Fill Your Child’s Mind with the Good & the Beautiful!
Are you concerned about disrespect, inappropriate language and material, and low educational and literary value in the books your children are reading? Jenny Phillips and her team have spent thousands of hours scouring and reviewing all genres of literature to bring you Jenny’s top-recommended books for children and teens. Jenny has found these books to be free from unclean language, taking God’s name in vain, and disrespectful or inappropriate behavior made to look funny or acceptable.
About the List
– 100-page PDF document
– Includes reviews of and information on 416 recommended books
– Books are 2nd-12th grade reading levels that Jenny Phillips found to have clean language and content and be of the highest literary and moral value
Do I Have the Current List?
If you have purchased the list once for $5, you may purchase an updated book list at any time for $1. This is an honor system. We appreciate your honesty. Use the information below to determine if you have the latest list.
May 2016 (released May 31st, 2016: 100 pages, 416 books, levels 2-12)
-75 books added
-new formatting reduces the number of pages in the document
November 2015 (released Nov. 2015: 98 pages, 341 books, levels 2-12)
Summer 2015 (released May 2015: 95 pages, 270 books, levels 3-12)
Summer 2014 (released May 2014: 16 pages; 32 books, levels 3-10)
Family Book Standard Guide (Use this document as a reference if you want to hold a family meeting in which you discuss book standards and establish family standards to follow. This shows the standards the book list uses.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often is an updated list released?
A: Once a year on May 15th.
Q: When will the next update to the list be released?
A: September 4th, 2017. We apologize that we were not able to release the list in May this year like normal. All of our efforts have gone into meeting our curriculum deadlines this year. The new book list will have a large amount of new books and a huge new section: “Books That Didn’t Make the List and Why.” It will take us until September to get it all together. Thank you for your patience.
Q: Do you have a copy of the list with just the titles and authors?
A: Unfortunately, no
Q: Why is there a charge for the list?
A: #1) Thousands of hours and thousands of dollars have gone into creating this 100-page document. A small charge helps cover some of the costs of purchasing and screening books. On average, we go through 7-8 books we cannot recommend for each book we can recommend, meaning we purchase and screen over 400 books each year, costing thousands of dollars. #2) We feel that if people have to buy the list, even for a very small fee, they will be more likely to value it and use it.