Saturday, November 13, 2010


Miss Trimble's Trapdoor is an imaginative books series with a back to basics approach to teaching US history. The books feature a fictional classroom full of memorable modern day characters alongside historical figures such as the pilgrims, the founding feathers of the United States, and Christopher Columbus. Barney, the wise talking dog, is main character Tyler Thompson's guide as he visits the lessons of history firsthand.

Former elementary school teacher and mom of three Lori Jordan-Rice is proud to be the author of this new series that will delight parents, teachers, and kids (even ones who hate history and reading)!

My 3rd grade daughter literally couldn't put this book down. She read it and said she could see it as a TV series. She is anxiously awaiting more Miss Trimble's books. They teach not only history lessons, but also teach life lessons that children of all ages can relate to!
The author, Lori Jordan-Rice creates a fantasy world by taking a classroom setting throwing in a touch of magic to formulate something that children will love.
The illustrations are awesome and the story is besides educational, extremely entertaining. I was transported into the book and at times forgot that I was supposed to be reviewing a child's book. This book series would make a great movie for children. The author also has a great moral lesson entwined in the story that doesn't beat you over the head but won't be lost on the youngest of readers.
I enjoyed reading about U.S. History in a way that is interesting to me and would be interesting to a child learning about Christopher Columbus for the first time. I think Lori's books are a great addition to a home school curriculum. I also liked the moral lesson in the story to have perseverance.
What a fun and educational way to teach kids about historical events and the every day challenges that some students face. I became so absorbed in this story it was hard to put the book down. My daughter finished the first book in three days. She's almost done with book two and is anxious for more.... We love these books!!! Excellent creativity and educational values were instilled by the writer, Awesome Job!!! :)
What a creative approach to presenting history in an appealing and palatable manner to students, and I look forward to reading future books in the series. Highly Recommended!
Fun, educational books for kids ages 6-12 that teach American history and life lessons. The books are hardcover with dustjackets with beautiful full color illustrations from Disney's Fox Carlton Hughes. The first two books in the series now available are Miss Trimble's Trapdoor and Miss Trimble's Trapdoor: The Perseverance of Christopher Columbus. Look for them online or at your local bookstore!

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