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by Courtney Matranga on March 26, 2020

You might want to use this time to brush up on some reading…Here’s a list for the whole family!

· Shepherding a Child’s Heart -Tedd Tripp
· Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad · Attitudes… in You and Your Kids –Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
· The Mission of Motherhood – Sally Clarkson
· The Lifegiving Home –Sally and Sarah Clarkson
· The Lifegiving Parent –Clay and Sally Clarkson
· Why Children Matter –Douglas Wilson
· Standing on the Promises –Douglas Wilson
· The Passionate Mom – Susan Merrill
· The New Dare to Discipline –Dr. James Dobson

· Men are Like Waffles Women are like Spaghetti –Bill and Pam Farrel
· Love and Respect –Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
· Reforming Marriage –Douglas Wilson
· Sacred Marriage –Gary Thomas
· Romancing Your Husband –Debra Smith 

· It Will be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change (Little Seed and Little Fox) -Lisa TerKeurst
· Only You Can Be You: What Makes You Different Makes You Great –Sally & Nathan Clarkson
· The Jesus Storybook Bible -Sally Lloyd-Jones
· A Children’s Garden of Verses –Robert Louis Stevenson
· Tiny, Perfect Things -M. H. Clark, Madeline Kloepper
· Sam and Dave Dig a Hole –Mac Barnett
· The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross -Carl Laferton, Catalina Echeverri
· Beatrix Potter books
· Frog and Toad books
· Eric Carle books
· Paddington Bear books
· Curious George books
· The Bernstein Bear books
· Little Bear Books
· Make Way for Ducklings -Robert McCloskey
· The Bee Tree -Patricia Polacco
· Dragons Love Tacos -Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
· Hello, Ninja -N. D. Wilson and Forrest Dickison
· Horton Hatches the Egg –Dr. Seuss
· What Should Darla Do? The Power to Choose Series –Adir and Ganet Levy
· What Should Danny Do? The Power to Choose Series –Adir and Ganet Levy

· National Geographic for Kids

KID’S CHAPTER BOOKS + READ-ALOUDS (many can be found on Audible, too!)
· Chronicles of Narnia Series–C.S. Lewis (works well for read-alouds ages 4+ and older kids can watch the movie when you’re finished!)
· Green Ember Series –S.D. Smith
· Roald Dahl Books or Treasury
· The Best/Worst Christmas Pageant Ever (Hannah’s dad used to read this every holiday season, but it’s hilarious and has a GREAT spiritual ending!)
· The Beatinest Boy –Jesse Stuart
· Cheaper By the Dozen -Frank B. Gilbreth (have to censor a couple of words for kids – but great for parents, too!)
· Poems by Shel Silverstein (“Where the Sidewalk Ends”, “A Light in the Attic”, etc.)
· The Imagination Station Series -Marianne Hering (Reading Level ~2nd grade + - FANTASTIC Christian and historical series similar to Magic Treehouse Series)
· The Three Cousins Detective Club Series -Elspeth Campbell Murphy 

Read Aloud Revival  has a great living books reading list for ALL ages

FICTION FOR TEENS (or Advanced Pre-Teens)
· Christian Heroes Then & Now Series –Janet & Geoff Benge
· The Lord of the Rings –J.R. Tolkien
· 100 Cupboards Series –N.D. Wilson
· Hardy Boys Series – Franklin W. Dixon
· Elsie Dinsmore Series –Martha Finley 

    -Younger kids:
        · Our Daily Bread for Kids – Crystal Bowman
        · Indescribable 100 Devotions About God & Science –Louie Giglio
        · Duck Commander Devotions for Kids –Korie Robertson & Chrys Howard
        · Read Aloud Bible Stories (Vol 1-5) -Ella K. Lindvall, H. Kent Puckett (great for preschool age and up)

   -Ages 8-13 years
        · Jesus Calling for Kids –Sarah Young
        · Sticky Situations 365 Devotions for Kids and Families –Betsy Schmitt
        · Sword Fighting – A full year of devotions to strengthen a kid’s character –Karyn Henley