Category: Ages 11+

ESV Kid’s Bible

We stand on the brink of a new Parenting Era—the one strangers were always warning me about in the grocery store, back when strangers made small talk while shopping: Teenagers. But I’m not scared. These […]

The Door on Half-Bald Hill | Helena Sorenson

Some books give you a lot of information upfront. This story is happening in Missouri, they say. And here’s what the main character looks like, down to the mole on her left cheek—and here’s how […]

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry | Mildred D. Taylor

Cassie Logan’s family owns their land. Their neighbors are mostly sharecroppers caught in the web of their landlord’s rules, fees, and whims, but Cassie’s family owns four hundred acres of good farmland. They go without […]

It Couldn’t Just Happen | Lawrence O. Richards

As much as I enjoyed this book, I debated about whether or not to share it here. Though I do occasionally review books I know will be controversial, I tend to pass over titles on […]

The Giver | Lois Lowry

In the early pages of The Giver, life in “the community” sounds almost pleasant. Jonas and his family share warm, convivial meals; they live neat and ordered lives. The community’s rules seem firm, but reasonable. […]

The Faithful Spy | John Hendrix

My seventh grade teacher collected ugly ties. On the first day of class—my very first day of junior high—he thumped a stubborn projector hard on one side. The light switched on, but the glass across […]

Freedom’s Pen | Wendy Lawton

One day while out on a trip with her father, a young African girl is kidnapped by slave traders. In the months that follow, she makes the horrifying passage from Africa to America in the […]

Hinds’ Feet on High Places | Hannah Hurnard

You could read a nonfiction book, expertly written, about the faithfulness of God. Or you could read about his faithfulness in a story, and you would feel like you’d lived it, like you’d followed a […]

Christmas With Anne | L. M. Montgomery

If you could spend Christmas in any story, which would you choose? Would you squeeze into the Weasleys’ living room or celebrate Narnia’s first Christmas after the thaw? Would you join the Ingalls around the […]

Every Moment Holy | Douglas Kaine McKelvey

I came of age as a Christian in a church plant “for people who don’t like church.” We were reinterpreting church, making it new for those who had grown up in stodgy, liturgical places and […]