The following books are in many school libraries and classrooms. Some may even be required reading. Be aware of what books your child is checking out from the library and what books are required at school. You may be surprised and even shocked!
CPL Sponsored Books for Children
Books We Recommend
Books with Warnings
- The Charlemagne Institute
Looking for good books to use with your children? The Charlemagne Institute has compiled Great Books List (PDF), an excellent guide to literature for youth of all ages.
- American Library Association
This list of the Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books of the Past Decade (PDF) from the American Library Association may give you some insights into the battle over book content for children and young adults. The contrast is stark from It’s Perfectly Normal and I Am Jazz (sexualization) to To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (classics). Make sure you know what the books your children are reading or are required to read in school.
- LGBTQ Books
This website lists with descriptions LGBTQ Pride Book List for Kids that your children may be exposed to at your public (and sometimes private) schools. Check to see if any of these are being used in your children’s classrooms and libraries. Take Action!
- Teen and Adult Literature
Sexually Charged Teen and Young Adult Literature (PDF) includes samples of books with excerpts.
- Social Justice Books
A dangerous ideology to transform the beliefs and values of our nation is invading our nation’s classrooms through intentional literary choices. Even though social justice books are often presented as merely multi-racial materials and diverse histories, the primary focus is to transform our schools and our culture.
Social Justice Books Teaching Revolution Through Literature
Samples of Social Justice Books
- Scholastic Books
The largest children’s publishing company in the world. One mom’s experience concerning the books used in Catholic education, Books Used in Catholic Schools (PDF).
CPL Sponsored Books for Children
➤ Books by Barbara Anderson, illustrated by Rachel Gasper
Barbara now has three delightful children’s books that make for great reading and fun gifts!
Barbara is graciously donating all proceeds ordered through Our Store to Child Protection League. Her books may also be ordered through Amazon.
Whoo Am I?
Barbara Anderson’s best children’s book yet! Written in verse form, the story is about a baby owl high up in a tree with his family, who longs to see the world below. His adventures begin when he accidentally tumbles down to the forest floor, where he quickly embraces his newfound freedom. Soon, however, the little owl realizes that being on his own is not as much fun as he thought. As he searches for food and a way back home, other woodland creatures come to his aid—and for the first time, he discovers his true longing for family. Will the owlet find his way back to where he is known, protected and lived, or will he have to live on the forest floor forever? Every child loves the sing song of verse.
This could become a cherished possession with lasting memories!
Just Ducky is a heart-warming duck tale features adorably illustrated barnyard friends of Little Ducky who learns to appreciate the way he was made.
Story Time with Miss Barbara:
Barbara Anderson reads her book, Just Ducky (6 minute video).
The (Mostly) True Story of Taylor Swine the Political Pig
An adorable story about a real pet pig! This story stars a lovable pig whose journey to fulfill her dream leads her to a caring family that understands her wish to become a political pig. Taylor Swine discovers the importance of family while learning how to take an active role in the political process.
Story Time with Miss Barbara:
Barbara Anderson reads her book, The (Mostly) True Story of Taylor Swine the Political Pig (6 minute video)
Bonus: Story Time with Miss Barbara
As part of Story Time with Barbara, she has also read three additional books that children love.
I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty (3 ½ minute video)
He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain (4 minute video)
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone (4 minute video)
Books We Recommend
➤ Between the Covers
by Deborah DeGroff
The subject of Children’s Literature affects everyone. We are told that reading books about being kind or not being a bully will help us to be kind and not be a bully. However, there are numerous children’s’ books condoning every vice known to man that are supposed to leave children unscathed. Perhaps we need to start looking BETWEEN THE COVERS.
- Exposing the FILTH in Kids’ Books (20 minute video)
In this interview with The New American’s Alex Newman, author Debbie DeGroff exposes the horrifying filth that has invaded children’s books.
- Between the Covers: What’s Inside a Children’s Book? A book well worth purchasing!
- Read the informative Book Review of Between the Covers by Barb Anderson (PDF).
➤ The Invincible Family
by Kimberly Ells
The Invincible Family: Why the Global Campaign to Crush Motherhood and Fatherhood Can’t Win is a shocking and essential report on how your family could be threatened–and what you and all concerned citizens can do to defend the institution of the family and our inherent human rights.
Kimberly Ells Presentation (43 minutes) spoke about the concepts in her book at our CPL Invisible Liberty conference.
➤ Good Pictures Bad Pictures
by Kristen A Jenson and Debbie Fox
Have you wanted to talk to your children about pornography but weren’t sure how? Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids is a great resource to read to your children to start the discussion.
➤ The War on Psychotherapy: When Sexual Politics, Gender Ideology and Mental Health Collide
by Christopher Doyle, MA, LPC, LCPC
forward by Michael Brown, Ph.D and Preface by Dr Cretella, MD, FCP
What happens when a sexual culture war is fought on the mental health battlefield? Christopher Doyle provides a map of the unprecedented assault on personal freedom and religious liberty answering many of tough questions of our day.
Video presentation The War on Psychotherapy from The Witherspoon Fellowship (50 minutes)
➤ You’re Teaching My Child What?
by Miriam Gossman, M.D.
“Dr. Grossman exposes the sordid truth about sex education in You’re Teaching My Child What? Not based on science but on liberal lies and politically correct propaganda. As a psychiatrist and expert on sexual education, Dr. Grossman cites example after example of schools and organizations whitewashing crucial information that doesn’t fit in with their “PC” agenda. What sex educators call an education; scientists would call a scam.
➤ Stolen Honor, Stolen Innocence
by Dr. Judith Reisman
How America was betrayed by the lies and sexual crimes of the mad “scientist”. The root cause of many of the societal ills we deal with today come from Alfred Kinsey and his “research.”
Stolen Honor, Stolen Innocence
➤ Paper Genders
by Walt Heyer
Written by a former transgender, the book, Paper Genders, in his own story, debunks the glowing promises of gender change surgery and exposes the heart-breaking story of suicide and wrecked lives that the advocates would prefer to keep hidden.
➤Sex: The Rest of the Story
by LeAnna Benn and Alfred J Derby, MD
Comprehensive Sexual Education is damaging our most valuable resource—children. You will want this ebook as a reference guide. Using peer reviewed scientific studies, this activist’s guide to transforming sex education provides guidance to prepare for meetings, writing letters campaigns, organizing community members to take action, getting programs adopted and so much more. A must for your library!
Sex: The Rest of the Story
➤ Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters
by Erica Komisar
An informative book about the importance of the mother-child bond. New research reveals that babies need their moms. Read the Book Review by Barb Anderson (PDF) and share the information with others.
Books With Warnings!
➤ Something Happened in Our Town
by Marianne Celano
This book demonizes the police department and suggests that children should be afraid of police officers. Stereotyping police officers as biased and dangerous puts people of all races at great risk and undermines the ability of law enforcement to protect us all. The book is being recommended for elementary age children in many school districts in MN as well as in other states. Find out if this book is being used in your elementary schools and, if so, contact your school boards, education departments and governor to stop the book from being used in the classroom.
- Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association Letter (PDF)
Letter to MN Governor about this book being recommended for elementary schools by the MN Department of Health and Department of Education.
- Something Happened in Our Town (PDF)
Book review by Barb Anderson
➤ I Am Jazz
by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel
“The book I Am Jazz, by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel, contains a number of factual inaccuracies and very significant omissions. I am very concerned that children or even adults who read these books will be given false ideas about transgenderism. This will lead to the harm of children.”
An Endocrinologist Studies The Transgender Movement’s Most Popular Kid’s Book
➤ Advocating for Islam?
These eight books, recommended to teachers for Minnesota public schools at the “Engaging Muslim Students in Public Schools” Training Seminars for Educators presented by Michael Abraham, teach the religion of Islam including prayer, religious holidays, reciting the Holy Books, etc.
Read the Book Review of Islamic Children’s Books (PDF) and stay informed.
➤ Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell
Parents of a 15-year-old high school girl were astounded to read through the book Eleanor & Park, a book their daughter was given as part of her high school’s summer reading program. “The amount of vile profanity used throughout this publication was absolutely astounding! Never in our 43 years have either of us ever read anything more profane.”
Read this extensive review of Eleanor & Park to help you learn what the schools are using for young adult reading. The New York Times calls it a “beautiful, haunting love story” for young adults. The parents say the book is “pornographic and sexually explicit.” Be advised.
Eleanor & Park Review (PDF)