I choose to give these products 4 1/2 out of 5 Gold Teacher’s Stars!!
When it comes to books, my absolute favorite ones are the ones from yesteryear. I just really love old books. It isn’t so much the old covers and tattered pages that are so prevalent in the really old books that one can find, it is the stories that lie within those pages. I have always loved older books and their stories. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to receive 3 books from Salem Ridge Press to review for the TOS Homeschool Crew! I was ecstatic!
Salem Ridge Press specializes in bringing back the quality children’s books of the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Their goal is to introduce these great books to a new generation of readers. And these books are definitely quality.
One thing that you should understand, is that since these books are written from long ago, the language may seem a little different than what you and your children may be used to reading. However, it is a great exercise in vocabulary and you can rest assured that these books are clean and wholesome, unlike so many of the books on the market today.
The three books that I was given to review are as follows:
Mary Jane-Her Book by Clara Ingram Judson
This book was originally published in 1918 and is geared towards the beginning reader. Ages 6-10. It’s the first book in the Mary Jane series. I loved this book and I have asked for the second book in the series for Christmas. I really want to know what happens on Mary Jane’s trip!
The American Twins of the Revolution by Lucy Fitch Perkins
This book was originally published in 1926 and a wonderful living fiction book to help children ages 8 and up to understand through a child’s eyes about the Revolutionary War. We thoroughly enjoyed reading this together in our homeschool. It brought to life some of what we studied last year in history.
Glaucia The Greek Slave by Emma Leslie
This book was originally published in 1874 and the first in her Church History Series. A wonderful living fiction book to help in understanding Athens in the 1st Century. This was also a great read and it fostered many discussions in our homeschool about slavery.
These are just three of many books that Salem Ridge Press have available. Go to their website to find a complete list of current titles and some that are coming soon. I am looking forward to adding many more of their wonderful books to our shelves over the years. I love that I can bring the words of the past into our home and not worry that the book will fall apart if we read it and love it as it was intended. Thanks to Salem Ridge Press, I can have the best of both worlds…the stories of yesteryear, but the beauty of a new book, ready to be loved again and again.