Picture Books: This is a list of exceptional picture books that we loved when we were little.
Fiction: This site is mostly organized according to genre. Underneath "Fiction," there are different genres; a few have more specific categories within the broad subject. The books within each genre are organized according to age, starting with the easiest books to read to the harder ones.
Non-Fiction: This is a list of our favorite non-fiction books.
Christian: The "Christian" tab is a compilation of all the Christian books on the site. For "Christian," there are subcategories according to age, and within each age group, I tried to sort them out alphabetically by title. A short summary of the book and, of course, the genre are provided in each entry.
Table of Contents (Fiction and Christian): Complete lists of books in the larger groups and book ratings (they're all good, but some are even better than others) are available for the fiction and Christian sections. The fiction books Table of Contents can be found by clicking the "Fiction" tab. The Christian Table of Contents is found under "Christian."
Other: Be sure to read the "Other" portions of each entries for our personal recommendations and considerations for each book, as well as the suggested minimum age requirements (the suggestions are usually pretty loose; it really depends on the individual). Remember, these are minimum age suggestions! Most of these books are good up to high school and beyond. I certainly never stopped reading them :).
Contact Us: If you have any book suggestions or questions about certain books, click the "Contact Us" tab and fill out the form there. We'd love to hear about great new books to read, and if you're suggestion is put on the site, we'll post it on the news blog (see below for more details).
For more detailed summaries, check out Amazon.com or the local library.
Some books will be marked with "RA." This stands for "Read Aloud" and will mark a book that I read aloud to my whole family. These books are special favorites of ours and are particularly family-friendly.
Just in case anyone is curious, there will be the recommender's name on each entry.
For the sake of space, the cover images are small. Most are linked to a larger picture, so if you want to see them better, just click on them.
For a few exceptional books, there will be a link to the author's website.
"Book News" Blog:
Because books are continuously being published, we will be constantly updating this site with new, great books to read. If we add any more books, we'll be sure to make note of them in the blog under the "Book News" tab. Also, if new books in one of the listed series come out, we will notify people through that as well. Book-based movies and/or any other interesting information that we come across might be found there as well, so check it out from time to time.