Here is a list of some of my favorite books over the years. I'll try to update it as often as I can, and post more links to purchase them soon. If you have any that you would recommend, or have read any of them and would like to spout off on them, feel free to do so in the comments. I will also try to get this more organized in the near future than it is currently.
Thanks, and God bless!!!!! Enjoy!
P.S. Note to Parents: The vast majority of the books on this list are from a Christian worldview and encourage one or are written in such a way that they could easily be interpreted with a Christian viewpoint, but there are some like "Shadow Spinner" that, while it is one of my favorite books, has parts in it that paint a good light over Islam, so be sure to talk to your children about what they have read, and what that worldview truly is, and it should not be a problem (it is good to allow your children to learn about different viewpoints, you just need to be careful that you do not allow them to take up those viewpoints). Again, most of them are from a Christian worldview, so it is only one or two on here that you might want to worry about.
Enjoy your reading!!
For kids age 5-8:
"Angelina Ballerina" series by Katherine Hollabird (out of print, but you can still find them on Amazon. It's been a long long time since I was that age) , "Eloise" by Kay Thompson, "The Barefoot Mailman" by Theodore Pratt, "The Strawberry Girl" by Lois Lensky, The "Magic Tree House Series" by Mary Pope Osborne, "Dream Carver" by Diana Cohn.
For kids ages 8-11:
The American Girl books: The "Felicity Merriman Series," the "Kit Kittredge Series," and the "Josefina Montoya Series." (The "Kaya Series" good as well, but Kaya being a native American, does not quite promote a Christian worldview) There are also books that you can find that go along with some of the series, like "Nellies Promise." There are also mystery books that go along with the series, but may be a little too scary in some parts for kids under the age of 10. Mystery books that I vouch for from the series include "Secrets in the Hills" (Josefina), "Lady Margaret's Ghost," "Traitor in Williamsburg" (both from the Felicity series), "The Silent Stranger" (Kaya), "The Cry of The Loon," "The Stolen Sapphire," and "The Curse of Ravenscourt." (all from the Samatha series)
Other books include "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry, "When My Name Was Keoko" by Linda Sue Park, "The Shakespeare Stealer" by Gary Blackwood, The "Nancy Drew" series (link is for whole set, which is pricy, so plan on purchasing individually), The "Millie Keith Series" by Martha Finley, The "Elsie Dinsmore Series" by Martha Finley, The "Violet Travola Series"by Martha Finley, The "Trixie Belden Series" by Julia Campbell, "Thunder From the Sea" by Joan Hiatt Harlow, "The Secret Garden"by Frances Hodgson Burnett, "The Only Sister" by Dorcas R. Mast, "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett, "Flame Over Tara" by Madeleine Polland, "Hadassah: The Girl Who Became Queen Esther" by Tommy Tenny, and the "Narnia" series by C. S. Lewis.
Kids ages 12+
"Pearl Maiden" by H. Rider Haggard, "The Brethren" by H. Rider Haggard, "Beautiful Girlhood" by Mable Hale, "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp, "A Poetry Handbook" by Mary Oliver, "Out of the Dust" by Karen Hesse, "The Princess Adelina" by Julie Sutter, "The "Chosen Girls Series" by Cheryl Crouch, The "London Confidential Series" by Sandra Byrd, "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, "Julie of The Wolves" Jean Craighead George, "Shadow Spinner" by Susan Fletcher, "The Eagle of the Ninth" by Rosemary Sutcliffe, and "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien.
MORE TO COME!!!!!!!!