photoI'm gonna be honest with you about reading to my kids.  Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.  I started out as a parent claiming my goals of reading to them every single night, and honestly when I had less kids and they were smaller I did do that a lot.  We would sit around and read the Jesus Storybook Bible before bed, and then head off to bed.  Now that they are older and different ages I don't get to read to them all as much.  I've thought about laying in bed with each of them and reading, but that would make bedtime approximately 2 hours long and that is just plain torture for parents.

Lately we have been reading ALONE YET NOT ALONE, and the boys are truly loving it.  Usually this gets read after Story is in bed, and I am actually glad about that because it's a tad bit old for her.  This story is based on a true story and it's about a family in Pensylvania in the 17oo's that comes face to face with tragedy during the French and Indian War and the devastating raid known as the Penn's Creek Massacre.

This book is rich is historical details and it's a book like none other that I've read to my children.  They have enjoyed visualizing the lives on the Indians and the family as they struggle with each other.  This book is written by Tracy Leninger Craven and I actually have one to give away to you!

You can even keep the rule that we have … read the book before you see the movie because this movie comes out soon as well.

I would love to send you a new book to read to your children this fall as you settle into your nighttime routines!  Here's how you can win:

Leave a NEW comment for each action that you do, and the more you do the better your chances are of winning!  Contest will end on Thursday night, 29th, at midnight.

1.  Like Alone Yet Not Alone on Facebook.

2.  Follow Alone Yet Not Alone on twitter.

3.  Leave me a comment telling me what books you have read with your kids at night.  I'm always looking for suggestions!

4.  Share this post/contest on your fb wall, twitter, or instagram!

There you go.  Four different ways to enter this great contest!  Do as many as you would like and good luck!!!

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Jamie Ivey