I read an ALA list the other day that recommended books for parents to buy when building a “high-quality” home library. I talked about that list and my impressions of it yesterday on the BookKids blog that I manage.

Needless to say, I didn’t like the ALA list much. Today, I compiled my own list here.

I limited myself to 5 books in each category and a whole bunch of other rules I mention in the post. Let me know what you think about the books. Of course, keep in mind that I’ll be posting other staff members’ recs as well. I think among the group we should end up with a fairly diverse list. So, I skewed a little fantastic.

If you do have a comment, feel free to leave it on the BookKids site. Don’t post something inappropriate, but don’t think you have to come back here to discuss stuff. The site’s a regular blog just like this one. (And it might be nice if to the casual observer — say my boss — that it look like people are engaging with the blog. I’m just saying.)

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