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75 Classic Books We Shouldn’t Neglect In A Child’s Reading Repertoire

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Welcome to my own little place on the internet! Home is where I love to be. I feel there is no greater place to incubate souls. These days you’ll find me using my experiences here to write about herbal remedies and natural health research — a big passion of mine. But being a wife and mother is not easy. It is challenging and potentially lonely. I get that. I wanted to create a place to connect with and support other moms for creating a natural, healthy, and fulfilling home life.
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  1. Charlotte Moore

    So many of these reminded me of my days when I was a parapro in kindergarten. Such good sweet books.


  2. Joy Powell

    I am so excited about this list!! I love quality children’s books. Most of these books we own, but some I am excited to check out! Thanks so much for compiling this list! I could probably think of some that could bump the list to 100 books, such as the Angus books, Flicka Ricka Dicka, … 🙂 Also love the quote by C.S. Lewis!

    • Jacqueline

      Joy, I will look them up! I have not heard of them 🙂 Thank you!

    • Erin

      Oh yes, we love Flicka, Ricka and Dicka along with Snip Snap Snur for boys.

      It made me smile to see Betsy-Tacy on the list. Our oldest daughter is named Tacy after that character. I read that series many times over when I was young.

      Wonderful selection of books, thanks for sharing!

  3. Janette

    We like the Carl Sommer books Sommer Time Story series. Have you read theses?

    • Jacqueline

      No, Janette, I haven’t! They aren’t from the Carl the Dog series are they? I’ve been away from the books for the younger child for a while, but I will check them out 🙂 Thank you for sharing them with me!! Blessings! J

      • Janette

        No, these aren’t from the Carl the Dog series. I found these at my library and while reading them to my kids I wondered if the author was Christian because the story was similar to a parable and taught character. Here is a link to info: advancepublishing.com

        • Jacqueline

          Thank you for that link, Janette! They sound like something I would like for grandchildren one day 😉 Blessings!

  4. Judy Curry

    I absolutely adore your book list as I have forever been a lover of literature. Your list is priceless to me; however, there are a few that I so loved as a child as well as now. Those would be the endearing, timeless stories of Hans Christian Andersen. I would have liked to have seen these included. Love what you’re doing for children as well as adults!

    • Jacqueline

      Than k you, Judy! I love Anderson’s books, too! If I get time, I can add one or two 🙂
      Blessings, J

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