Category: Biography

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Twenty Texans by Betsy Warren

    Twenty Texans by Betsy Warren

    Twenty Texans: Historic Lives for Young Readers by Betsy Warren was another book we greatly enjoyed about the Lone Star state! It was recommended to me by a “born and raised” Texas mama, and it appealed to our whole crew as we learned about 20 mostly famous and a few lesser known Texans through the…

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  • The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn

    The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn

    I was happy to find a copy of The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn at the thrift store! We had borrowed it from the library a few times, and our youngest son particularly enjoys this true story of a Polish man who risks his life to hide a Jewish family during World…

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  • Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

    Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

    This book has seen better days, but its worn cover, loose binding, and dog-eared pages speak volumes (no pun intended); Indian Captive, The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski is a well-loved living book that I’ve enjoyed since I was as young as our children are now! The story is always moving quickly, so…

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  • For Christ’s Crown by Richard Hannula

    For Christ’s Crown by Richard Hannula

    We listened to the audio version of For Christ’s Crown: Sketches of Puritans and Covenanters by Richard Hannula on our trips to and from church, and I wanted to recommend it heartily. Much like Hannula’s other well-loved collection of biographies, Trial and Triumph, the historical sketches in this book exalt our Lord and Savior Jesus…

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  • Bud & Me by Alta Abernathy

    Bud & Me by Alta Abernathy

    Since we moved to Texas, we’ve been trying to learn as much as we can about its history and culture. So, like typical homeschoolers, we switched gears in the middle of the school year and jumped from Ancient Egypt to the history of the South because that’s where the science of relations was happening in…

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