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Book Review: Books Children Love

Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children’s Literature by Elizabeth Wilson is a wonderful resource to have when searching for good books for your children. I am a firm believer in reading good books and I am happy to find an author who shares my vision. This book was modeled after a British educator Charlotte Mason‘s teaching philosophy in the 1900’s. Charlotte Mason favored “living books,” i.e. books that are of quality, value, engaging, and not dumbed down. Mrs. Wilson spent a year researching quality books and compiled into a guide.

This book is organized according to the following topics:

  1. Animals: Domestic animals, pets, zoo animals
  2. Art and architecture
  3. Bible/spiritual and moral teaching
  4. Biography
  5. Celebration days and seasons
  6. Crafts, hobbies, and domestic arts
  7. Dance, drama, and other performances
  8. Growing plants – outdoors and indoors
  9. History and geography
  10. Humor
  11. Language
  12. Literature: level I, II, and III, anthologies, poetry and rhymes
  13. Mathematics
  14. Music
  15. Nature, science, and technology
  16. Outdoor activities
  17. Physical education and organized games
  18. Reference and research/study skills
  19. Special needs

I have already used this guide to look for wonderful books for my children to read. With the help of this guide, I look forward to finding more book treasures in the future with my children.

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