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The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Review

You may recall a few months back when we reviewed books three and four of The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series from WorthyKids Books. Well – we loved them then and we love books five and six as well. If you haven’t heard of them before – let’s get to the introduction.  The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd’s Stone (Book 5) and The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls:  The Lion’s Road (Book 6). The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls is a bible-based adventure series of paperback books. Peter, Mary and their dog embark on a different adventure in every book that takes them through a bible story that kids will love. They are just hanging out living their life at their Great-Uncle Solomon’s house. When they hear the lions roar – they are off on the adventure. Throughout the story, they have to solve a secret scroll message. In The Shepherd’s Stone – they meet David while he is tending his sheep. They follow along with him as he brings food to his brothers in Bethlehem and then as he fights Goliath. Each step of their journey presents them with the opportunity to see God at work in the life of David. We loved the way Hank and Mary got to hear how much David trusted in God. As they journey through Death Valley, we read about how Satan tries to deter us but how God is there to keep us safe. A powerful message. The adventure is very captivating and the kids always ask for more than one chapter a night. I love having these amazing stories that I can read with the kids or they can read to themselves. Finding quality stories with good values that I want my kids to read can be challenging but The Secret of the Scrolls totally nails it. The kids and I love the stories. At the end of the book – there will be a few different bible verses you can read that point to different events in the story. In The Lion’s Roar – some of these verses point to the story of David and the Israelites being captured, Daniel in the lion’s den and more. While the story itself is an adventure – it brings into perspective for the kids that the story is really a bible adventure. The story is told in such a fun way that keeps us wanting to read more – and waiting for the newest book to release. Keep your eyes peeled – book 7 all be here soon. Now that you know what these books are all about and how much our family loves reading them – I have a surprise. You can enter to win the entire set – books 1 through 7 AND they are choosing three winners. Awesome, right?! Make sure you enter because you WANT these books in your kids’ hands.   Read what others are saying about The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls by clicking the image […]

Bringing Bible Stories to Life with Secret of the Hidden Scrolls {Book Review}

[…]time, especially a series that I can dig into.  That’s why I’m excited to share The Secret of the Hidden Scroll series with you.   The kids and I look forward to bedtime so we can snuggle up all together in my bed and read some stories. When we started reading The Great Escape {Book 3} from WorthyKids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, we were all hooked from the lion’s roar. We were only a chapter into this one and couldn’t wait to read Journey to Jericho {Book 4}. In the words of my favorite eight-year-old, “We have to get the first two books!”  I’m pretty sure my daughter could relate to Mary so much because of her love of books. In each adventure, Mary, Peter, and Hank are off to solve the Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. They have a certain amount of time to solve the phrase on each script. As the adventure goes on, the trio ends up having to escape different situations and the scroll in Peter’s bag ALWAYS starts shaking at an inopportune time. We love when the kids uncover a word on the scroll because then we have to pause the story for the kids to guess what the rest of the scroll says. Once they solve it all, the trio is transported back to Great-Uncle Solomon’s house. Reading The Great Escape, the kids and I kept wondering throughout the chapters who the mysterious great magician was. We knew he was significant in the story and discovering his role was kind of an ah-ha moment.  There are great pictures throughout the story and my six-year-old may not sit still while we read but when he knows there is a picture, he is right there to soak it all in as he listens to the story. After the story ends, there is a section that shows you where to go to read more about the events from the story in the Bible, broken down by sections. This part is taken from About the Author section but it perfectly describes this series. Mike combines biblical accuracy with adventure, imagination and characters who are dear to his heart I love this description.  We love the suspense in the story and the way that it brings our own emotions into the story as if we were really there.  When Princess Shephara’s brother died, we all felt her sadness as we read that part of the story.  When Peter had to quickly hide in the bushes in Journey to Jericho, we held our breath hoping he didn’t get caught.  Then when Hank disappeared, we {as a total animal loving family} were really worried about what happened to him.  Bringing our feelings into the story made it so much more exciting as we were reading through it.  I already have books 1 {The Beginning} and 2 {Race to the Ark} in my shopping cart because we are finishing the last chapter of Journey to Jericho and can’t wait to start reading the first two books in the series and we really hope there are more! They are recommended for ages 6-9 and I would say that is pretty accurate.  I’m reading them to my 8, 6 and 4-year-old but my oldest could definitely read these herself. We really love the Secrets of the Hidden Scrolls series and after we finish them, they go on my daughter’s bookshelves for her to read to me at bedtime.  Check out what some of my fellow blogger friends have to say about them as […]
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Books We Love: February Book List

[…]links may be included in this post.* Balto of the Blue Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Three: The Great Escape by M. J. Thomas Meet Addy {American Girl} by Connie Porter So Tall Within – Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom by Gary D. Schmidt What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Four Journey to Jericho by M. J. Thomas Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser Bear Grylls Adventures The River Challenge by Bear Grylls Monkeys by Lucy Bowman How About a Kiss For Me? by Todd Tarpley The Very Stuffed Turkey by Katharine Kenah Elephants by James Maclaine Cars Thunder and Lightning by Katherine Emmons Harry the Homeless Puppy by Holly Webb The Clown of God by Tomie DePaola Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright Lizards by James McLaine   Every month when I write these, I feel like we haven’t read very much except that I know we have read a lot.  Many books day after day and lots of chapter […]

What the Homeschool Review Crew Means to Us

[…]to use it enough to form an opinion and share a quality review is important to me. Here are some of the products we have reviewed over this past year. Smartick Online Math Program Creating a Masterpiece The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Books 5 and 6 Memoria Press Literature Guide Home School In The Woods Crafty Classroom USA Activity Bundle Pack Matific Galaxy Chronicles of Minnesota State Notebook Hey, Mama Homeschool Planner Supercharged Science Big Bible Science Nothing – Book Review Pathway to Liberty CrossWired Science Heroes of History Year-Long STEM Challenge ARTistic Pursuits, Inc Homeschool Complete Singapore Dimensions Math The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Books 3 and 4 IXL Learning For the Temple SchoolhouseTeachers.com Then there were some video reviews. I’m loving doing these – and still tweaking what I want them to look like since I haven’t done a lot of these in the past. HIGASFY Art History Learning Dynamics Reading Program The Kingdom Code Simply Classical Spelling Supercharged Science Typing Tournament Techie Homeschool Mom Rhythm & Writing Many of these we still use very regularly – either because the kids love them or I love them. Most of them I still wouldn’t know about without the Homeschool Review Crew. If you are a homeschool blogger – you can apply to be a crew member right now. Find out what being part of the Homeschool Review Crew means.   If you have read this far – I’d love to hear what you are really looking for when researching curriculum for your family so leave a comment below! Have a great […]

Books We Love: Time Travel History Chapter Books for Kids

[…]kids everywhere seem to love them, not sure what my youngest thinks yet, we haven’t read one of them. These books take Jack and Annie on an adventure every time the magic tree house appears in the woods. Where will they go next? The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. You may have heard of these, I’ve mentioned them a few times before. We really enjoyed this series. Peter, Mary and their dog, Hank discover ancient scrolls that transport them back to periods of time in biblical history. Each book takes readers on a journey through different Bible stories. There is also a dark force in each book trying to stop them. I’ve loved everything about this series!  Want to read a more in depth review, we have written about them twice.   Ranger in Time. Ranger is a time-traveling golden retriever who transports back in time to some great adventure. We discovered this series when a friend’s kid was reading one for a school assignment. You had us at the word dog! Anything animal related will always sit well with my kids and these stories are no exception. Wherever Ranger goes, there ends up being trouble but Ranger is there to save the day! These time-travel history chapter books are so fun for kids to read {or listen to you read} because they are about kids around their age going on these super exciting adventures! I KNOW that I haven’t discovered all of the amazing books that we need to so please – let me know if you have discovered a time-travel book that we need to check out! Looking for more great books to read? Check out weekly books we love feature. What should we read […]
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$80 Diaper Junction #Giveaway

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3 Ways to Have an Even Better Popcorn and Movie Night {Introducing the Perfect Pop App}

[…]can be downloaded for free from the App Store onto your iPhone 5+ on iOS 7+.  Then, put the bag of Pop Secret popcorn into the microwave and enter the suggested cooking time located on the package.  This app is designed to only work with Pop Secret popcorn.  Then, turn up the volume on your iPhone.  Point the phone’s speaker towards the microwave and keep within 3 feet.  Start the microwave, then start the app.  While the popcorn is popping, keep your eyes on your iPhone for some fun facts and trivia.  The app listens to your popcorn popping and tells you the precise moment when your popcorn is perfect! You can say Goodbye to burned popcorn and hello to the best movie nights ever! Pop Secret is really excited about the new Perfect Pop app.  Not only do they want you to go download the FREE app, but they would love for you to take this quick, one question  brand survey.   What do you do to make movie night even better in your house?  What are some of your favorite […]
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Books We Love: Toliver’s Secret

[…]this story during the morning when we do our book work for school, my son would fight it, goof off, who knows what – but we wouldn’t enjoy the story. I decided to read it at bedtime and guess what – we both just want to keep reading every night. It is part of the extra recommended reading for Notgrass history that we are doing with Charlie. You can view other books we love – let me know below what one of your favorite books of the week has […]

Books We Love: You Choose

[…]so you will keep finding new things on each page as you go through it.  It’s not much of a storybook, but there is so much to talk about on each page.  {My secret, I like to pick a theme as we go and have fun with it throughout the story}.  Tell me – what will You Choose?       Each week we feature the books we love so be sure to check them all […]

Starting Out Camping

[…]the next day and excitedly said, “We want to do this again next year but for two days with all of the same people!” So, now I’m shopping for a few more things to get us ready for our trip. Working on some sleeping bags for all four of us, some sleeping pads,  and a cast iron pan for cooking over the fire. That’s what we are getting for Christmas this year, camping gear! If you are a camping family – what are your must haves or tips to make this a fun and memorable experience for us? Any must see places in Ohio? We are for sure going to Hocking Hills but after that, not sure what all we will do yet. I love the Roadtrippers app so what do I need to add to our things to do on vacation […]