Books, Stephanie

My Top 11 Reads

My top 11 reads

I have always been a reader.  I often plough through multiple books in a week, and so I thought that I’d share a few of my favourites with you…

A Little Princess:
This book is about a young girl who is extremely rich but loses her wealth when her father dies. She has beautiful character and this is a very sad, but beautiful, book.


Escape The Night – Freedom Seekers:
One of my favourite authors, Lois Walfrid Johnson. This is the first in a series about the Underground Railroad and escaped slaves in America. It is a great Christian book and I would highly recommend the series. Once you start you won’t be able to put them down!


The Pushcart War:
This is my most recent read and I really enjoyed it. It is about all of the pushcart owners fighting against the trucks that are taking over the city. The tactics in it are very clever and it is a fun book to read.


Raiders from the Sea – Viking Quest:
This series is another one by Lois Walfrid Johnson. I would say this is my all time favourite series. I compare everything else I read to it and so far it has not been beaten. Bree is captured from Ireland and taken to Norway where she slowly becomes friends with her capturer and strengthens her faith in amazing ways.


This book is for all ages. A boy decides to make up a word and renames a pen, a frindle. The word catches on and his whole school and town are using his word. His teacher does everything she can to stop the virus of the FRINDLE!


Hugo Cabret:
While this looks like a very thick book, it is so well written that you will be hanging out to read the next chapter. It is full of beautiful illustrations in between the words that continue telling the story. I think it actually might compete with Viking Quest…


Follow My Leader:
A boy is blinded and it is his story of learning to live with no sight. He gets a guide dog and it is very interesting hearing his teachers guide him to live in his darkness, but to be able to interact and play with others who can see.


Mountain Born:
This is about a small boy growing up with his pet lamb. From teaching it to drink, to shearing it and having his coat made from the lamb’s wool. This is a great read and the sequel is just as good.


Understood Betsy:
A young girl goes to live with her aunt and uncle in the country after living in the city and having all her thinking done for her. Suddenly she has to dress herself and drive a wagon. It is a huge learning experience and she ends up loving things she used to be afraid of.


Black Stallion:
A huge and wild stallion becomes friends with a boy while they are shipwrecked on an island. The boy and horse relationship is so strong that only the boy can ride him, and with some training he is the fastest horse in America!


Toothpaste Millionaire:
A boy makes toothpaste and sells it cheaper than all the supermarket brands. With the help of his maths class he starts a factory producing his product : Toothpaste.


Let me know if you have read any of these and which one is your favourite. Hopefully there are a few new ones there for you to read!

The Harmonic Minors

  1. Mrs Sally

    May 8, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks so much Stephi; as you know I always love hearing about what you have been reading and am always searching for a good book recommendation. I liked the book reviews too.
    Lots of love to you all.
    Mrs Sally

  2. Mim

    October 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    What a great list. I haven’t heard of some of these so will be interested in checking them out. Viking Quest sounds like it may be perfect for my boy to read.
    Thanks ?

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