Author: Jacinda

  • Trapped in Hitler’s Web by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

    Trapped in Hitler’s Web by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

    Trapped In Hitler’s Web, an emotional, highly suspenseful story based on true events, explores the lesser-known Ukrainian experience of World War 2. In her attempt to hide in plain sight by joining one of Hitler’s work farms in Austria, Maria learns that the poster promising money for her labor was a big lie. However, she…

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  • Little Britches by Ralph Moody

    Little Britches by Ralph Moody

    Little Britches was recommended to me by three close friends, and it didn’t even take an entire chapter to understand its appeal. This autobiography by Ralph Moody is a coming-of-age story that shares how his experience as an eight-year-old boy on a Colorado ranch in the early 1900s turns him into a man. It is…

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  • God’s Names by Sally Michael

    God’s Names by Sally Michael

    “Cows have two ears. Truth? Or lie? Rocks are hard. Truth? Or lie? Horses have eight legs. Truth? Or lie? How do you know that last statement is a lie? You know because you have seen horses. You know they have four legs. Since you know the truth about horses, you know the lie is…

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  • Cue For Treason by Geoffrey Trease

    Cue For Treason by Geoffrey Trease

    Cue For Treason is one of those books I enjoyed reading so much as a kid, it got put on my mental “must read to my own children” list. I found a used copy at a local bookstore a few years ago, and was pleased our children enjoyed it as much as I had. The…

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  • Profiles of Valor by Marilyn Boyer

    Profiles of Valor by Marilyn Boyer

    Profiles of Valor by Marilyn Boyer was an interesting book to read as a Canadian, still part of the British Commonwealth that the Founding Fathers of America fought for freedom from when it was ruled by King George III. It chronologically follows the events that happened during the War of Independence from 1775-1783, with a…

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  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

    Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

    Caddie Woodlawn was one of those books that had to be read two chapters at a time before bed because the slightest pause was met with multiple cries of, “Oh please, Mom! Please! Just a little bit more!” I kept going for my sake as much as theirs! This book is similar to Little House…

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  • Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling

    Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling

    I’m not sure if there’s a more delightful way to learn about the geography of the Great Lakes and the surrounding area, than with Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancey Holling! The story begins with a young boy who places his wood carving of an Indian in a canoe into a stream near Lake Superior. Underneath the…

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  • The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Hoberman

    The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Hoberman

    This book was a fun one! The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman was suggested to me a few times and it did not disappoint! Flipping through the pages, I knew they would be drawn in by the hilarious story and accompanying illustrations set to catchy rhyme (the artist, Marla Frazee deserves as much…

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  • Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

    Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

    Owls In the Family by Farley Mowat was one of the books we enjoyed reading over a Winter break. If you have outdoor-loving, animal-hoarding, adventure-pursuing kids, this humorous account of boyish fun will only serve to deepen their interests (or spark it, if it’s not already there! ) A fun narrative involving a young boy,…

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  • Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula

    Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula

    If I could only suggest one church history book to read aloud to your kids this year, it would be Trial and Triumph. In this well-researched, well-written living book, Richard Hannula has brought to life forty-six heroes of the faith. Beginning with Polycarp in the Early Church, and ending with Richard Wrumbrand, Trial and Triumph…

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  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Elijah of Buxton is the first free born black child, the son of two freed slaves, who escaped to Buxton, Ontario, a little settlement just North of the US-Canada border. Elijah is a likeable character and a typical 11 year old boy in his often humorous adventures and antics. In every other way, he is…

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  • Nothing Daunted: The Story of Isobel Kuhn by Gloria Repp

    Nothing Daunted: The Story of Isobel Kuhn by Gloria Repp

    Of all the biographies my parents read to us as kids, Nothing Daunted: The Story of Isobel Kuhn by Gloria Repp is probably the one I loved most, so I recently bought it for our own kids. I think it resonated with me because Isobel grew up in a Canadian, Christian home much like mine,…

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