Reading List To Encourage Intellectual Exploring? Our Family’s Answer.

oceans-rialto-beachReader Question:
Dave, can you please provide a list of books that your family enjoyed and used as you “encouraged lots of intellectual exploring by reading widely”? Our family would truly appreciate whatever guidance you choose to give or titles you might suggest.

Family Answer:
Thanks for your question. Sincere, honest questions are always a good thing.

To gather an answer to your question, we talked to our adult kids, and here’s the list that we gathered. Note that this will be a living list, a living post, that we will add to over time as we remember other titles or learn of new ones that we wish to include.

MormonPanorama Reading List for Creating Strong Families (for children, youth, and young adults). These are for a general audience unless otherwise marked, and parents are encouraged to read beforehand and judge for themselves.

What we were looking for in books for kids as they grew up:

  • Books that have tons of material to discuss – especially about what is right and what is wrong and how to resist wrongs that are embraced by so many others around you.
  • Literature that builds up rather than drags down, that uplifts and inspires.
  • We avoided literature which stated that our moral standards are silly or which encouraged us to become less than we should be.

We hope this answers your question and helps you understand us better and how to become a more effective family, create strong citizens, and develop better young adults.

And let us know how we may help you further! If you find that you have any questions about religious issues that you’ve been wondering about or that you haven’t been able to get good answers to, feel free to continue on discussion with us. It turns out that there are a lot of people with questions, and most of them have given up on churches as a source of answers. In our family, it is our experience that answers are out there, that God wants us to have them, and that they tend to be answers we like and have learned to appreciate. Working together with Heavenly Father allows anyone to find certainty in uncertain times.

-Dave and the MormonPanorama Family


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3 responses to “Reading List To Encourage Intellectual Exploring? Our Family’s Answer.

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  2. Ami@bunkersdown

    My kids really enjoyed “Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth Speares. It’s a Newberry winner (1958) that talks about religious tolerance, family loyalty, and unselfishness.
    Also, “The Penderwicks” by Jeanne Birdsall. It won a National Book Award in 2005. It’s the closest modern children’s book to Alcott’s “Little Women.” I love it with my whole heart.
    Finally, I recommend “Where the Mountain meets the Moon” by Grace Lin. A sort of Oriental Wizard of Oz book that talks about being happy with what you have. It was a Newberry runner-up.


  3. Thanks for adding these, Ami!


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