May 31, 2013

YWAM Heroes of History Stories {Review}

We were privileged to review this Heroes of History Book Set this month. We've studied US History this year, so this has fit in perfectly! From their website:
Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.

The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.

This set includes:
Jacob, a 5th grader, read Abraham Lincoln on his own and we read some of the others as family read-alouds.  We do a lot of reading, and both of my kids have enjoyed them! We all enjoyed the content, and the vocabulary was at a perfect level for my kids to understand well. We've read many other biographies and will certainly choose these again!

As a part of this review, I get to give away a copy to one of my readers! Just enter using the Rafflecopter form now and June 6 EST, and I'll choose a random winner on June 7. *Winner must be a US resident.* a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was given this book set to review in exchange for my honest opinion.

71 comments:

Stephanie - WHL & TBC said...

We have the Young Readers Library from Heritage History and we are going to do a few notebooking pages with it as we go.

RACHEL said...

I have enjoyed this series...we read Nate Saint and Amy Carmichael

Carrie L said...

We're studying American history - these books would fit right in!! :)

MikeandJen said...

we are just learning about these books and are loving them! what a great, fun, resource.

one lucky mom said...

I have yet to plan that. :)

Melanie said...

My son would absolutely love these! They look great! :)

Heidi Jo said...
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Lori J said...

We are studying world geography this coming year using missionary biographies from YWAM. THs past year we studied ancient history. I would love this set for my daughter who is going to be working on readers for US History.

Jacquie said...

Hoping to get the Christian heroes set eventualy but we just finished a year of us history and these would be a great review!

Duckygirl said...

We studied through Mystery of History volume 1. :)

mrsfrisbieshouse said...

We will study the references to women in history from the book My Name is Not Isabella with my 6yo daughter.

Heidi Jo said...

We are Studying US history with Time Travelers this year

Lisa said...

We're doing American history this coming year . . . so this would be perfect! :)

Tammy said...

We have just been reading books, or watching History type shows for our History learning this year. What a great way to start 3rd grade...learning about great missionaries.

CINDY said...

We just finished up with some American history, so these would be great summer reading. We have a few missionary ones already and really like them.

Hope Jackson said...

We studied American History last year and this would be a wonderful review for us! We love this series!

Angela Murray said...

We have the "Heroes of the Bible" series and this would be an amazing addition to that library. We LOVE those books! Thank you!

Bridgette said...

We are studying a broad version of world history in MFW ECC. We love YWAM!

Anonymous said...

We studied Ancient History and will begin Middle Ages in the fall. Thanks for the chance to win!

Paula P said...

We will be focusing on geography and missions this fall. My daughter has deep thirst for missionary work, and my son has joy for serving. I want to nurture their gifts to hopefully prepare them for what God may call them to do.

Angela Leary said...

We are studying history using FIAR with extra units on ancient Egypt and local native Americans

Jennifer Picard said...

We are beginning to homeschool this year and one of the things I am most passionate about is history. These books appear to be great resources:)

Megan said...

I would love these books! We are reading through some of them for next year's work, and these would be a great addition!

Ma2_3boys said...

These are fabulous books, I'd love to have them for my library.

Unknown said...

what a great set! thank you for the opportunity to win them! we're currently doing grapevine studies for our history - so basically, the bible. :)

wendiwinn at wendiwinn dot com

Krystal De Leeuw said...

We just completed BFB Early American History for Primary Grades. We LOVE all books recommended by BFB. These would be great "next-step" books for our library!!

Heather said...

We made it through Egyptians this year & needed a break. We haven't got back into it. Oops!!

Karen Freeman said...

We're studying American History & these books look great for read alouds!

amber @ classichousewife said...

We're in the middle of Mystery of History 2, studying the Middle Ages. But we're going to be adding in some American History unit studies at the beginning of the school year. I've been hearing so much about these YWAM books since Nashville! I think I heard Heidi mention them first, and I looked at them in the vendor hall.. but since getting home I keep seeing people post about them. They look so good. =)

Anonymous said...

We've been studying ancient history this year though Sonlight. waltandkelli@frontier.com

raventhreads said...

We're in the middle of using The Story of the World volume 1 as a read aloud, but we just use whatever the kids are interested in for history.

Mandy said...

Will will be studying the 1800's starting in the fall.

Anonymous said...

I have been EYEING this set and would be SO thankful to get it! I hope you will pick me!!! :) <3 -Kristen L.

Darcy Budge said...

Our family loves reading historical novels, and biographies on important U.S. figures. We have been reading a lot of American Girl historical novels, and Magic Tree House, but it would be nice to read this set, and try out these stories.

Sara McGuire said...

We have not done any official history, but we love reading the books from this company. Funny thing is history is one of my daughters favorite "subjects". Probably because it is a relaxed time of our day when she has no expectations placed on her.

LisaAnn said...

We love great books and thank you for the chance to win this fantastic set!

Sarah D. said...

We have read some of the missionary biographies in this series and have absolutely loved them! We're studying US History starting this next school year and would love to include some biographies. They're a great series!

Julesmcg said...

This past year we studied US history from Civil War to present. Next year we are doing the history and culture of the Eastern Hemisphere with Sonlight.

Rebecca E. said...

We are following the Five in a Row unit study with my young children. History tends to be related to the stories we are reading, including different countries, different clothing, different ways of traveling and working. I love history and want my children to know about great Americans!

Betty Pink Buttercream said...

What a great prize! Would love to read these aloud with my girls.

Betty Pink Buttercream said...

We are using Beyond Five In A Row this year.Right now we are studying Georgia O'Keeffe...

Kasie Blume said...

Would love to use these with my daughter! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

Barrett Russell said...

We got 11 of these books at the Teach Them Diligently Nashville and are LOVING them!! Ironically, none of the 11 we got are in this set,so it would be wonderful to win them!

Anonymous said...

Wow these are exactly what we need for next year for our American History study.

thacsky2@bellsouth.net

Laura said...

I haven't actually started homeschooling yet with my young children, but I bought some of these at the Teach Them Diligently conference in Nashville. I can't wait to read them aloud with the kids! Thank-you for the giveaway!

amanda said...

Cool! These would be an amazing addition to our family's library!

Anonymous said...

This fall we will be studying American history.

RooAnnMccHew said...

I would love to win these! I have read one of them and want the series to use with my kids.

Beth said...

We just finished SOTW Modern times, and will be studying American History next school year. These would be perfect additions!

Kelsi @ Cheeky Bums Blog said...

these look amazing! We have been using Truth Quest for history and these would go along perfectly!

Kim B said...

I've been looking for some historical resources, and something different to read to my daughter. This could fit the bill wonderfully!

JKSB said...

Old Testament stories

Brianne said...

We are studying early American History using Beautiful Feet. These would be additional reading for my rising 4th grader.

Kelly Cook said...

We bought Mystery of History last year and have yet to start it. I thought it was a little much for my kdg, 1st and 3rd graders. We would love to try this set!

Jessie Bee said...

We were given two of these and love them! What a great giveaway!

Carrie Eccleston said...

What a wonderful prize. My daughter would love this!

Pam said...

We are using Mystery of History. My son loves to listen to the audio in the car and read the books.

LauraH said...

I have a friend that used these books this year. She loved them and they look wonderful! It would be a blessing!

Amy said...

We have been studying random times of history based on whatever we are reading. But American History if our favorite!

Brian said...

I would love this set. I love these books and we will be studying US history this year.

Anonymous said...

We are slowly working our way through Story of the World 2, but planning to take a break and do American next year.

Becki said...

We are going to study history in Cycle 2 of Classical Conversations - so middle ages, Europe, etc

Stephanie F said...

We were doing Story of World Vol 1, but we are switching to Early American History for the fall. My 2 boys would love, love these books.

Sally Auer said...

What a great way to learn history!

Anonymous said...

These look great! Thanks for the review and the give away! I would love to win these for our family!
Jennifer
btrflybb@yahoo.com

Lori said...

We are using Sonlight Core B for history this year.

Amy said...

We are starting World History this year....Mystery of History and A Childs Geography Holy Land... Love YWYM books though!

Lauren said...

American history :-) :-) :-)

Anonymous said...

We will be studying the 50 US states and focusing more on geography than history, but will look at the general history of each state as we get to it.

Amber Weber said...

We're studying early American history, although my kids are little and we have a new baby on the way- so we haven't "done" history nearly as much as I'd like this year. ;) These books look wonderful!

Brittany Bair said...

These look great!