Here are 3 chapter books we loved and would highly recommend for families that have a range of ages they are trying to appeal to.
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh. This book is short, only 11 chapters and 54 pages. Based on a true story, Sarah travels with her father to a new colony to begin a new life where she learns to befriend new people and that the greatest courage is not to never fear but to be brave in the face of fear.
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates is an amazing read. One of our favorite books, it had all of us captivated from the very beginning. It is a great mixture of educational, you get a very real sense of what captured slaves had to endure, but it is also inspiring to read how Amos Fortune, son of a king in Africa, overcame the challenges set before him. You will find yourself moved, inspired, in awe and unable to put this page turner down.
Sometimes there is just nothing like a classic! I was so excited to read The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden to the kids and even more excited when they loved it as much as I had. This is a great book if you want to discuss how books can have multiple lessons all depending on the reader. A cricket, perhaps the most unlikely character to be in NYC, discovers a hidden talent and teaches those around him a valuable lesson in learning to slow down and enjoy the simple things.
I hope your family loves these books as much as we did. Follow for more book reviews to come!