Do you struggle when choosing fantasy books for kids?

I am convinced that fantasy is a critically important part of nourishing my children’s imaginations, helping them to see and know the truth better than they could if they didn’t read it.

And yet. I struggle.

I never read much fantasy as a child, myself, and as an adult I have a hard time knowing which stories will nourish my children, and which are better to pass up. Navigating the world of fantasy can be tricky for people like me.

Today? We’re going to talk all about it. Join Carolyn Leiloglou and myself for a conversation about how to know which fantasy books are worth our time and what it really does for the mind and heart of a child.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • how to choose good fantasy books
  • the four kinds of stories
  • Carolyn’s favorite read-aloud!

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Episode 41
The Trumpet of the Swan
Matilda
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Green Ember
Redwall (Redwall, Book 1)
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’ (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5)
The Magic Bicycle (Spirit Flyer)
The Mystery of the Homeless Treasure (Home School Detectives)
Mysteries of Life in Children’s Literature
Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children
The Secret Garden
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
Honey for a Child’s Heart
100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards, Bk 1)
The Princess and the Goblin
The Light Princess (Sunburst Book)
The Book of Dragons
Five Children and It
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
The Bark of the Bog Owl (Wilderking Trilogy)
The Sword Bearer (Archives of Anthropos)
The Dragon’s Tooth (Ashtown Burials #1)
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
The Night Gardener
Stargazer (Land of Elyon)
Circle Series 4-in-1 (The Circle Series)
Hood (King Raven Trilogy)
Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 1)
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
Auralia’s Colors (The Auralia Thread Series #1)
The Man Who Was Thursday
Little Women (Puffin in Bloom)
 

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