This year's library scheme, in the UK, is called Creepy House. This isn't a theme that we feel is appropriate for young children: it can be scary and doesn't fit in with the command, in the Bible, to think about things of good report (Philippians 4 v 8). We weren't the only people who were unhappy about this. Joanne, another Christian home educating mother, has set up an alternative reading scheme called Wisdom House Reading.
This scheme will have a couple of newsletters through the summer and certificates for children who complete their reading. The scheme is also open to families with prereaders where read alouds can be counted. It is open to schooled and home educated children.
This seems like a great alternative and we are carefully noting down books! If you are interested check out the Yahoo Group site.