"So you're thinking about homeschooling" Lisa Whelchel (This was the first book I read, bought it at Koorong and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of homeschooling. It gives you a glimpse into some of the composite families lives that the author has met and put together. Shows you the wide range of homeschooling family situations, options and methods)
"For the children's sake" Susan Schaeffer Macaulay - A great introduction to Charlotte Mason's philosophy of homeschooling.
"A Charlotte Mason Education" Catherine Levinson - A great "how to" book for implementing the CM methods.
"A Charlotte Mason Companion" Karen Andreola - Another great "how to" book for implementing CM methods with more details on each topic. A highly enjoyable book to read!
"The 3 R's" by Ruth Beechick - A "how to" book, on teaching the three R's from K-3