On An Adventure – Travels With Gannon & Wyatt Books (Review & Giveaway) #GannonWyatt

    We are a homeschool family.  I am always encouraging my children to read especially over watching television or playing on their tablets. Although I encourage reading to my children I am rather picky as to what I allow them to read. My oldest son (3rd grade) is at the age where he enjoys adventure books.  I typically ask other friends for suggestions or scour the library shelves for ideas until recently when we came across the Travels With Gannon and Wyatt Books.     gannon and wyatt series  Travels with Gannon and Wyatt is a middle-grade adventure series written by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet.  The Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series include: Botswana (released May 2013), Great Bear Rainforest (released October 2013) and Egypt (to be released January 2014).  




  Travels With Gannon and Wyatt is available in three books:



Travels With Gannon and Wyatt-  Egypt   –  After winning a prestigious fellowship from the Youth Exploration Society, Gannon and Wyatt head off on a journey to Egypt. Where they study with world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Mohammed Aziz, joining him on a quest to find the long lost tomb of the Pharaoh Cleopatra, rumored to hold priceless treasures and secret scrolls containing answers to some of ancient Egypt’s greatest mysteries. Gannon and Wyatt are not the only ones interested in Cleopatra’s secrets. Ruthless tomb robbers are hot on their heels, and the brothers must brave venomous snakes, deadly booby traps, and ancient curses as they find themselves on the verge of a magnificent discovery that could rewrite history.


gannon egypt   Travels With Gannon and Wyatt –  Botswana   When Gannon and Wyatt arrive in Botswana for an African safari, they find themselves tangled up in much more than a family vacation. After receiving word that a poacher has shot and wounded a lioness, they set off into the wild in the hopes of saving the mother and her cubs before the poacher finishes the job. While on this amazing journey, they encounter Africa’s Big Five – elephants, rhinos, cape buffalo’s, leopards, and lions?only to discover that the most dangerous predator in the African bush is not the king of beasts, but man himself. gannon botswana  Travels With Gannon and Wyatt Great Bear Rainforest   Gannon and Wyatt can’t wait to trek into the Great Bear Rainforest in search of the mythical spirit bear, but surviving in this unforgiving wilderness proves more challenging than they could have ever imagined. When members of the expedition go missing, the brothers bravely set out on a search-and-rescue mission. Soon they find themselves lost in a forest teeming with grizzlies, wolves and mysterious gunmen. Guided by the wisdom of the First Nation people, the Gannon and Wyatt uncover a sinister plot and must risk everything to save those who are missing and restore balance to the Great Bear. gannon great bear    My oldest son and I sat down and read these books together. Like myself my son was intrigued and didn’t want to stop reading! These books are so relate able for our family because like Gannon and Wyatt we are homeschoolers too. With the adventure and being homeschooled is what drew my son to these books. What boy or girl would want to read about two adventurous boys who travel the world on exotic adventures learning about cultures and  wildlife?  These books are journals with photographs and video’s complied on twin brothers;  Gannon and Wyatt’s travel expeditions. From a child’s point of view (my son’s) he enjoyed the books because of the animals in the books. Not just your typical animals found at the zoo but animals that are dangerous which makes the story more edgy and exciting.  For instance Egypt we were engrossed when Gannon got sucked in a booby trap on the expedition to find Cleopatra’s tomb. My son couldn’t finish reading this portion of the book quick enough to find out what happened to Gannon.  JRL Gannon & Wyatt As a homeschool mom I am always looking for educational tools to add into our homeschooling and these books fit the criteria.  Yes they are fictional but they give children a sense of adventure as if they were actually there with Gannon and Wyatt on these explorations.  We are incorporating these books into our geography lessons while we dive into these parts of the world.  For instance as we read Travels With Gannon and Wyatt – Egypt it prompted my kids to ask questions about pyramids so we did further studies on them. The books held my son’s attention that it left him wanting to learn more.  As these books are written in  a journal from by children that kids find them fun to read  plus the added pictures is a nice touch!




Travels With Gannon and Wyatt books can be purchased on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.    Travels with Gannon and Wyatt Facebook page is offering a Kindle Fire giveaway for the month of November, don’t forgot to go over and enter to win!    




  The Greenleaf Group is generously offering one of my readers a all Travels With Gannon and Wyatt  (Egypt, Botswana and  Great Bear Rainforest) to one of my readers!  You can enter to win by using the below Rafflecopter form to enter for a chance to win.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Open to the US, ages 18+.   

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. Mama to 5 Blessings received The Travels With Gannon and Wyatt books in exchange for an honest review. This is a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way. 
  Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 


  1. These sound like great books, I was always on the lookout for good books for my son.

  2. These sound fantastic, my son would have loved these a couple of years ago. I’ll have to check these out for my nephews.

  3. Wow I love your selection, I homeschool as well, and my kids love reading books, I will make sure i would enter this giveaway

  4. I have heard of these books. They sound like a fun and educational read

  5. These books sound perfect! Homeschoolers going on exciting, educational adventures? Yes, please! 🙂

  6. Sounds like a good children’s book. I wonder if my oldest daughter, Haley, would like these books.

  7. Thanks for the fun contest! these look like some great books for kids!

  8. I love that you can use them to help kids get excited about Geography!

  9. Love the cover art on the books. Adventure books were always my favorite when I was growing up.

  10. What a fun way to learn about foreign countries and I love the selection they have. Covering all continents and appealing to boys and girls is such a great way to teach geography.

  11. I bet my son would love these!

  12. I’m a homeschool momma, too. These books look great. I will definitely have to get them. Thanks for the info.

  13. my daughter loves these too. she’s been reading the Botswana aloud to her little brother at night!

  14. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Anything that gets kids excited about reading is a good thing. These sound like a lot of fun. I wish they had been around when my kids were young.

  15. How cool! I love learning about new places and it would be fun to share that with the little ones in my life

  16. Haven’t heard of them before but I am excited to go check them out. Our son’s not old enough to read on his own fully but these would be great to do family reading together with.

  17. I need to check these out for my boys. They love reading.

  18. I have heard excellent reviews on these books. I need to find these for the 10 year old history lover in our family.

  19. These books look exciting and something that my oldest son would love!

  20. These sound like great books. My little ones are a bit young for them, but they would be perfect for my nephew… Thanks so much

  21. These remind me of all the adventures I used to read as a young adult loved them! Glad there are more options for today’s youth!

  22. Gannon and Wyatt books sound like an educational adventure. My son would have loved these a few years ago. Sharing with my niece, her son is just getting into reading adventure books. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  23. These guys make me immediately think of the Hardy Boys with a twist. I love finding out about different places in the world, and share that with my children through reading, experiencing and opps like Little Passports and now, maybe Gannon Wyatt Books. Thanks for the introduction!

  24. It’s always great to discover new finds – especially when they are good books. thanks for the recommendation!

  25. I don’t have any boys in the demographic, but I still hope I win! The books remind me of Mary-Kate & Ashley’s mysteries (which I loved), and the Gannon & Wyatt books sound like a fun read.

  26. These books might just keep my son reading! I love that the adventures take place in historical settings.

  27. Danielle Jones says:

    My son would love these I like that each book is set in a different place.

  28. My son would love these book. I am going to have to get these for him for Christmas. I live buying my kids things that are useful other than just toys.

  29. I am actually wanting to read the series myself because the traveling adventures sound so appealing!

  30. I love to give educational gifts. Thanks for the suggestions!

  31. nicole hawley says:

    I am also always looking for new books to catch the children’s attention. Anything that can captivate and instill some knowledge is always a blessing!

  32. Encouraging kids to read all kinds of books is so important for their development.

  33. I always seem to forget about books when shopping for kid presents… not anymore! Travel books are the prefect way to get their imaginations running. Thanks for the book recommendation.

  34. My daughter is a complete bookworm and will try any genre. These look like great books to introduce her to something new!

  35. I bet my son would loves these! He’s an avid reader and a little adventurer himself. 🙂

  36. Looks like a great series for my oldest!

  37. My son would love these adventures!!

  38. These look like great books! My girls are just getting started reading but I would love to read them these books, it would keep their attention for sure!

  39. I love that they are educational while being fun to read. We homeschool as well and I think my younger kids would love these.

  40. These look like fantastic books! I bet my boys would love to read them! They are the perfect genre and level for them.

  41. What I like best is that the books are designed to keep kids interested.

  42. Your son is handsome 🙂 I really like those books, they are not only fun to read but educational as well. My son likes geography and am sure that he will also love reading these books too 🙂

  43. These are really great books. When I homeschooled my daughter, we loved to read together, especially about new countries.

  44. Love your post and great way to show all three books. I especially like how you included the picture of your son reading 😉

  45. I’ve never heard of this series. My son is just starting to really like reading so I guess I’d better brush up on my titles!

  46. I’ll have to get these for my kids!

  47. These look wonderful!

  48. Never mind the kids, I think I’ll start reading these books!;) They sound great and full of adventure 🙂

  49. Great books for my nephew!!!

  50. Adventure books for boys are ALWAYS a win, but the fact that these could be used to spark an interest for learning makes them doubly win!

  51. I like what you said about it being like an adventure they can get into as well! My boys would love it!

  52. Susan Smith says:

    I like that these books take place in other countries. It’s a great way to learn about other areas ot the world and entertain too.

  53. great for kids to read about adventures in other parts of the world

  54. Michelle H says:

    I like that they’re educational as well as fun.

  55. Hesper Fry says:

    I learned that they are full of adventure. This is exactly the kind of book my son loves!

  56. These books look great! I think my 9-year-old daughter would love the series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. My son really likes books with cliffhangers. It sounds like he would definitely enjoy these =)

  58. Love the adventure.

  59. Wow! I love your selection, I homeschool as well, and my son loves reading !

  60. Ed Nemmers says:

    Trying to get Seth to read; these books, because of your comments, may be a breakthrough!

  61. I like that they are homeschooled, that there are animals in the stories, and that the book kept your attention.

  62. I really like how these books are well written, featuring homeschooled adventurers – the settings and animals make them sound really interesting for the reader! We love books. 🙂

  63. I like how you mentioned the geography piece to these books, I love to find books that bring out the love of learning about other places.

  64. Thanks so much and I’m so thrilled to have won – we’re homeschoolers too and I know my 3rd grader (who loves adventures & history) is going to go wild for these:)

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