Addenda

4 Apr

Resources on Children's Literature

Category: What We're Reading
By: Amy L. Graeser
Published: 04/04/03

A sampling of sources from Scott Bucko, headmaster of the Geneva School in Central Florida, and former owner of Splintered Light Bookstore. (Descriptions are taken from the publisher, unless otherwise noted.):

A sampling of sources from Scott Bucko, headmaster of the Geneva School in Central Florida, and former owner of Splintered Light Bookstore. (Descriptions are taken from the publisher, unless otherwise noted.):

—Gladys Hunt, Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life, Fourth Edition (Zondervan, 2002): "Since its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child's Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children's view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt's tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home."

—Mary Ruth Wilkinson & Heidi Wilkinson Teel, A Time to Read: Good Books for Growing Readers—For Those Who Love Books, Children, and God (Regent College Publishing, 2001): (description from www.parable.com) "In A Time to Read, Mary Ruth K. Wilkinson and her daughter, Heidi Wilkinson Teel, have compiled a helpful guide to children's books. More than bibliography A Time to Read also includes essays on the nature of children, families, literature and story—and how these hold together in a Christian life, reflecting Mary Ruth's 30 years' experience teaching a literary and Christian approach to children's books."

—Kathryn Lindskoog & Ranelda Mack Hunsicker, How to Grow a Young Reader: Books from Every Age for Readers of Every Age (Harold Shaw, 1999): (description from www.parable.com) "In this book, authors Kathryn Lindskoog and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker offer parents, teachers, and homeschoolers the best resource available as they closely examine genres such as classics, fantasy, biography and realistic fiction, mystery and adventure, humor, poetry, picture and audio books, and multimedia resources. Additional discussions of censorship, character building through literature, and objectives for spiritual development make this book the ideal guide for finding the best literature for children."

—Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, Fifth Edition (Penguin Group, 2001): "Every child can become an avid reader, and this beloved, classic guide . . . will show you how to make it happen. . . . Jim Trelease has made reading aloud a special pleasure for millions of people. This new edition offers a chance for a new generation of parents, teachers, grandparents, and siblings to discover the rewards—and the necessity—of reading aloud to children." [Posted April 2005, ALG]