Choosing Books for Kids
This blog uses affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.
Building a library of good books at home takes time and research. It’s not as simple as grabbing the “Top Picks” off the display at the store anymore. There is a lot of questionable stuff out there, as well as a lack of variety and access to the classics.
Librarians are wonderful resources for helping to choose good books for kids, and many libraries have lists available that break book choices down by age recommendations or genre. If you are looking to go beyond that and have some references at home that you can use to hand pick titles to meet specific needs and interests, we have a list of our favorites for you. These selections will help you garner more enthusiasm for reading as they provide you with a treasure trove of the best children’s literature choices.
If we’ve missed a resource that you value, please share with us in the comments below.
Our favorite resources for choosing books for kids
- Honey for a Child’s Heart
- Honey for a Teen’s Heart
- Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time
- The Read-Aloud Handbook
- The 20th-Century Children’s Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud
- The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury
- HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child’s First Collection
- Children’s Book-a-Day Almanac
- From Hinton to Hamlet: Building Bridges between Young Adult Literature and the Classics, 2nd Edition
- Roar!: A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia
- The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
- Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages
- A Treasury of Children’s Literature
- You Read to Me & I’ll Read to You: Stories to Share from the 20th Century
The most popular post from last week was:
- Learning about Brazil – Children Around the World from Desperate Homeschoolers
And now for the link up!
Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host for What to Read Wednesday, please contact Anne.
This list has our book themes for 2016, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!
If you’d like to link back to What to Read Wednesday, here is a pretty button for you!
Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML