Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Where Do You Go To Find Good Children's Books?

There is an awesome blog which has recently changed it's name. It used to be 'Deliciously Clean Reads',now it is called 'Homespun Light'. The purpose of this blog is to recommend and review books that are free of sex, profanity and graphic violence. Homespun Emily, the creator of the blog, welcomes reviews as long as the book fits the criteria mentioned.
In a column on the left hand side of Emily's blog, there is a list of categories that you can refer to. Those that would be of interest for children or teens would include - Adventure, Christian, Classic, Coming of Age, Family, Fantasy, High School, Historical Fiction, Humor, Non-fiction, Mystery, Picture Books,Pre-Tween, Read-Aloud, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Teen and Tween. Click on any of these and you get a list of reviews of books in that category.
What a great place to go and find a book. If you are concerned about the content of what your child is reading, check out 'Homespun Light' at


L.T. Elliot said...

I just browse at the bookstore but a picture book writing friend of mine often has excellent suggestions and I've never been disappointed yet! (Plus, mommies are a great resource!)

Homespun Emily said...

Thanks for the link, Cathy! I hope it results in some reviews. I haven't received any lately. Children's books are my fave!

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Thanks for the heads up, Cathy. There seems to be a great need for sites like this right now.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

What a great idea for a site! And so needed. I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for the heads up!

Cindy (C.L.) Beck said...

Thanks for the link! It's always nice to know of a place that lists clean books.

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