Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia Book #4)

The four Pevensies help Caspian battle Miraz and ascend his rightful throne. Narnia…the land between the lamp-post and the castle of Cair Paravel, where animals talk, where magical things happen…and where the adventure begins. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan’s own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia–the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.

Author: C. S. Lewis

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia Book #7)

Narnia . . . where lies breed fear . . . where loyalty is tested . . . where all hope seems lost

During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.

Author: C. S. Lewis

The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia Book #6)

Narnia…where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell…and where the adventure begins. Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall. Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue a quest that brings them face to face with the evil Witch. Enter this enchanted world in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Author: C. S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia Book #3)

Narnia . . . where horses talk . . . where treachery is brewing . . . where destiny awaits.

On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

The Horse and His Boy is the third book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to return to Narnia, read Prince Caspian , the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Derwood, Inc. – Peabody Adventure Series #1

Pull on your boots! It’s winter in Peabody, Wisconsin, and there is plenty of excitement afoot at the Derwood household. Siblings Jack and Penny become entangled in an international smuggling operation and the nonstop adventure of cracking a dangerous case. At times, however, it is hard to decide which is a greater threat — seasoned criminals or neighboorhood bullies.

By Jeri Massi. Derwood, Inc. is the first book in the Peabody Adventure series. Fiction, ages 9-12

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Carolina’s Courage

It takes courage to leave a familiar town, a comfortable homestead, and personal belongings and old friends. It takes courage to live in a small wagon, traveling barely a hundred miles a week through Indian territory. But it takes a special out-of-the-ordinary courage to give up the dearest treasure of the heart. This is the story of Carolina Putnam, a New Hampshire girl who has to find out if she has the true spirit of a pioneer.

Written by Elizabeth Yates, ages 7-9

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Mountain Born – YA Fiction

Every day on the sheep farm is an adventure for Peter and his pet lamb. They enjoy roaming the green hills and relaxing after a long day’s work. But the pastures hold danger, too — wolves, cliffs, and snowstorms. With the help of an old shepherd, Peter and the lamb learn the importance of courage and leadership.

Written by Elizabeth Yates, a Newbery Honor Book published by Journey Forth.

Fiction, ages 9-12

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Robert E. Lee Gallant Christian Soldier – Roddy

Robert E. Lee was one of the most truly remarkable men in our nation’s history. The author writes, “I searched diligently for a flaw in Lee’s character. There was none.” What was this General’s secret? He was a Christ-bearer. His secret was that he found the source of his strength and commitment in Christ. By Lee Roddy, 169 pages.

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A Picture of Freedom – McKissack

A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859 (Dear America Series) by Patricia McKissack.

Clotee is an orphan living on the plantation of “Mas’ Henley” and “Miz Lilly.” Her owners have put her to work fanning Miz Lilly and her young son William during tutoring sessions. William may not be keen to learn, but Clotee is. She has learned to read while looking over the boy’s shoulder and eventually she teaches herself how to write. She practices her newfound skills by writing in a makeshift, secret diary, which is found by William’s new tutor. Luckily, he turns out to be an abolitionist. Through his work, Clotee helps some of her friends escape to the North, but she herself chooses to stay behind on the plantation as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Clotee is such a vibrant, fully rounded character that it is almost painful to think of her left on the plantation while her friends and fellow slaves go to freedom. McKissack brings Clotee alive through touching and sobering details of slave life, told in such a matter-of-fact way that their often brutal nature is made abundantly clear. However, this is in no way a depressing book. In fact, it is an inspiring look at a young girl coming of age in terrible circumstances who manages to live life to the fullest.

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