I often hear moms talking about how much their kids read and how hard it is to know what to let them read. One mom commented on my blog to say, “My daughter is a voracious reader…she has been reading and re-reading Little Women for the past 3 years. She is nine now and it is just hard to keep up with her and know what to offer.” This comment was the inspiration for these parent guides. Whether you are a parent looking for good, safe books to give your kids or a reader hoping to add books to your reading list, I hope the guides are helpful to you. Series are organized by genre and are color coded.
Green: Means I think a book or series is safe to let your child read. Many of these stories are told from a Christian worldview.
Orange: Means I like the book or series but there are one or more things I think you should be aware of before you allow your kids to read it.
Red: Means there are serious issues with the book or series in question and I do not recommend letting your child read it.
Of course, as a parent, you know what your children are ready for far better than I do. These guides are meant as a starting point to help you find books your kids will enjoy. Also, please keep in mind that many of these series have many, many books in them. I have not read every book in each series listed.
I plan to continue adding to these lists as I have time. For now I hope you are able to use the existing guides. Downloadable PDF forms of the guides are available below.
If you have questions about a particular book or series, or if you are looking for a specific type of book, feel free to shoot me an email using the form on the Contact Me page. I’ll do my best to answer your questions or make some personalized book recommendations.
Enjoy and God bless!