By Kelly Legg

With summertime winding down and the next school year looming around the bend, many parents may be exhausted keeping the kids entertained. One solution may be to get back into the wonderful world of reading, where kids can go on adventures right from their own home. And, it will also be a great transition back into the new school year. Young readers will love the adventures in many of these Christian fiction book series. All of these books can be purchased online from

The Cooper Kids Adventure Series By Frank Peretti

HOB 2 AugKids from 10-14 years-old will enjoy reading this series of thrilling Indiana Jones-style adventures, while also learning about Christian values. Author Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity’s best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction.

The Sugar Creek Gang Series By Paul Hutchens

Once your 8-11 year-olds join in the faith-building adventures of the Sugar Creek gang, they’ll be hooked. This series is full of mysteries and faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. Your kids will be thrilled, chilled, and inspired to grow as they follow their Christian faith in life’s adventures.

Cul-de-Sac Kids Series By Beverly LewisHOB 3 aug

Your 7-10-year olds will have a ball reading about the Cul-de-sac Kid’s funny exploits. This exciting book series for young readers centers on the humorous escapades of a group of neighborhood friends. The “Cul-de-Sac Kids” learn important lessons about faith and friendship through their adventures and mysteries.

HOB 4 augThe Miller Series By Mildred Martin

This faith-based book series teaches Christian values with entertaining and funny twists. These true-to-life stories emphasize character-building and apply biblical truths to everyday life. The fun stories weave in life-lessons for children while entertaining the whole family.



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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.