Hello, reader friends! As an avid reader mama bear, I am passionate about raising readers who love STORY! I also want to encourage y’all to read good books with your little readers so I’m sharing a list of stories our family loves. These books are featured on our family bookshelves and some are on the blog too! Y’all can get the latest scoop on these stories by clicking the covers below to hop over to the post (many of which I updated recently with new releases) or I’ve linked the others to Amazon for convenience but they are also available elsewhere!
raising readers who love story
Yes, these are picture books (well one of these things isn’t exactly like the others but it has the same target audience, roll with it) but more than that, they are filled with words that matter, timeless words, lyrical rhythms that draw us in, and promises of laughter and love! While there is a place for books with simple vocabulary, it’s not a place to linger over long while raising readers who love story!
In my humble opinion, short biographical stories and full-blown historical fiction can teach children more about our collective history than textbooks could ever hope to! Even when we throw in a little time travel, the emotional connection stories create fosters a love of history not found in lists of facts and events. By the way, book 25 of The Imagination Station series is available for preorder!
We’re made to be creative creatures, just like our Creator, and imagination and fantastic adventures are the perfect fuel for young minds… as well as those young at heart. The next installment of the Epic Order of the Seven series and The Green Ember series are available for preorder!
When it comes to God’s Word there is no substitute but we do love to complement our Bible readings with pictures, facts, and even stories that help us imagine what it might have been like to be present in our favorite biblical events.
Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, we have a print copy of Imagine The Miracles of Jesus for one fortunate Faithfully Bookish reader! I also purchased a copy for our family library.
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Plus enter to win one of TEN copies of When God Made the World!
Are you raising readers who love story?! Or have you sown into the life of a little reader? It has been such a joy to comb our shelves for these gems and I’d love to hear some of your top picks, too!