So far in our Grandma’s Bookbag series, I shared preschool book reviews with you. But, of course, as my grandchildren get older, I move into reading more advanced books to them.
Three of the favorites for the younger readers are from the “An I Can Read Book” series.
Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner is about a daddy and his three boys who move to Kansas for free land in 1878. It shares the difficulties they experienced and how they managed through them. Because the setting is in Kansas, the state the Maxwells live in, it holds particular interest for us.
The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin tells of a boy from Sweden arriving in New York on an immigrant ship with his family and then making the trip to Minnesota where they would settle.
All three books give a picture of a child’s life in various parts of America’s past. I read the books aloud to my grandchildren during our reading time, but I first purchased them years ago as readers for my younger homeschooled students.
Trusting in Jesus,
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a
good soldier of Jesus Christ” (2 Timothy 2:3).