Hope for the flowers by trina paulus pdf of you have asked for a list of great books for children, the kind that inspire a young heart to courageous living. I have been busy and did just that.
Many of you have asked for a reading list of great books for young and older children, the kind that contain wholesome adventure and inspire a heart to courageous living. I have been busy and did just as you requested. What fun I had compiling it! We are all aware that there is a battle raging in our culture for the minds and hearts of our children, but how do we as parents prepare them to live in the world? How do we teach values and build character at home on a day to day basis to equip them for a lifetime?
One of the best ways is to choose and read books that will champion and uphold what is noble, good, right and true. Most of these will be found at your library, or you can request they get it in for you, but I’ve also included Amazon links so you can see what the book looks like and read reviews, etc. I see evidence of the way a well-crafted story lights up the heart of a child. The boys’ expressions reflect the newness of deep thought, the hearty joy in discovering new horizons, the heart and soul expanded by beauty.
The dappled sunlight hints that the story is opening their minds to the mysteries of the world God gave to mankind and of their own place in it. Great stories, first in the Bible and then in classic literature can tune the inner workings of the heart from which, even in adulthood, one will make decisions and form values. The age designations for this list are only approximate. OK to choose books from an older list if you’re planning on reading aloud to your children.
Often I would take one at a time until they were hooked on wonderful stories and snuggling on the couch! Don’t underestimate your child’s ability to comprehend, enjoy, or listen to fairly advanced material. I would love to have YOU join the community! Possibly the best redemption story after the Bible. What are your favorite wholesome and engaging books? What are your young people’s favorites? Deep Roots for completely different lists of books!
If this can help someone else find the blog, please Share it! Are You Winning By A Gentle And Quiet Spirit? Thank you for this list excerpt and giveaway. I sure do miss reading some of those wonderful picture books when my children were young! Now I have two teens and one pre-teen.
Where in the world did the time go? The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulaine. Read it twice to the kids and cried both times. Thank you for adding these to the list, Nancy! I am printing this list out! Would love to win a copy of this book.