About this Site
There are a lot of bad children’s books in the world. And thousands more being published every year. It’s astonishing, really. As the buyer for Books of Wonder, I would sometimes mourn the trees that died to become The Wiggles Story Book Extravaganza with Bonus 3-D Glasses and Talking Micro-Chip that Synchronizes with Your Child’s Very Own IPad! I don’t know if that exists but, sadly, it wouldn’t surprise me.
I love children’s books, so this site is all about the children’s books I love. I don’t want to write about the books I don’t like.* I’d much rather take the time to introduce you to, or remind you of, books you and your children will love. Some of the books will be brand new, others will be long out of print, and the rest will fall somewhere in between.
I’ll review books for all ages, from birth to 16 years old. All reviews will be accompanied by the age range that is most appropriate for that title, and books will be listed under one of the following categories.
Board Books: Ages birth to 3 years old. Though this will mainly consist of actual board books (books with hard pages) it will also include other books for babies and toddlers, such as bath books (with waterproof pages), cloth books, or any other durable format.
Picture Books: Ages 2 to 8 years old. Heavily illustrated books.
Early Readers: Ages 4 to 8 years old. Beginning chapter books for children who are just learning to read.
Middle Readers: Ages 7 to 13 years old. Longer chapter books for children who read comfortably on their own.
Young Adult: Ages 12 to 16 years old. Books for older children reading longer chapter books with more sophisticated subject matter.
There will be one more category, Miscellany. This is where I’ll write about anything related to children’s books that doesn’t fall into the other categories.
* I do, though, want to tell you about the books I hate, so if you speak to me in person, I know I’ll have a lot to say.