In order to encourage y’all and your little readers, we’re delighted to share tried and true kids favorites (books or series) from our family’s collection. Epic Order of the Seven series by Jenny L. Cote has been a long-time favorite for us! Feel free to return the favor and tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!
about the books
The Epic adventure begins with the two-book prequel series: The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz, where the Maker begins building his team of animals to be his envoys through pivotal points of history. Max, Liz, Kate and Al launch the adventure in The Ark, and are joined by their British mouse friend, Nigel, in The Dreamer.
With book three, The Prophet, the Shepherd, & the Star, the team of seven animals is finally complete, and known forevermore as the Order of the Seven. Working behind the scenes in the lives of Noah, Joseph, Isaiah, Daniel, those in the Christmas story, Jesus, the Disciples, Paul and the early church, the team will pass through Biblical and world history up to modern times with Patrick Henry and the Revolutionary War, and C.S. Lewis and World War II.
coming soon… The Marquis, the Escape, and the Forge (2022)
The Blood, the Turn and the Prize (2024)
The Rise, the Fall and the Jewel (2026)
Why we like it…
Epic Order of the Seven books are nice and beefy for hungry young chapter readers (middle grade through YA) and packed with diverse characters for fun read-aloud accents! Kids enjoy the time-travel aspect of the series while parents appreciate the sprinkling of foreign languages and Christian faith throughout history.
The stories are action-packed and full of humorous banter and comradery. This series has been a huge hit with the kids’ friends as well. If your family enjoys Narnia, definitely take this series for a spin!
about the author
Award-winning author, speaker and producer Jenny L. Cote developed an early passion for God, history and young people, and beautifully blends these passions together in her two fantasy fiction series, The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz® and Epic Order of the Seven®. Likened to C.S. Lewis by book reviewers and bloggers, Jenny L. Cote opens up the world of creative writing for students of all ages and reading levels through fun, highly interactive workshops.
Jenny has appeared to over 30,000 students at lower, middle, high school and universities in the US and abroad. Jenny’s passion for research has taken her to London (with unprecedented access to Handel House Museum to write in Handel’s composing room), Oxford (to stay in the home of C.S. Lewis, ‘the Kilns’, and interview Lewis’ secretary, Walter Hooper), Ireland, Paris, Normandy, Rome, Israel, and Egypt. Her books are available online and in stores around the world, as well as in multiple e-book formats (Kindle, Nook, etc.).
Jenny holds two marketing degrees from the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. She lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her family.
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(Don’t forget to tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!)