I recently had an opportunity to review a couple books that were written with my 9 year old son in mind. I mean they had to have met Peanut and wrote these just for him. History, adventure, danger and puzzles all completely up his alley!
The Imagination Station books are a series from Focus On The Family’s Adventures In Odyssey. Each book follows a pair of cousins through time as they search for certain artifacts and clues to save Mr. Whittaker’s friend. Mr. Whittaker is the inventor of The Imagination Station, a time traveling device, and the cousins friend in the town of Odyssey.
Bringing history alive with a strong focus on moral and biblical principles The Imagination Station uses vivid imagery and intriguing characters to take your children on a trip they won’t soon forget. Each book is a stand alone story and has a fun puzzle at the end that helps with comprehension. Additional online fun can be found with each book at TheImaginationStation.com.
We reviewed Peril In The Palace Book 3 and Revenge Of The Red Knight Book 4 both written by Marianne Hering. At first I thought my son wouldn’t really read these because he is 9 and the recommended ages is 7+. The Flesch-Kincaid grade level is 2.1 and so a bit young for him. I gave him both books and he really enjoyed the stories, quickly reading both in one sitting. The fact that they were something he could read easily and without any help allowed him to really get caught up in the storylines. I was informed I am to buy all the books in this series so he can read them all! I even read and enjoyed them myself. I can say these were a hit with our family.
Disclaimer: I was provided the above books free of charge from Tyndale House Publishers,Inc in exchange for my honest opinion.