This post contains affiliate links. In November, we read three books and listened to two audios for a total of five books read.

 

The Best (and Worst) Books for Ages 8 to 12 {November 2021}

The Best Book(s)

We had two favorite books in November:

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet is a classic that none of us had read before, but we all really enjoyed it.  Thirteen-year-old Brian travels by small plane to visit his father in Canada, but when the pilot has a heart attack, Brian is in a fight for his survival.  This is a suspenseful and engaging book.

Hatchet is 181 pages long.

Jacob DeShazer by Janet & Geoff Benge

I read Jacob DeShazer: Forgive Your Enemies by Janet & Geoff Benge a few years ago with Bookworm.  (Read my full review here.)  This time through, I listened to it on audio with the girls, and I liked it even better.  Cuddle Bug remembered the story from when she was a little girl, but she still enjoyed hearing it again.  This is one of my favorite books in the Christian Heroes series.  DeShazer is such a powerful example of forgiving and living a rich, rewarding life.

Jacob DeShazer is 5.5 hours long.

 

Other Books We Read

The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico

The Snow Goose features Fritha, a  young girl who asks Philip Rhayader, a disabled lighthouse keeper, for help when she finds a wounded snow goose.  Together, the two nurse the goose back to health and develop a friendship.  This is a beautiful story about the goodness of a man’s heart and the ways our lives unexpectedly change.

The Snow Goose is .5 hours long.

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze tells the story of Young Fu, who arrives with his mother in 1920s Chungking, China, to become an apprentice.  In the duration of the book, he grows from a young teenager to a man, becomes a trusted worker, and narrowly avoids several incidents that could have cost him his life.

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze is 276 pages long.

Born in the Year of Courage by Emily Crofford

Born in the Year of Courage by Emily Crofford tells the true story of Manjiro, a Japanese teen.  When his boat is caught in a storm, he and his shipmates are stranded on a deserted island.  A boat comes and offers rescue, but unbeknowst to them, by boarding the boat, they are no longer able to return to Japan thanks to Japanese law at the time.  Manjiro lives a full life and makes history in the process.

Born in the Year of Courage is 160 pages long.

NOVEMBER STATS:

Books read: 3

# of pages read: 617

Audios listened to: 2

# of hours listened: 6

2021 STATS:

Books read in 2021: 46

Audios listened to in 2021: 4

Total books read or listened to in 2021: 50

Total pages read:  9,393

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