Reshelving Alexandria is an online literary catalog of good, true, and beautiful books that supports families in building and utilizing a home library. Our membership subscription service includes extensive content to help identify and source the best books for your home library.

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Featured Author: N.D. Wilson


N.D. Wilson has written three of our favorite intertwined series (and some books for adults as well!). He holds a well articulated belief that children need books that scare them. He shared some of his philosophy in the article, Why I Write Scary Stories for Children. "Every one will have struggles and ultimately, every one will face death and loss... The stories on which their imaginations feed should empower a courage and bravery stronger than whatever they are facing." For the month of October all of N.D. Wilson's books are available to view with full descriptions.
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Reshelving Alexandria has been a tremendous blessing to our family, saving us both time and money. Before Reshelving Alexandria, finding living literature for our children was a painstaking and time-consuming process; scouring book lists, hunting through blog posts and podcast notes, researching titles and subjects and authors and illustrators, speculating as to reading level and suitability for our family.

Because Reshelving Alexandria has already done this for me, bringing together the best of the best of living literature in a searchable and easily navigable database, it allows me to both focus and stretch our book budget by narrowing down my search to precisely those books that are the best fit for our family and then helping me to easily take advantage of free online books and used book searches to grow our family library. And all the time I am saving? What a joy to re-invest that in reading these books with my children!"

Johanna Bittle

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