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

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Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their childrenSince 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 182.9 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 272.16g
  • ZONDERVAN
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
  • 0310242460
  • 9780310242468
  • 25,770

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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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About Gladys Hunt

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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Table of contents

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . 9
Foreword. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Part One:Using Books to Help Children Grow
1. Bequest of Wings . . . . . . . . .17
2. Milk and Honey . . . . . . . . . .25
3. What Makes a Good Book? . . . 41
4. Fantasy and Realism . . . . . . . 55
5. Poetry . . . . . . . . 65
6. The Pleasure of a Shared Adventure. . 75
7. Honey from the Rock. . . . . . . . . 83
8. Who Influences Your Children? . . . 93
9. Making Decisions about Books . . . . . 101
Part Two:Best-Loved Books for Children
10. How to Use the Book List . . . . . . . 111
11. A Child’s First Books: Ages 0–3 . . . . . 115
12. Picture Book Classics: Ages 4–8 . . . . . . 121
13. More Favorite Picture Books: Ages 4–8 . . . . . . 129
14. First Books for Beginning Readers. . . . . . . . 153
15. Classic Children’s Novels: Ages 9–12. . . . . . . 159
16. More Great Books for Intermediate
Readers: Ages 9–12 . . . . . . 169
17. Stories for Animal Lovers: Ages 9–12. . . . . . . . . . . 179
18. Historical Novels: Ages 9–12 . . . . . . . . 185
19. Fantasy Novels: Ages 9–12 . . . . . . . 191
20. Young Adult Novels: Ages 12–14 . . . . . . . . 197
21. Poetry Is for Pleasure . . . . . . . 211
22. Nourishing Your Children’s Spiritual Life. . . . . . . . 215
23. A Book List for Special Occasions . . . . . . . . . 221
Index of Authors . . . . . . . 233
Index of Book Titles . . . . . . . 239
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