Q: What is The Good and the Beautiful Library and why was it started?
A: Jenny Phillips, the founder of The Good and the Beautiful, believes that books are powerful and deeply influence the hearts and minds of our precious children. Jenny reviews hundreds of books a year, searching for worthwhile, clean books for her book list. Many of the best books she finds are completely out of print or very expensive and hard to find–or they have unattractive covers and poor print quality, which make them less appealing to children. Jenny decided to bring back to the world truly “good and beautiful” books that are now inexpensive and beautiful on the inside and the outside. The Good and the Beautiful is excited to offer these fantastic, unabridged books for only $4.99 to $10.99 each! The books are categorized by reading level so you know what books match your child’s level. The books have matching formats on the spines, allowing you to create a beautiful-looking library in your own home. With these books, you never have to worry about potty language, profanity, or inappropriate content, and you can be assured that you are giving your children books with high literary, moral, educational, and entertainment value. Good books are one of the greatest gifts you could give your children!
We will also be publishing clean language versions of worthy classics that are not on The Good and the Beautiful Book List only because of inappropriate language. Eventually, we will add new literature as well. We have many books we would like to make available. Help us bring worthy, clean literature back into the world by enjoying these books and sharing them with others.
Q: Should my child read books only on his or her level?
A: No, we recommend that children read books on his or her level and any level lower. All the books have high literary, moral, and educational value and are very worthwhile, even if they are at a lower reading level. Often, children can also read one level higher than the level at which they test. When they listen to audio books, ideally children should listen to books 1-3 levels higher than their reading levels. Click here to have your child take our reading level assessment.
Q: Are any of the books integrated with your language arts courses? If so, which ones?
A: Yes. If a book is integrated with one of our language arts courses, it is indicated above the title of the book. If your child will be doing the language arts courses, it is strongly suggested the child wait to read the book until the course is taken.
Q: Will you be releasing Level 1 and Level 2 books?
A: Yes! We will have Level 1 and Level 2 books coming soon. Get excited! (We will be adding Level 1 and Level 2 to our reading assessment.)
Q: How much does shipping cost on these books?
A: Shipping costs are calculated based on the weight of the packaging and products. This means that the larger your order, the less shipping is per book. To see the shipping cost of your order, you will need to go to your cart and enter your mailing address.