Sebastian has been enjoying the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series from Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh.
The pages of the books look like parchment paper, which is a fun touch they added. There are pictures scattered throughout the books and my son loves when chapter books add in pictures. The reading level wasn't difficult for my son, who is turning 10 this week. Even if the books are a bit hard for a child to read, these books make fantastic read alouds. There is action, life lessons for present day, and fun moments that kids and adults would enjoy.
Although I am not a fan of politics or Rush Limbaugh, I can say these books are not written for his fans. Sebastian has no idea who Rush Limbaugh is and it doesn't matter! The books are wonderful historical-fiction pieces that help bring alive certain moments in history for kids. The fact that Rush Revere is a time-traveler made Sebastian fall in love with the books. Time travel is awesome! One of the best parts is how each book focuses on a student in Rush Revere's class and helps them see how our nation's history has meaning in our everyday lives today.
Sebastian's favorite book was Rush Revere and the First Patriots. Here is his take on the book:
The book was about the first patriots doing things like the Boston Tea Party. Some of the characters were Rush Revere, the history teacher; Tommy, one of the students; Liberty, Rush's talking horse; and Freedom, another student. My favorite character is Liberty because he wants to eat all the time. It was exciting meeting Benjamin Franklin. He was part of a group called Sons of Liberty who were the first patriots fighting back. The time traveling crew had to deal with Elizabeth, another student, who tried to change history and keep England ruling over the colonies. I would recommend these books for kids age 8 and up, people who like adventures and American history.