My grandson and granddaughter just loved these books! They are very educational and inspirational.
Both of the grandkids talked to each other about what they had read. I highly recommend Miss Trimble's Trapdoor Book!
While these are written more for older elementary kids, my 6 year old kindergartner (who doesn't normally sit still for anything!) didn't move a muscle and wanted to read both books in one sitting. The vivid descriptions and short chapters help make the story move quickly.
I enjoyed the colorful language, rich descriptions, and the factual accuracy of the books. I was amazed to learn a few facts that I had not known before reading the books. Mrs. Trimble’s Trapdoor is truly a fun and exciting series to read with your children or for the advanced readers in your life.
My daughter finished the first book in three days. She's almost done with book two and is anxious for more.... We love these books!!! Excellent creativity and educational values were instilled by the writer!
Lori Jordan-Rice makes learning fun. Just tonight my son asked if he could take them to school now that we have finished them. He is in second grade and wants his teacher to read them to his class. My daughter is in fifth grade and has enjoyed the books just as well. If you are encouraging your kids to read, these are great easy reads and they get a history lesson as a bonus!.
Miss Trimble's Trapdoor is named first place winner in the children's fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards. Miss Trimble's Trapdoor: The Perseverance of Christopher Columbus is named a finalist in the same category.
"Finally, something to make history FUN! And Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor has just been awarded first place in the children’s fiction category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. How cool is that?"
Book Review: "A short creative, fantasy/ historical fictionchapter book series, intertwined with facts and fictional characters. This is a quick read and would appeal most to elementary school aged children, grades 2 through 5. A good addition to any student’s library or elementary school teacher’s classroom. Can’t wait for the next books in the series to come out!"
Book Review: "The books are written in a way that kids can learn while reading and actually remember what they have learned. These books are great gifts for your little reader and also would make an excellent gift for a classroom reading corner."
Critic and contributing writer Leslie Rigoulot of the Southlake Journal, Grapevine Courier, and Colleyville Courier writes about Lori Jordan-Rice's books, "With Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor, she lets a student fall through into the history in action - instead of the inaction that is so often in the classroom."
"A book series by Lori Jordan-Rice is perfect for teaching kids about history without the usual boredom. These books are so entertaining that they may even set kids down the road to being history lovers!"