Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

The House on Carnaval Street – Deborah Rodriguez

The House on Carnaval Street – Deborah Rodriguez, Sphere, Great Britain, 2015. Rating: PG (Mild sexual references, Mild drug and alcohol references, mild violence, descriptions of festivals involving death and spirits, mild … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Alcatraz 1259 – William G Baker

Alcatraz #1259 – William G Baker, Createspace, United States, 2013 Rating: M+ (Moderate Prison Violence, Mild Sexaul References, Moderate Crime, Moderate Coarse Language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / Focus: United … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Green Leaf in Drought – Isobel Kuhn

Green Leaf in Drought – Isobel Kuhn, China Inland Mission, Great Britain, 1958. Rating: PG (Moderate Political Themes, including political violence and mild torture, famine and near starvation. Strong religious/spritiual themes (Christian)) … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Sophie’s Journey – Sophie Collings

Sophie’s Journey – Sally Collings, Harper Collins, Australia, 2007 Rating: PG (Infrequent mild coarse language; descriptions of trauma and medical procedures) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / Focus: Australia Reviewed by: … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai, Text Publishing Company, Australia, 2014 Rating: PG (Moderate descriptive war violence and acts of terror; Moderate descriptions of injury and medical procedures; Moderate themes: Taliban, Religious … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

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

Camp David – David Walliams

Camp David– David Walliams, Michael Joseph, United Kingdom, 2012 Rating: M+ (Strong Coarse Language; Moderate Sexual References; Some described nudity; Mild Drug Use; Moderate Homosexual References; Moderate Adult Themes: Depression … Continue reading

May 10, 2014

My Booky Wook – Russell Brand

My Booky Wook– Russell Brand, Hodder and Stoughton, 2007 Rating: R (Explicit coarse language; explicit sexual themes; child abuse; drug abuse; self harm) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (proficient) Country … Continue reading

February 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

Mud, Sweat and Tears – Bear Grylls

Mud, Sweat & Tears– Bear Grylls. Transworld Publishers Ltd. United Kingdom. 2011 Rating: PG (Mild Sexual References; Mild Coarse Language; Some Violence; Survival Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

Life in Spite of Me – Kristen Jane Anderson

Life in Spite of Me: Extraordinary Hope after a Fatal Choice– Kristen Jane Anderson. Multnomah Books. United States, 2010 Rating: M (Adult Themes: Depression, Suicide, Rape; Themes are discussed in such a … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

The Heavenly Man – Brother Yun

The Heavenly Man– Brother Yun (with Paul Hattaway). Monarch Books, 2002 Brother Yun also Liu Zhenying Rating: M (Strong Violence: torture; Moderate Adult Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / Focus: … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

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