Be Brave About Books

Do you really know what is in the books children are reading and how it is affecting them? Books are powerful, but they have been changing in the past century and in turn, changing the character of our children, the strength of our families, and our communities. Join Jenny Phillips, the founder of The Good and the Beautiful, as she shares a powerful message that could literally change the course of your child’s life.

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  • Rosee

    Thank you for this. This website has been so helpful for me. I have the book list you created and it is very helpful. The only thing is that I don’t know which books are more interesting for boys to read or for girls. I picked up a couple from the library but they were stories about girls so my boys didn’t seem as interested. Is there a way to know or organize them so we know which audience they are geared toward? I know some books can appeal to any child and that would be helpful to know as well. Thanks so much for all you do!

    • Ashley-The Good and the Beautiful Support

      Hi Rosee! We are so glad you are enjoying the book list! We plan to have more detailed posts regarding the best books for different audiences soon. In the meantime, it may be helpful to do a quick search for additional reviews or a synopsis if the information on the book list leaves you with any questions regarding what the book is about or who the main characters are. I hope that helps! Ashley-The Good and the Beautiful Support

  • B. Watson

    This is so timely and incredibly helpful. It’s sobering to learn the real influence that written words have (for good or bad) in the lives of our children.

  • Jennica

    This was so lovely, thank you Jenny for your example!

  • Kim

    I love this, and your book list – I’ve been using it for few years now. Is it possible for a future book list to have the option of viewing the list in order of authors’ last names? It would make G&B books MUCH easier to find in the libraries. (Our libraries here don’t have good catalog systems.)

    • The Good and the Beautiful

      Hi Kim! Thank you for your comment! Our book list is available in a condensed spreadsheet version with the download. You can use this document to sort the books by author. We are so glad to hear you are loving the list!

  • Maria Beatriz Rocha

    Hello! I would like to know if your company has audiobooks for all the library suggested here, or if you have any at all?
    As I use this curriculum as a second language, it would help the children to have a better ear for dialogues and narrative speech!
    Thanks in advance!