Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: H

Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt

Book Description:
Honey for a Child's Heart is a compelling, essential guide for parents who want to find the best books for their children. Thousands of parents have used it to furnish their children's inner spirit with the wonder and delight of good reading.

A good books is a giveaway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. But children don't stumble onto the best books by themselves. They need a parent's help. Author Gladys Hunt discusses everything from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers.

Completely revised and updated to keep pace with the ever-changing world of children's literature, this fourth edition of Honey for a Child's Heart reflects Hunt's broad tastes in books. Rooted in experience, her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of your home. She shows you how to:
-Understand the importance of reading aloud to children
-Give you children a large view of the world, of truth, of goodness
-Encourage each child's imagination and good use of language
-Teach your children about life's choices
-Find the best books for your children

Illustrated with drawings from dozen of children's favorites, Honey for a Child's Heart includes book lists geared to your child's age and filled with nearly 1,000 long-time favorites, classics, and wonderful new books that will enrich your child's life.

My thoughts:
When I first started to homeschool I kept coming across the title of this book and checked it out from the library. I felt like I had found a treasure and I quickly bought myself a copy. This book is full of encouraging ideas and a wonderful resource filled with list upon lists of books!


  1. Oh, this looks like a wonderfully lovely book! I love children's books with great illustrations, as well as a great story.

    Here's my H:

  2. This is such a good book!
    I have the original and used it a lot while homeschooling my boys.

    My `H` is up here:

  3. I remember when my children were young and I was working to make reading a part of their lives. I used my own reading background to help me determine what to read. This is a great aid to parents.

    Mine is listed here:

  4. Lovely choice and a book that I miss needing to use now that I have 17 and 14 year old boys attending public school.
    I used to homeschool all 4 of my children and I loved Honey For a Child's Heart--I still have my copy sitting on a shelf somewhere. Another book I found at a conference which I treasured is: What Now Shall We Then Read (or something like that). It was independently published and if you are interested in finding it I could drag it out and figure out the author and publisher.
    Happy Wednesday--
    Mine is here:


  5. Sounds quite good.

  6. I love when parents take the time to find a wonderful resource to help them be the best they can be.

  7. It is a great book, and Gladys Hunt has a blog by the same title: Honey for a Child's Heart!

  8. I read this when my kids were younger. I wonder if I still have my copy or passed it on. Great choice.



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