Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

High School Musical – N.B. Grace

High School Musical: The Junior Novel – N.B. Grace, Disney Press, United States, 2006 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book 1 in the High School Musical … Continue reading

November 11, 2014

Gone – Michael Grant

Gone – Michael Grant, Harper Collins, US, 2008 Rating: M (Moderate violence including some torture and cruelty, some gruesome scenes, mild horror, bulimia references, Moderate Themes: supernatural, power, death) Difficulty: … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

Judy Moody – Megan McDonald

Trudy Moody – Megan McDonald, Candlewick Press, United States, 2000 Rating: G (Contains no profanity or questionable content, but the main character is self-centred and often has a rude or … Continue reading

October 31, 2014

No Compromise – Melody Green and David Hazard

No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green – Melody Green & David Hazard, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 2008 (Legacy Edition. Original Edition Published 1989) Rating: M (Moderate drug and … Continue reading

September 19, 2014

Madeleine – Kate McCann

Madeleine: Our daughter’s disappearance and the continuing search for her – Kate McCann, Corgi Edition, UK, 2012 Rating: M (Infrequent, moderate coarse language; mild sexual references including paedophilia; implied violence; … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

Time and Chance – Sharon Penman

Time and Chance – Sharon Kay Penman. Putnam. USA, 2002 Rating: M (Battle violence; Murder; Adult themes; Frequent sexual references; Occasional, mild sex scenes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) … Continue reading

August 25, 2014

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson. Simon & Schuster Books. United States, 2010 Rating: M (Infrequent Course Language; Two implicit Sex Scenes; Infrequent Moderate Sexual References; Frequent mild … Continue reading

August 14, 2014

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion, Simon & Schuster, Australia, 2013 Rating: M (Moderate coarse language; moderate sexual references; mild alcohol references; mild violence; mature themes: infidelity, Asperger’s syndrome, relationships) … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Splintered Kingdom – James Aitcheson

The Splintered Kingdom – James Aitcheson. Preface. United Kingdom, 2012 Rating: M (Frequent battle violence; Adult themes; Occasional course language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

July 30, 2014

The Gods of Guilt – Michael Connelly

The Gods of Guilt – Michael Connelly, Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2013 Rating: M (Frequent mild Violence; Infrequent moderate coarse language; moderate prostitution references; mild sexual references; Adult themes: Crime, … Continue reading

July 24, 2014

When Christ and His Saints Slept – Sharon Penman

When Christ and His Saints Slept – Sharon Kay Penman. Michael Joseph. London, 1994 Rating: M (Battle violence; Adult themes; Frequent sexual references; Occasional, mild sex scenes) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Best of Me – Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me– Nicholas Sparks, Sphere, Great Britain, 2011 Rating: M (Mild sexual references, Moderate Violence, Mild Supernatural Themes; Infrequent mild coarse language; Mild Adult Themes: Death, Family, Relationships, … Continue reading

July 3, 2014

Bridge to Haven – Francine Rivers

Bridge to Haven– Francine Rivers, Tyndale House Publishers, United States, 2014 Rating: M (Moderate Sexual References; Several mildly described sex scenes; Mild drug and alcohol references; Mild Violence including Sexual … Continue reading

June 27, 2014

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