As summer kicks off with cookouts, swimming, and vacations, so does the hunt for quality reading material for our children during their break. As a teacher and mother of four, I know firsthand the challenge of finding books that both educate and entertain without hidden agendas, potty humor, and pointless plots.
Consider the first installment of the Covenant Creek Series as you search for wholesome books. In The Mystery of Granddaddy Meek, siblings from the city unenthusiastically begin their summer break stuck in the country with their great-grandparents for the very first time.
Though they fear their gruff Granddaddy Meek and can’t quite figure him out, their view of him completely changes when he catches them snooping through a hidden chest in his closest. Instead of being angry, he patiently takes time to teach them about the treasures in the chest that represent the symbols of our country and relate to his war experience.
His patience and patriotism transform their perspective of American history and deepen their appreciation for the selfless sacrifices of the “Greatest Generation.”
This book brings history to life and provides a wonderful opportunity to make memories with your children as you read together and share your heritage. Enjoy learning history as a family, and like Granddaddy Meek, take time to teach!
Check out what other readers have to say:
The Mystery of Granddaddy Meek reminds me of my grandparents - and I think it will remind many of you of yours, too. I will never forget their input into my life. May we never forget the impact of the “Greatest Generation.”
-Tim Wildmon, President of American Family Association
This book is great! I recommend it to young and old readers. My favorite part of the book is when they are eating at the breakfast table and the great-grandmother tells them about the Bible.
I am in the fourth grade and I chose this book for our school reading fair. I won 3rd place overall in the 4th and 5th grade fiction division!
-Caleb, age 10
I read this book to my children and we really enjoyed it. They loved the adventures the kids went on and I loved the memories it brought back from my childhood. We can’t wait for Book 2 to be released in this series!
-Misty, mother of two
I loved that it was a mystery. I learned a lot of great things about our country that I didn't know. I can't wait to get the next book.
-Camden, age 8
This was a very good book! I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to read the rest of the series with my boys.
-Kris, Pastor and father of three
My favorite part of Covenant Creek Kids was when the kids got caught going through Granddaddy Meek’s stuff. I also thought the American symbol of the eagle was interesting. I would recommend this book to my friends.
-Holt, age 6
This book is so awesome that I cried. After reading, my sons and I had a huge discussion about the draft, the war, and my summers at my MiMi’s house when I was their age. We even discussed the draft and on and on! We loved it. I read it to them and then they read it on their own!
-Dawn, mother of two
I love this book! My favorite chapters are “Breakfast with Mama D” and “A Close Call.” The best part to me was the great-grandmother’s prayer. I will read this book again!
-Maggie, age 7
This book is one of the best books that I have ever read. My favorite part was when the children prayed that Granddaddy Meek would like them. After reading this book, I decided that I want to be a writer when I grow up.
-Brayle, age 8
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I will utter hidden things, things from of old - what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done…Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.