Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, Jun 1, 2010 - Religion - 256 pages
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Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12 Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their children Since its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child’s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt’s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.

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User Review  - JenW1 - LibraryThing

This book is about one-third actual narrative and two-thirds annotated booklists. The first section describes the benefits of reading to children and how to build a family culture of enjoying good ... Read full review

Great resource!

User Review  - Mrs C - Christianbook.com

I had borrowed a previous edition from a friend and I knew I just had to buy it! I love this book. It's full of great titles for books for every grade level and topic of study. A must have for every parent or homeschooler! Read full review


Part IUsing Books to Help Children Grow
Chapter 1Bequest of Wings
Chapter 2Milk and Honey
Chapter 3What Makes a Good Book?
Chapter 4Fantasy and Realism
Chapter 5Poetry
Chapter 14First Books for Beginning Readers
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Chapter 21Poetry Is for Pleasure

Chapter 6The Pleasure of a Shared Adventure
Chapter 7Honey from the Rock
Chapter 8Who Influences Your Children?
Chapter 9Making Decisions about Books
Part 2BestLoved Books for Children
Chapter 10How to Use the Book List
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Chapter 22Nourishing Your Childrens Spiritual Life
Chapter 23A Book List for Special Occasions
Index of Authors
Index of Book Titles
Also by Gladys Hunt
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Gladys Hunt was a well-known author and speaker. Her books include Honey for a Woman’s Heart, Honey for a Teen’s Heart, and Honey for a Child’s Heart (revised edition). She also wrote numerous Bible study guides for the Fisherman and Lifeguide series. She lived with her husband, Keith, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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