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Monday, November 7, 2011

Imagination Station #5 and #6 Blog Tour and Giveaway!!

We just had the opportunity to read and review the next two books in the Imagination Station series #5 Showdown With the Shepherd and #6 Problems in Plymouth.  I read these books aloud to my crew (9,7,6,4,2,8 months) although my 9 year old could have read them on his own.  I love that this series of books is Christian based, historical, and adventure all in one.  The main characters are cousins, a boy, and a girl, making the stories appeal to both boys and girls.  The illustrations are also very well done.  What I love the most though, is that my children love them!  When reading aloud, they beg for, "Just one more chapter please!"  When book 5 ended my 9 year old jumped up and said, "That can't be it!  We need to find out what happened next!" (luckily we had book 6 on the shelf!)  Fun for me to read, children love them, and I don't have to worry about explaining any evolutionary content, The Imagination Station Series is a hit in my house!

Let me tell you a little bit about the books.

The Imagination Station series is written for children about age 7 years and up, but certainly can be enjoyed as a read aloud for younger children. The series features the virtual reality device the Imagination Station invented by Mr. Whittaker, which is also used in the Adventures in Odyssey radio drama series. Although no one really knows exactly how it works, it is able to take people back him time to visit Historical events in person by the push of a button.  Each of the books is linked to the others but you don't necessarily have to read them in order to understand them.  Each book retail for $4.99 and there are plans to release at least 6 more in the series with the next one being available in January 2012.

n Showdown with the Shepherd, Patrick and Beth go to the Holy Land in the tenth century BC. Their goal is to get back the ring Hugh stole and return him to 1450s England where he belongs. But troubles await them as soon as they step out of the Imagination Station. First they meet an angry bear and later an angry giant. Set against the backdrop of the David and Goliath story, the cousins learn that having a giant faith is more important than having a giant on your side.

Patrick and Beth’s next adventure leads them to Plymouth Plantation in 1621. There they meet William Bradford, Miles Standish, and Squanto who are trying to establish peace between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Things are anything but peaceful, however, when a musket is stolen and the Pilgrims conclude the Indians are planning war. Only Patrick and Beth know who the real thief is—the traitor Hugh—and it’s up to the cousins to find him and stop him from causing trouble. When the cousins hear a gunshot during the first Thanksgiving feast, their worst fears are realized.

Now for the giveaway! (give away now closed!)

Interested in entering to win one copy of each book Showdown With the Shepherd and Problems in Plymouth?  leave me a comment with some way to contact you (like an email address.)  For an additional entry, follow with GFC or Networked Blogs, or tell me that you do.  Giveaway is open to US or Canadian address.  Giveaway will close on Monday 11/14 at 11:59 and winner will be selected at random.  Good Luck!

I received a complimentary copy of Showdown With the Shepherd and Problems in Plymouth from Tyndale House Publishers for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.
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