We Love to Read

I love getting recommendations from friends about good books for our kids. There's so much out there to help build our children up in the knowledge of the truth! So here's a list of some wonderful resources we've come across. We don't own all of these, but we do have some (after years of birthdays, Christmases, and Easters) and we're regulars at our local library. A lot of them have either come recommended by wise friends or others like Charlotte MasonRedeemed Reader, Story Warren, Little Book Big Story, Ray Van Neste’s Children's Hour, Justin Taylor's list of Classical Christian School Reading, Read Aloud Revival, and once in a while Tim ChalliesAndrew Peterson, Noel Piper, the Girl Talk blog, and these helpful lists from a friend of a friend.


Picture Books
Psalms of Praise by Danielle Hitchen
God Knows My Name by Debby Anderson
I Can Talk with God by Debby Anderson
I Love My Bible! by Debby Anderson
Jesus is Coming Back by Debby Anderson
Most of All, Jesus Loves You by Noel Piper
Fool Moon Rising by Kristi Fluharty
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson
Psalm 23 by Barry Moser
The Lord's Prayer by Tim Ladwig
I Will Not Be Afraid by Michelle Adams
Wyatt's Wagon by Gary Bower
Tori Comes Out of Her Shell by Jayne Clark
Zoe's Hiding Place by David Powlison
Halle Takes a Stand by Paul Tripp
Buster's Ears Trip Him Up by Edward Welch
God's Very Good Idea: A True Story of God's Delightfully Different Family by Trillia Newbell
Wherever You Go I Want You to Know by Melissa Kruger
Arlo and the Big Cover-Up by Betsy Childs Howard
God Made All of Me: A Book to to Help Children Protect their Bodies by Justin Holcomb
God Made Me and You by Shai Linne
God Made Me Unique: Helping Children See Value in Every Person by Joni and Friends
The Friend Who Forgives by Dan Dewitt
Hedge of Thorns by 
I Believe in Jesus by John MacArthur
The Priest with Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
The King Without a Shadow by R.C. Sproul
The Prince's Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul
The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
The Sneetches by Dr. Suess
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Maybelle the Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton
Is a Camel a Mammal by Tish Rabe
The Big Birthday Surprise: Junior Discovers Giving by Dave Ramsey
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
How a House is Built by Gail Gibbons
My Fire Engine by Michael Rex
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams
How Does My Home Work? by Christine Butterworth
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? by Christine Butterworth
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip and Erin Stead
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
Babar's Book of Colors by Laurent de Brunhoff
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Jerry Pinkney and Rudyard Kipling
St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
Nick Plays Baseball by Rachel Isadora
The Story of the Statue of Liberty by Betsy Maestro
The True Story of Balto by Natalie Standiford
 

Chapter Books
Dangerous Journey by Oliver Hunkin
The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
The Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterson by Nancy Carpenter Brown
Keeping Holiday by Starr Meade
With Two Hands: Stories of God at Work in Ethiopia by Rebecca Davis
Imagination Station series by Marianne Hering
Wingfeather series by Andrew Peterson
The Green Ember series by S.D. Smith
Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John (unabridged, original version)
The Tanglewood's Secret by Patricia St. John (unabridged, original version)
The Victor by Patricia St. John
Star of Light by Patricia St. John
Three Go Searching by Patricia St. John
Twice Freed by Patricia St. John
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The King's Messenger by Carolyn Givens
The Light Princess by George MacDonald
Helen, or Temper and Its Consequences by George Gladstone
The Gold Thread by Norman Macleod
Soldier Fritz and the Enemies He Fought by Emma Leslie
My Golden Ship by Mary Ropes
The Giant Killer by Charlotte Maria Tucker
Basket of Flowers by Christoph Von Schmid
Rosa of Linden Castle by Christoph Von Schmid (Lamplighter)
Mary Jones and Her Bible by Mary Ropes (Lamplighter)
Stick to the Raft by by George Gladstone (Lamplighter)
Tom Watkins' Mistake by Emma Leslie (Lamplighter)
Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince by Sidney Baldwin (Lamplighter)
Shipwrecked but Not Lost by Mrs. Dundas (Lamplighter)
Hedge of Thorns by John Carrol (Lamplighter)
Buried in the Snow by Franz Hoffman (Lamplighter)
When the Morning Came by Piet Prins
Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805 by Eric Sloane
Bob and Arty series by Jeff Barth
Kingdom series by Chuck Black
Tales from Terrestria series by Ed Dunlop
Terrestria Chronicles series by Ed Dunlop
Sherlock Jones series by Ed Dunlop
Drums of War series by Peter Reese Doyle
Stepping Heavenward by Elisabeth Prentiss
Crown and Covenant series by Douglas Bond
In the Reign of Terror by GA Henty
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

Jim Forest and Lone Wolf Gulch by John Rambeau
Jim Forest at Dead Man's Peak by John Rambeau
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
Stone Fox by John Gardiner
Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Bracken Trilogy by Jerri Massi
Hardy Boys series by Franklin Dixon
Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner
The Swamp Fox of the Revolution by Stewart Holbrook
The Minute Boys of Lexington by Edward Stratemeyer
The Minute Boys of Bunker Hill by Edward Stratemeyer
Lewis and Clark's Westward Quest by Elizabeth Kimmel
Flying Aces of World War I by Gene Gurney
The Panama Canal by Bob Considine
The Doctors Who Conquered Yellow Fever by Ralph Nading Hill
The Story of the World series by Susan Wise Bauer
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings series by J.R. Tolkien

Biographies
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World by Paul Maier
George Washington Carver, What Do You See? by Geoff and Janet Benge
Fanny Crosby: Queen of Gospel Songs by Rebecca Davis
George Mueller: Father to the Fatherless by Rebecca Davis
Joy Ridderhof: Voice Catcher Around the Word by Rebecca Davis
Amy Carmichael: With Daring Faith by Rebecca Davis
Nate Saint: Operation Auca by Nancy Drummond
Jim Elliot: He is No Fool by Irene Howat
Brother Andrew: Behind Enemy Lines by Nancy Drummond
Freedom Fighter: The Story of William Wilberforce by Betty Everett
Wilfred Grenfell: Arctic Adventurer by Linda Finlayson
Rachel Saint by Geoff and Janet Benge
DL Moody by Geoff and Janet Benge
Elisabeth Elliot by Geoff and Janet Benge
Abigail Adams by Evelyn Witter
Noah Webster by David Collins
Isaac Newton: Inventor, Scientist and Teacher by John Hudson Tiner 
The Courage and Character of Theodore Roosevelt by George Grant
Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill by Stephen Mansfield
My Name is Tani and I Believe in Miracles by Tanitoluwa Adewumi

Children’s Bibles
The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
The Story Bible by Edward Engelbrecht
Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book by Starr Meade
Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book by Starr Meade
The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung

Training Resources and Family Worship
Long Story Short by Marty Machowski
Truth and Grace catechism books by Tom Ascol
Wise Words for Moms by Ginger Plowman
Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids by David Murray
A Girl of Beauty: Building Character in Young Girls by Carol Fiddler
Wise Guys: A Guide to Building Godly Character in Boys by Dan Fiddler

Parenting Books

Duties of Parents by JC Ryle
The Faithful Parent by Martha Peace and Stuart Scott
Don't Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin

Adoption Related Books
Adopted for Life by Russell Moore
The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child by Betsy Keefer and Jayne Schooler
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kaszza
How I was Adopted by Joanna Cole
On the Far Side of Poplar Pond by Anjanette Walchshauser
I Wished for You: An Adoption Story by Marianne Richmond
We're Different, We're the Same by Bobbi Kates