We’ve moved to a new space on the web – we have a shiny new blog combined with a name change to reflect our family’s lifestyle and educational approach! We’d love you to continue to follow our adventures at www.anadventurouseducation.com. All new posts about our home education, adventuring and worldschooling (we’re hopeful for a lot more travel more this year, God willing!) will be over at the new site.
Please come and join us there, and if you sign up to our community, you’ll receive a free carefully chosen list of book recommendations by age, with over 450 exceptional selections.
As you know, we’re massive booklovers and curating a list of our favourites seemed like the perfect idea to help other families. It’s a document I wished I’d had when I first became a mum to help me navigate the multitude of books on offer and decide on the very best for my children.
So much love has been poured into creating this list; every single selection has been read by one of our family or close trusted friends and only included if it’s of the best quality.
Broken down into four age categories – 3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years and teen/young adult – there are 100 different and exceptional authors per category (with 150 for the 9-12s as this age group has SO many good offerings!). For each author, I’ve selected our favourite book/s of theirs or alternatively the first in a series.
From adventure stories, to classics, to beautiful picture books, to historical fiction to post-apocalyptic fantasy (my daughter’s favourite genre), this list has it all, with a wide variety of selections for all tastes.
And finally, in the teen/young adult group, I’ve included a genre and guide to the age range I think the book is suitable for, along with notes as to why. This is the hardest category to navigate as a parent. If you have a sensitive child, you need to know if the book you’ve chosen has a high level of violence or if you have an advanced reader, which older books they would enjoy without being exposed to an inappropriate level of sexual content. This guide will help you find the perfect book for your unique child.
So, what are you waiting for? Come over to An Adventurous Education and we’ll provide inspiration about how to ignite a lifelong love of learning and adventure through educational activities and voyages of discovery at home and around the world; helping your family to “excel outside the classroom!”
Much love, The Douses xxx