I promised some friends I’d put together a list of my favorite booklists. Here we go, then:
Ambleside Online—click "Books" under each year. Don’t miss the "Additional Books for Free Reading" at the bottom of each list.
The Sonlight catalog—order a paper copy to keep around for good historical fiction recommendations.
MacBeth’s Opinion—especially good for nature & science books, but lots of other categories there as well.
The Horn Book Awards.
Join the Literature Alive discussion group for lively conversation about favorite books.
The Real Learning Booklist—especially the picture book suggestions in the early years.
Also good for picture book ideas: the books used in Before Five in a Row and Five in a Row, even if you aren’t planning on "rowing."
Oh, and Sherry Early’s Picture Book Preschool recommends wonderful books for your youngest listeners.
For enjoyable books for kids of all ages, you can’t go wrong with the selection at FUN-Books.
Speaking of fun, here’s a fun one: the "100 Cool Girls of Children’s Literature" list at Jen Robinson’s Books Page. I’m mighty proud to say that my Martha made the list.
I have a list of our Favorite Fictional Families over at Bonny Glen.
I’ll add more lists here as I think of them…I know there are other good ones I’ve used.
Notes on E-Reading
From the Drafts File
Booknotes: Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde