- Galatians 5:19-21 "The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God." So basically if we would not encourage them to do the things that are found in the book we do not let them read about it! (Rev 21:8, 22:15) This eliminates popular book series such as Harry Potter, Magic School Bus & Magic Tree House series.
- Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Last year I listened to several unabridged books from the Boxcar children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner. During these books the children usually solve a mystery. The adults are portrayed as mature & competent adults not as bumbling buffoons. The children have permission to go on these mysteries and often receive advice from the adults. The family is large and loving. I encourage you Mama's to go to your local library and listen to several of these books and you too may find that they will provide hours of wholesome reading for your little ones.
I hope this encourages you to not grow weary in doing good (Gal 6:9) as you guard the hearts and minds of your precious little ones. Also please share some of the books you have found that your children enjoy reading!