How to Use

Use the "Categories" on the right hand side of the blog to sort between:
  • The different genres of literature covered in Read for the Heart- Picture Books, Golden Age Classics, Children's Fiction, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, History and Biography, Spiritual Reading for Children, Poetry, and last- Music, Art, and Nature.
  • Book Reviews (separated by who wrote the review- Mom/Katherine, Daughter age 9/Anya, or Daughter Age 11/Hope)
  • Narrations- which are more like chapter reviews and sometimes include their own illustrations
  • Historical Association- if there is any historical assocation it will be divided by those loosely established by Susan Wise Bauer in The Well-Trained Mind- Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, or Modern.
So, if you are studying Medieval history this year- you might first click on the category "Medieval".  You will then see a list of posts regarding books reviewed or narrated which are associated with the medieval time period.  You can also look at the tags to see who reviewed the book- mom or daughters.

If you would like to find a Golden Age Classic for your child to read- but want to decide which one- click on "Golden Age Classic" and read some reviews or narration to find one of particular interest.

This blog is intended to fulfill several purposes.  
  1. First, it gives purpose to our reading and writing- to share it with YOU! 
  2. Second, it provides book reviews from a real-live family's points of view, which will hopefully help YOUR family to make reading choices that bless you and don't waste your time. (Not because the books aren't good books- just because all books will not be of interest to all kids.) 
  3. Third, to be a resource for finding children's literature to correspond with specific segments of history- used largely with the classical approach to education.
We pray this blog is a blessing to your homeschool, your family's discipleship, and most of all... your hearts!