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I remember when I was pregnant with my son, I thought for sure he was a girl. No real reason why, I think I just liked the cute girly clothes and bows and frills. I understood girls (being one myself) and figured I would know how to parent a daughter. Boys kind of scared me as I had heard how difficult they could be.
But little did I know how much I would love having a little boy. Legos and pirates and hours of imaginative play involving castles and dinosaurs and construction vehicles. I loved feeding his imagination with fun toys and watching him explore and grow.
But as a mother who loved reading and wanted to encourage that in my child, I found choosing books for boys to be much harder than finding great toys. Once my son hit grade school, it was difficult to find books that kept him engaged or that he even wanted to read. The majority of books I could find featured girl protagonists or were poorly written and didn’t spark my son’s interest.
That is one reason why I love the Imagination Station series by the creators of Adventures in Odyssey. The Imagination Station features Patrick and Beth, cousins from the town of Odyssey, who love to go on adventures through history using an invention called the Imagination Station. Each story is written with fun humor and is full of action and adventure which keeps young boys (and girls) engaged. The reading level is perfect for kids just learning to handle chapter books with a few challenging words thrown in to bolster their vocabulary.
The books are both Biblically accurate and historically based. Patrick and Beth learn how to weave their faith into their adventures in a subtle but powerful way that teaches kids important truths while they are having fun.
Imagination is a powerful tool in helping kids develop not only the skills they need to grow in life, but also in their faith. The Imagination Station brings Patrick and Beth to important moments in history – from the birth of Jesus to the erupting of the volcano in Pompeii. Mischief is afoot and both Patrick and Beth must display courage in order to overcome obstacles..
Now that my son is grown, I actively seek out children to introduce into the Imagination Station adventures and find that they can’t wait for the next book to come out. The latest book, Doomsday in Pompeii, finds Patrick lost in the Imagination Station with a volcano about to erupt. Your child will be on the edge of their seats as Beth tries to find Patrick while the hot lava approaches and the Imagination Station is broken.
Enter to win the newest Imagination Station books, Surprise at Yorktown and Doomsday in Pompeii. The little boy in your life will love them and so will you! Just leave a comment below to be entered!
The giveaway will close Friday, January 23rd at 11:59pm EST and a random winner will be notified by email the following week!
Would love to read these!
I need a way to reach my grandsons for Christ. They are always asking questions and I would love to have these books to share with them when they visit 🙂
would love these for my son and his young nieces and nephew.
I have three boys!! Two LOVE to be read TO and the third (oldest) gets lost in books all the time!! It IS really to find books that I feel are a moral-fit for our family AND hold his interest. Thanks for the post (like all of your posts!! Thank you, thank you!!) and thanks for the opportunity to get these great books!
Our two boys would really benefit from these books. They are great readers and need more biblical based books to enjoy. 🙂
Definitely looking for quality books for boys!
Looks like a great resource! Would love these for my second grade boy!
My boys would love these books!
I would love to win these! We don’t have any of this series and would love to read them. My son just turned 9 and is finally getting into books.
My son has autism he is 10 and now can read.This pass year we have started reading small chapter books with our help . I’m going to look up these books because I know he loves ready adventure books.
My just turned 9 year old son would love these! With 3 older sisters, we don’t have a ton of “boy books” in the house. 🙂
My son is a reluctant reader. These wouldbegreat for him. We would love to win!
My son hates to read b/c it is difficult for him. These might just get him closer to liking reading. Thanks for the chance to win!
my son HATES to read. I am struggling to find books that he likes. I would love to give these a try!
We bought the first few of this series to see if our boys would like them and they LOVED them They would be thrilled with 2 new books!!
Thank you for the wonderful suggestion of books for boys. Can’t wait to get them into the hands of my sons.
Thank you for sharing this series with us! I am always looking for books like that for my family.
My brother and I grew up to Adventures in Odyssey on the radio. I still have some stories on tape cassette. I later went to college and majored in Creative Writing, where children’s literature was my passion. With two boys now, finding books like these are a huge priority for us, especially as we will homeschool.
My little Levi would love these! Right now he reading book #6!
My three boys and I have just starting reading at bedtime, which they love! Sounds like this would be a great series to read together!!
We love the Imagination Station books!
My son is learning to read in English and I would love for him to read biblically accurate books. As my other three kids grow up and start reading first in French then in English, having books like that would enhance their English vocabulary and develop their reading skills.
My boys would love these…..I have a hard time getting them in the word.
My 9yr.old loves to read. He enjoys reading to his 3yr.old brother. This is something they both could enjoy and hide in their heart.
We love listening to adventures in odyssey series. My boys can read but it’s not their first choice, but I think if they read these books they would love them because of the radio show. I would love to try them.
My boys (and girl) would love these! You’re right, it is difficult to find chapter books they’re actually interested in reading!
I had not heard of this book series, what a find!
I have never heard of this series, but I’m sure my boys would LOVE these books! 🙂
Awesome! I didn’t know Adventures in Odyssey had books-I’m in! 🙂
This would be great. I have 3 sons
I’d love to win! My 7 year old has read a couple of the other books, but not these yet!
I have 2 newly learning readers who’d love these!
How exciting! I know the young readers in my life would so benefit from this! 🙂
This would be awesome for my 8 year old son!
I’m determined to find something to get my 9 year old to enjoy reading. This will be the next thing I try!
This looks wonderful for both my 3 boys and my girl!
Thanks for sharing!
I always loved listening to Adventures in Odyssey as a kid, I didn’t even know there were books made! My kiddos will love these!
I have never heard of these books. My kids would love them!
This would be wonderful for my grandsons.
My 8 year old has recently become very curious about Pompeii, and wants to visit there. I think he would love this book. As well as the whole series most likely. We will definitely have to try them out!
This would be great for my 8 year old boy! 🙂
Looks fantastic! My twins would love this!
My boys love reading and we are always looking for good stuff to direct them toward. Thanks for sharing.
I have one boy aged 6 who I know will love these books!!!! xxx
Thank you for sharing!
My 2 boys have just started reading these but they’re really hard to get a hold of where we live. Would love to have a couple new ones for them to read.
These look great for my four boys!
These look Awesome!!
Thank you for this amazing opportunity! My little boy (and girl) will love these! Thank you for your faithfulness to Him!
I have 4 boys. We checked out this series from our library but our library only has through book 12. My boys really enjoyed these and would live to be able to continue the series.
we just bought our first book over Christmas and I think I may have enjoyed more than my boys because when I looked up from reading the first chapter they were sleeping. Maybe they were on their own adventures.
I haven’t heard of these but would love to introduce to my 4 boys.
This series is amazing. My son would love if we could win the 2 newest in the series!!
My boys have absolutely loved this series! I just realized that we are several books behind in collecting them, so these would be a great addition to our library. I love sharing them with other moms looking to find exciting books for their early readers.
I have recently bought Show Down with the Shepard and can’t wait to have my boys read it!
Five boys here who would love this!
I have 2 boys who read very well for their ages & find it extremely difficult to find age-appropriate reading material for them. These sound like awesome!
We absolutely love this series! My 9 yr old DD and 7 yr old DS both read them.
I have a 6 yo prayer warrior. I’d love to offer him entertaining books that are weaved with Biblical truths.
My two 8 year olds really enjoy listening to Adventures In Odyssey so I’m sure this book series will be an instant hit!!
Having ADHD, my boys struggle with finding things they enjoy reading. I love that these are also Biblically based.
Would love to start this series with my 3 sons! Thanks for the opportunity!
With 3 boys, only my youngest (8) likes to read (so disappointing since I write a book review blog). Perhaps this series will appeal to even my reluctant readers.
Would love these so my 7 yr old can read them to his 4 year old brother and new baby brother because he loves to read to them 🙂
These sound perfect for my son!
These look like fun books! My kids would love them.
We accidentally picked up one of these books at the library. My boys loved Adventures in Odyssey – they were naturally thrilled to discover there were books to go with the series. We would LOVE to win some to add to our book collection!
Always looking for something else for my son to read. Loving the fact that it is Biblical. Can’t wait to start this series
Would love to have these books for both my son and adventurous daughter!
I have a 7-yr old boy that would love those! 🙂
Thank you for this! I was just looking for a new chapter book for our 8 year old to read! he loves adventure books, so these should be just want he is looking for! 🙂
I never knew they made books about the imagination station. We listen to adventures in odyssey and it would be fun to have a few books to read too. Fun- thanks for sharing.
I have a 6 year old and a 2 year old boys who would thoroughly enjoy these stories read to them during our nightly, family reading time.
I think my boys would love these books!!
We have a few of these and they are a big hit in our house. Would love to add these new ones!
Thank you for this chance!
I would love to have these for my three children.
My boys, 7 and 10, would love these books!
My son got some of these for Christmas and devoured them! Would love to win some more 🙂
This is great, thanks! I have always loved reading and want to pass that love to my sons as well!
I had never heard of these…thanks for sharing! They would be great for my 7 year old boy who loves adventures!
I also did not know there were books. We listen to Odyssey every night. I hope the library carries the books to start our adventure. It would be wonderful to win. Thank you!
My son would enjoy these
I remember my boys loving the Odyssey series on TV but this sounds awesome to have in books! My grandson would love them!
Looks like a great read!
Great book recommendation! Excited to check it out!
My son is in Kindergarten, so he is just starting to read books by himself. Every night after he practices his reading, I enjoy reading chapter books to him (we read 1-2 chapters a night). We have been doing the chapter books for a couple of years now, so these would be a great new adventure we could start. Thanks for the offer 🙂
my 7 year old would love these!
I would love to win and introduce these books to my two boys!
With a young son about ready to enter this reading stage, I would love to get some of these books for him!
It would be a blessing to win at least one of them… Thanks for sharing!
LOVED “Adventures In Odyssey” growing up!! These look great! Definitely one of my favorite MOB emails received… My 6, almost 7, year old will LOVE these 😀 Thanks!
My boys love Adventures in Odyssey. (My girl does too) 🙂
I would love these! My little guy is becoming quite the reader and I’d love to read something besides Star Wars and Transformers!
My two boys 4 & 2 would love these!
Ooo. I think my son would LOVE these. Thanks for posting!
Love Adventures in Odyssey and these books. Would love to win them.
My son has been a huge fan of adventures in oddessy, I don’t know how I’ve missed these books!!
My son loves these books! He’s reading book 8 now and would love to have the newest ones. 🙂
These are great books. My oldest has read the first few books and now my youngest is just beginning to read himself. I’d love to get him started on these as well.
Would love to read these with our kids! Thanks so much for the drawing!
My 5 year old would love to read these! Thank you for letting me know about them.
My nephew will love these!
Our boys just love Imagination station, I would love some new one’s for them.
We’re always searching for books that will engage our 9 year old. We would love to share these with him!
I’d love to have these books for my boys! Thanks 🙂
We’re always looking for new books! I think we’ve exhausted all of the books I’m happy to have him read. The choices are limited!
I can see my kids really enjoying these books! Thank you for introducing them to me! 🙂
This would be great for my 7 year old son who wants to be closer with God and myself not being able to explain so many things to him this would be great for him.
I grew up listening to oddessy and never knew they made books! How awesome! Would love these for my sons!
This looks perfect! My children love Odyssey and I am so glad to know I can incorporate that into their reading.
These sound great! My 1st grader loves to read already and I think his little brother would even get into the imaginative stories!
What an awesome opportunity!!
My son really enjoys these books. We own a few and we’ve checked out a few from the library. Love the historical settings with Godly values throughout.
Great series! Love Adventures in Odyssey! Always been a favorite in our home!
Sounds great! Sure to capture my boys’ imagination.
These look fantastic! I know my kids would love them!
Yeah. The readers in my house would love these.
I remember hearing Adventures in Odyssey on the radio as a kid. I can’t wait until my little ones are old enough to read these books! They look awesome!
How have I missed these? Sure would love to have them!
These would be great for my kiddo! Thanks for sharing.
I have 2 boys and we love adventures in Odyssey! The books look awesome!
Would love these! It is so important to have good, wholesome books for our boys!
What a great series. I remember reading another series when I was little about three cousins who solve mysteries. Every book focused on one of the ten commandments or one of the beatitudes. I saved them for my kids and am excited to start reading them again. This looks like another amazing series for both my kiddos!
We love “Adventures in Odyssey”! This series would be perfect for our boys!
I think my boys would love these!
Never heard of this series before! Would love these books!!
I have four boys. One is reading on his own, and the other not far behind. We’re ready for the “next step,” and these look to be just the right thing!
So excited! I have just started looking for a good exciting series for my 6 yr old!
This is wonderful. My ravenous readers would love this.
I’m excited about checking out these books for my first grade boy. I think he’ll love them!
My little man just started reading and he LOVES chapter books, Please pick him!
I just recently ordered the first few of the series- we love them and look forward to collecting them!
Wow! This looks like a great series!
My son is just getting into chapter books! THANKS for the recomendation!
My little guy would love these!
I never heard of these and will look into them further as my boys love books and I love books that teach them about God.
My boys would love these. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
Loooove Adventures in Odyssey!! These books are sure to be a hit if they are anything like the audio show. thanks for the chance to win 🙂
I would love these! My oldest boy is just starting to read. I love they are based on History!
Id love these books!
Love (for life!) Adventures IN Odyssey. Count my name in!
I have 4 boys who love adventures in Odyssey – this looks great!
I have three boys, and these adventures sound like something would love to read. Thank you for bring this series to my attention, off to add them to their wish list!
I’ve seen these books but wasn’t sure, happy to know they’re safe for our boys!!
what a great wholesome and decent series for my 8 year old daughter to read!!
My 7 yr old grandson would love these!!!
My 7 yr old would love these!!!
We love the Imagination Station series! It is fun to read as a family and my 8 year old can dig into them on his own too!
My two boys (6 and 7) would love these!!! I was looking into the Jonathan Park series too. I hadn’t heard of these ones, but they sound great!!!
I would love to win! My 3 boys would enjoy reading these. I bought the first 3 for my nephew for Christmas.
My kids would love these books!
These look like fun for my boys, but I think my daughter would love them too!
I love AIO and would love to introduce these books to my children!
Would love to win! My little boy would love these, and the drawing is on my birthday!
My boys would love them!
My kids will love this
My boys LOVE the Adventures in Odyssey stories and I’m always on the look-out for great books for them to read! This seems like a fantastic combination!
We love this series! We’d love to have these new ones.
Would love these books for my hoodlums 🙂
I KNOW my little guy would love these. He and his big sister already love our Adventures in Odyssey CDs.
Would love these. My kids love history.
Thank you so much! I have been asking all my friends what their boys read. My daughter its so easy…I am so excited to try this series with him!!
I would love to win these! I grew up on Adventures in Odyssey & love them… would love to see what these are like! 🙂
Sounds great for our boys! We have 5. 🙂
We love Imagination Station in our home of 3 boys!
I miss listening to Adventures in Odyssey on my way to work! Love this series! Can’t wait to introduce it to my kids.
wow, looks like a ton of fun. My little man loves magic tree house, so I would love to introduce him to something better in the time and space traveling kids.
We LOVE the Imagination Station books and it would be awesome to read the new ones!
I am just hearing about these books for the first time and friends are sharing that they are great! Looking forward to diving in! 🙂
Both my boys would enjoy this series immensely! We have snow sledded at yorktown battlefields!
We LOVE Adventures in Odyssey!! And 3 our 4 boys are just about the right age to be reading instead of only listening. ❤
We have a couple of books from this series and really enjoy them. I would love to win the newest. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
how wonderful! My hubby and I were just talking about finding books that we could read for our boys!
Always love recommendations for my reluctant reader. Thanks.
My boy has read all the books we could find…he’d love to get these!
This sounds perfect for my oldest. It might help the rest of my boys get interested in reading too.
I have 3 boys that would love this series!
I’ve been looking for appropriate books for my little boys. They love basic picture and story books but we’re looking for something more engaging that takes focus and develops listening skills. Sounds like these would make great discussion points as well!
These would be a great addition to our small book collection.
Love that the Imagination Station is in a book format now!
My oldest son is a reader….my younger two have no interest so I am always looking for books that appeal to them!!
My niece would love it
My boys would love these books!
Thanks for sharing! These look fantastic.
The books look so great. We are big readers in this house.
What a neat series. My two soon to be three boys will love it!!
I have been searching for a good book forever now… thanks for finding these!
My boys would love this series! Thanks for the recommendation!
My boys and I love Adventures in Odyssey! I had no idea they had books too! I can’t wait to get them!!
We’ve heard about these books and I think my four little boys would love them!
Amazing!!! My boy would love these!!
We love Adventures in Odyssey!
Sounds like a great series!
I love Adventures in Odysessy!
Oh how I wish our library had these as ebooks to check out!
My oldest would love these! I’m adding them to my wishlist now.
Would love these for my 3rd grader! 🙂
I’d love to introduce my kids to Adventures in Odyssey!!
my boy is an insatiable reader. Would love to introduce him to quality reading. Thank you for this!
I had no idea that these books existed! My Kindergarten son is just now beginning chapter books so I know that he would love to win these. I am excited to find out that they include biblical references and I am always trying to include bible lessons and messages in his daily life!
I love adventures in odyssey! I have a twin 8 year old boy who feels behind from where his sister is when it comes to reading. I have wanted to find a series that he would get into and possibly begin to enjoy reading. Thank you for the giveaway!
I have three boys that love to read!!!! I’d love to win!!
Oh, how I would love to win these books for my son. I know that he will love it!
I never knew of a series based on the imagination station. We always listen to Adventures in Odyssey. My boys would love this !
My oldest daughter grew up listening to adventures in odyssey. I didn’t know these were available. I will be looking for these for my son. Thanks for the info.
Awesome! I am forwarding this to several friends; especially the ones who homeschool! I’d love to read these with my three young girls!
I have been trying to decide between this series & two others. I’d love to win this for all my kids!
Magnificent! I am a single mom of two boys. We listen to The Adventures in Odyssey and we love every message. I would love to have the opportunity to win these books.
We listen to adventures in odyssey but never knew there were books.
My two 7 yr old boys would love these!!
Thank you! These suggestions are wonderful. I love reading time with my boys!