And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Channing O'Banning in 2 Adventures

I received these books free in exchange for my review as a Tommy Mommy. All opinions are my own.

Channing O'Banning is a 4th grade girl with an artistic flair. From the colored pencil in her ponytail to the sketchbook usually in her hand, she manages to incorporate art into her whole day. Angela Spady brings us this delightful new character and her friends in Channing O'Banning and the RainForest Rescue and Channing O'Banning and the Turquoise Trail. These short chapter books (around 100 pages each) contain fun stories your readers are sure to love.

In the first book, Chan and her friends Cooper and Maddy find a new student in their midst. Marco has caught the attention of Maddy and Channing O'Banning is feeling left out. She begins to blame all of her issues on Marco so she's MORTIFIED when he winds up joining her family on a trip to Costa Rica. Once Chan relaxes, she realizes she can learn a lot from Marco and he's a nice guy. This trip encourages Channing to come home and take on a new mission! See a sample from this book.

In book two, Cooper, Maddy, and Channing are trying to unearth something cool they stumbled across on the playground. At first, Channing O'Banning thinks the dig is boring but when she begins to study fossils and Native American culture, she finds it interesting. A surprise trip to the American West helps Channing O'Banning forget a recent embarrassment and gives her all the information she needs for a class project. Take a peek at this book.

Apple really enjoyed these books, but they were super quick reads for her. I'm encouraging Speedy to read them (even though the main character is a girl). I read both books and the stories are original and engaging. These books briefly mention Biblical principles. Although the mentions are brief, the overall themes of both books are Christian values.

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  1. Thanks so much for your great review of my Channing O'Banning Series! I hope it encourages kids to love learning through drawing, and that parents enjoy presenting their kids with a fun character who is faith-filled as well as artistic and relatable. Thank you again! Hopefully more books will be coming!


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