Adventist Adventurer Awards/Adventurer's Excellence in Reading Patch

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Adventurer's Excellence in Reading Patch
Special Award Patches


This challenge project is designed to encourage families to spend quality time reading aloud together; to encourage the child with more advanced reading skills; and to challenger “eager readers” —children who desire to excel in reading and to accomplish an award on their own.


Requirements:[edit]

Books may be selected from recommended reading lists published by or listed on the Gateway to Reading list (for Adventist schools), or from the NAD Adventurer/Primary Book Club List.

Eager Readers should select books that are at or slightly above their reading level.

Books that are selected for families to read aloud together, should be at or slightly above the child’s listening level. (Typically, the listening level is 2-3 years above the child’s reading level.)

The Adventurer must read two books, not previously read, in each of the following categories:

Nature[edit]

  1. Julius, the Pesky Pet Parrot
  2. Julius Again
  3. Tina, the Really Rascally Red Fox
  4. Skeeter, the Wildly Wacky Raccoon
  5. Lucy, the Curiously Comical Cow
  6. Thor, the Thunder Cat
  7. Petunia, the Ugly Pug
  8. Prince, the Persnickety Pony that Didn’t Like Grown-ups
  9. Prince Prances Again
  10. Nibbles, the Mostly Mischievous Monkey
  11. Beanie, the Horse that Wasn’t a Horse

Mission or Biography[edit]

  • Sarah, An Adventist Girl set
  1. A Song for Grandfather
  2. Miss Button and the School Board
  3. A Secret in the Family
  4. Sarah’s Disappointment
  • Elizabeth, An Adventist Girl set
  1. The Not-So-Secret Mission
  2. Old Friends and New
  3. Wagon Train West
  4. Bells and Whistles
  • Heather, An Adventist Girl set
  1. Secrets and Friends
  2. A New Life Down Under
  3. A Wedding in Avondale
  4. Going Home
  • Alice, An Adventist Girl set
  1. Alice Says Goodbye
  2. Hidden Notes & High Seas
  3. The Man in the Blue Skirt
  4. A Prayer for Mother
  • Cassie, Girl With the Hero’s Heart
  • Cassie After Antietam
  • Ellen: the Girl With Two Angels
  • Ellen White Stories
  1. Camp Meeting Angel/The Little Girl Who Giggled
  2. Charlie Horse/Mrs. White’s Secret Sock
  3. Mr. Squirrel’s Treasure/Ellen Miracle Horse
  4. Where’s Moo Cow?/Tig’s Tale
  5. Grandma Ellen and Me

Bible[edit]

Bibles[edit]

The Adventure Bible keeps getting better. Its exciting features make learning about faith and growing up spiritually a thrilling journey. Twenty full-color pages offer inspiring activities set to a jungle safari theme. Life in Bible Times whisks you off to the ancient world to discover what life was like back then, with illustrations showing what people ate, where they slept, what kinds of work they did and more. From Jehu to Jesus, People in Bible Times reveals who’s who in the Scriptures. Words to Treasure highlights valuable verses to memorize. Did You Know? gives you insight into God’s Word and turns you into a Bible trivia master. Live It! suggests fun activities to help you remember the truths of the Bible and apply them. The Adventure Bible also features introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible, a dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words, and color maps to help you locate places in the Bible.

  • The Clear Word for Kids (paraphrase by Jack Blanco) - Preview

At last God speaks your language" Here is a fresh paraphrase of the popular Clear Word--created just for kids. It has no strange idioms, archaic jargon, or big words for scholars. Just pure, simple English—clearer, even, than The Clear Word—to make God's message plain as pie to young hearts. Clear Word for Kids has lots of special, colorful pages with fascinating information--to bring the Bible alive for young readers. Brief introductions to each book. How to study your Bible. How to give your heart to Jesus. Old and New Testament dates. Prayers in the Bible. Miracles of Jesus. Parables of Jesus. Apostles of Jesus. Favorite Bible Stories. Names of Jesus. Names of God. Bible lamps and Bible coins. Psalms for all times. Musical instruments. How your Bible can help you. The Ten Commandments. Animals in the Bible. Colorful maps. And more. With reduced repetition, violence, and genealogies, The Clear Word for Kids is so easy to read that you’ll have to force yourself to stop. Jack J. Blanco is the former dean of the School of Religion of Southern Adventist University, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. He began writing this paraphrase by hand to develop a deeper devotional experience with Jesus Christ.

  • Hands On Bible (New Living Translation) - Front cover

Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations. The Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God's Word in an active, understandable way. With hundreds of fun, memorable activities and the full New Living Translation text, the Hands-On Bible makes the Bible fun with faith-building lessons! The Hands-On Bible coordinates with the popular Hands-On Bible Curriculum from Group Publishing, used by hundreds of thousands of kids each week.

Bible Stories[edit]

  • Bible Heroes
  • Forever Stories (5 vols.)
  • Jesus, Friend of Children
  • My Bible Storybook
  • Professor Appleby Series
  1. Mysterious Stories from the Bible
  2. Amazing Stories From the bible
  3. Love Stories From the Bible
  4. Adventure Stories From the Bible
  5. Miracle Stories From the Bible
  6. Heroic Stories From the Bible
  • Sheldon’s Adventures in Heaven
  • Shoebox Kids Bible Stories
  1. Creation to Abraham
  2. From Isaac to the Red Sea
  3. From Sinai to the Walls of Jericho
  4. From Joshua to David, Goliath, and Jonathan
  5. From the Witch of Endor to Elisha the Prophet
  6. From young King Joash to Job
  • Story of Jesus

New books—family choice of subject[edit]

books published in the last 2 years

External Resources[edit]

Adventurer Manual - kfw-adventurers.org/Adventurer Reading List