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Bigger Hearts for His Glory - Boy Interest Titles

For ease of use, we sell three different packs of the suggested read-aloud selections:
(Click on the links to view titles in each pack.) Each pack contains nine read-aloud titles, one for each type of literature in Bigger Hearts for His Glory. These optional book packs are for use with the storytime part of the plans. Choose one book packor use your own. Please feel free to use your own book selections or your library in order to economize.

Book Pack: Boy Interest Titles
Boy Interest Book Set - $61.06 - Save $10.77 [Add to Cart]
Genre: Book Description
(Unit 1-Unit 4)
George Rogers Clark: Boy of the Northwest Frontier,
by Katherine E. Wilkie,
2004 Patria Press, Inc.

This biography details the childhood adventures of George Rogers Clark, a courageous explorer and Revolutionary War hero whose bravery and leadership helped win the Battle of Vincennes. George's boyhood curiosity and zest for exploration are described, including his adventures while camping, riding horses, and playing with his childhood friend, Thomas Jefferson. Young explorers follow George into the woods, where he rescues a baby raccoon, outwits a hapless thief, saves a money bag, and hunts his first deer.

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(Unit 5-Unit 8)
Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan, 2006 Puffin

Snow Treasure is an exciting, suspenseful tale of Norwegian children and their contributions to protecting their town's gold during the German occupation in 1940. Convinced that the Germans will try to steal their town's considerable wealth of gold bouillon from the banks, the townsmen decide that it must be removed. Since a group of adults can't remove the gold without the Germans finding out, the townsmen develop a daring plan involving the children. In teams, the children will carry the bouillon on their sleds down to the river where one of the townsmen will load them onto his ship to take to the United States.
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Historical Fiction
(Unit 9-Unit 12)
Justin Morgan Had a Horse, by Marguerite Henry, 1991 Aladdin

Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a runt. And when school teacher Justin Morgan asks Joel to break the colt in, Joel is thrilled! Soon word about Little Bub has spread throughout the entire Northeast -- this spirited colt can pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen. And run faster than thoroughbreds!

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(Unit 13-Unit 16)
The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, 1999 HarperTrophy

It all starts with a birthday present Omri doesn't even want -- a small plastic Indian of no use to him at all. But when an old wooden cupboard and a special key bring the unusual toy to life, Omri's Indian becomes his most important secret: precious, dangerous, and wonderful.

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(Unit 17-Unit 20)
Concord Cunningham: Scripture Sleuth, by Mat Halverson,
1999 Focus Publishing

It has been said that one can find the answers to all of life's mysteries in the Bible.  The Word of God is sufficient to meet all our needs.  Finding the answers requires at least a basic knowledge of the Bible.  The concordance is a topical index of key words that lead a scholar to appropriate Bible verses.  It is a valuable tool to finding the answers in the Word of God.  Concord Cunningham s a boy who has discovered the value of a concordance and uses it to solve mysteries in his community.  His success brings him acclaim, and the reputation as "Scripture Sleuth".  Readers will be challenged to solve the mysteries without the advantage of a concordance, but Concord Cunningham will reveal the source of the answer in Scripture.  This is the first in a series.  Matthew Halverson is eager for young readers to discover how to find God's answers to life's questions in the Bible.

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(Unit 21-Unit 24)
Balto and the Great Race, by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, 1999 Random
House Books for Young Readers

Kimmel presents the legendary true story of the part-husky/part-wolf sled dog that braved severe blizzard conditions to take antitoxin serum to a remote Alaskan village in 1925. When the town was stricken by a diphtheria epidemic, Balto overcame unbelievable obstacles to accomplish what other dogs could not. This heroic canine has been immortalized in statue, film, and now in a book that brings his story to life. Kimmel's writing deftly combines geography, sled racing, and historical background with the gripping true adventure of Balto's race to save lives.

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(Unit 25-Unit 28)
By the Great Horn Spoon, Inc. Sid Fleischman,
1988 Little, Brown Readers

Brimming with humor and adventure, this story is set during the Gold Rush. The fast-moving plot follows the high spirited young Jack and his aunt's faithful butler, Praiseworthy, as they set out to strike it rich in order to support the financially strapped and beloved Aunt Arabella. As Jack and the loyal butler travel by sea and land, the pair meet a series of memorable characters such as the daring, crusty sea Captain Swain and the diabolical Cut-Eye Higgins. This book is also in the Extension Package of Bigger Hearts for His Glory.

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Realistic Fiction
(Unit 29-Unit 32)
Rascal, by Sterling North, 2004 Puffin

Who could resist living for a year with a raccoon who is just about your best friend? In this delightful memoir, Sterling North recalls his year with Rascal--a very mischievous and resourceful raccoon. Sterling, a boy of 11, watches in amazement as this baby raccoon, barely the size of Sterling's hand, instinctively washes everything before eating it. Sterling knows that every night Rascal will sneak into the house by hooking his claws onto the back screen door and head straight for Sterling's bed! Virtually everywhere Sterling goes, Rascal is there, and life is filled with one adventure after another.

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Folk Tales
(Unit 33-34)
The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman, 2003 HarperTrophy

With his flair for persuading readers to believe in the ridiculous, Fleischman scores a hit with this creation. The orphan Jemmy, is kept in his king's palace to be thrashed for the offenses committed by the royal heir, known as Prince Brat. It is forbidden to punish Brat, whose tricks multiply until Jemmy is tempted to escape the daily round of flogging. But the prince himself takes off and forces the whipping boy to go with him. As they get into and out of trouble on the outside, Jemmy hears that he has been accused of abducting Brat. When the prince arranges for their return to the palace, poor Jemmy fears the worst, but things turn out for the best at the story's satisfying close.

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