Y’all know I love to read. I’ve given you book lists for toddlers, preschoolers, and I’ve even given you my favorite family read-alouds. Well I’m really excited to share my review of Tell Me A Story – 250 Great Books for Kids by Grace Sandford because it is the mother of all book lists for your children.
What’s even better? If you own a Kindle you can get this book for FREE today only! Get the book here!
Let’s get into this review! I love books. Stories become a part of me. I can still vividly remember sitting in bed while my mom read me The Little Mermaid. Every time she read me those stories I had to eat a pickle! My love of reading was born from being read to, so I want to make sure that I am reading my children a wide variety of books. Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to read to them! I love classics, but I don’t know every book out there!
That’s where Sandford’s book comes into play. I love having Tell Me a Story on my Kindle so I can quickly flip to the section that correlates with my children’s ages and make a new book list for our trip to the library. We do a lot of reading and the more options I have, the better!
Tell Me A Story is divided into sections that correlate with age groups. There is a section for babies to 2-year-olds, preschoolers ages 3-5, children ages 6-8, big kids ages 9-11, and kids 12 and older. Each section includes 50 wonderful books. The books within each section are divided even further into useful categories. For example, the first section for babies and toddlers includes subsections such as interactive books, rhyming books, and perfect bedtime books.
I love how Sandford includes the great classics, but also incorporates modern books into the lists. I recognized many of the titles in her lists, but there were also several titles I had never heard of. By the way, I totally agree with her list of Must-Read classic books. Her reviews of each book are pretty awesome, too. She gets to the point and makes me want to read the stories I’ve never read!
I’m also pretty practical and I love that there is a quick reference section in the back of the book so I can quickly write down the titles I want to check-out from the library! There’s even a quick reference of all the wonderful authors featured in the book.
I recommend Tell Me A Story – 250 Great Books for Kids for any person who reads to children. Anyone who wants to open the imagination of a child. If you’re struggling with what books to give your children for Christmas (we always give our kids at least one book for Christmas), you don’t want to miss this ultimate guide!
Please note I did receive a free copy of Tell Me A Story – 250 Great Books for Kids in exchange for a review. All opinions in this post are mine.