Author: Jenny Phillips

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About Jenny Phillips

Jenny Phillips, creator and owner of The Good and the Beautiful, began the unexpected journey from musician to homeschool mom when she became concerned about the literature her children were reading.

Jenny’s desire for quality literature for all children led her to writing and publishing many wholesome books for children, with the idea that books promoting family, God, and strong character can also be engaging and enjoyable. In November 2023 she launched the Badger Hills Farm series with great success, proving parents and children desire these types of books.

Her writing captures readers with vivid imagery; delightful and interesting characters and relationships; and adventurous storytelling.

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  • The Secret Door Book in the Badger Hills Farm series by Jenny Phillips
  • Badger Hills Farm series by Jenny Phillips

Award-Winning Book

Out of thousands of entries, The Secret Door, Book 1 of the Badger Hills Farm series, was selected as a 2024 Book Excellence Winner for its high-quality writing, design, and overall market appeal in children’s fiction.

Readers first met Timothy and his cousin Zoey in Timothy of the 10th Floor, also written by Jenny Phillips, in The Good and the Beautiful Level 3 Language Arts Course Set. It quickly became a favorite with readers. The Badger Hills Farm series continues the cousins’ adventures on their new farm.

The six-book series includes the following titles:

Click here to read the full review here.

Book Review of Badger Hills Farm Series: The Secret Door
What hidden adventure lies behind the secret door?


Cousins and best friends, Timothy and Zoey are having the time of their lives, exploring Badger Hills Farm, the 177-acre property their family has inherited. So, when they discover there is a secret door hidden in the house, they are in for their biggest adventure yet. As the story progresses, readers see Timothy and Zoey partaking in different activities that take place on a farm such as looking after horses, chopping firewood and getting to know new animal species such as squirrels, dogs, horses, badgers, deer, and more. 
Readers get to experience Timothy and Zoey learning new things on their own and experiencing the consequences of their actions. In specific, Zoey’s adventure leading to her getting hurt in the forest for not following Nanna Bell’s rules, is particularly powerful. The book is also filled with lighter moments. The warm atmosphere of Christmas being right around the corner also fills the farm with love, joy and plenty of festive activities.

Full of descriptive imagery and engaging illustrations that bring the story to life, Phillips paints a vivid picture of each scene and character, which makes you feel as though you are living and breathing each moment with the characters. In addition, her ability to weave positive, uplifting messages that will aid in young ones’ social and emotional understanding and development is brilliant. Readers will learn profound lessons about trust, courage, family and faith. In addition, Zoey and Timothy are lovable protagonists with relatable qualities and characteristics that will have readers rooting for them every step of the way. 
Written for Level 3B readers, The Secret Door helps young readers develop new skills while transporting them on an adventure unlike any other.

Review by Book Excellence (bookexcellence.com)
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Books by Jenny Phillips

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A Crown for Kate

Level 1B

The Dave Book series by The Good and the Beautiful

The Dave Books 1 & 2

Level 1B

COMING SOON!

Dave and the Storks

Level 1B

COMING SOON!

Sniff Book series by Jenny Phillips

A Dog Named Sniff Books 1–3

Level 1A

COMING SOON!

A Dog Named Sniff Book 1

Level 1A

COMING SOON!

A Dog Named Sniff Book 2

Level 1A

COMING SOON!

A Dog Named Sniff Book 3

Level 1A

COMING SOON!

Little Glass Lake Books 1–4

Level 2B

COMING SOON!

Little Glass Lake:
Ducks Book 1

Level 2B

COMING SOON!

Little Glass Lake:
Turtles Book 2

Level 2B

COMING SOON!

Little Glass Lake:
Hummingbirds Book 3

Level 2B

COMING SOON!

Little Glass Lake:
Rabbits Book 4

Level 2B

COMING SOON!

Ocean

Board Book Ages 2–5

The Secret Door

Level 1B

Seth and Beth by Jenny Phillips

Seth and Beth

Level 2A

*co-authored

What Readers Are Saying . . .

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