Topic: Homeschool Product Review
If you walked into our home, you would notice right away all of the book shelves that line our hallway, bedrooms, and my office (in the mission). Yes, we are bookaholics. We love books. My parents were avid readers, Sarah's parents were avid readers, and we are trying to pass on their and our love of books to our children. We especially love what has been called "living books" which I define as good, inspirational books that promote Christian values. That's why I was so excited to see my name on the TOS Homeschool Crew list for Salem Ridge Press, a company who publishes and reprints books that fit that definition.
We were sent three books that represented the types of good literature that they put out. Two were downloadable ebooks - "Down the Snow Stairs" and "Young Robin Hood", and one was a hardcopy book - "Soldier Fritz" and we were not disappointed at all. We were sent these books as a representation of what kind of material Salem Ridge Press publishes, so I will refrain from doing a book review on each particular book, but I can tell you that these books are everything and more than what I hoped for.
Salem Ridge Press is a company that was started by a homeschool graduate with the purpose of "bringing back quality children’s books of the 1800’s and early 1900’s for a new generation of readers" (from their website). Their books promote wholesome values that many, dare I say most, children's books published these day's don't promote. And, in case you think that books such as this must be dry and boring, think again! There are adventure novels, historical novels and allegories. There are books for younger readers and older readers. They have books for almost everything with more books being published regularly. I really like what I see with this growing company.
Let me reassure you that I am not just saying this to be nice in my review. My family has loved these books. Joshua, who is so active that he normally can't sit still for two minutes, actually sat enthralled while I read aloud "Young Robin Hood". I assigned John Allen "Soldier Fritz" to read, but he has yet to finish it because I began to read it and was engrossed from the first chapter! They are that good.
I really encourage you to check out Salem Ridge Press by clicking here or on any one of the hi-lighted links above. The three books that we received had a price range from $10.95 for softcover to $20.95 for hardcover. "Down the Snow Stairs" was priced at $24.95 but was clothbound with a dust jacket. As of now, they do not offer their books as downloadable ebooks but the TOS Store does. I think that I have gotten across our feelings for these great books, but just in case you missed it...WE LOVED THEM! These books would be wonderful additions to any home library. Now, to read what other TOS Crew Members thought about this company please click here. Happy Home Educating!
As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew I was sent for free two downloadable ebooks and one softcover book from Salem Ridge Press for the purpose of reading, looking over and reviewing the quality of their products on my blog.