"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Monday, November 26, 2012

Book Sharing Monday: Trailblazer Books

I bought these from a Homeschooling Mom who has her last child in college. We have about 8 of them now.   The books are called Trailblazer by Dave and Neta Jackson and are historical fiction gems!  My daughter read her first one and couldn't put them down, she was hooked. There are 40 titles in the series.  They present the life of missionaries and other Christian figures in an exciting, action packed way that holds the young reader to the very end of the book.  The Christian figures include:  David Livingstone, Florence Nightingale, Martin Luther, Hudson Taylor and more!  These are great living books.  A fantastic way of weaving adventure, history and people together.  

Some of these books came with a Curriculum Guide as well.  They have a little lesson for each chapter that include a Praise and Prayer section, vocabulary, some background information, activities and suggestions of what to discuss.  We haven't used those though.  My daughter just loves to read them and narrate back to me what she has learned about any number of things that impacted her about the book.  But the guides are there if I would like to read over them for some reason or another.

On the trailblazer site they are offering all 40 titles on ebook format, as they are not all in print any longer.  They are also offered on amazon.com, and you can certainly pick them up used on there or other used book stores.  I will likely get more for my Kindle Reader.  I find that format nice for a huge series like this.  They are keepers for sure.  I'll be keeping them on the shelf for my other two to pick up and read at some point.  Whether for a read aloud or an individual free read, they are fantastic. 

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