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We continue with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” and this week’s review of children’s books aren’t Christian works but they are still something homeschool kids and parents would appreciate!

Geronimo Stilton.  Geronimo Stilton Reporter #2: It’s MY Scoop!. New York, NY: Papercutz, June 4th 2019. 56 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Having read a few Geronimo Stilton’s graphic novels to my kids the last few weeks from the publisher Papercutz I was pleasantly surprised to learn they now have a new series on Geronimo Stilton titled “Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels Series 2 primary works.”  It is different than the other series in that while the other series was more historical with time travel this present series focuses on the present or the contemporary time period of Geronimo’s own life time.  As I read this story to my daughters they enjoyed it and laughed throughout Geronimo’s adventure.

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Now that I’m back in the states I can now continue with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” this week’s review of a children’s book isn’t a Christian work but still something homeschool kids and parents would appreciate!

Geronimo Stilton.  Following the Trail of Marco Polo. New York, NY: Papercutz, May 11th 2010. 56 pp.

5 out of 5

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This is the fourth graphic novel in the Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel series published by Papercutz though it was the first volume I read to my daughters.  We totally enjoyed it!  In fact this volume is our favorite one and made us consider to read more of Geronimo Stilton’s adventures!

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In continuing with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” this week’s review of a children’s book isn’t a Christian work but still something homeschool kids and parents would appreciate!

 

Geronimo Stilton.  The Secret of the Sphinx. New York, NY: Papercutz, August 18th 2009. 56 pp.

5 out of 5

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This is the second graphic novel in the Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel series published by Papercutz.  I read this after enjoying first volume.  Like the first one I read this to my daughters and they totally enjoyed it!  How much did they enjoyed it?  When I read it to them at night they tell me not to stop!  These books tell the story of a mouse Geronimo Stilton and his family and friends going into time in history through a time machine to stop the insidious plot of the Pirate Cats.  Besides the adventure long the way young readers will also learn about history.  As a parent passionate about history I like that!

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In continuing with our blog’s “wee-kids Wednesdays” this week’s review of a children’s book isn’t a Christian work but still something homeschool kids and parents would appreciate!

Geronimo Stilton.  The Discovery of America. New York, NY: Papercutz, August 18th 2009. 56 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the first graphic novel in the Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel series published by Papercutz.  I read this to my daughters and they totally fell in love with it!  When I read it to them at night they tell me not to stop; that’s how much they enjoyed it.  I love how the book is a story of the mouse Geronimo Stilton and his family and friends going into time in history through a time machine and along the way young readers will also learn about history.  I really like that as a parent!

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A weekend leisure reading review…because sometimes Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

Candice Millard. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill.  New York, NY: Doubleday, September 20th 2016.  400 pp.

5 out of 5

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This is the first book I read about the life of Winston Churchill and it focused on him as a young man in the military and as a war correspondent.  Of course Churchill is best known for being the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War Two but I thought it was good to read about his experiences when he was younger which of course would shape him later in life.  This work by Candice Millard is narrated well and is captivating.  I didn’t know so much about Churchill and I’m glad I read this book!

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Didn’t get to get around to last weekend posting a leisure history reading but I’m posting it now.  Why is this on a theology and apologetics website?  Because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading.

Bernard Cornwell. Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles.  London, UK: William Collins, September 11th 2014.  352 pp.

4 out of 5

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I know very little about the battle of Waterloo other than it was a turning point for the Europeans’ fight against Napoleon.  This book is quite informative for readers who want to study this battle.  The author did a good job and it made me want to learn more about the battle and Napoleon himself.

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I am reviewing this book for this weekend’s leisure reading review (because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!) which I also recommend if you are looking for a gift to purchase for someone who loves history.

 

Christian Di Spigna. Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero.  New York, NY: Crown Publishing Group, August 14th 2018. 336 pp.

5 out of 5

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This book exceeded my expectation.  At first I wasn’t sure who Joseph Warren was and why should I even read this book.  As the book stated many times it’s unfortunate that people haven’t understood the contribution of Joseph Warren with the independence of America.  His legacy has been overshadowed by other founding fathers such as George Washington, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin largely because of Joseph Warren’s early and untimely death at the Battle of Bunker Hill.  Yet Warren was an important figure with the American independence more than most people today realized, even among those who are interested in things with the War of Independence since those that know something about Warren often know him only as a soldier who died in Bunker Hill (others who are even more knowledgeable will know he was the one who worked with Paul Revere during that famous “The Redcoats are coming!” event).  This book is rather overdue in narrating the contribution of Joseph Warren to America’s independence.  The author should be commended for doing a good job of maximizing the limited primary resources and also for using new primary sources to give us a better picture of the man Joseph Warren.  The challenges of finding primary sources is very real since Warren as a spy master destroyed many of his writings and also because when he passed away many of his belongings were broken or stolen.  So kudos to the author Christian Di Spigna for his research!

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