Raising Free Range Kids Reading List

Books to Inspire Free Range Parenting

We are still basking in the glow of inspiration and encouragement from all of our amazing speakers from our Raising Free Range Kids virtual conference (You can get instant access to the speaker series right here!)

A fun takeaway from the event was all of the books that were mentioned! What a list! We cannot wait to make a big pot of herbal tea and dive in!

Do you have more suggestions? Let’s share and get this virtual book club started!

Note: we are sharing the link to find these books on Amazon because it’s a common platform to research titles and prices, but we want to strongly encourage you to purchase these books from your local booksellers!


Book Recommendations From Our Speakers

Last Child in the Woods Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

The Blessing of A Skinned Knee Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children

There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World 

Reviving Ophelia Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Awareness: Conversations with the Masters
Chasing Slow – Courage to Journey off the Beaten Path

Books Written By Our Speakers

Not an exhaustive list!
The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson
The 4 Hour School Day by Durenda Wilson
SuperWellness: Become Your Own Best Healer; The Revolutionary New Formula for Creating True Vibrant Health by Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan
Beyond Labels by Dr. Sina McCullough and Joel Salatin
The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates
The Rooted Life by Justin Rhodes
Boundless by Ben Greenfield
Boundless Cookbook by Ben Greenfield
A Mind of Your Own by Dr. Kelly Brogan

Here are a couple of  favorites to read WITH the kids!

A Time for Rain by Dr. Kelly Brogan

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children 

Sunflower Houses: Inspiration From the Garden A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups


We also have a few favorites of our own!

Not mentioned in the conference but definitely a great addition to this amazing list!

The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming the Wonder in Your Child’s Education, A New Way to Homeschool

Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World

Wolf Girl: Finding Myself in the Wild While this is the young readers version we highly recommend her adult version

Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild

Growing Sustainable Children: A Garden Teacher’s Guide



We hope you enjoy some of these books, and sign up for the Raising Free Range Kids speaker series to learn more!



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