When my children were young, I read to them. Later, they read to themselves books that I helped them choose. We looked for books that entertained and maybe educated a little bit. We homeschooled, so often the books we read were textbooks or fiction recommended by the curriculum writers to correspond with or at least compliment their subjects. Because we listened to the recommendations of people we respected, I had no fears about the books my children read. I knew they would not read something that was contrary to our lifestyle: that they would learn good character traits and often even learn something spiritual along the way.