I prepared my own history curriculum this year. I had been using a living books style “boxed” curriculum for the last couple yearrs but I kept straying from the schedule and not using books. I finally thought, surely I can do this myself!
But, then I needed help… When venturing out on such a big task, you need some really good resources to help you find the best books. Thankfully Sarah Clarkson has done a ton of the work for you in her book, Read for the Heart.
10 Reasons You Need Read for the Heart
- It’s written by Sarah Clarkson, daughter of Clay and Sally Clarkson. I think she’s learned a thing or two about homeschooling and good books over the years.
- Lists of picture books, children’s books, and classics
- Lists of books broken into historical periods.
- List of Caldecott Medalists.
- List of Newberry Medalists.
- List of all of G.A. Henty’s books.
- List of Sarah’s favorites.
- Tips for make your home a place of reading.
- It’s a reference resource – not a lengthy discourse on each book.
- The best books are those read and recommended over and over again by others.
Whether you’re putting together your own history curriculum, looking for a new book for your preschooler, or wondering what novel would be good for your pre-teen, you need Read for the Heart in your library. You’ll come back to it over and over again to find great book suggestions.
Disclosure: Apologia provided me with a free copy of this book.
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