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Please forgive if there is a recent thread on this, but if so I couldn't find it! I'm looking for books, or websites, that give lists of classic children's books. I already am quite familiar with Ambleside Online, but I am looking for something that has more than just book titles, I'm looking for descriptions.<br><br>
I have also seen a list the Horn Book website, and I am also aware that there is a book called Books That Build Character that includes information on good children's books (I plan on buying this book soon).<br><br>
I'm just wondering if there is anything else like that out there? I'm sort of trying to compile a list of books I want to read with my kids, but a lot of lists (like AO) just list the titles and don't give much else information. Not every book would necessarily appeal to every family, even if it is a classic. It's nice to know more about it, and the Amazon reviews aren't always helpful. Kwim?<br><br>
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The Read Aloud Handbook has book suggestions. Maybe you can check that out of the library as a starting point?<br><br>
I found an older copy at a used book sale and reference it occasionally. There are short summaries in some sections.
 

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I'm trying to remember the name of the book I took out a few months ago. It had lists and descriptions of books with strong girl characters. It was great b/c it was thick book with all age ranges. It gave you a descrition of the book and what made the character strong.<br>
Maybe someone here will remember the name of it.
 

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Great Books for Girls and Great Books for Boys have good book lists in them. Also- there is another book I love for that sort of info called How to Get Your Child to Love Reading. She has synopses and has most all titles sorted by subject so it makes it easy to find age/subject appropriate titles quickly. I check that book out form the library over and over again- I ought to just buy it....
 

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you could always check out the caldecott and newberry award winners, too.
 

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I just discovered the book, "Honey for a Child's Heart," and I can't say enough good things about it. It has lists and lists of classic books, and describes how to choose the best books.<br><br>
Susan
 

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Thanks for the help everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Read Aloud Handbook has book suggestions. Maybe you can check that out of the library as a starting point?<br><br>
I found an older copy at a used book sale and reference it occasionally. There are short summaries in some sections.</div>
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Thanks for this Lilcrunchie--I put this book on hold at my library, and on the description page it had a review that listed some other similar books--Choosing Books for Children by Betsey Hearne, and The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators. So I put those on hold too.<br><br>
For some weird reason, I hadn't thought of going to the library for this type of info--brain freeze I guess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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100 Books for Girls to Grow On is one that I picked up so we can supplement the "boy" book DS has selected over the years.
 
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