I really like Charlotte Mason's method for book selection. For several years I have been constructing this Huge Book List by writing down titles of books recommended by friends, and curriculums which use primarily Living Books. Living Books teach through stories rather than simply listing facts and figures. Although not all the books on the list would be classified as Living Books the majority are Living Books.
My daughter always has her nose in a book. Since most of the books on this list are interesting to read, her reading habit is easy to encourage. I use the list to find books on a particular subject at the appropriate level. It is also an excellent reference when requesting titles on-line from the library.
I've just done a massive update to my Huge Book List. It is sorted first by grade and second by subject. We are far from reading all of the books on this list. I hope you find it useful.
This post is linked to:
A Mama's Story
The Better Mom
Monday Kid Corner