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A List of Book Lists for Children

I find myself in homeschool groups and more often than not, I’ll spot someone asking for book recommendations for their children. I do understand the instant gratification of getting replies when you want them. But, if you are like me, a person who likes to do a little more work of digging through a list of recommendations, you may find this list of book lists helpful for your own reading pleasure or curriculum development filled with truth, goodness, and beauty.

The Classical Reader

This is a parent-approved, classically-vetted list of books to help you and your child read more and search less!

You can filter by grade, level, genre, author, and notation (awards!). The Classical Reader is powered by Classical Academic Press.

Read-Aloud Revival

Read-Aloud Revival is a podcast and resource by Sarah MacKenzie built around the simple joys of reading aloud to family. You can get recommendations for kids of all ages. With the success of this movement, Sarah Mackenzie has written a commendable book called Read Aloud Family for parents and families about how the stories we read shape our lives, at the same it creates connections and traditions that will last a lifetime!

Their website even allows you to personalize your reading by answering three simple questions!

Books for Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day

Another noteworthy list is created by Andrew Pudewa, the founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. It is also known as the Books for Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day by Maria Gerber.

You can download this reading list by clicking on the button below.


AmblesideOnline is a free curriculum for Charlotte Mason homeschoolers. But it also serves an excellent reading guide for K-12 students.

Reshelving Alexandria

Another book list that you would not want to miss is provided by Reshelving Alexandria, a community of bibliophiles and book lovers. Whenever I am looking to find a recommendation for any classic or edition/translation of any book, I am sure to look to the RA community for top-notch advice or guidance.

So I am quite sure you will enjoy their book list. Premium membership to their website includes reviews and ratings for each book.

The Ultimate Guide to Reading and Books for Children

Another one that I worth a look is a guide created by Pam Barnhill of Your Morning Basket. If you enjoy her book and podcast, you should be sure to check out this guide and you may just find what you are looking for.

My Own Book Lists

Lastly, I create my own book lists from time of time, including curriculum choices. So far, these the book lists that I have made:

You can find these lists and many more when you click book lists.

Do you find these lists helpful? Did I miss anything? Should I add any more to this list? Or, would you like me to create a book list of some sort?

Please share them in the comments below.



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