Honey For a Child’s Heart
Honey for a Child’s Heart is an excellent resource to assist in weeding through all the types of books available today, to find true treasures and literature worth one’s time. Though recommended lists by age and categories are given, this book includes so much more. Gladys Hunt discusses the importance of reading and the benefits various genres bring to children.
Honey for a Child’s Heart helps you rediscover some favorite childhood books long forgotten. Or, it may supply you with the title of that story you’ve been looking for, when you can’t quite remember the title. Parents appreciate Gladys Hunt’s explanation of how reading aloud develops family relationships.
Of course, as with any reading resource, each family must decide its own boundaries for literature. Though our family may differ from Hunt in some areas, I found her discussions thought-provoking. This caused me to think through my opinions and analyze whether they are just preferences or convictions.
Honey for a Child’s Heart gives detailed lists by topic and age range to help you determine appropriate books for your children. These lists are also helpful when one is seeking to develop reading interest outside a familiar genre. Valuable time is saved by using this information to search more efficiently for various books. Hunt also notes when books have received the Caldecott Medal/Honor, Newbery Award/Honor/Medal, Boston Globe/Horn Book award, or Coretta Scott King award. Each of these awards is explained as well. Charming illustrations from many children’s books are sprinkled throughout the volume.
With chapter titles like “What Makes a Good Book?” “Who Influences Your Children?” and “Poetry is for Pleasure,” you will surely find something helpful. Our copy is being relocated from the bookshelf to our library bag! Be sure to order your own copy!
Last Updated: March 5, 2012
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