Creation Book List for All Ages

A Creation book list was something that I would have loved to have all those years ago, when my oldest son first started being interested in dinosaurs. Although I attended a Christian school, I never learned about dinosaurs in my science class. In fact, the only animal we learned about during the section about ‘extinct animals' was the Dodo bird. Thankfully, the Charlotte Mason way encouraged me to continue my own learning, too.

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Creation Book List For All Ages

I remember clearly how concerned I felt when my son was so attracted to dinosaurs, because the only ones I heard speaking about them were those within the secular school systems, which taught about evolution. My logic then was that this must have meant that dinosaurs were only ‘real‘ for evolutionist.

Thankfully, my curiosity and concern lead me to some amazing resources that assured me that dinosaurs were not only real creatures but also great proof for creation. However, my search wasn't easy because I couldn't find a creation book list that helped me find resources that taught science based on evidence that confirmed the Bible.

I hope you find this resource as helpful as I desire it to be for those searching today.

Knowing how much dinosaurs are used to build belief in evolution, I really wanted my kids to learn all they could about dinosaurs from a Biblical perspective. These are the books that I have used and highly recommend:


Building on this, it is important that children understand the Biblical account of the creation week. To do that, I used these books to help them understand. Doing this with illustrations are one of the best ways to help younger children thoroughly understand the power of God, and how the creation week started it all.


Understanding the fall of man, and the world wide flood is imperative to a child's faith in creation. Like all of the steps of learning about creation, I love these books best to teaching child (and ourselves) about Noah, and the flood.


Learning about the flood, and the way the world looked after the flood is where science can get really interesting. Here are my favorite resources to do that.


Along with the flood changing the geographic and climate of the earth, the earth became the burying place of the God's creation. Fossils are always a hard thing for me to look at because it is a strong reminder of the condition of man's heart that caused the flood to destroy the world.

Learning about fossils can help bring this all together in a Biblical way that children can see Genesis 1-11 all played out in this creation book list.


 

 

A Book List for Christian Boys

Good wholesome book lists for Christian boys are hard to find. My daughter's love of books, and my determination to give them quality over quantity has also helped in finding the books that fill their mind while shaping their character. This list gives me the peace of mind that I’m proving quality books that compliments our Charlotte Mason way of educating.

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A Book List for Christian Boys

Our boys have never been labeled as ‘book worms' or ‘avid readers', so I wanted to be sure that what I provided for them in the way of books were carefully selected for them, and not just thoughtless thrown in from of them. I wanted every book to matter to them.

This book list for Christian boys are ones that I will ensure that all of my boys will read at one point in their homeschool journey.

Created for Work: Practical Insights for Young Men
Boyhood and Beyond
Practical Happiness: A Young Man's Guide to a Contented Life
Everyday Battles: Knowing God Through Our Daily Conflict
How to Be a Man: Useful Hints for Boys on the Formation of Character
Thoughts for Young Man
Kingdom's Dawn
Kingdom's Hope
Kingdom's Edge
Kingdom's Call
Kingdom's Quest
Kingdom's Reign
Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione
Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart
Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest
Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor
Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court
Amy and Her Brothers
Basil: Or Honesty and Industry
The Boy Who Never Lost a Chance
Boys of Grit That Changed the World
Boys of Grit That Never Gave Up
Buried in the Snow
Caleb in the Country
The Captain's Sword
Charlie's Choice
Clean Your Boots, Sir?
Cobwebs and Cables
Frozen Fire
Hebrew Heroes
The Hedge of Thorns
Pride and His Prisoners
A Puzzling Pair
The Robber's Cave
Ship Wrecked But Not Lost
Sir Knight and the Splendid Way
Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince
Teddy's Button
Tom Gillies

If you liked this post, you may also like A Book List for Christian Girls.

 

 

The Ultimate Book List of Chocolate

Chocolate is everywhere. We are always trying to find new recipes, sampling new products that contain our favorite flavors, and seem to have a favorite chocolate, whether it is dark, milk or white chocolate. I thought it would be fun to create an ultimate book list of chocolate for all of us chocolate lovers, and for all ages to enjoy. I wonder if Charlotte Mason liked chocolate, as much as I do?

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The Ultimate Book List of Chocolate

I have been thinking about chocolate a lot these days, especially after writing about The History of Chocolate, and the holiday season of baking. I have to admit, I often times use chocolate as a stress reliever because it seems to relax me, and forces me to slow down because of the way that I tend to eat chocolate.

When my husband and I were first married, he would laugh at the way I would eat a candy bar; literally, nibbling off the chocolate first and exposing all the yumminess of the inside. When we would enjoy Peanut M&M's (one of my favorites), he would put a handful of them in his month at one time, but not me. I would bite one M&M in half, chew that and then remove the peanut, chew that and lastly eat the remaining part of the chocolate.

Chocolate is to be enjoyed!

So, if you are like me and wonder what other chocolate books are out there that will be fun to read, like Great Moments in Chocolate History: With 20 Classic Recipes From Around the World, you may just enjoy this Ultimate Book List of Chocolate!

Chocolate Books for Kids

Smart About Chocolate: A Sweet History (Smart About History)
The Chocolate-Covered-Cookie Tantrum
Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory
The Chocolate Touch
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Children's book: Candy's Chocolate Kingdom (Kingdom Fantasy Series)
A Chocolate Moose for Dinner
The Mystery in Chocolate Town: Hershey Pennsylvania (Real Kids, Real Places)
The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate! (History of Fun Stuff)
Chocolate Fever
Children's Book:The Bear Who Loved Chocolate (funny bedtime story collection,illustrated picture book for kids,Early reader book)
Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate (Picture Puffin Books)
Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa With Love
The Story of Hershey for Kids
All About Chocolate: Early Fluent (Nonfiction Readers)
Charlie and Chocolate's Purrfect Prayer

Chocolate Books about People

Who Was Milton Hershey?
Chocolate by Hershey: A Story About Milton S. Hershey (A Carolrhoda Creative Minds Book) (Creative Minds Biography)
Milton Hershey – A Children's Biography: The Story of the Man Who Created the World's Most Famous Chocolate
Candy Bomber
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour

Chocolate Books for Learning

Hershey's Kisses Addition Book
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Weights And Measures Book
Hershey's Kisses Subtraction Book
The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Multiplication Book
The M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book

Chocolate Books for Chocolate Lovers

The Great Book of Chocolate
CHOCOLATE: The Consuming Passion
Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers
Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco's Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company
Crazy About Chocolate: More than 200 Delicious Recipes to Enjoy and Share
Great Moments in Chocolate History: With 20 Classic Recipes From Around the World

 

The Ultimate Book List for The American Revolution

If you desire to dig into the American Revolution in your homeschool with living books, as the Charlotte Mason way recommends, this booklist is the perfect place to start.  This book list ranges from early readers to higher elementary and will be a list that you don't want to lose, so be sure to book mark it or pin it to your Pinterest board for safe keeping.

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The Ultimate Book List for the American Revolution (Pre-war to 1783)

This book list will be divided up into themes to help you better navigate to find the books that fit your needs best. Please note that not all books are easily available, others are available at your library or even at used book sales and maybe good finds at the Good Will.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke by Jean Fritz

The 13 Colonies

The Massachusetts Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The Rhode Island Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The New Hampshire Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The New York Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The Pennsylvania Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The Virginia Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The Maryland Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The Connecticut Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The South Carolina Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The Georgia Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The New Jersey Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The Delaware Colony by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The North Carolina Colony by Dennnis Brindell Fradin

The Thirteen Colonies: (We the People – Exploration and Colonization)
The New Americans: Colonial Times by Betsy Maestro
If You Lived in the Colonial Times by Ann McGovern
A History of US: Making 13 Colonies: 1600-1740 by Joy Hakim


Popular Pre-War Events

The Boston Tea Party by Matt Moeden
The Boston Tea Party by Cornerstones of Freedom Series
John Adams and the Boston Massacre by Gary Jeffrey
Samuel Adams and the Boston Tea Party by Gary Jeffrey
Thomas Paine Writes Common Sense by Gary Jeffrey
The American Flag

The Story of the Star Spangled Banner by Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner (Step Into Reading)
Stars and Strips: The Story of the American Flag by Sarah L. Thomson

 

The Declaration of Independence

The Story of The Declaration of Independence by Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? by Jean Fritz
Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence by Gary Jeffrey
The Declaration of Independence from A to Z by Catherine Osomio
Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Benson J Lossing
For You They Signed by Marilyn Boyer

 

People of that Time

Betsy Ross: The Story of Our Flag
George Washington
George Washington and the General's Dog
Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares
George Washington: Young Leader by Childhood of Famous Americans
Why Don't You Get a New Horse, Sam Adams? by Scott Foresman
Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days by Childhood of Famous Americans
Benjamin Franklin: Young Printer by Childhood of Famous Americans
Crispus Attucks: Black Leader of Colonial Patriots by Childhood of Famous Americans
Daniel Boone: Young Hunter and Tracker by Childhood of Famous Americans
Daniel Boone: Frontiersman by Heroes of History
Paul Revere: Boston Patriot by Childhood of Famous Americans
Molly Pitcher: Young Patriot by Childhood of Famous Americans
Betsy Ross: Designer of the Flag by Childhood of Famous Americans
George vs George: The American Revolution Seen By Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia (Landmark Book)
Meet Thomas Jefferson (Landmark Book)
George Washington: The Spymaster by Thomas B. Allen
Black Heroes of the American Revolution by Burke Davis
Nathan Hale: Patriot Spy by Shannon Zemlicka
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys by Landmark Book
Francis Marion: the Swamp Fox by Hugh F. Rankin
The Swamp Fox of the Revolution by Landmark Book
John Paul Jones: Hero of the Sea by Brandt
Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes

 

The War

If You Lived During the American Revolution by Kay Moore

Sam the Minute Man (I Can Read Book 3)
George the Drummer Boy (I Can Read Book 3)
The 18 Penny Goose (I Can Read Book 3)
And Then What Happened Paul Revere by Jean Fritz
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz
The Story of the Surrender at Yorktown by Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Liberty! How the Revolutionary War Began (Landmark Book)
Let it Begin Here! Lexington and Concord: First Battle of the American Revolution by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Winter Time Story for Young Patriots by Lynne Chenney
The American Revolution (Landmark Book)
The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Janis Herbert
Yankee Doodle Boy: A Young Soldier's Adventures in the American Revolution by Joseph Plumb Martin
Liberty or Death: The American Revolution: 1763-1783 by Betsy Maestro
The American Revolution from A to Z by Laura Crawford
American Revolution Battles and Leaders by DK Publishing

 

My Top 5 Classical Books for Preschoolers

I love to read aloud to my children, but it was the Charlotte Mason way that opened my eyes to classical books. Reading classical books are always some of my favorite for preschoolers.  In our home, nap time is the time for reading to my toddlers and preschoolers, because it is a natural way to get them to relax and maybe even learn how to prolong nap time a little longer.

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A classical book is a book that has been around for many years and has been loved by many children already, proofing its value to me. I love almost all classical books, but I have my favorites, don't we all?

Here are my top 5 classical books for preschoolers:

  1. The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter – This book is a collection of stories that were written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, who was born in England in 1860's. She lived in the country and quickly developed the art of writing and illustrating from her days she spent observing the animals around her. Young children love her stories and her illustrations!
  2. Uncle Wiggily's Story Book by Howard Garis – This book has wonderful memories for me, as it really has lively stories and great illustrations.  It was written by Howard Garis, and American author, who was born in the 1870's.  Wholesome and entertaining short stories that will give even the youngest children something to talk about for a while!
  3. The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne – Most of us know the wonderful tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, but reading the wonderful stories out loud to your preschooler will bring this classical book alive and fill their imaginations with wonderful ideas and wonder. A.A. Milne was an English author that was born in the 1880's.
  4. The Little Engine That Could by Watt Pipper – This delightful book that taught optimistic thinking to children of young ages by the famous, “I think I can” motto, was written under Arnold Muck's pen name of ‘Watt Pipper'.   The first time the story with this title appeared in print was in 1920. Truly, a classical book!
  5. Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection by Rev. Wilbert Awdry  – Who doesn't know about the useful engine?  What I love most about this classical book, is that they were written by a father who was trying to guide his young son, Christopher in a wonderful way. Although this book tends more to the liking of young boys, the lessons in this classical book has wonderful lesson for young girls, as well.