How to Find Good Books!

Book list resources- how to find good books!
(parent-recommended book lists below)

Books Children Love   Elizabeth Laraway Wilson

Honey for a Child’s Heart – Gladys Hunt

Honey for a Teen’s Heart – Gladys Hunt

Ambleside Online

Read for the Heart – Sarah Clarkson

SonLight curriculum website for their book lists

Danea Lawrenson “Read Aloud School” recommended reading list

Favorite places to buy books

thrift stores- they have lots of classics pretty cheap
(looks like an interesting website. just stumbled upon it)

Nerman’s Books and Collectables 700 Osborne Street

Heritage Resources Carman MB
-local bookseller, you can visit the store if you call ahead

Peace Hill Press –

Christian Books (online) –

Wholesome audio books from example: The Sugar Creek Gang.

YWAM website


Favorite Read Alouds:

My Side of the Mountain series (Jean Craighead George)

Christian Heroes: Then & Now (Janet and Geoff Benge)

Julie of the Wolves series (Jean Craighead George)

Heidi   (Johanna Spyri)

Lamplighter books

Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis

The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien

Bully Boys Eric Walters (all our kids favorite)

Little Pilgrim’s Progress (younger kids) Helen L. Taylor

Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan

Bruchko Bruce Olson

Secret Believers Brother Andrew and Al Janssen

Brother Andrew

Through The Gates of Splendour.  Elisabeth Elliot

Narnia. C.S. Lewis

Little House on the Prairie  Laura Ingalls Wilder

Finn Family Moomintroll Tove Jansson

Peter Pan J.M. Barry

All of a Kind Family Sydney Taylor

Owls in the Family Farley Mowatt

Ramona books Beverly Cleary

Bears on Blue River Charles Major

The Hundred Dresses Eleanor Estes

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Maryrose Wood

The Wilderking Trilogy Jonathan Rogers

MACHS Parent-Recommended Favourite Homeschool Books of 2017

The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

The Indian in the Cupboard series- Lynn Reid Banks

Watership Down– Richard Adams

Around the World in 80 Days– Jules Verne

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh– O’Brian

Little House series– Laura Ingalls Wilder

Narnia series– CS Lewis

Amos Fortune, Free Man

Blueberries for Sal – Robert McCloskey

Little Pilgrim’s Progress (Helen L. Taylor)

Chronicles of Narnia Series (C. S. Lewis)

Esio Trot (Roald Dahl)

Giraffe, Pelly and Me (Roald Dahl)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Barbara Robinson)

The Christmas Blessing (Donna Van Liere)

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day (Meg Cabot)

The Twits (Roald Dahl)

George’s Marvellous Medicine (Roald Dahl)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (Roald Dahl)

Junie B. Jones Series

The Trumpet of the Swan (E.B. White)

Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

Around the World in Eighty Days  (Jules Verne)

Pollyanna (Eleanor Porter)

A Little Princess (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maude Montgomery)

The Naughtiest Girl in the School (Enid Blyton)

The Naughtiest Girl Again (Enid Blyton)

The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor (Enid Blyton)

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket) {the older girls’enjoy these}

Canadian Flyer Series (Frieda Wishinsky)

books by Barbara Greenwood (The Last Safe House, Gold Rush Fever, A Pioneer Story)
-longer historical fiction picture books, perfect for early through middle years

God’s Generals for Kids Series- by Roberts Liardon & Olly Goldenbergg

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Series by Bety MacDonald

Hank the Cowdog Series by John R. Ericson

Pippi Longstocking Series by Astrid Lindgren

Mr.Popper’s Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Price’s Bride (by William Goldman)

White Fang by Jack London

30 Events That Shaped Church (by Alton Gansky)

Women In Black History (by, Tricia Williams Jackson)

Famous Five Series (Enid Blyton)

Kingdom Series (Chuck Black)

Hardy Boys Series (Franklin W. Dixon)

Red Rock Mysteries (Jerry B. Jenkins)

Books by Patricia St. John

Two Little Knights of Kentucky (Annie Fellows Johnston)

The Burgess Animal Book for Children

A Dog’s Purpose

The Charlotte Years Series (Little House on the Prairie)

YWAM Heroes of History Series

YWAM Christian Heroes Then and Now Series

The Jesus Centred Bible.

Kit Kittredge by Valerie Tripp