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Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12< br> < br> Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their children< br> < br> 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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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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Gladys Hunt is a well-known author and speaker. Her recent books include Honey for a Woman's Heart, Honey for a Teen's Heart, and Honey for a Child's Heart (revised edition). She has also written numerous Bible study guides for the Fisherman and Lifeguide series. She lives with her husband, Keith, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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