Several months ago, my son made the transition to chapter books. The former teacher in me was very excited, and I started making lists of series I thought he would enjoy. Unfortunately, one of the first books he brought home from school did not make me happy. As I read the first few pages, I was amazed by the disrespectful attitudes of the characters. I quickly explained to my son why I didn’t want him to read that particular series, and I steered him toward some titles that were more appropriate.
Because of this, I was excited to review two of the books in the Meghan Rose Series by Lori Scott. Meghan Rose is a typical first grade girl who will delight young readers. Lori Scott’s stories are certain to resonate with young, school-aged children. She masterfully combines the antics and humor that children enjoy with important lessons that will please both the readers and their parents.
In one of the books I read, Meghan Rose Has a Secret, Meghan Rose writes some unflattering things in her diary about her two best friends. Through some humorous and some serious scenes, Meghan learns that words are very powerful. As a mom, I appreciated that Meghan turned to her parents for advice, and I loved that Meghan’s dad pointed out how powerful words can be by reminding Meghan that God created the entire world with words! Additionally, I liked that all of the books include discussion questions and fun activities to further enhance the stories.
To see if a young reader would appreciate these stories as much as I did, I decided to try them out on my son. Unfortunately, the pink and purple cover did not appeal to him. However, when I passed them on to two of his female friends, the response was much different. The girls thought the books were “very funny” and “great for girls”; and, of course, their parents were thrilled with the positive messages and attitudes portrayed in the stories.
I highly recommend this series for young readers. If you are interested, check out Meghan Rose’s website for more information and activities.
In addition to reviewing books, Lauren blogs about her daily life at Baseballs and Bows.
Jennifer previously reviewed the first two books in the Meghan Rose series on 5 Minutes for Mom.