Hi, my name is Ben. I am 8 years old and I love to read books. My favorite books are The Imagination Station books from Focus on the Family.
Why the Imagination Station Books are my favorite?
They are my favorites because they teach history and are filled with adventures. The stories are amazing. I have only five more books to go. Some stories happen in Bible times. It is like traveling in time to learn about history.
Here is a list of all The Imagination Station books I have read:
#1 – Voyage with the Vikings happens in Greenland in the year 1000. I learned about Vikings and Eric The Red.
#3 – Peril in the Palace I learned about China in 1271 and Kublai khan.
#4 – Revenge of the Red Knight happens during the War of Roses in England. I learned a bit about the war between the House of York and the House of Lancaster.
#5 – Showdown with the Shepherd happens in the Holy Land in 1000 BC with the battle of David and Goliath.
#7 – Secret of the Prince’s Tomb happens in Ancient Egypt and it talks about Joseph.
#8 – Battle for Cannibal Island happens in Fuji in the 1850s.
#9 – Escape to the Hiding Place happens in Germany during the World War II!
#11 – Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon happens in the 13th century Libya. I learned about the legends of Sir George and the Dragon.
#12 – Danger on a Silent Night happens in Bethlehem. I learned about the wise men who came from far away to find baby Jesus. (Did you know I was born in Jerusalem? We lived just five minutes from Bethlehem when I was born. True story!)
#13 – The Redcoats Are Coming! happens in 1775 Concord, Massachusetts.
#14 – Captured on the High Seas happens in 1781 inside the American ship Royal Louis during the American Revolution.
#16 – Doomsday in Pompeii happens in Italy when Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year 79 AD.
#17 – In Fear of the Spear is a true story of missionaries in the Amazon jungle in Ecuador.
#18 – Trouble on the Orphan Train happens in Missouri in 1874 and it’s about a train robbery.
Now I still need to read 4 more books to finish all the series and there is a new one coming up next year!
Here are the books I still have to read from The Imagination Station book series:
#2 – Attack at the Arena (Fifth-century Rome)
#6 – Problems in Plymouth (Mayflower and The Pilgrims)
#10 – Challenge on the Hill of Fire (Saint Patrick)
#15 – Surprise at Yorktown (American Revolution)
The new book coming up is #19 – Light in the Lion’s Den. I can’t wait to read it!
Watch my videos about The Imagination Station on Periscope!
LIVE on #Periscope: Ben’s Books Review ? #reading #homeschoolscopes https://t.co/2CUN5rWzy9
— They Call Me Blessed (@AnaWillis) October 25, 2016
Here are my first videos about The Imagination Station:
My first review – August 17,2016.
My second review – September 20, 2016.
A Note From Ben’s Mom:
Dear friends, these books have helped my son to be a voracious reader. He read 14 books from this series in about two months plus some other books as well during the same time. These books are engaging, filled with adventures and teach them history but above all – good values. I highly recommend them!
The Imagination Station book series is created by Focus on the Family. The books are very affordable with prices varying from $3-$5 each. You can also buy these books in packages of 3, 6 or more with a discounted price. They are also available on Kindle.
You can use theses books in your homeschool for great unit studies! Focus on the Family has a special website with extra activities, notes for the parents, vocabulary lists and at the end of each book, your child will discover a secret word that will unlock a free Adventures in Odyssey audiobook!
A Note To Ben From Mom:
I am so proud of you! You wrote this blog post all by yourself and with all your heart! May this be the first of many, in Jesus’ name! I am very, very proud of you for all the hours you sat still in front of the computer to type for the first time on your own. You are amazing! Thank you for your desire to help other boys and girls your age to love reading books too! I pray one day, as you said to me this morning, you will write books for children! Keep up the excellent work! Pursue all the dreams God has placed in your heart and you will not fail. You are truly a blessing.
Hi Ben, I really admired you for getting a dose of inspiration today. I hope to see some of your blogs soon.
Thank you, Mr. Morgan. Ben will be thrilled to read your comment.
Hi Ben: I loved your blog ! I think what you are doing is amazing . You are encouraging other kids read books and you are telling them how much fun they are … every time you post something on periscope I let Tiago watched it and he is very proud of you . He told me that he wants to write a comment about your blog! Keep up the great job ! I hope to see more of this blogs ! I’m sure you are getting lots of views !
I love you, guys! Tell Tiago to keep reading. BEN.
I’m so proud of you, my heart is beating so fast with excitement after I read your blog post. Your great-grandmother Julia (my mom), used to hide just to read books. Her sisters and even her mother didn’t like to see her reading books and more books all the time because she was supposed to be helping them to clean the house and doing her chores instead. She always loved books and so did your mom and you know that! You love books just like them and this makes my heart really happy. Great job, love of my life!!! Tata and Toto are really proud of you.
I love you, Tata. Tell Toto I love him too. Ben.
Hi Ben! I really enjoyed your blog post. You shared a lot of great books. I’m excited to share your recommendations with my younger sons. I look forward to more posts from you.
Hi, Mrs. Penn. Your sons will love the books. Click on the links.tell your Friends bye.BEN.
That was a great blog post! I’m so impressed by how much you not only read, but how well you wrote about it too!! I have an 8year old son too and I think he would love these books 🙂 keep up the good work!
Hello, Mrs. Heather your son will love the Imagination Station books. Tell your friends. Bye. BEN.
This is a great blog post! I hadn’t heard of these books before reading your post. What a thorough review of all the books. My daughter’s are 5 & 3 and love adventure books, especially during our poetry tea time. I am so glad I read this post because now we are going to put these on our reading list. Keep up the good work you’re doing with reading and now being a new blogger. It’s so nice to have a child’s perspective on something like this. Great job! Can’t wait to see what you post about next.
YOUR daughters will love the imagination station books. if your daughters like history these books are for you.BEN.
Ben!!! We are SO impressed with your desire to type an article, your tenacity to get it all done (typing is not easy and you did wonderfully!) and your beautiful heart in sharing your thoughts! Do you know that typing is all about muscle memory, much like guitar and golfing? You had to type so many unique characters in that post and it was a HUGE stretch of your ability, which you should be very very pleased with and continue to work on so that you keep those skilsl improving! My boys, Tyler and Evan say hi and they can’t wait to hear how both your writing and your typing are going! (by the way, Tyler didn’t like typing in the beginning because it was hard but he kept practicing and now he’s a pro and types better and faster than I DO! Evan is practicing it now and was so encouraged to see pictures of you typing!) Hugs to all of you, have a great weekend!
Thanks, Mrs. Carlen I hope your sons like the books. Oh, by the way, how old are your sons.BEN
We like these books too. We haven’t read as many as you have though. I guess we need to get some more!
Yes, Mrs. Tara you should get some more. They are great! Ben.
Thank you for sharing these books with us. I have an eight-year-old daughter who will enjoy reading your blog, and I bet she will want to read one of the books you mentioned! You’ve read SO MANY books–you’re an inspiration to other kids. 🙂 Keep up the good work, and be sure to tell us about any other good books you read.
(Mom to 3 kids: 11, 10, and 8)
Thank you, Mrs. White! I hope your daughter likes the books. Ben.
Thank you so much for sharing these books with us. Your Periscope review inspired me to purchase #1 in the series for my 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. I was waiting to give it to them as a gift, but I am not sure I can wait!
I have a college degree in professional writing and you are a very good writer, Ben. Keep writing and reading every day. God has amazing things in store for you!
Mom of 5
Dear Mrs. Urquhart,
Your children will love The Imagination Station books, they are filled with history and some stories are from the Bible. I hope your children like it. Thank you for your comment! Ben.
Hi Ben! What a fantastic first blog post. You are an excellent reader and writer. I will have to share your blog with my girls ages 6, 9 and 10. They love to read just like you. We have read a few books in this series and I’m sure they would agree with you that they are great. Thanks for sharing this with us and keep up the good work.
Thank you, Mrs. Forest! I’m glad to hear your daughters like these books too. The new one is coming soon. Share with your friends. Bye. Ben.
Thank you for writing this post, Ben!!!!! I have a 7 year old boy and I am always looking for awesome books to share with him, and with your enthusiastic review, I think these will be next on my list!
Thanks, Mrs. Lisa! I hope your son will like the books. Ben.
Thanks for the write up Ben, it was a great insight to these books. This is the first time I have heard of these books and I hope my kids read them some day, they sound like they are awesome stories! Well done.
Thank you, Mrs. Dennuse. Your kids should try these books. They are amazing and they teach history. Ben.
Thanks so much for sharing, Ben. My 10 year old son loves Imagination Station, too, but now I’ve read your review I think I will hand one to my 7 year old…who is also called Ben 🙂 What a great writer and reader you are!
Thank you, Mrs. Kerry. I am sure your Ben will like these books very much! Start with the #1 about Vikings, ok? Ben.
Such an amazing blog post!! I have an 8 year old son who I’m sure would love all the books you have told us about. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
Thank you, Mrs. Winkler. I hope your son likes The Imagination Station. Ben.
Hey Ben – This is an awesome book series review! I can’t wait to share it with my son. I bet it will get him more excited about reading especially since we just visited some of these places like Pompeii. Keep up the amazing reading and blog writing!!
That’s amazing Mrs. Plass! I wish I could go to Pompeii one day. I hope your son likes these books. Ben.