Friday, May 27, 2011

Read for the Heart by Sally Clarkson

Read for the Heart by Sally Clarkson
Here is the publisher’s description:

"Keeping this volume close at hand is like having a child’s librarian for a best friend! A great book spurs the imagination in childhood, inspires our dreams in adulthood, and nourishes the soul with depictions of life fully and courageously lived. Among the greatest gifts you can bequeath to a child are a love for reading and a passion for books. But how do you sort through the many thousands of books available to your children to find those that are worthwhile? Let Sarah Clarkson be your guide to the best in literature for your family. From timeless classics to modern favorites, from picture books to adventure novels to read-aloud favorites, more than 1,000 wonderful stories for young people are recommended within these pages. Now you can make great literature a lasting part of your child’s life and education."

I couldn't agree more!! If you have ever visited our home (and if you haven't here's an invitation), it doesn't take too long to know we LOVE books!

When I was a young 20-something (only slightly older I read a list of books that "well read" individuals will have read by the time they graduate from college. I was horrified! I had graduated from college, but had missed all of them! I vowed then, that I would read all those books (still working through it!).

What I love about Read for the Heart, is that it is one of those kind of "lists". It will help you choose the best books for your children to be reading. What we read (and our children read) WILL shape what we think. It's nice to have a trusted source help you navigate the millions to choose from! It is written to use as a reference to all ages, and the inspiration chapters are a gem all by themselves! The appendix lists will be a useful tool when building your own personal book collection (which if you come over, you will see I have been very busy doing!).

If you would like to see a sample chapter, click here.

Read for the Heart is available from Apologia for just $17.00. I think it should be on everyone's bookshelf!

See what the other members of the Review Team thought here.

(I was sent a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion)

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