ON THE BABY NAME JOSHUA
Westward To Home: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary by Patricia Hermes( - It is 1848 when Joshua McCullough and his family leave their home in St. Joseph, Missouri, and set off for Oregon on a wagon train. Though many of the other families on the trail suffer devastating losses during their long journey, Joshua's is spared. However, Joshua must conquer his fear of water during one dramatic crossing, when he heroically dives into a rushing river to save his younger sister Becky. The battered wagon train finally reaches Oregon after traveling over two thousand miles.Recommended for ages 4-10.
A Perfect Place: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book Two by Patricia Hermes( - It is now fall of 1848 when Joshua starts his second journal. Now Joshua and his extended family (Pa, Ma, Grandpa, sister, aunt, uncle, and cousin) have all arrived in the Willamette Valley safely. Joshua must face many new challenges and experience numerous adventures. Joshua's spirit truly shines through. Recommended for ages 7-10.
The Wild Year, Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book Three by Patricia Hermes( - Nine-year-old Joshua continues his account of his family's move to Oregon. Wild Year covers frontier living in the Willamette Valley. Joshua's promise of going to school for the first time after the long journey, the safe return of a lost younger sister, and the prospect of adding two orphans to the McCullough family will hold readers' interest. Recommended for ages 7-11.
Joshua T. Bates in Trouble Again by Susan Shreve( - Joshua T Bates wants to impress the class leader, Tommy Wilhelm, who also happens to be his sworn enemy. Desperate to fit in, Josh will do anything to make sure Tommy doesn't think he's a nerd. Luckily, Mrs. Goodwin, Joshua's favorite teacher from third grade, is there to listen and help, and finally Joshua understands that the only way to handle Tommy Wilhelm is to stand up to him. Part of a Series. Recommended for ages 7-11.
Joshua T. Bates Takes Charge by Susan Shreve( - Tommy Wilhelm and his gang of bullies have never let fifth-grader Joshua forget that he was held back in the third grade. Now Tommy has started picking on a dorky new kid and Joshua must choose between sticking up for the nerd and saving his own neck. Recommended for ages 7-11.