Author: Debra Collett
HISTORY QUESTERS Colonies Trek is about a group of kids who spiral back in time to the Colonial Period via Ms. McQuester’s Q-Pad and get entangled in real historical events with real historical figures. The central character, Braxton, is a shy new kid who is not only navigating his way through this exciting, but scary time-travelling trek, he is also on a journey of self-discovery.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book.
I was not sure how it was going to go over when I started. Probably a bit of judging a book by it’s cover happening.
But I was so wrong about this book.
From the author: “The book was written to entice 5th -8th graders to enjoy learning about American history. With its exciting historically based adventure scenes, the relatable middle school drama between the History Questers team and the rich authentic characters, the book should be a welcome read for any middle school student.
But with its inclusion of all of the historical content that most states teach about the Colonial Period and its alignment with the Common Core Reading and Literacy standards, it is a natural for classroom and homeschool use. It even has a Teacher’s Guide and student activity book to accompany it.”
I loved this book. There are not many (any?) books I remember reading through school that made learning fun. Text books were always long, slow and boring reads.
History Questers changes that and sure raises the bar for educational books.
Packed full with educational information, yet a fun filled read that swept me right in.
I loved the way the characters interacted with history and learned more about it as they went along.
The characters are easily relate-able to for younger readers.
The bossier types, the jock, the smart one, the quiet one and the shy new student.
History Questers could definitely help bring more interest into the classroom as well as into history. It really made me wish that there was books like these for Canadian subjects.
Young readers will love this. It’s got fun and it’s got action. They won’t notice their learning until it’s too late. 😉
I’d recommend it for fun reading, schools and homeschoolers a like.
I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to catch up with the series in the next book.
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own