For more than fifteen years, homeschooling parents have used Hand That Rocks the Cradle as their guide through the mass of classic and modern children's fiction to find the truly great read-alouds. This completely revised and expanded edition of Hand That Rocks the Cradle adds over 250 new reviews to your old favorites.
Reviews of books full of perilous adventures, engaging characters, and sound values
Classic books for children of all ages
Listed by subject and author
Reading levels included
Introductory chapter on reading aloud
Illustrated by Justin Dial
Published by Christian Logic
: Review by Cathy Duffy at cathyduffyreviews.com
Hand that Rocks the Cradle is a booklet listing recommended fiction, presented in both alphabetical order by author and by subject area....
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: Review by Kathy Davis at homeschoolbuzz.com
Hand that Rocks the Cradle is a comprehensive list of over 400 outstanding classic books, some well known, others less, but all excellent choices for entertaining, inspiring and stimulating young hearts and minds. This handy booklet will help you choose exceptional literature for your family read-alouds as well as your children’s individual reading time. Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Door in the Wall, Old Yeller, and Men of Iron are but a small sample of books the Bluedorn family has read together and recommends to others. Sorted into three reading levels (easy, difficult, and advanced), the reading suggestions are categorized according to author as well as subject. Mr. Bluedorn does point out however that the level of difficulty was never an issue during his homeschool years. His mother had read aloud some of the more difficult classics when he was young, and vice-versa.
Wonderful things happen when you read aloud to your children. Time seems to stop as you are all transported to far-away lands, while echoes of past heroes, real and imaginary, bring smiles and tears, excitement and adventure. Just like Mr. Bluedorn, these will be memories your children will hold dear to their hearts when in the not so distant future, you find they are grown and on their own. I consider Hand that Rocks the Cradle a very thorough and well-researched resource; it will serve you well for many years to come.