Since I first posted my Heritage Library article, I’ve heard the same questions time and again – “Where do I start?” “What books would be best for my child?” “Will you help me?” “What do you recommend?”
In response to these questions, I began a new series of articles entitled Library Builders. These “Library Builder” articles will be added as time permits. Each article will appear first as a blog post, and then that post will be linked to this page. Check back, from time to time, to see what has been added.
Each article will feature something a bit different – books for a particular age group, books on a particular subject matter, books of a particular genre, a favorite author or illustrator, etc. Because I am still a home schooling mom myself, and because I have six beautiful grandchildren, most of my posts will feature books for children. However, from time to time, there will be Library Builder posts featuring books for the non-juvenile readers, too.
It is my hope that you will find books and/or authors that will appeal to you that you will want to add to your own home library. It is my wish that you will build a fine home, Heritage Library, that you will use, that your children will learn to enjoy and use, and that you will pass along to your children’s children. If you’ve not read my article, A Vision for the Future – The Heritage Library, please take the time to do so now.
Everyone’s home, or Heritage, library will be different. The make up of our families is different, our interests are different, our standards of acceptability are different, and our tastes are different. God has made us all uniquely, and yet we still have many things in common, such as our desire to build a home library for our family!
The books I recommend in my Library Builder articles are strictly my own choices, and I do not presume to tell you that they are flawless, or that they will meet all of your family’s personal standards. I will do my best to point out anything that may be of concern, but I cannot promise that I will address everything that will be of concern to you.
If my suggestions are helpful to you and you decide that you want to purchase any of these books for your own library, or to give as gifts, I would appreciate that you use the links found in the posts to make your purchases as a way showing your support for this website and your appreciation for my work in providing the information to you. I’m always grateful for those of you who do bless our family in this way. You can buy your books brand new at Amazon, of course; but there are usually dozens of used copies available there as well, at a reduced price. Abebooks is a great resource for used and out of print books.
Be sure to check back frequently as new articles/lists will be added.
Simply click on any of the titles below and the article will open for you in a new window.
Picture Books for the Very Young (A short list of great books to share with preschoolers.)
Thanksgiving Books for Children (A few of the Thanksgiving books we have on our own shelves.)
Books for Children, Ages 7 – 11 (Dani’s list will please boys and girls alike!)
Christmas Read-Alouds (Books for your family to enjoy together)
Snow! (Books about snow, snowflakes, and snowy winters)
Super Tuesday (Books about the presidential election and all three branches of government)
New or Used? Hard Cover or Paperback? (some tips for purchasing books for your own home library)
Celebrate Groundhog Day
Our Favorite Books for the 4th of July (new & updated list!)