Sunday, January 11, 2009

Salem Ridge Press

I LOVE to read. I don't dare pick up a fiction book more than once in a great while when we're "in session" with school, or I'm no good to the world. School assignments, dishes, and laundry go by the wayside while I delve in to a good plot. This is my distinct joy with the books I was able to review for Salem Ridge Press.

"We are a publishing company, established in November, 2005, dedicated to bringing back quality children’s books of the 1800’s and early 1900’s for a new generation of readers. We strive to republish books that are well-written, interesting and wholesome, and we hope that you enjoy these books as much as we have!" says their website.

Salem Ridge was founded by homeschool graduate Daniel Mills, with the support of his parents. Their mission is to produce books that are high-quality, with a distinctive Christian thread. "While not every title that Salem Ridge Press publishes is explicitly Christian, all of our titles have strong moral values and encourage positive character."
The American Twins of the Revolution, one of our review books, was written by 1900's children's author and illustrator Lucy Fitch Perkins. It chronicles happenings in the life of twin brother and siser from the time of George Washington, and is exciting and suspenseful, and based on a true story! It is filled with complementary line drawing illustrations (my children always clamor to see the illustrations when we read aloud!) and both captures the imagination and teaches as we read! You can even read the first chapter online here if you have Adobe Reader. (Warning, you'll be hooked!)

Other books we've received and can't wait to delve into: (You can read the first chapter of each online at the above site. Grab the kids first!)

(Girl mommas, especially, check this one out. It's so sweet and old-fashioned, not to mention funny!)

1 comment:

Rockin' C said...

I am LOVING these reviews! Thanks!