The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls ~ Book Review

We were privileged to have been chosen to review two books from The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls from Worthy Kids/Ideals. We received The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Beginning (Book #1) and The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: Race to the Ark (Book #2).

About the books:
The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls is designed for children ages 6-9 with a reading level in grades 1-3.

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series is a time travel series where Peter, his sister Mary, and their dog Hank go back to the stories from the Bible from a special scroll that their great uncle found. In order for them to get back, they must find the clues from the scroll in a seven day period. There are also rules that they have to follow with the most important one being that they cannot tell anyone they are from the future.

In Book 1, Peter, Mary, and Hank are left at their Great Uncle Solomon's house while their parents go to Africa for a month. The kids thought that they were going to be so bored and that it was going to be a long month. Great Uncle Solomon started to tell them of his adventures as he traveled the world collecting Biblical artifacts to prove the Bible was real. But there was one discovery that he had not told anyone about, until now. He told Peter and Mary he had found a legend about the hidden scrolls and that he had actually found the scrolls. He also told them he had no idea what they contained because he couldn't open them. He said he had read that only chosen ones can open the scrolls. In order to know if they are the chosen one, they would hear a lion's roar. That night Peter and Mary are woken up by their dog barking. They go to the library and find a book with a lion on it that the dog is barking at. They tried to pull it out, but it actually opened a secret room where the scrolls are kept. Suddenly, everything shakes and Peter, Mary, and Hank find themselves in complete darkness. They have no idea where they are. They hear a booming voice say "Let there be light." When the water is created, Peter, Mary, and Hank meet the angel, Michael. He helps them out a little bit. He tells them the rules and that in order to return they have to figure out the words on the scroll. They see the world being created and also meet Satan as a snake who tries to deceive them. What happens to Peter, Mary, and Hank? How did they get back? What happened?

In Book 2, Peter, Mary, and Hank are still at their Great Uncle Solomon's house. They have been back for three days and are wondering if they will get to open another scroll. Suddenly, they hear the lion roar and find themselves back in the Bible. They don't know where they are at first but soon realize they are at the place where Noah is building the ark. This time, they have seven words to solve the scroll. They wonder if they can actually complete it in time since the first scroll only had three words to solve. They meet many rude people, but they also meet Noah's family. They get to tour the ark and see all of the animals as Noah and his family prepare for the flood. Will they be able to solve the scroll in time to make it back before they drown in the flood?

What we thought: I used these books as read alouds for my 1st grade daughter. We have been having a great time reading through these books. My daughter always wants me to read "one more chapter." These books are written well and have some illustrations mixed in with the story. She said her favorite book was the 1st one because she liked hearing how the world was created. These books are easy and fun to read. We are definitely looking forward to more books in this series!

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. {WorthyKids/Ideals Reviews}

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