I decided to do a page that has some of the books I am reading, have read, and own.
I am still working on it.( It would take me days to finish if tried to type them all up in one sitting.) So over time it’ll grow.
I take the book descriptions from Goodreads.com
When teenager Mak discovers the whole family is going on a trip to India, his heart sinks. He’s happiest at home playing computer games and practising his magic tricks in his room – and he’s about to be thrown into the busy, colourful heart of India.
When they arrive, his dad suggests a trip into the jungle as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. But as they set out along the Wainganga River, the family are caught in a flash storm and Mak’ is washed away. Alone in the jungle, he must learn to survive. Dodging poachers, poisonous snakes and evil monkeys, Mak finds help and friendship from other jungle creatures. But can he gather all his skills to make it back to civilization?
I haven’t read many classic, including “The Jungle Book”. However, I really enjoyed this modernized version of it. I like Adventure books as much as I enjoy clean Mystery’s. That is partially why I like it so much, but also cause it’s just SO good. I think I’ll give this one a 4 star rating.
Spirit of the Jungle By Bear Grylls
The Epic adventure begins with the two-book prequel series: The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz, where the Maker begins building his team of animals to be his envoys through pivotal points of history. Max, Liz, Kate and Al launch the adventure in The Ark, and are joined by their British mouse friend, Nigel, in The Dreamer. With book three, The Prophet, the Shepherd, & the Star, the team of seven animals is finally complete, and known forevermore as the Order of the Seven. Working behind the scenes in the lives of Noah, Joseph, Isaiah, Daniel, those in the Christmas story, Jesus, the Disciples, Paul and the early church, the team will pass through Biblical and world history up to modern times with Patrick Henry and the Revolutionary War, and C.S. Lewis and World War II.
The Epic Order of the Seven is absolutely awesome! This is TOTALY my favorite series right now! The writer takes all the Bible stories everyone knows and somehow makes you see them from a knew angle. It’s so much fun!
I know that I’m totally raving about this series, but the first two books, The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz, are not as good. As a matter of fact, I never finished the first book. It was pretty boring. The reason I did continue to read this series is because the first one I read was The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star. I had really enjoyed it and went on to read all the other ones, all of which I enjoyed accept the first one. The second one The Dreamer, the Schemer, and the Robe was a good one, but it got a lot into the Egyptian gods, and in part of the book, those gods came to life, so it was kind of creepy. I try to avoid mythology, so I’m not going to put that one on my review either.
Any way, I do encourage you to read this series starting from book three (The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star). It doesn’t matter if you skip the first two books, cause the writer makes sure to make all the books able to stand alone. But obviously its funner to read more then just one of them. 🙂 If you’re interested in seeing more info about the books or the author you can go to the website HERE.
Do use caution since some of them can get a little creepy.
The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star launches the Epic Order of the Seven series,picking up where The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz left off. The Maker has been building a team of animal friends for thousands of years to be his envoys for pivotal points of history.With this new, critical mission, the team will finally be completed by Messiah and known forevermore as the Order of the Seven. A talking, musical scroll, a pigeon-flying-and-camel-driving mouse, a writing cat, a courageous lamb, and two lion-fighting dogs provide non-stop action in this adventure that brings the Christmas story to life as never before.
The Prophet, the Shepherd, and the Star By Jenny L. Cote
The Roman, the Twelve, and the King is the second book in the Epic Order of the Seven series that picks up where The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz left off. The Maker created this team of animal friends to be his envoys for pivotal points of history. This will be their most important mission ever: to be with Jesus throughout his childhood, ministry, passion and resurrection. The story of Christ is told as a story within a story: as George F. Handel writes the greatest music to ever be written in London 1741—Messiah.
The Roman, the Twelve, and the King By Jenny L. Cote
The Wind, the Road, and the Way covers Resurrection morning through Paul’s second missionary journey. Eleven terrified disciples cower in the Upper Room, wondering what is to become of them. Jesus is dead, crucified on a cruel Roman cross. It’s only a matter of time before the Jewish leaders come after them to crush what their self-proclaimed” Messiah started with ‘The Way’ movement. Little do these men know that soon they will boldly turn the world upside down as they fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission. A self-righteous, model Pharisee named Saul sets out on a zealous quest to arrest and murder as many followers of ‘The Way’ as he can, beginning with Stephen. Little does this Christian killer know he’ll soon be stopped in his tracks on the road to Damascus to become the greatest Christian that ever lived. Through his pen he’ll prove that no one is beyond hope: ‘if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation.
The Wind, the Road, and the Way By Jenny L. Cote
Paul’s third missionary journey is underway as he heads to Ephesus where he’ll establish a ministry base for Asia, and as Max, Liz and Nigel work behind the scenes to make vital connections, uncover plots and inspire the formation of a New Testament. Little does Paul realize that his letters to the Philippians, Romans, and Corinthians will become the seminal letters of the Christian faith. Reunited with Dr. Luke, Paul uncovers a plot on his life by the Jews yet boldly travels on to Jerusalem where he is arrested and imprisoned in Caesarea for two years. Luke takes advantage of this time to interview Mary, John and other eyewitnesses of Jesus to capture in his journal the greatest story ever told. All the while murder plots and power struggles abound in Rome with the rise of the infamous Nero as emperor.
The Fire, the Revelation, and the Fall By Jenny L. Cote
The Order of the Seven must help birth one nation under God by entering the lives of a unique generation of children chosen to become the Founding Fathers of America. Liz is given the assignment of helping Patrick Henry become the Voice of the Revolution, setting the entire war in motion. If Max can’t protect George Washington, the patriots will lose the Sword of the Revolution to lead them. Nigel must ensure that Benjamin Franklin’s efforts succeed, and Al must gather intelligence right under the nose of the King of England. Victory will be impossible without the powerful ally of France to join in the fight led by its patriotic son, the Marquis de Lafayette. But will Kate be able to protect the young Marquis in time? The fight for liberty will be costly, with an enemy determined to give the patriots and anyone who helps them the other course—death.
The Voice, the Revolution, and the Key By Jenny L. Cote
It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.
Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.
because if mr.terupt By Rob Buyea
I would give this book a 4.5 star rating, however the rest of the series just went down hill for me. They weren’t the same as this one. I really enjoyed this one and was expecting better from the rest of the series. But “Expectations ruin relationships”. 😛
Go down the crater of the volcano Snaefells. Follow the shadow just before the month of July. You will find your way to the center of the Earth. I did it.” That mysterious message, found in a long-lost letter, propels a young man and his uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: to a prehistoric world below the earth where dinosaurs and other strange creatures still roam.
Journey to the Center of the Earth By Jules Verne
I think this book is about 3 stars on my personal liking, but definitely a 4.5 star in general. I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t one of my favorites simply because I prefer historical fiction from the 1700s and mystery books. But otherwise it was a good book. I am glad I read it.
After living in the wilderness with her grandfather, a trapper, Kendra returns to school and soon must decide between love with the older brother of a classmate and returning to her grandfather.
Heart of the Wilderness By Janette Oke
This is a 4 star book. I normally read books from the library, and only buy the REALLY good books, and this is one of the books that made it onto my bookshelf. (Yes, I only have ONE bookshelf!) I am not a Janette Oke fan, but this was a good book.
In these refreshed classics for girls ages 8 to 12, Arleta Richardson weaves tales of a simpler time, stories that have touched more than two million lives. A young girl’s discovery of her grandmother’s keepsakes inspires heartwarming tales of her grandmother’s childhood and the lessons learned on a nineteenth-century farm. The set includes: In Grandma’s Attic, More Stories From Grandma’s Attic, Still More Stories From Grandma’s Attic, and Treasures from Grandma’s Attic.
Grandma’s Attic By Arleta Richardson
This is a series that I own and love. It is a 5 star series. The rest of the series is just as good, if not better. It tells the story of a girl named Mable, from when she was about 6 to after she was married and had children of her own. It’s really fun.
Sixteen-year-old Jane Peck has ventured to the unknown wilds of the Northwest to wed her childhood idol, William Baldt. But her impeccable training at Miss Hepplewhite’s Young Ladies Academy in Philadelphia is hardly preparation for the colorful characters and crude life that await her in Washington Territory.
Thrown upon her wits in the wild, Jane must determine for herself whether she is truly proper Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia, faultless young lady and fiancee, or Boston Jane, as the Chinook dub her, fearless and loyal woman of the frontier.
Boston Jane: An Adventure By Jennifer L. Holm
1854. The Pacific Northwest. Sixteen-year-old Jane Peck has traveled halfway around the world in the name of true love, only to find herself alone on the frontier, abandoned by her no-good fiancé! With nothing of her old life in Philadelphia left to return to, Jane has little choice but to dry her tears, roll up her sleeves, and make the best of things in Washington Territory. But can a proper young lady survive as the only girl in a primitive pioneer settlement? And can she keep her wits about her as she braves a flea-ridden cabin, a perilous manhunt . . . and a blossoming romance with an entirely unsuitable suitor? What would Jane’s finishing-school teacher say?!
Boston Jane: Wilderness Days By Jennifer L. Holm
Seventeen-year-old Jane Peck is the darling of Washington Territory—more at home in a primitive pioneer settlement in the rugged Northwest than she ever was in the refined world of Philadelphia society. She’s outwitted wild animals, vengeful ghosts, and a disloyal fiance, but when her finishing school nemesis Sally Biddle invades Shoalwater Bay, Jane discovers that the most dangerous thing on the frontier might just be an impeccably dressed debutant. As the Biddles charm their way into her close-knit community, Jane finds everything she holds dear threatened—including her true love! Will Jane’s claim on happiness slip away?
Boston Jane: The Claim By Jennifer L. Holm
I give this series a 4.5 star rating.I really enjoyed it. I read it from the library, but would like to own it some day.
I hope you enjoy,