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Join me in my quest for delighting children with living books that enchant and inspire!

I’m so excited to share my Reading Lists with you!

Our home is filled with bookshelves.

On every shelf is a collection of carefully chosen books that call out to my children, “Read me! Come on an adventure with me! Grab a blanket and cuddle up with me. I have an adventure to take you on!”

Reading Lists

Loving to read is one of my homeschool goals. Not just learning to read, but loving to read.

First children learn to read. Then they read and read and read until they become fluent readers. The pathway to reading fluency is not filling out comprehension questions but rather reading wonderful books that make you want to read more wonderful books. A home library is a blessing. Visiting the local library is a blessing, too.

These lists will help you choose books that are wholesome, well-written, and wonderful!

Read Aloud

One of the best things parents can do is to read aloud to their children. Choose beautifully, illustrated, well-written picture books that capture the interest of your little ones.

Reading aloud gets children ready to read and helps readers to be stronger readers.

Don’t forget to let children read aloud, too.

Reading List - Read Aloud Picture Books for Toddlers to Early Elementary

After Phonics

After children learn to sound out words, they need to read lots and lots of fun, easy-to-understand books. The more they read, the more their reading will improve.

If they like a series, like the Boxcar Children, let them read all the books in the series. Children are often drawn to a book because of a character. Your goal now is to increase reading skills: fluency, speed, comprehension.

Reading Lists - Young Readers (What to Read after Phonicss)
Reading List - Young Readers Early Classics
Reading List - Thornton Burgess Animal Stories
Reading List - Childhood of Famous Americans
Reading List - "We Were There" for Young Readers
Reading List - Boxcar Children

Read, Read, Read!

Once children can read, it’s time to read classic books that are well-written and share a timeliness message.

Don’t bog children down with writing book reports. Let them read, read, read! Reading builds vocabulary and learning skills.

Reading List - Children's Classics (Upper Elementary 3rd-6th & Adults)
Children's Classic Literature Reading List
Reading List - World Landmark Books
Reading List - America Landmark Books
Reading List - Classics by GA Henty

Pre-Teen, Teen, Adult

Children will be ready for these books at different ages. Start with the young adult list and move on to the high school lists.

Classics are timeless and ageless. It is fine for children and teens to bounce back and forth between lists.

Reading List - Young Adult Literature & Living Books
Reading List - High School Literature
Reading List - Great Books (Advanced High School/College/Adult)
Reading List - Christian Classics (Teen to Adult)
Reading List - Classic British Literature & Works
Reading List - Classic American Literature & Works
Reading List - Classic Western Literature & Works
Reading List - Class Mysteries (Cozy Who-Dun-Its)

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