The anthologies listed below include everything from poetry to short stories and encompass all ages. Age ranges are noted.
Metabooks (books about books)
Hunt, Gladys. Honey for a Child’s Heart. 2002.
L’Engle, Madeleine. Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. 1980.
Reinke, Tony. Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books. 2011.
Wilson, Elizabeth and Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. Books Children Love. 2002.
Story Bibles and Bible Memory Aids
Elkins, Steve. Hide and Seek Devotional Bible. 2012. (Bible memory)
Ergemeier. Ergemeier’s Bible Story Book. 1922.
Green, Steve. Hide ’em in Your Heart, vols. 1-2. (Bible memory CD’s)
Helm, David. The Big Picture Story Bible. 2010.
Hunt, Susan. My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts.
Taylor, Kenneth. Big Thoughts for Little People. (Bible memory)
—. Giant Steps for Little People. (Bible memory)
—. Wise Words for Little People. (Bible memory)
—. Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes. (Bible story book)
Miscellaneous Grown-Up Books (Fiction/Nonfiction)
Brooks, Geraldine. Year of Wonders. fiction.
James, Sharon. Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee. biography.
Kidd, Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees. fiction.
Kingsolver, Barbara. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. nonfiction.
Morton, Kate. Three Novels (The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, House at Riverton). 2000’s.
Prentiss, Elizabeth. Stepping Heavenward. fiction/memoir
Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food. nonfiction
Voskamp, Ann. One Thousand Gifts.
Walls, Jeanette. The Glass Castle.memoir.
Audio Books We Enjoy
Fforde, Jasper. Thursday Next books. (grownup fun)
Fleischman, Paul. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. (delightful antiphonal poems about bugs!)
Gruen, Sarah. Water for Elephants. (poignant grownup novel that’s better in audio)
Lewis, C. S. Narnia books.
Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter books. (one of the BEST narrators ever!)
Snicket, Lemony. A Series of Unfortunate Events. (hilarious family fun–got a road trip coming up?)