The Living Books List is simply that—a gigantic list of living books for all ages and reading levels. Over 650 and growing. Why? Because I wanted a list of great living books all in one place.
Whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, a teacher, an aunt, an uncle or anyone who loves books, it’s hard to go wrong with any of these!
(Don’t know what a living book is? Scroll down.)
How to Use It
Use the controls at the top of the list to search, scroll through the pages, filter out only the entries you want to see (like reading level, subject, etc.) and control how many books show up in the list at once. Remember, there are over 650 of them! I’ve also begun linking to related online resources in the Notes section as I find them. Enjoy!
What is a living book?
In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, living books are well-written and offer more to the reader than fluff. Living books teach about life, character and the human spirit. Many times they teach an academic concept in a fun and engaging way. They are the polar opposite of a dry, boring text book.
Where does the list come from?
We have not read all of the books on the list but many of the titles are ones we have read and enjoyed in our family. Here are some of the other resources that have been helpful as I’ve put the list together:
- Hand That Rocks the Cradle by Nathaniel Bluedorn
- Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys M. Hunt
- 1000 Good Books List
- Ambleside Online
The links in the list are my referral links. My full disclosure policy is here.