Cute Picture Book about Homeschooling

Charlie Goes to School

I love to read my daughter picture books. She loves the series of books about Charlie the Ranch Dog written by the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. I knew Drummond was a homeschooler, but the cover of Charlie Goes to School looked like it would be about a traditional school. I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was about homeschooling! Charlie sees all the members of his ranch family busy doing schoolwork at their house. Inspired, Charlie decides he’s going to start a school for the animals on the ranch. He soon discovers that teaching school isn’t as easy as he thought.

As a bonus, there is a recipe for “Charlie’s Favorite Strawberry Oatmeal Bars” which I made and were quite delicious.

In a world full of picture books about going to traditional school, Charlie Goes to School is a treasure for homeschoolers!


Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at