One of the best things about being a long time bookworm is getting to recommend books to those who have just started their career/addiction/hobby. 😉 Usually these readers are younger, so I have a special list just for them of clean and interesting beginner books.
The Farm Mystery series by Stephen and Susie Castleberry
This is a ten book series (nice and long!) of mysteries set in a God-fearing home with sweet family relationships. We keep passing these down through the family to the current newest reader, and several detective clubs have been started because of them. 😉 My personal favorite in the series is The History Mystery especially since it teaches about a little-known historical fact. 😉
The Beautiful Culpeppers by Marion Upington
It’s so hard to find doll themed books that aren’t full of magic and murder, so this book is a keeper. It’s the story of a delightful little family of paper dolls (made specially by their owner’s daddy) and their search for new friends. Pretty sweet. ❤
Pearl’s Practice by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick
With an adorable cover, sweet illustrations, and a daaaaaarling story, this is a big favorite. I love that it mixes together the anticipation of a new baby sister and the training for being a future mommy. Quite the pro-life, pro-motherhood story perfect for younger readers. 😉 ❤
The Scripture Sleuth series by Mat Halverson
My dad bought me my first signed copy of a book in this series at a homeschool convention, and I loved it immediately. It’s the same concept as Encyclopedia Brown–a smart kid who figures out the mystery and gives a clue so you can too–except this time the clues come from Scripture verses. Quite a ton of fun. Between me, my brother, and a friend of ours we managed to collect the whole series. My favorite book is definitely book four, though the Gospel presentation in book three is pretty awesome. 😉
Operation Space Cats: The Rescue Mission by Lesa McKee
I had a ton of fun reviewing this book recently and found it good enough to pass on to my youngest sister. It’s a very cute, humorous story that would work for all ages but especially younger readers. 😉 Read my review.
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