Great Reads

I'm  a reader. The nightstand in our bedroom is adored with a perpetual stack of partially finished books. My favorite afternoon pastime is to lace up the tennis shoes, stock up the diaper bag, and embark on the walk to our downtown library to return with an armload of new texts to explore. This list contains just a few of my favorite selections. 

  • The Craft of Christian Teaching, John Van Dyk
  • Making Sense of Your World, Dr. William Brown
  • Passing the Baton, Dr. Jeff Myers
  • Proust and the Squid, MaryAnne Wolf
  • The Schools We Need & Why We Don't Have Them, E. D. Hirsch
  • The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
  • Total Truth, Nancy Pearcey
  • Letter Perfect, David Sacks

Imagination {intended for younger minds}
  • A Long Way from Chicago, Richard Peck
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Barbara Robinson
  • Dr. Dolittle, Hugh Lofting {entire series}
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E. L. Konigsburg
  • Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder {entire series}
  • The View from Saturday, E. L. Konigsburg

Imagination {intended for older minds}
  • Emma, Jane Austen
  • The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde {entire "Thursday Next" series}
  • Little Women, Lousia May Alcott {entire series}
  • Sense & Sensibility, Jane Austen
  • Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle {full collection}
  • Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen

  • Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
  • Real Food, Nina Planck
  • Real Food for Mother and Baby, Nina Planck

  • Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart, Tedd Tripp