collection of classic (and some new!)
ways to divert kids on car trips. As
a slight departure from the typical “in a bag” format, all you have
to do is print off the activity pages,
put them in plastic page protectors,
avail yourself of dry erase markers,
and go! This E-Book costs $15 and
is for elementary ages.
• Math Games in a Bag consists of
33 games for teaching elementary
school-aged children math concepts. Most games are designed for
2 or more children. This E-Book
Bags that started it all: Preschool
Activities in a Bag 1 and Preschool
Activities in a Bag 2. On the home
page, you can fill out a survey and
receive a free E-Sampler! Each of
these E-Books costs $15, or you can
get both for the price of $27.
All of the Activities in a Bag follow
the same format. By using simple materials found around the house, you
can compile bags (literally, plastic zip
lock bags) for your children to work
on, largely independently. Since this
concept appeals to all homeschool
moms, you’ll definitely want to read
all of the Crew’s reviews about these
innovative products. To do that, visit
the Schoolhouse Review Crew’s Activity Bags reviews.
Grace and Truth Books
Grace and Truth Books is a Christian
bookstore built on the idea that “fancy
packaging” is not what’s important;
what matters is “what will glorify
God, strengthen His people in their
walk, and call all peoples to find joy
in knowing His gospel and following
Him.” They have books and audio-
books available on a myriad of topics
for both children and adults. For this
review, our TOS Crew members got
to choose from ten different books for
kids and adults.
• Your Child’s Profession of Faith,
by Dennis Gundersen, is a book
for parents meant to help them
in pointing their children toward
Christ. It will help you to distinguish between when your children
are merely asking questions about
or talking about salvation and when
they are truly ready to be saved and
how to get them to that point. This
book is available for $7.50.
•;Raising;Maidens;of;Virtue, by Sta-cy McDonald, is for mothers and
daughters aged 8–15. This Bible
study uses humor and engaging
stories to encourage conversations
about topics such as modesty, relationships, and guarding the tongue.
This book is available for $18.50.
• Courtship and Dating: So What’s
the Difference?, also by Dennis
Gundersen, is a book for parents or
mature teens that tackles this topic with chapters on the role of the
parents, accountability, waiting for
the right partner and supplemental chapters on modesty, and other
topics as well. This book is available for $5.75.
• Of Knights and Fair Maidens, by
Jeff and Danielle Myers, is a popular out-of-print book brought back
by Grace and Truth Books. For this
book, Jeff and Danielle interviewed
married couples to find out what
made their marriages work. They
applied these principles to their
own marriage and used that experience to write this book. It is aimed
at ages 14–19 and costs $9.75.
• With the Children on Sundays, is
a family worship book written by
Sylvanus Stall. It has been out of
print for decades and is available
in a limited number of copies. This
book costs $17.50 and is for use
with children aged 4–10.
• The Collector’s Edition: Seven Favorite 19th Century Children’s Stories is a collection of stories originally published in the 1800s. The
book is illustrated and is for ages
8–14. It costs $6.50.
to Be Unkind, by Cathy Steere, is
a book about her family’s journey
with autism. The book focuses on
how she and her husband used
their faith to raise their son up for
the Lord. This book is for parents
(or other family members) of special needs children and costs $9.75.
• The Children’s Character Building Collection contains the first
books Grace and Truth ever sold.
The Little Medicine Carrier and
The Reward of Childhood Truth are
both part of this collection. They
are aimed at children 8–12 and
are heartwarming stories that help
point kids toward God. Both books
are available for $4.75 each.
reprints from the 19th century for
boys aged 8–14. The Young Christian, by J. H. Langille, is the story
of Freddie, who has his life changed
by the Lord. Gerrit and His Dog is
the story of a boy who experiences
God’s kindness when he loses his
dog and is then reunited with him.
Both of these books cost $5.50.
•;The;Girls;Heritage;Series;also;con-sists of books reprinted from the
19th century aimed at girls aged
8–14. First Impressions of God
(available for $5.50) by Ann R.
Wells is the story of how young Emily learns about the Lord. Behind
Mr. Bunyan (available for $4.75) by
Agnes Beaumont is the story of Agnes as a young woman; she was a
member of John Bunyan’s church.
To see what members of the Crew
thought of these books, visit the
Schoolhouse Review Crew’s Grace
and Truth Reviews.