Printable Bookmarks

Looking for printable bookmarks? Do you love to color? These free printable bookmarks are available from The Good and the Beautiful. Grab your markers and start coloring the first two, or simply print the others to use right away! 

Choose Good Books

The Good and the Beautiful is on a mission to bring good books to families around the world. Founder Jenny Phillips has spent years studying and analyzing the impact books have on children’s minds and hearts.

She says: “Comparing the first few sentences of books from a century ago and today shows that, overall, books have become much less complex because the trend is to use much simpler sentences. This type of writing does not make a brain work as hard. In turn, a child is not learning skills such as focus and concentration nor increasing his or her attention span. 

It’s eye-opening to compare the first sentences of some best-selling books in recent years for middle grades on and those from top-selling books for the same age group in the late 19th century.” 

Read more of her thoughts on “How Books Have Changed in the Past Century” and other topics on The Good and the Beautiful Book Blog. The uplifting messages on our printable bookmarks remind children of the importance of good books.

Jenny believes books have the power to improve writing and concentration, but not if they are void of quality writing and stripped of sensory language, poetic devices, and varied sentence structure.

“Books that give deep and meaningful insights into human life can help children gain more depth of character, stronger analytical thinking skills, greater empathy for others, and increased knowledge.” 

Jenny Phillips
founder of The Good and the Beautiful

Book Resources

This searchable online database includes reviews of hundreds of books read by The Good and the Beautiful team. The books are scored for their educational, moral, and literary values and all are recommended by Jenny Phillips. 

Read more about Jenny Phillips’ thoughts on topics such as “How to Judge a Book” and “Do Good and Beautiful Books Prepare Children for Real Life?”

A collection of original and reprinted classic titles for children of all ages! Find only good and beautiful books in this one-of-a-kind library. 

Online books for kids! A free collection of classic and original narrated storybooks for children ages 2–8. 

Why Read Good Books?

We’ve picked some fan-favorite books from The Good and the Beautiful Library to share with you. The reviews below explain how these books teach good values yet take readers on exciting adventures. These types of books truly are good and beautiful. They have changed the hearts and minds of children (and their parents too)! 

Mr. Apple’s Family

“My daughter loves this book so much! She was raving to me for days after she finished it. She learned that you need to work for what you get, and you can’t expect to get everything for free. I love the lessons it taught her and loved seeing her joy for reading come alive after reading this book.” *Christie

Front Cover Sammy By May Justus

“May Justus is such an amazing story writer! This sweet story of Sammy includes the beauty of family love! Also, hard work, friendship, and perseverance are part of this fun story.” *Anne 

From The Good and the Beautiful library, Escape to Freedom by Ruth Fosdick Jones, a historical fiction about slavery and the underground railroad. A good book to accompany homeschool history curriculum.
Escape to Freedom

“I read this aloud to my children, ages 6–13, and we all enjoyed the story line and everything we learned about this time period. This book teaches about the value of choosing the right, even when others view it as wrong, of not judging others, and of the power of family.” *Elizabeth Reid

Front Cover Melissa Across the Fence By Augusta Huiell Seaman
Melissa Across the Fence

“I read this book to my littles (ages 3-8) and they loved it. They truly enjoyed the story line and lessons taught. Most of all we loved the feeling it left us with. It is so different from other books. The Good and the Beautiful books have all so far been this way. They all have left us with smiles on our faces and peace in our hearts. Thank you for giving us such wonderful options.” *Alejandra Hyzer

The Lost Kingdom by Chester Bryant
The Lost Kingdom

“This book offers so much more than the description states. My children and I learned about history, the jungle, animal behavior, family relationships, and the importance of an education that encompass both book learning and real-world learning. My children loved the action this book offered as well. I would definitely say this is a must read!” *Christina P.

Front Cover Mark Lives on Mars By Jenny Phillips - 1B
Mark Lives on Mars

“This book ignited a fascination with Mars and space exploration in the mind of my oldest son. It was his absolute favorite book. Two years later, he now owns multiple books on Mars and space.” *Brooke Mehr

Don’t forget to download our free printable bookmarks! 

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  • Anika Adamson

    I love TGTB’s mission of introducing kids to good and beautiful books. In the past, I was more lax on what I let my kids read and could definitely see shifts in their attitudes if they read books with bad attitudes. Using the resources from TGTB, such as the library and free book list, has provided such a great framework for teaching my kids to love inspiring literature. Thank you TGTB!

  • Melissa Wilson

    I have learned so much about how the content of what my children read shapes their character. As I have used good and beautiful books in my homeschool, I have found that my kids like reading more. They realize that many books and other forms of media make them feel yucky, so they really do appreciate having a clean and entertaining story to dive into.

  • Midori M.

    My children have loved every book we own from the Good and the Beautiful library. Being able to teach them the love of reading with good and not just fun books has been such a blessing. These books are like my teammates I can always count on. My homeschooling journey has been easier and better with the good and beautiful books, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

  • Sheila

    Having access to good and beautiful books isn’t always easy but my kids are loving the Free read aloud story books on The Good and The Beautiful website. Even my older ones enjoy them. We have been able to get a few physical books from TGTB and trying to build our library as much as we can. It’s exciting to see all of the new books released.

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    Shantel Jones

    Using The Good and the Beautiful books in our family and homeschool has made all of us more aware of good literature! But most importantly it had changed relationships within our day which I love so much!