Books for Kids

A Child’s History of the World
by V.M. Hillyer

My kids were so-so about this book at first, but after we had been reading it for a while they decided they loved it! (Ages 6+)

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
by Bernard Evslin

Excellently done on audio! My 10 and 12 year olds listen to this over and over again.

The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1) 
by Maryrose Wood

Cute. Clever. Filled with great vocabulary. My Classical/Charlotte Mason educated kids loved all the references to Latin, literature and poetry! And they were captivated by the story, too! Excellent read aloud for the whole family.

Little Men
by Louisa May Alcott

One of our favorite read alouds ever! (Ages 14, 12, 10) What a delightful bunch of characters and stories! This is one of those books (like Winnie-the-Pooh) that makes you nod and think, “Yes, this is exactly the way life is. This is truth.” It doesn’t matter that the setting is over a hundred years ago. Children are the same. Like when we read Anne of Green Gables, there were so many points where we laughed together and found favorite lines to quote. Wonderful author. Wonderful book.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson

The kids love this one so much! Cute Christmas read for the whole family.

2nd read (2018): This book is just as delightful as the first time – maybe even more so because we now go to a traditional (Presbyterian) church, so it is more relevant to my kids lives.

A Taste of Chaucer: Selections from the Canterbury Tales
by Anne Malcolmson

Great for middle or high school students. Gives a feel for the time period.

The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths
by Padraic Colum

My 10 year old and I enjoyed this book together. Great stories. Great vocabulary. Great for building cultural literacy.