Experts say that reading during the summer helps children retain the skills they learned during the school year and encourages them to develop the habit of reading for pleasure. When my kids were young, I
nagged encouraged them to read. They were not always happy with my efforts, but now that they are adults, they all enjoy reading. If you are looking for books to keep the kids reading this summer, then consider Brave Queen Esther and Noah’s Voyage from Zonderkidz. Both are I Can Read! books that feature the stories from the Adventure Bible. True to the Biblical account, both books challenge young readers, develop vocabulary and, best of all, promote Bible reading. Colorful illustrations from David Miles enhance the stories. One feature I particularly like is Did You Know? at the of each book. It provides a little more information and whets the appetite to look more closely into God’s word.
Audience: children ages 4-8.
Brave Queen Esther tells the story of a brave and beautiful hero of the Old Testament. Written in the I Can Read level two standards, with age-appropriate vocabulary and concepts, young readers read about a young Jewish woman who is chosen to be a queen by a powerful king. When she hears of a plan to hurt all of the Jewish people in the kingdom, she calls on her faith and steps forward, facing certain danger to save God’s people from the evil plan.
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Noah’s Voyage tells the story of a brave and faithful hero of the Old Testament. Written in the I Can Read level two standards, with age-appropriate vocabulary and concepts, young readers read about Noah, a simple man with great faith and trust in God. When God asks Noah to follow his directions, build an ark, and put two of every animal on it, Noah and his family do what they are asked, knowing God would not steer them wrong.
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(Thanks to Zonderkidz for review copies. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)