Teaching our children about people who have obeyed God and changed the world is important. My children learn best through stories. They love it when I read aloud about exciting adventures, heroes, and faithfulness. The Light Keepers series are books about boys and girls that made a DIFFERENCE.
Titles in the series include:
- Ten Boys who used their Talents
- Ten Girls who used their Talents
- Ten Boys who didn’t Give in
- Ten Girls who didn’t Give in
- Ten Boys who made History
- Ten Girls who made History
- Ten Boys who made a Difference
- Ten Girls who made a Difference
- Ten Boys who changed the World
About a Light Keepers Book
The books are designed to be read alouds for ages 7-8 and read myself for ages 8-12. In our homeschool we have used them as read alouds, but we plan to use our latest title, Ten Girls Who Changed the World, as a read myself.
The format of the book is very simple. Each story of a famous boy or girl is presented (usually 5-10 pages). It is engaging, yet simple. It keeps my children’s interest and we read a story (chapter) in one sitting.
After the story there are a couple pages of discussion material: Factfiles, Keynotes, Think, and Prayer.
This provides just enough discussion to get my children thinking about the famous person and how they relate to my own children’s lives.
The girls included in our current book are:
- Gladys Aylward
- Mary Slessor
- Isobel Kuhn
- Elizabeth Fry
- Jackie Pullinger
- Amy Carmichael
- Joni Eareckson Tada
- Catherine Booth
- Corrie Ten Boom
- Evelyn Brand
At the end of the book is a short quiz – three questions about each famous child, including the answers.
If you are looking for a way to study children who made a difference in story format, this series is for you.
We have thoroughly enjoyed them!
~ written by Mary at Homegrown Learners
I love the idea of this series! I will have to check it out for my kids. Thanks for passing on such great resources. This blog has definitely given me the most ideas for resources that I’ve actually gone on to purchase and use (ex. SQUILT, LEGO ideas, CNN kids’ news, etc). Thanks!
Kim, you are very kind! I think you would LOVE these books. They are simple and broken into manageable chunks for even younger readers, too. The price is affordable, too. I always get mine through Amazon. Blessings to you!
I’m so glad that you posted this! I’ve never heard of these and I think my kiddos will like these. I found the box sets on amazon and added them to our purchase list! Can’t wait & thank you!!!
These sound wonderful for my daughter who is 7. Which one would you start with?