Children’s Books – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. But Mostly The Ugly.

Today, I posted an article on my momsread.com blog entitled, “A Case for Good Taste.” Then, I came across this well-written post, and I had to share it with you. Christian parents MUST monitor the books their children read; the works being produced today by modern authors are often worse than godless.

A Homeschool Mom

Reading_BugMy wife, thankfully, is a voracious reader. I say, “thankfully”, because someone has to vet all the literature our children read; and they read a lot. The thing is, there’s a lot of ugly stuff out there, and it’s produced by a secular entertainment industry which cares nothing for the well-being of children. All they care about is pushing the envelope in order to tantalize young minds. In the end, it’s all about appealing to the basest of human nature in order to sell a product whilst promoting a worldview untethered from moral restraints. What’s worse is that the entertainment industry is propped up by secular critics who, quite frankly, are shills for their material (whether for ideological or for pecuniary reasons).

Not all critics, however, are quick to embrace the trend toward dark children’s literature. Meghan Cox Gurdon has made the case more than once for “good…

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