Forgotten Favorites in Youth Literature
Are you looking for Children and Young Adult books that are worth reading? You’ve come to the right place! I have a master list of over 700 titles to share. My purpose with this blog is to share book titles that most parents today have either forgotten about or never heard of in the first place. I have a degree in English Literature, I’m a mother of five, grandmother of eight and homeschooled my children for 15 years. Our family read hundreds of books together over the past 30+ years. I hope you’ll join me as we remember the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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If you’ve ever wanted to live on acres of land where you had a lovely house and grew most of your own food, this book is for you! Although Farmer Boy is usually listed as part of the Little … Continue reading
Can I just say, bless those authors who write excellent biographies for children! Louis Braille was born in 1809 in a small town outside of Paris, France. Through a terrible accident involving his father’s leather working tools, Louis was blinded … Continue reading
Pong Lo is a poor Chinese peasant who wants to marry the emperor’s daughter. He humbly approaches the throne to make his request, but is soundly rejected — and nearly executed!. However, the princess recognizes that Pong Lo is bright … Continue reading
The Story of George Washington Carver by Eva Moore (1971) — and why it’s important for your children to read biographies!
George Washington Carver was born a slave in Missouri during the American Civil War. Like most newly freed slaves, he struggled to find a prosperous path forward. He was fortunate enough to learn to both read and write at a … Continue reading
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is the true story of Nathaniel Bowditch, a boy born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1773 — 3 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed! Nat’s the fourth child in a family of seven children. He’s … Continue reading
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease is where my love of reading to my children all began. I stumbled upon this wonderful book in our tiny Wisconsin library back in 1986. Our oldest daughter was little and I was looking … Continue reading