“Hand that Rocks the Cradle” is a complitation of 400 classic read aloud books for children authored by homeschool graduate, Nathaniel Bluedorn. In this handy, convient guide Bluedorn answers the questions “Why read to your children?”, “How to read aloud?”, and “What books to read?”
The book list contains read alouds in the categories of: Animals, Dogs, Horses, Wildwest, Backwoods and Rough Life, Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Fables, Family Relationships and Family Adventures, Friendship, Humorous, Young Heroine, Young Hero, Maturing Character, Mystery, Middle East and Asia, Pioneers, Science Fiction, Sea, Ancient, Medieval,Renaissance and Reformation, American Revolution, French Revolution, Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Each book listing has a summary of the plot, time the story takes place, geographic setting of the story, publication date of the book, and reading level. The best feature of this book is the size. It measures 4.5 inches by 9 inches, which is ideal for carrying in an oversize purse or library bag.