My 2 older kids are avid readers. They devour books as quickly as possible. After reading the first 2 books in the series, my kids were super excited for more of The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls from WorthyKids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group to read. My kids are wanting to be more involved with our reviews lately, so I’m turning this post over to my 15 year old so she can give you her thoughts:
I know these books were made for tweens and younger, but I enjoy reading them as well. They put a good spin on Bible stories that are great to think and talk about. The books follow the adventures of 2 kids, Peter and Mary.
My favorite book is The Great Escape (Book #3). It tells the story of Moses, the Israelites, Pharaoh, and the ten plagues. Peter and Mary are in Egypt during the Exodus and Pharoah’s daughter finds them. This story is seen mostly from the Egyptians’ view, which we don’t usually think about. On top of staying alive and battling the Great Magician, the kids have to solve the scroll’s secret in time.
In Journey to Jericho (Book #4), Peter and Mary end up in the desert to solve the secret of the scroll. This story is about the Israelites entering The Promised Land and defeating Jericho. The kids help spy for the Israelites. They also help Rahab and her family escape the crumbling walls.
These stories are short, sweet, and straight to the point in a fun way. The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls books help children want to learn more about Christ. The books take the Bible, which is sometimes hard for younger children to understand, and changed it to a story that seems too good to be true. The amazing thing is that though Peter and Mary are fictional, the rest is Biblically accurate. Kids might have a lot of fun acting out these stories while learning.
There really isn’t anything I don’t like about The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series. This would be a good book series for children just beginning to read chapter books. I do like the characters, the stories, how everything is portrayed, and the books in general. I can’t wait to read more!
I’m always excited when my kids are eager to read wholesome books. I have been very pleased with what I’ve seen produced by WorthyKids and we look forward to reading more from them in the future. I hope they continue this series for many years.
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