I have been a Rush Limbaugh fan for many years and enjoy his both commentary very much. I first learned about the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series at the Homeschool Convention this year and was very intrigued. So when the opportunity came to review the series, I jumped on it. I knew that the Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh would be a hit and — it definitely is!
So what exactly is Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series?
The Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series is a set of 5 books by Rush Limbaugh and his wife Kathryn Adams Limbaugh that brings American history to life to young readers. There really is no stated age for the books but my 12 year old LOVED it and found it easy to read and my 7-year-old couldn’t read it alone but loved the story. All 5 books arrived it a beautiful ribbon making it very special (this would make a great gift!)
My 12-year-old dove right into the first book in the series, Rush Rever and the Brave Pilgrims, she loves stories about the Pilgrims and the Mayflower. So we decided that we would read the last book in the series, Rush Rever and the Presidency as a family read aloud since we have been studying the Presidency this year. Each book has the same principal characters, Rush Revere, a substitute teacher who quickly wins over his American history class with his fun and entertaining way of teaching history. His fun and entertaining way of teaching is — time travel, what student wouldn’t love that?
Rush Revere and his talking horse, Liberty, take the students back to meet the pilgrims, off to visit the brave fighters of the American Revolution, to learn about how Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem, and to visit early American Presidents and many more of history’s amazing American history heroes. Liberty just says the magic words, Rush tells the date and place, and off they go to explore. So, what are the magic words? “Rush, rush, rushing to history.”
The books are great quality, with thick pages, and beautiful pictures. Some are photos of actual photos and artifacts from American History and some are illustrations of the Rush Revere characters during their travels. Maps, photos, and illustrations make the stories come to life.
Each book explores a different time or events in American History. Here is a quick breakdown of the adventures that these books cover in this fun series – Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series.
Book #1 – Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
In this first book in the series, Rush Revere takes his talking horse, Liberty, to visit his Manchester Middle School American History class. They are little concerned but quickly learn that Liberty is special – he is a time traveling horse. So Rush Revere, along with 2 of his students, Tommy and Freedom, and, of course, his horse Liberty, head on an adventure to meet some of the pilgrims like William Bradford and Myles Standish. They even get to meet Squanto! They see the hardships of the first winter for the Pilgrims and what sacrifices and courage these early settlers had to lay the foundation for what we now have in our United States of America.
Book #2 – Rush Revere and First Patriots
Rush Revere again is a substitute teacher for his American History class and this time, along with his trusty talking horse, Liberty, they take Tommy and Freedom and Cam, back to meet some amazing people in American history like Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry. They learn about these brave early Americans and how they stood up for what our country was founded upon – freedom and justice. They learn about King George III of Great Britain and how Great Britain wanted to remain in control of these early Americans and what it took to fight for the freedoms the Pilgrims came in search of when they settled in our beautiful country.
Book #3 – Rush Revere and the American Revolution
In this 3rd book in the series, the students of Manchester Middle School are on summer break. However, Rush Revere decided to continue teaching his eager students by inviting Tommy, Freedom, and Cam to do some more time traveling. In this book, Cam is coping with his military dad being deployed. This is the next book we will be reading together as a family as we have experience with deployment and are a military family. Rush and Liberty take the kids back to see how some of our founding fathers, like George Washington, and some other great people in our early history like Paul Revere and, in this book, Liberty even gets to meet a special friend, Brown Beauty, Paul Revere’s horse. The students get to learn personally about the importance of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and about the First and Second Continental Congress, and some famous battles of the American Revolution like the Battle of Bunker Hill. This all helps Cam understand why his dad serves his country and the family makes the sacrifices that they make. Great book!
Book #4 – Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner
In this book, Rush Revere and Liberty help Dolley Madison save the portrait of George Washington during the War of 1812. Excitement! Rush Revere takes his students on a fieldtrip to Washington D.C. where they learn about our flag and other American symbols. The take a trip to the National Archives and see the Declaration of Independence, my family has done this so I think this one will be a hit as it takes us down memory lane. Time traveling begins here where they explore Philadelphia and learn about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the formation of of American government system. They also discuss the national anthem while the class is attending a baseball game (how American is that) and then time travel back to Fort McHentry and the War of 1812 to learn about Francis CSott Key as he writes The Star Spangled Banner. I love this book and can’t wait to read it with the kids.
Book #5 – Rush Revere and the Presidency
Rush Revere and Liberty take his History Club to meet the Presidents and First Ladies that have provided the foundation for our country – Washington, Adam, and Jefferson and their wives. They learn about what made these men successful and how the presidency began. It provides a unique look at the American government includes elections, leadership, and what our early Presidents provided to become the basis of today’s American government. In this book, Cam decides to run for student body president of Manchester Middle school so Rush Revere takes the students on these travels to see what makes a good leader. This is a great book to talk about the importance of leadership and how good, positive, leadership can lay an important foundation.
These are a GREAT way to get your kids into American History – I’ve never seen a better book series.
My daughter, who read the first book said that Liberty, was, by far, her favorite character. This talking horse provided some comic relief even in the heat of battle. She loved that time travel and thought that was such an interesting way to explore history. Being a child who loves history, she said that these books were a great mix of fun and modern with history and thought it was a great way for kids to learn history.
I would recommend these books to all friends. They are fun to read and you feel like you are right there exploring with them. The characters are fun and the pictures are really great! – Avarie, age 12
Overall, I would say the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series are a hit in our homeschool and I’m sure they will be in yours.
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