What are Content Considerations?

Content considerations are additional information about the content of the book that some parents may want to be aware of. Sometimes this may mean a book isn't appropriate for some families or for some children. Some parents may want to preview some of these books or discuss them with their children. The book page will include the details of the content considerations that we have noted.

Content considerations are not necessarily indicative of something negative in the book and are not meant to be a reason to avoid a book. Our intention is to provide as much information as possible so that parents can make the best decision about whether a particular book is a good choice for their family or for a particular person or not. Some families may be more sensitive to particular content based on their unique family and some families may be actively looking for specific content that they can have meaningful conversations about.

As much as possible we include actual quotes from the book and illustrations from the book so that you have the exact context of the content.


  • We have not read every book that is included on the site, so absence of content considerations does not mean there is nothing to be aware of.

  • While we have not read every book, some have been been glanced through or skimmed and if something of note jumped out during this process, we added the content consideration. This does not mean that we captured everything worth noting in the book.

  • We have read many books on the site, and if we feel that we have captured the content considerations to the best of our ability, you will see an icon of a girl holding a book next to the book title .

  • If the icon indicating that content considerations are complete is present, this means that we did our best to capture the content considerations. However, there is always the possibility that we missed something so this is not a 100% guarantee.

Content Consideration Categories

Our content considerations fall under these high level categories. These categories with their associated icons are visible on the book page. You'll want to click on the category label on the book page to view the details for that particular book.

Conduct of Life and Risk-taking Behaviors

This category includes things like drinking alcohol, drunkenness, smoking, drug use, unsupervised children, and table manners.

Discrimination, Prejudice, and Racism

This category includes things like slavery, segregation, and stereotypes.


This category includes things like outdated terms, ethnic slurs, swearing, and strong or hurtful language.


This category includes things like the presence of magic and magical or fantastical creatures.

Mental and Emotional Challenges and Experiences

This category includes things like threats, bullying, abuse, name calling, teasing, grief, abandonment, death of a loved one, intimidation, and divorce.

Religion, Spirituality and Belief Systems

This category includes the religious worldview of the book and other belief systems that may be present.

Sexuality, Romance and Nudity

This category includes things like romance and romantic feelings, flirtation, kissing outside of family and marriage, adultery, polygamy, incestuous marriage, nudity in illustrations, and descriptive or depicted animal mating behaviors.


This category includes things like outdated science, whether the book is told from an old earth or young earth perspective, and how evolution and the Big bang theory are covered.

Violence and Weapons

This category includes things like war, guns, hunting, animal violence, and described or depicted violence.

Where to Find Content Consideration on Book Pages

If a book has content considerations you'll see this icon next to the book title. You can either click this icon or scroll down the page and you'll see the Content Considerations section.

Only the Content Consideration Categories will be visible. You'll want to click on each one to see a popup of the actual content consideration that we've provided. We often provide quotes directly from the book so you have the context.