Book Review, Tahosa Treasure (Christian fiction for kids)

Last week I received an email from author Hannah McKay, introducing us to her book Tahosa Treasure and asking whether we might want to review it. Since the book is written for kids, not adults, I asked my 10-year-old daughter if she'd like to read and review the book, and she jumped at the chance. (Of course as a homeschool mom I'm thinking this is an excellent opportunity for her to learn how to write a book review, but Joely didn't have to know that!)

Joely was very eager to read the book, so it took her only two days to finish it. Here is what she thought:

The book Tahosa Treasure By Hannah Mckay and Jeff Roth is about three boys who go on a little adventure. They have many near-death experiences and find hidden treasure, gold, and an old Spanish soldier skeleton as they travel deep into a mountain. But they don't know they were followed by a stranger that wants their treasure. They travel inside the mountain and learn to survive in darkness with God's help.

In Tahosa Treasure I learned a few things about the Spanish soldiers that lived in the past. I learned about gold and dagger blades. The book taught me to be prepared for anything that might come my way, expected or unexpected. I found out that I should tell my parents the whole truth. I think the biggest thing the book taught me was that in every situation I need to trust God with my heart, mind, and soul.

I really enjoyed Tahosa Treasure. It was filled with action and adventure and that is exactly what kids want these days. It is filled with the teaching of God and that's what kids need. I can't wait for the next adventure of the trio!

Obviously Joely enjoyed the book, and she thinks your kids might like it too.

About the Authors

The authors of Tahosa Treasure, Hanna McKay and Jeff Roth, are a father-daughter writing team. Hannah McKay has written for Regent University's online newspaper, The Daily Runner, and has two articles published in USA Today's National Gallery of Writing. She holds a master's degree in journalism. She and her husband, Matt, live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Jeff Roth is a retired Naval Flight Officer. He holds a bachelor's degree in history and lives with his wife, Becky, in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

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  1. Kelly says

    My 9 year old likes to read all of the American girl books. My 7 year old is still looking for a favorite beyond picture books, but enjoys reading frog and toad and her abeka readers. My 4 your old who is just beginning to read loves the old sesame street books and Disney books that teach abcs and 123s. I would love to win a copy of this book for the kids to get into.

  2. Jeannette says

    I can't wait for my sons to read this book! I have 3 very adventurous boys that are always looking for good adventure stories. Thanks for sharing this find!

  3. Gwenda says

    I am always looking for good books for my kids to read. I can't read fast enough to supply them with pre-screened books. I will be looking for this one.

  4. Jamie says

    Thanks for the giveaway – always looking for new books for the kids!
    My kids love:
    Hardy Boys
    American Girl books
    Circle C Adventures

  5. Carrie P says

    My daughter would like this book. The loves all Percy Jackson books and Rick Riordan's other series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. val jones says

    ShadowTime writter is liked on facebook. How cool that they are a daddy-daughter team writers. 😀