Listen up, fellow children’s book lovers! Here are some handy resources for chosing books to read to your kids or to give them to read.
I may have already posted some of these links when I posted about preschool at home, so please forgive me if I repeat myself.
- Choosing the Best Books for Our Children
- Children’s Book Mondays
- Reading is for Girls
- Girls of Character: Teaching Biblical Femininity to the Next Generation through Literature: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV
- Reading is for Boys: Part I and Part II
- Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt
- Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children’s Literature
- Best Books for Girls: 20 Books She Has Loved
- List of Best Picture Books: Some Key Titles to Build a Home Library
And since I know how much you love reading about reading — or maybe you don’t — I have to add just a handful of my own favorite children’s books for the record!
- Jesus Loves Me by Debby Anderson
- God Lives in My House by Melody Carlson
- God Goes with Me by Melody Carlson
- God Made Them All by Melody Carlson
- I Can Count on God by Melody Carlson
- The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle
- Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
- Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton
- Your Personal Penguin by Sandra Boynton
- Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
- Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
- Brave Irene by William Steig
- A Parable about the King by Beth Moore
- Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson, illustrated by Dan Andreasen
- A Picture of God: 3 in 1 by Joanne Marxhausen
- My First Little House Books (adapted) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Renee Graef
- The Little Girl and the Big Bear retold by Joanna Galdone, illustrated by Paul Galdone
- Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
- A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
- Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
- Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin
- A House Is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman and Betty Fraser
- The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado, illustrated by George Angelini
- The Way Home: A Princess Story by Max Lucado, illustrated by Tristen Elwell
- Little Bear series by Else Holmelund Minarik
- Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel
- Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel
- Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel
- Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel
- The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
- Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
- Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald
- The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
- Sarah Whitcher’s Story by Elizabeth Yates
- Lift-the-Flap Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- Lift-the-Flap Bible Adventures by Allia Zobel Nolan
- My Good Night Bible: 45 Bedtime Bible Stories for Little Ones by Susan L. Lingo
- The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- NIrV Discoverer’s Bible for Young Readers
Well, perhaps that was slightly more than a handful. But really I did it for you, my dear readers!
Quick side note: If you read this post earlier this week, you already know that I am undecided on what to use and what to do with regard to the Bible and history in our homeschool this fall. And now I have another item to add to the confusion: Through the Bible with Your Child . Sigh.
But enough about that. Grab one of these books, plop down in a comfy chair — inside or out — and then snuggle up with your favorite little people. Happy reading, friends!
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Wonderful post, and a wonderful book list. (I love your homeschool’s name, byw.)
You and your readers might enjoy my blog post, “Choosing and Finding Classic Picture Books”. http://susanlemons.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/choosing-and-finding-classic-picture-books/ . Also, once on my blog, you can find a list of recomended picture books by searching my “book list” archives.
I blog about homepreschool and homeschooling from a faith-based, developmentally appropriate, literature approach at http://www.susanlemons.wordpress.com and I hope you’ll visit me there.
Homeschooling mom of 4
Bachelor’s degree in Child Development
Former Preschool Teacher
Author, Homepreschool and Beyond