Bobbsey Twins novels were a hit with Emma when she was younger.
These are wonderful beginner novels with stories that are age appropriate.
They are great for both boys and girls due to the fact that there are two boys
and two girls in this family of adventurers.
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter ~ a wonderful read from my childhood days.
I remember squirrelling myself away one summer to read this in a quiet place.
The author does a lovely job of transporting her reader into another time and place.
Little House on the Prairie series of nine books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
These classic books are written in an easy to read and quietly entertaining way.
Our boys all enjoyed the "Shadow" and "Scout" series of books by Piet Prins.
Even our non-readers were held captive by these stories. Click here to read my previous post on them.
These next books listed are appropriate for approximately twelve and up.
However, I made Emma wait a little longer for the "Anne" titles which
involve marriage and mothering. As always, it's important for you as the parent
to gauge the reading experiences of your children accordingly.
The following books may require parental involvement and discussion.
Anne of Green Gables series of eight books by Lucy Maude Montgomery.
Anne is a feisty orphan with red hair who wins the hearts of all those who meet her.
The Chronicles of Narnia is a set of seven books by C.S. Lewis.
These are classics that can be read aloud or enjoyed alone.
I remember wanting to create a world through words just like Mr. Lewis had done.
Enchanting and enthralling. Of course, they have since been made into movies.
But, the books, they paint pictures in the imagination that the screen is unable to do.
All our children loved Little Pilgrim's Progress by Helen L. Taylor.
It's a faithful adaptation of the original classic by John Bunyan.
We've read it over and over again in our family.
Any more to add to this list?
Classics to recommend? Favourites from your childhood?
Please do share. We're all ears.
With Love, Camille
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were printed on small pieces of paper, folded up, and put into a bowl.
Emma and I prayed together prior to drawing one of those papers out of that bowl.
We know that our Great God is sovereign over every single thing. What a thought!
So, Emma pulled out a name.
And, we have a winner!
"I remember reading the book Through Gates of Splendor many years ago.
A tragic but inspiring story and one I will now read again.
Thank you for offering such a great giveaway. Fingers crossed to win as
the 13th is my birthday. :) Be Blessed! Angela"
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Years ago, I had the opportunity to hear her speak at a ladies meeting.
I remember her as being a gracious and soft-spoken woman of God.
She could be heard on radio and through taped series of talks. Always a blessing.
For many years, she wrote a newsletter. My Mum-in-Love had it sent to my mailbox.
I collected them up and squirrelled them away. In the end, there were dozens in my file.
It seems that Elisabeth Elliot has always been known for her words of wisdom
and no-nonsense approach to life.