Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway, Charles Scribner’s Sons, United States, 1952 Rating: G  Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / Focus: Cuba, United States Reviewed by: S … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

High School Musical 2 – N.B. Grace

High School Musical 2: The Junior Novel – N.B. Grace, Disney Press, United States, 2007 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book 2 in the High School … Continue reading

May 28, 2015

My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin

My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin, William Blackwood and Sons, Australia, 1901 (Later published in 1980) Rating: G (Mild Coarse Language; Some descriptions of poverty and alcoholism) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

January 9, 2015

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

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

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You – Ally Carter

I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you – Ally Carter, Hachette Livre, Australia, 2008 Rating: G (Some mild violence, Spy Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

June 13, 2014

The Locket – Amanda Tru

The Locket– Amanda Tru. Kindle Edition. 2012 Rating: G (Mild Adult and Supernatural Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United States Book 2 in the Yesterday Series. See also: … Continue reading

April 26, 2014

Strike of the Shark – Bear Grylls

Strike of the Shark– Bear Grylls. Doubleday & Red Fox, Great Britain. 2013 Rating: G (Some mild violence, survival themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United Kingdom Book 6 … Continue reading

March 4, 2014

Pollyanna – Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna– Eleanor H. Porter, L.C.Page, 1913 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin: United States Reviewed by: S Groom

February 18, 2014

By the Shores of Silver Lake – Laura Ingalls Wilder

By the Shores of Silver Lake– Laura Ingalls-Wilder, Harper and Brothers, 1939 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin: United States Book 5 in the Little … Continue reading

February 9, 2014

Danny, The Champion of The World – Roald Dahl

Danny, the Champion of the World– Roald Dahl. Jonathan Cape, United Kingdom. 1975. Rating: G (Some mild law-breaking/revenge themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United Kingdom Reviewed by: S … Continue reading

January 11, 2014

Life without Limits – Nick Vujicic

Life without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life– Nick Vujicic. Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, New York. 2010. Rating: G (Some detailed description of sex workers and sex slavery in Mumbai, India … Continue reading

December 24, 2013

Esio Trot – Roald Dahl

Esio Trot – Roald Dahl. Puffin Books. London. 1990 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United Kingdom Reviewed by: E Thorpe

October 31, 2013

Selby Shattered – Duncan Ball

Selby Shattered – Duncan Ball. Harper Collins. Australia, 2006 Rating: G Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: Australia Reviewed by: E Thorpe

October 31, 2013

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