Create a Legacy By Reading To Your Children

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Create a Legacy by Reading With Your Children Free Printables for Boys and Girls - Reading Logs and Lists of "What I Want To learn"

One thing our family has always enjoyed is reading good books together.  It’s one of my favorite things about being a Mom: sharing sweet memories and going on adventures right in our very home!

I think my favorite part is when I stop at a REALLY good point in a book and my children scream – NO PLEASE< READ MORE, Mommy!

The looks on their faces make it absolutely pricesless to see them waiting – filled with anticipation of ‘what will happen next’!

I’m sure by now, if you have been spending time here with me, you’ll know our very favorite read aloud is the Bible.  It is so full of adventure (the boys love the war stories), love, romance, wisdom and the most beautiful story ever told is truly found within it’s pages….and since you know that already, I won’t dwell on it.

I do want to share some of our favorites, some of the ones we have read through the years and more recent ones.

I did not grow up in a home where we read aloud. I’m not sure I really remember seeing my Mom read many books- there was no time with raising two children , years apart and working two to three jobs at a time. She should have written a book, but I’m not sure how she would have done that, either.

At any rate, I was and always have been a reader.

My children appear to be picking that trait up, in their own ways. None the less, when we all sit down together, even the little guy is quick to listen!

The blessing of reading good, living books, is that my children are learning and generally, we go on to learn about various topics discussed in the books.

That means I need ways to help gather information and remember the various things we read about (and discuss during the day) that we want to learn. So I created some fun worksheets, I think you will enjoy!

Girls Want To Learn

Books I Have Read

I Want to Learn About For Girls

Resources for Girls

Boys Want To learn

Books I Have Read 

I want to Learn About For Boys

Resources For Boys

As littles, all of my children enjoyed Goodnight Moon, it is a classic, isn’t it, along with Pat the Bunny.  Such sweet memories go along with those.  Following not behind, we love the The Pout-Pout Fish. That funny little fish just starts out all pouty and before you know it someone comes along and shares a little love with him and voila -he’s a different fish. A kiss kiss fish – so in love that that fish.


As we have traveled through history, we have enjoyed some amazing moments with historical figures who challenged the status quo and changed the world…their words , their lives…came alive as we read of their journeys through history…


Travel the northern US and southern Canada, as you learn about the great lakes….as one little boat travels the harsh terrain in

 Character Growth

When you need some character growth, with some history and beautiful nature mixed in…..these books will be near and dear to your family’s hearts…

Heart Change

And our all time favorites are

I’m sorry I went over a list of ten. There are so many other wonderful read alouds I want to share with you. And I will through out the life of this space-meant to encourage and help you find the sweetness of life….


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  1. First – awesome printables 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

    Second – what a great list! I’ve read some of the books you shared, but not all of them. I’ll have to look for a few at our next library visit.

    • Aurie, Thanks! You are more than welcome! Now that I am learning how to use some software on my computer, I am trying to create cute things for the house (that I can share) vs…scraps of paper everywhere!

  2. Great list! Pilgrim’s Progress, Pat the Bunny…classics around here too! Thank you so much for the printables! I know that my one daughter especially is going to love them. She has struggled to learn to read (she has a neurodevelopmental disorder) and is finally almost there and this summer is enrolled in special tutoring and we are working hard at home, so I am going to print those out for her. She has a stack of books just waiting as she wants to read so badly and I think this will be the year.

    • Sharla, Oh, I am so happy these will help you. I have a sweet one who has struggled with reading. It is difficult on the heart to witness something, especially when other children seem to be born reading. Please, let me know if there is anything I can help you with…anything at all!

  3. I too love when they ask for me to read more. We’ve been going through the Roald Dahl books and my son loves them! He’s also enjoyed the Little House books and the adventures written by Jules Verne. Thanks for sharing your list of favorites. Blessings!

  4. I love your list and thank you for the print outs. I was looking for something like this. We are working on a summer reading list. Now we have a few more books to add to that list. Right now we are reading Indian in the cupboard.

    • RAna, Thanks! I am glad the printables will help you….that sounds like an interesting book. I will have to look into it! Thanks!

  5. Such a good list – we have (or have seen) some of these but many of them are new to us. Thanks!

  6. Mountain Born is on our Summer Reading list. Can’t wait to get to it. Thanks for a fun list!

  7. I love your main point…the best memories are truly made when a family snuggles up and embarks on an amazing adventure through the pages of beautiful literature.

    Oh, and I agree… the Bible has everything from redeeming love to the greatest battle cries. Every moment is something to relish. Even with the little guys!

  8. i couldn’t agree more with this! i want to foster a love of reading in my kids and what better way to do it?!

    • Carissa, Thank you! I wish I could say I did that from the beginning, but I did not. I worked long hours…and Idid not grow up in a home that did that. To me, it’s beautiful that God can bring us back full circle and he can grow us…even if we were not taught these things! Thank you for dropping by!

  9. kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing says:

    I’ve gotten off schedule from our read aloud time – I’ve still managed some of it – but since I left for FPEA we haven’t gotten back on track – must do that- I spent time last night reading from our Bible bee material and scriptures to go with it & was reminded then of how important it is. Love your lists! 😉 great job

  10. We love reading at this house! Thanks for some new recommendations!