Making Your Children Lovers of Books

I believe that one of the main goals of Homeschooling is to make your children lovers of excellent reading.  I used to say “lovers of books.”  However, there is a plethora of poor and even evil reading available and even being read in Christian homes these days.  I know that you are looking for good excellent reading for your children and family.

I was so thrilled to share the Wisdom and The Millers books with you through my giveaway.  This morning I was speaking to Kris, who sponsored the giveaway, and by the way, you can still order all the Wisdom and The Millers books, Character Companion, Coloring Books, and Workbooks from her (, and we were talking about great books which have blessed our families so much, which many young moms and Homeschoolers have never heard of–Wisdom and The Millers being one! I thought I’d share with you just a few titles, authors and series, which have been excellent reading for us.

These come immediately to mind (the first are for middle children or to read aloud to younger):

All of the Pansy Collection by Isabella Alden

Wisdom and The Millers Series

Childhood of Famous Americans Series

Landmark Series

The Lamplighter Books

James Daugherty

Lois Ehlert (for small children)

Gene Stratton Porter (older children will love all her books)

Stories of Great Christians (audio stories)

Elisabeth Elliot (some as family read-alouds, and some for middle children up to adults)

Patricia St. John (some books have also been made into movies, such as “Treasures of the Snow”)

Books for Fall and Thanksgiving Reading:

A book I love to read at this time of year is “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” by Lois Ehlert. Her books are so colorful, and great for preschoolers and K-2nd especially.  But I love them, too!

The Changing of The Seasons: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

Book Review: “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” by Lois Ehlert

With Thanksgiving coming soon, here are some recommendations I have shared before (click on the link to see some great book recommendations):

Children’s Book Recommendations for Thanksgiving Reading

This is just skimming the surface, but gives you a start. What are some excellent books or series that you have found?
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Thanks for reading Faith’s Firm Foundation!

3 Replies to “Making Your Children Lovers of Books”

  1. We will check out the ones we haven’t yet read. A couple of years ago, we were in the “Indiana Room” at our library and our daughter discovered Gene Stratton-Porter (who was a Hoosier!). We own most of the Patricia St. John books (and are currently reading Treasure of the Snow aloud). The Lamplighter books are AWESOME! Do you know about Project Guttenberg? There are many classics on there available for FREE downloads (including 8 of the Pansy series and some of the Lamplighter books).

    1. I think I downloaded some items a few years ago from Project Guttenberg, but I’m not sure. I’ll check it out. I have purchased many of the Pansy books from Keepers of the Faith. Isabella Alden is one of my very favorite authors of all time. Her books have been used of the Lord in my life many times. If you aren’t familiar with the Keepers of the Faith website, you should check it out–I think you would like it. They have the Keepers at Home (for girls) and Contenders of the Faith (for boys) groups which we did with other families (our own version, though) when our children were younger. We have only read a few of the Lamplighter books. This list is just the bare bones, so I might do more posts like this one in upcoming days:)

      We are in the wonderful state of Minnesota, and enjoying the fabulous summer-like weather which is extremely unheard of for this time of year! Almost hot! Even while the trees are losing their leaves at a record pace. It’ll probably be freezing and rainy next week:)
      Oh, if you haven’t watched the video “Treasures of the Snow,” I recommend it!

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