recommended reading for all ages


Books about refugees for children

Jocelyne Freundorfer | 27 Sep 2016 |

written for all ages | recommended

Several books that approach this topic in an age appropriate manner.

Book Reviews
Reading Matters 2015 Christmas Gift List

Reading Matters Staff | 10 Dec 2015 |

written for all ages | highly recommended

Our favorite reads from the past year.

Educating character through fables

Jennifer Minicus | 17 Feb 2015 | 2011

written for all ages | recommended

A collection of short virtue stories.

Book Reviews
The Good Reading Guide's Favourite Books of 2014

Clare Cannon | 18 Dec 2014 |

written for all ages | recommended

The top 22 of over 500 books we reviewed this year.

Book Reviews
Your not-to-be-missed Christmas list of kids' books

Jennifer Minicus and Jane Fagan | 9 Dec 2014 |

written for all ages | highly recommended

Jane and Jennifer conduct the first Reading Matters Book Awards.

The futility of war

Jane Fagan | 20 Oct 2014 | 2014

written for all ages | recommended

The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII.

The worst thing about summer vacation

Jennifer Minicus | 19 May 2014 |

written for all ages | highly recommended

The dreaded required reading list.

A mother's love; a father's sacrifice

Jennifer Minicus | 18 Jan 2014 | 2013

written for all ages | highly recommended

Two million copies sold so far.

Book Reviews
The Good Reading Guide's favourite books of 2013

Clare Cannon | 10 Dec 2013 | 2013

written for all ages | recommended

From side-splitting humour to enwisened coming of age, these books published in 2013 are certainly worth a reader's time.

Reading Matters book list for Christmas 2013

Jennifer Minicus | 29 Nov 2013 |

written for all ages | highly recommended

A combination of old and new titles.

The Gift of Disability

Clare Cannon | 31 May 2013 | 2012

written for all ages | highly recommended

If only we could see, as this author does, with the eyes of the heart.

Book Reviews
Need a Laugh?

Clare Cannon | 11 Mar 2013 | 2012

written for all ages | highly recommended

This is the funniest, cleverest, most entertaining story I've read in ages. Keep the tissues handy, because it will have you crying with laughter.

Reading Matters' Book List for Christmas 2012

Reading Matters Staff | 9 Dec 2012 |

written for all ages | highly recommended

Though not as extensive as last year's list,

Every Thing On It

Jennifer Minicus | 9 Oct 2012 | 2011

written for all ages | highly recommended

There's something for everyone in Shel Silverstein's recently published book of poems.

Book Reviews
Video Review 1: Don't Judge These Books By Their Covers

Clare Cannon | 4 Mar 2012 |

written for all ages | recommended

First video review from the Good Reading Guide - tell us what you think!

The Empty Pot

Jennifer Minicus | 12 May 2011 | 2007

written for all ages | highly recommended

This simple book about personal integrity rings true.

Dave, the Potter

Jennifer Minicus | 7 Apr 2011 | 2010

written for all ages | highly recommended

Another Caldecott winner...

Holiday Gift Ideas 2010

Jennifer Minicus | 7 Dec 2010 |

written for all ages | highly recommended

What do you give a child who has everything? How about a book?

The True Saint Nicholas

Jennifer Minicus | 6 Dec 2010 | 2009

written for all ages | recommended

Who is the real Santa Claus?

Book Reviews
It's a Book

Clare Cannon | 17 Oct 2010 | 2010

written for all ages | highly recommended

Here's the perfect 'first book' for kids of the digital age.

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