What is Litland.com’s purpose?
Litland.com promotes good citizenship and family unity
by illuminating literature that supports character
formation of the child.
Supporting a child’s love of reading and the desire of
parents and teachers to guide them in making good
choices, Litland.com endeavors to highlight literature
for children and young adults that exemplifies good
character and promotes virtuous behaviour. This is
accomplished by providing reviews of both recent
releases and classic tales demonstrating this in the
people or plot of the story. Trusting in Litland.com to
only suggest books that are generally acceptable by
readers of all faiths and cultures, readers will also
find suggestions in the bookstore for a “quick grab”
when looking for a good read. While primarily reviewing
fiction, non-fiction books will be listed if we feel you
may find the book of great interest. Every effort is
made to locate Indie books that may not be readily
available in the school or public library.
This site is intended for use by children and adults
alike. We recognize books written for teenagers deal
with sensitive issues not intended for younger readers.
While we make every attempt to present those book
reviews in an all-ages format, parents should direct
their children to the pages appropriate for their age
It is our desire to promote family reading hour, a time
set aside each evening for families to read together. We
also suggest families form a book club, reading and
discussing a book together, and that children form their
own book clubs with their friends. Our book reviews and
store are established with this in mind.
How are books chosen
for this site?
Books are reviewed using a criteria that encapsulates
the wisdom of Greek and Roman philosophers matched to
the practical character education guidelines provided by
the U.S. Dept. of Education. Additional depth of
criteria is gained from academic research into learning,
psychological and moral development. Organizations
respected for their related knowledge such as the
Josephine Institute of Ethics, the
Ethics Resource Center,
All Kinds of Minds ,
National Center for Youth Issues , and others are
relied upon as well. After applying this criteria, books
that demonstrate sufficient aspects of good character
are then included on the site.
Again, our purpose is not to review all children’s books
as they release. Rather, it is to highlight excellent
books, both old and new.
What is special about this site?
Perhaps what is most favorable is that which is missing.
Your family or classroom can navigate this site without
being inundated by advertisements. Any links to external
websites are inspected to minimize a child's unintended
exposure or access to content not meeting our criteria
for good character.
Items in our bookstore are handpicked by us, not
Amazon.com. This ensures the books meet our criteria,
and saves you time from searching endless lists and
websites. When possible, we provide comments about the
item to aid in your use. The homeschool and teaching
section provides materials and books to supplement
curriculums already in use, with notes to connect books
across age groups. New additions are usually placed at
the beginning of the category.
This site also saves the parent and teacher time. The
Internet holds millions of websites, many of which
provide links to sites with the best of intentions.
However, hours can be spent clicking on links that are
no longer active, or are disappointing in content.
Litland.com provides some of the best family-friendly
web resources so that readers, parents and teachers can
jump right into investigating aspects of their favorite
stories or creating fun activities.
Providing commentary on our blog allows you to join in
the discussion or ask questions about a particular book.
The blog is moderated to ensure posts are appropriate
for all ages.
Who pays for all of
Links to booksellers provides readers with immediate
access to purchase their next book while also supporting
this site financially. In that way, this public service
can remain viable and sustainable free of charge.
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