Looking for some wholesome, quality literature for your kids to read? Then you should check out Salem Ridge Press. http://www.salemridgepress.com/
This company has taken books from the 1800's to early 1900's and reprints them. In these books are moral lessons, quality stories, adventure and to that they have added brief definitions of difficult words, and Bible references. The company was founded by a young man named Daniel Mills. Here is a snippet from their website about Daniel: "Daniel firmly believes that what we read matters and what we take into our minds is a major factor in forming our ideas and character. His goal is to be a blessing to others by providing reading material that fits the qualifications outlined in the Bible. While not every title that Salem Ridge Press publishes is explicitly Christian, all of our titles have strong moral values and encourage positive character."
The website is very well-laid out. The books are listed according to reader's age, historical time period, or by author's name. So it is very easy to navigate and find what you are looking for.
I was given the privilege to review three of their books. 1) Glaucia the Greek Slave, 2) The White Seneca, 3) Mary Jane-Her Book.
Glaucia the Greek Slave was published in 1874, and is geared for ages 10 to adult.
Poor Glaucia! After the death of her father she finds herself and her brother being sold to wealthy Roman families to pay the debts of her father. She soon finds out that if she and her brother can find their mother then they would be able to stay together as a family. Read about Glaucia and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of their mother.
This story is about Henry Cochrane, a boy who is captured by the Senecas. After living with the Senecas for several years, Henry learns to love the tribe's way of life. He learns to love it so much that he embraces their culture. One day Henry is captured by an enemy tribe...he finds that he must use all his skills that he learned from the Senecas to escape. **I must note here, that although this is a very enjoyable story, there are some graphic 'scenes' that may be upsetting to sensitive children. But it is definitely a great story.
This is a charming story about a 5yo little girl and her daily adventures of growing up. The story is a wonderfully warm and cheery story, great for all ages. This book is the first book in a series of books about Mary Jane.
Salem Ridge Press is a refreshing company that provides a wonderful service to those who are looking for some wholesome, historical, classical and quality literature for their children or even for themselves! I know I have enjoyed reading these books.