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Christian Biographies for Young Readers by Simonetta Carr

My favorite book in the series

My favorite book in the series

It is so difficult to find well-researched, well-written Christian biographies that appeal to all ages!  As homeschoolers we are constantly looking for such resources, and in Simonetta Carr’s Christian Biographies for Young Readers series we have found a treasure. These stunning books

  • speak to children, teens, and adults;
  • are lavishly illustrated with photographs as well as original artwork;
  • give a clear and fascinating picture of the person as well as his or her times;
  • discuss the person’s ideas and contributions accurately but simply;
  • often present the person’s own thought through letters and other writings;
  • portray heroes of the faith positively without glossing over their failings; and
  • present conflict in factual, non-inflammatory manner.

It is difficult to imagine a better series for our homeschools….

Read the rest of this post over at the Curriculum Choice where I have summarized all my reviews of this series, relating them to each other.  Or you can read my full reviews here.

As an aside, I’m pleased and thankful that the publisher picked up on this post.


  1. My mother just gave us Anselm from this series for Christmas. I’m planning to read it soon with my eldest. We were using Trial and Triumph for our church history narrations last term, but found it too difficult. I think the maps and illustrations will make this series a more engaging choice for now.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, Trial and Triumph is a bit much for little ones. Simonetta Carr’s books are much more suitable. That was a great gift from your mom!

  2. I hadn’t yet heard of this series, but they look marvelous! Thanks so much for sharing at Booknificent Thursday!

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