I have had the opportunity to review each of the books in the new Imagination Station series (a Focus on the Family resource), this time it was books 5 & 6: Showdown with the Shepherd and Problems with Plymouth. The books in this series are recommended for kids ages 7 and up. They are written with large print with an occasional black & white picture throughout.
Some of the things I LOVE about this series, the books are:
- informative about history
- informative about geography
- easy and entertaining; not difficult in ANY way to read, follow along or understand
- there are both a boy and a girl as the main characters, so they are equally enjoyable for both
- there is a least some discussion of the Bible in every book
- there is a “Secret Word Puzzle” at the end
Basically, these aren’t just “books” – they are TRULY educational books. Kids will learn without realizing they are even learning (and isn’t this THE BEST kind of learning? By things they truly enjoy?)
Showdown with the Shepherd is 117 pages and is the story of David and Goliath – told in a very interesting way (let’s just say one I’ve never heard of nor thought of before) – it is entertaining to see how the authors intermix the past (from the Bible) and present day.
Problems with Plymouth is also 117 pages and is the story of the pilgrims early days with Native Americans and Thanksgiving.
The books are also reasonably priced at only $4.99 each.
They are also working on Book #7 Secret of the Prince’s Tomb, which should be available in January 2012.
and book #8 Mystery of Starlight Island which should be available May 2012.
Now, for the REALLY good part…I get to give one SET of these two books away to one of my readers – YAY!
Here’s what you need to do for your chance to win:
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Side Door Communications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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