Like most homeschool families, you’re probably taking off a large chunk of time during the month of December. That’s great since it gives everyone time for focusing on family and celebrating Christmas, but even on vacation, you’re looking for places to sneak in a bit of learning without your kids realizing it.
On those cold December nights when everyone’s inside, consider having a family story night. It’s a great way to get everyone together and can also be a huge benefit to a novice reader. The whole family can take turns reading part of the story. Here are some great Christian novel suggestions from our JourneyForth collection. There’s something for all ages, and the best part is all JourneyForth books are 40% off through December 16 (just use the promo code BOOKS40).
Mice of the Herring Bone (Ages 6–7)
Two ordinary mice find themselves in an extraordinary adventure, including pirate sea dogs, a ship full of cats, and a sunken treasure. (If you’ve already read this one, check out the other titles in the same series.)
Christmas Crossroads (Ages 7–9)
Just published this fall, Christmas Crossroads is a “choose your own journey” adventure. It puts you in control of the story as three children set out to visit Jesus on the first Christmas. The trip is perilous, and your decisions shape the outcome. Join your favorite Christmas story characters on an adventure to the City of David. When one journey ends, a new one awaits.
A willful prince must learn the hard way that being a leader means being first a servant. Prince Trave encounters many dangers—such as an earthquake, monstrous skreels, and treachery from those he thought were his friends—before he faces the biggest challenge of all—proving he is indeed worthy to rule his country. (Medallion has a prequel called Shield.)
Jasmina, a young girl in India, and her brother, Samir are sold by their father to a man promising them an education and good jobs. But, as Jasmina and Samir soon discover, the man is providing an education, not in a school, but as slaves in his sweatshop garment factory. While Samir quickly submits to his new life of misery, Jasmina never stops planning an escape. The story continues in Buying Samir and Seeking Mother.
Grab your hot chocolate, and curl up on the sofa for an evening of family fun! From all of us at BJU Press, have a Merry Christmas.
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