Today I'm posting my last review with The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew!
If you know anything about me you know I LOVE books, all kinds of books but especially children's books. And Read For The Heart by Sarah Clarkson is about whole books that every child should read.
Sarah, daughter of Sally Clarkson and who was homeschooled, first shares her story. Books were one of the most important aspects of her home education.
From the first chapter, Sarah speaks from her heart as she presents a case for wholesome books to be at the center of a child's life. I found this to be very valuable because the author, now an adult has seen the value of these books. She explains how a good book can be an "agent of awakening" that can prompt a hunger for things like beauty, adventure, courage, moral, etc.
Sarah talks about the state of America's literacy. Statistics show our generations are reading less and less and how its affecting even the workplaces across the country.
She gives ideas on how to begin implementing daily reading times for you and your family. Then the book transitions into an EXTENSIVE library of whole book titles. Each consecutive chapter focuses on a genre or subject and list hundreds of books. But these are not just lists of titles. She gives us a short review, age category and additional information for EACH title.
The books categories include:
*Fairy Tales and Fantasy
*History and Biography
I highly recommend this book! It is a practical addition to your home library. The book is available for purchase through Apologia Education Ministries. There you can view sample pages as well.
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Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge for the purpose of reading at home and writing an honest review. No other compensation was received.