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Carolyn readingHere’s something I think we agree on. I believe reading and being read to are foundational. But it’s not just the amount of time reading that matters. I believe what children read is critical not only to their education but also to their emotional and spiritual formation. Children internalize books. They identify with characters. They adjust their world view. What they read is important.Tweet: Children internalize books. They identify with characters. They adjust their world view. What they read is important. http://ctt.ec/ozl86+

But sometimes, as parents, we don’t know what to let them read (or not read).

That’s why I created this blog back in 2014. I want to help you find books that your kids will love and that you will approve of. I want to encourage you with beautiful stories your family can enjoy together. And I want to give you resources to talk with your teens and tweens about the books they are reading.

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Want to know more about me?carolyn

My name is Carolyn Leiloglou (lay-LAW-glue), and my obsession with books started early, which would certainly explain my choice to major in English and complete the Torrey Honors program at BIOLA University. During college, I fell in love with my sweet husband, in part because of his beautiful songwriting that shows his love for Jesus and encouraged my heart. Did I mention he is also a wonderful pediatrician, which is great since we have four bookworms–I mean kids–of our own.

I’m also an award-winning author of Library’s Most Wanted (Pelican 2020) and the Noah Green Junior Zookeeper series (Clear Fork). Over a dozen of my poems and stories have been published in children’s magazines around the world including Highlights, Cricket, Ladybug, and The School Magazine in Australia. I’m also an editor for The Green Ember series. Find out more about my books at carolynleiloglou.com.

On this site, I focus on book reviews and lists, but you can find me on other blogs, a podcast, in children’s magazines, and even on TV. Just follow the links below:

TV/Podcast Appearances

Guest Posts and Articles

Poetry and Stories for Children

Find an up to date list of my published stories and poems on my author site.

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