Category: Family Read Aloud

  • 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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  • 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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  • Journey Through the Night by Anne De Vries

    Journey Through the Night by Anne De Vries

    My husband bought our family copy of Journey Through the Night shortly after our first son was born. He had such fond memories of reading it himself as a kid, and wanted to pass along this piece of our Dutch heritage when the time was right. This work of historical fiction, commissioned by the Queen…

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  • A Better Ending by Doreen Tamminga

    A Better Ending by Doreen Tamminga

    Sometimes, when things get hectic (while dinner is cooking and everyone is tired and hungry, for example, or when it’s raining and there’s “nothing to do”), I find reading a short story generally puts everyone back in a good mood (including myself) and changes the atmosphere of the house for the better. Good short stories…

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  • Created for Work by Bob Schultz

    Created for Work by Bob Schultz

    “Free” Healthcare. “Free” Education. “Free” Housing. “Free” Childcare. “Free” Money. We are raising our kids in a society that conditions us to expect good things for free from an institution that does not create any of the income it redistributes. By the same token, hard work is hardly incentivized when a third of a person’s…

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  • Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

    Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

    The kids unanimously agreed that after Paddle-To-The-Sea, Tree in the Trail was their next favorite Holling C. Holling geography book, followed by Seabird, and Minn of the Mississippi (we didn’t care so much for the last one, but looking forward to Pagoo next!) Tree in the Trail explores the history of the Great Plains by…

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  • Spurgeon Stories for Children by Tony Hutter

    Spurgeon Stories for Children by Tony Hutter

    Tony Hutter’s 5-book series, Spurgeon Stories For Children, is a family favorite! We bought them a few years ago to read with our older kids, and I just pulled them out again so our younger ones don’t miss out on this excellent introduction to the ‘Prince of Preachers,’ Charles Haddon Spurgeon. There are 52 stories…

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  • Journey to America by Sonia Levitin

    Journey to America by Sonia Levitin

    Journey To America by Sonia Levitin was a much enjoyed read aloud from the Word War 2 Era. If you are concerned about the worst of history repeating itself in our children’s lifetime, this is an eye-opening book to read. Much of what happened in 2020 was happening in Germany, circa 1938. The story is…

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