My friend Wendy Speake is back with us for another episode, and this one is SO. MUCH. FUN! 🙂
This is an episode we’ve been looking forward to for a long time! Wendy and I love to talk about our favorite books for boys, and I know a lot of you do, too! We hope you feel like you’re hanging out with us, sharing a cup of coffee (or running errands together!? I don’t mind! :)) and taking notes on what our boys have loved to read. And the good news is — you don’t need to take notes because I’m doing my best to link to all of the books we mention in show notes below. I hope you enjoy this episode!
Amazon Links * to BOOKS MENTIONED:
ELEMENTARY BOYS range:
- Classic Starts Series (Starter Library here) Also can from buy individual books.
- James Herriot books — All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Great and Small..(collection).
- Billy and Blaze (by Alladin) (whole collection of Billy and Blaze books here.)
- Where the Red Fern Grows.
- My Side of the Mountain.
- Amon’s Adventure
- Jotham’s Journey
- Christian Heroes Then and Now (YWAM) (there are lots!) Four Book Starter Set here.
- Hind’s Feet on High Places (Children’s edition.) (Adult edition.)
- Saved at Sea (the one Levi read :)) (Lamplighter’s Publishing)
- Lamplighters “Heroes of the Faith” collection.
OLDER BOYS (Middle- High School)
- Chronicles of Narnia (Series)
- Left Behind Series
- Wild at Heart
- Becoming the Next Great Generation // Guiding the Next Great Generation
- Finish First
- Love Does
- Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
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Wendy Speake is the mom of three boys (not to mention the wife of one man), and co-author of the popular parenting book, “Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses.” Other books include Parenting Scripts and Life Creative. Wendy is also host of the annual “40 Day Sugar Fast.” Connect with Wendy online at Wendyspeake.com or on Facebook or Instagram.
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