If you are unsure which books being published today are worth your time (or if they’re worth your time at all)… then this brand new episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast- all about some of the best books by living authors- is for you.

We’re launching season 10 of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast with an episode dedicated to books that I’m confident can stand up with the classics, and that are every bit as good as your old favorites.

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed something rather curious: I hear quite often from those who feel that old books are pretty much always better than new ones.

They talk about the literary giants like C.S. Lewis, E. Nesbit, Elizabeth Enright, and J.R.R. Tolkien as though we will never see another literary genius like them again.

As though one had to be born in a certain era in order to write books as profound and beautiful as theirs.

I’ve got an Opinion with a capital “O” about this, because friends- tomorrow’s classics are being written today.

If you’re ignoring the best modern children’s books (and their authors), then you’re missing out on a lot of wonderful stories.

You’re also missing the opportunity to support and cheer on writers and illustrators who are making beautiful books for our kids right now- who are putting wonderful work into a world that desperately needs it.

Have a seat, sister. I’ve got some books to tell you about!

Click that play button below to hear the podcast:

Books (both old and new) that are mentioned on this episode:

(All links are Amazon affiliate links.)

Episode Living Authors
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Poppy
The Green Ember
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards, Bk 1)
The Princess and the Goblin
Five Children and It
Mary Poppins: 80th Anniversary Collection
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Because of Winn-Dixie
All-of-a-Kind Family
Little Women (Puffin in Bloom)
Johnny Tremain
Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics)
The Search for Delicious
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
The Black Star of Kingston
A Single Shard
Tuck Everlasting
The Penderwicks
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World
Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent
Number the Stars
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure
The Giver Quartet boxed set
By C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: Full-Color Collector’s Edition
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder
The Railway Children (Puffin Classics)
Gone-Away Lake (Gone-Away Lake Books (Paperback))
Ember Falls (The Green Ember Series: Book 2)
Navigating Early
Moon Over Manifest
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic

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