I am so excited about these read-alouds for myself the kids. :) The History Lives series begins with Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church (History Lives series) . This volume is the first in a set of five that chronicles the history of the Christian church. The remainder of the series follows church history up to present day. We're only on the first book and - wow!- have loved reading about the early martyrs of the Christian faith. Recommended reading age is 9-11, but at 6 1/2 years old, Jackson has had no problem following along.
The next four in the series are:
You can buy them separately on Amazon, but the complete set is currently on sale at Grace and Truth books for $29.50 for all five.
Last, but not least is Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books). It's about a little boy who has a special friendship with an elderly lady who has lost her memory and how he helps her find it. So sweet, and I enjoyed reading it to the kids as a way to talk about my grandmother and her recent diagnosis of Alzheimers.