin Link
(Navajo)


Old Testament Stories
3rd grade

Old Testament Stories by Roy Wilkinson
(my personal preference as best of the anthologies)

Commentary on Old Testament Stories by Roy Wilkinson

Legends of the Bible by Louis Ginzberg

"Painting the Six Days of Creation from Genesis" sample lesson from the book Hebrew Myths and Culture: Creation and Patriarchs by Live Education!
(third grade)

The Timechart of Biblical History: Over 4000 Years in Charts, Maps, Lists and Chronologies

And There Was Light: From the Creation of the World to Noah's Ark by Jakob Streit

Journey to the Promised Land: The Path of the People of Israel from Abraham's Calling to David's Dream by Jakob Streit

We Will Build a Temple: The Path of Israel from King Solomon to John the Baptist by Jakob Streit


Housebuilding
3rd grade

Teaching Practical Activities: Farming, Gardening, Housebuilding for ages 9 and 10 by Roy Wilkinson

The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone

Pogo's House by Jo and Ernest Norling

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Miss Happiness and Miss Flower by Rumer Godden

The Eskimo Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins

The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage by Ianto Evans, et al.

Build Your Own Earth Oven : A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven; Simple Sourdough Bread; Perfect Loaves by Kiko Denzer

Tree Houses You Can Actually Build: A Weekend Project Book by David & Jeanie Stiles

Housebuilding for Children: Step-by-Step Plans for Houses Children Can Build Themselves by Lester Walker

House: Showing How People Have Lived Throughout History With Examples Drawn from the Lives of Legendary Men and Women by Albert Lorenz

Building an Igloo by Ulli Steltzer


Farming & Gardening
3rd grade

Note: Gardening is a vital part of the curriculum in all grade levels; however, it is a specific main lesson block in third grade.

Teaching Practical Activities: Farming, Gardening, Housebuilding for ages 9 and 10 by Roy Wilkinson

A Dyer's Garden: From Plant to Pot Growing Dyes for Natural Fibers by Rita Buchanan

Looking Forward: Games, Rhymes and Exercises to Help Children Develop Their Learning Abilities by Molly von Heider
(contains an article entitled "Gardening with Children" by Peter Hughs and Fiona von Heider, one of the few written accounts of a Waldorf gardening class)

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte

Roses Love Garlic: Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers by Louise Riotte

Cinder Block Gardens by Lynn A. Gillespie

Sunflower Houses : Inspiration from the Garden - A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups by Sharon Lovejoy

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy


Tall Tales
4th grade

Three Strong Women: A Tall Tale from Japan by Claus Stamm

McBroom and the Big Wind by Sid Fleischman

McBroom's Zoo by Sid Fleischman

Sun So Hot I Froze To Death: A Waldorf Reader for Advanced Fourth Grade by Arthur M. Pittis


Norse Mythology
4th grade

Gods & Heroes from Viking Mythology by Brian Branston
(my personal preference as best of the anthologies)

Odin's Family by Neil Philip

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Edgar Parin D'Aulaire & Ingri D'Aulaire

Painting in Waldorf Education by Dick Bruin and Attie Lichthart
(pp.82-84, 91-92)

Creative Form Drawing Workbook 2 by Rudolf Kutzli

The Norse Stories and Their Significance by Roy Wilkinson


Local History & Geography
4th grade

Teaching Geography by Roy Wilkinson

Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences by MaryAnn F. Kohl


Man and Animal
4th grade

The Human Being and the Animal World by Roy Wilkinson

Drawing Animals by Maurice Wilson

Drawing from the Book of Nature by Dennins Klocek

Painting in Waldorf Education by Dick Bruin and Attie Lichthart
(pp.86-91)

Man and Animal lesson plan by Kathe Forrest
(this is no longer available)

From Nature Stories to Natural Science: A Holistic Approach to Science for Families by Donna Simmons

Collections of Animal Poems
Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky: Poems by Georgia Heard

Poetry of Earth selected and illustrated by Adrienne Adams

Picture Books
Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane by Victoria Sherrow


Botany
5th grade

Drawing from the Book of Nature by Dennins Klocek

From Nature Stories to Natural Science: A Holistic Approach to Science for Families by Donna Simmons

Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers by Nicky Epstein

Picture Books
Plants that Never Ever Bloom by Ruth Heller


Geometry

Waldorf Geometry for Homeschoolers, Grade 6 by Barbara Dewey

Rose Windows and How to Make Them: Coloured Tissue Paper Crafts by Helga Meyerbroeker

Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature by Norah Gaughan


History
grades 5 through 12

Teaching History: Suggested Themes for the Curriculum in Waldorf Schools by Christoph Lindenberg


Ancient Egypt
Fun With Hieroglyphs Kit

Papyrus Paper Activity Kit

Life in Ancient Egypt by Adolf Erman


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