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Do you Care if your Child can Read?
  Becoming a lifelong learner is the greatest gift you can give someone.

Do you Care what your Child Learns?
 
Reading is the cornerstone for learning!

—————————— Quotes from important leaders ——————————

Walt Disney
   "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island . .
   and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day."

Theodore Roosevelt
    "To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
   "Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of
       nations alike."

Eleanor Roosevelt
 "Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth"

Alan Greenspan
   "But rules cannot substitute for character."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
   "We must remember that intelligence is not enough.
   Intelligence plus character -- that is the goal of true education."

Paul Newman
    "If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character."

William J. Bennett
   "If we want our children to possess the traits of character we most admire, we need to
   teach them what those traits are and why they deserve both admiration and
   allegiance. Children must learn to identify the forms and content of those traits.

Booker T. Washington
 "Character, not circumstances, makes the man."


Brief History!
 Since 1987, TLC Book Fairs has provide book fairs to schools and churches. Due to popular demand we expanded by joining with School Book Fairs, Pages Book Fairs and Scholastic Book Fairs. The theme of these book fairs was the Good Book Fair Program, Gook Books for Kids. Scholastic Expanded Book Fair and Book Fairs for Worship Centers.

Is book content important?
 Are the ratings for movies, TV and games important? Can you trust the rating? Did you know that books contain objectionable content? How do parents and teachers learn that without reading the book? Now parents and teachers can know what is in the books that a child reads by reading the reviews in Readerland!  Use the reviews as a tool for developing lesson plans on character education.

Is virtue a thing of the past?
 Schools are no longer a safe place. To change the root of the problem - bad behavior. Many schools agree with teachers providing character education programs to students.. A story is an easy way to illustrate consequence for bad behavior. A story can help avoid some children learning a lesson the hard way. Teachers (Home Schoolers too) can save time finding just the right book for their lessons.

Has the NEA lost its mission?
 Purpose: (from the NEA Fact Sheet)
The National Education Association was founded in 1857 to "elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of education in the United States." NEA believes every child in America, regardless of family  income or place of residence, deserves and needs a quality education.  And a quality education begins with a quality teacher in every classroom
 



Learn about USA history, government and first amendment rights and its relationship to education as you  visit Readerland

Read the same book reviews that publishers and authors read
before their books are published.

But who’s values?
Searching to the core for the character values taught... both good and bad  is one of our mission.

 All reviews are written by trained, professional reviewers using a rating criteria based on universal principles and traditional values. Our ratings are different because we evaluate books on
Virtues Taught, Consequence for Actions, Literary Quality and Acceptability Behavior.

 We hope you find the book rating and reviews helpful in making a difference in a life.


Overall Rating Definitions

 

Character Values:

 +4

 15+ Character values taught

 +3

 10-14 Character values taught

 +2

 5-9 Character values taught

 +1

 1-5 Character values taught

 - 1/2

 Slightly objectionable no consequence

 -1

 Moderately objectionable no consequence

 -1 1/2

 Quite objectionable no consequence

 -2

 Significantly objectionable no consequence

 -2 1/2

 Mostly objectionable no consequence

 -3

 Very objectionable no consequence

 -3 1/2

 Severely objectionable no consequence

 -4

 Extremely objectionable no consequence

Negative ratings are earned for bad behavior without a consequence, use of foul language,  excessive or graphic violence, sexual content and other immoral or Biblically prohibited activity portrayed as acceptable or  in a positive light. Parents are the ultimate guide as to how much objectionable material their children are allowed to read

Few: 1 - 4 times
Several: 5 - 9 times
Many: 10+ times

Mild Crude Language:
     Hell and damn only
Moderate Crude:
     All other crude language (bastard, ass, s.o.b., etc.)
Obscene Language:
      Words referring to sex, genitals, sexual behavior and excretion
     (for example: f-words and  s-words).
Regular Profanity:
     Taking the Lord's name in vain
       (irreverent use of the names: God (G), Jesus (J), Christ (C), or G-damn (G-d).
Exclamatory Profanity:
     Use of the Lord's name as an exclamation (Oh, God!  My God! Good Lord!)

Example of a list of books

 Level

 Title

 Author

Virtue

Acceptable

 4-6

 Any Title

 Last, First

 +4

 +4

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