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Way Back Wednesday ~ Can I Tell You a Secret – Anna Kang

Can I Tell You a Secret?


We recently went to a book signing and met Anna Kang.  At the event, we learned that Monty will be featured in another book which will debut next fall.  Our family is eager to read it!  This review was originally posted on August 29, 2016.

Can I Tell You a Secret is a precious book that features a little frog with a big secret – He is scared of the water and cannot swim!  This would be a problem for anyone to be sure, but it is a huge problem for a frog.  Ultimately, Monty the frog learns that conquering your fears is a lot easier when you have the help of a friend.
Can I Tell You a Secret is a darling book that would make a terrific read-aloud.

New From: $7.30 USD In Stock

The Most Magnificent Thing – Ashley Spires

The Most Magnificent Thing


The Most Magnificent Thing is a new favorite!  This darling picture book has big messages to share.  A young girl decides that she is going to make “the most magnificent thing”, and she is sure it is going to be easy.  As time goes by, she comes to realize that magnificent things are rarely created with ease.  After many frustrating attempts, her dog, who is her best friend and assistant, encourages her to take a break from her work and go for a walk.  Refreshed and renewed when she returns, she is able to finally create “the most magnificent thing” she has been dreaming of making.  The Most Magnificent Thing is a fantastic read aloud for little kids and big kids.
New From: $8.70 USD In Stock

Way Back Wednesday ~ Cloudette – Tom Litchtenheld

Cloudette


This post was originally published on September 26, 2011.

Cloudette is a favorite at our home.  Our daughter delights in reading about Cloudette, the sweet little cumulus cloud who enjoys her life as a little cloud but longs to do big and important things like the other clouds.  After being blown far from her neighborhood during a storm, she meets a little frog whose pond has dried up to nothing more than a little mud puddle.  Determined to help, she musters all of her determination and in the end finds she is capable of doing lots of important things.

Written with humor and enhanced with colorful, appealing pictures, Cloudette is a feel good story that shares an important message.

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Light Up New York (Faithgirlz/Glimmer Girls) – Natalie Grant

Light Up New York (Faithgirlz / Glimmer Girls)


Light Up New York is the fourth and final book in Faithgirlz’ Glimmer Girl Series.  Our daughter has enjoyed all of them! They are a quick, easy, fun read.  As a parent I love that these books do not include any content of concern, and they encourage behavior that displays kindness to others. 

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions. 

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Release date January 31, 2017.

Blogging Holiday

Looking forward to having Spring Break fun with my family…My next new post will be March 13th.

Tightropes and Teeter-Totters: Finding Balance in the Ups and Downs of Life – Lisa Pennington

Tightropes and Teeter-Totters: Finding Balance in the Ups and Downs of Life


Tightropes and Teeter-Totters provides great reminders about how to more effectively keep your life in balance.  Written from a Christian perspective, Pennington’s book is as an easy read that supplies plenty to think about and reflect upon long after reading it. 

While this complimentary book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions. 

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Land Shark – Beth Ferry

Land Shark


Land Shark tells the tale of Bobby and his birthday wish.  He wants a shark for a pet.  With time, Bobby finds room in his heart for his new pet which is truly right for him.  This is a delightful story that is enhanced with great illustrations.  It is a perfect read-aloud book.
New From: $7.17 USD In Stock

Awesome Dawson – Chris Gall

Awesome Dawson


Awesome Dawson is a fun book about a little boy who loves to collect “junk” and then turn those things into treasures.  As his skills as an engineer continue to grow, Dawson builds a machine that will do his chores for him.  Unfortunately, the machine is a bit too awesome and Dawson is faced with the challenge of regaining control.  Awesome Dawson is a cute story that is enhanced by colorful illustrations. 
New From: $6.25 USD In Stock

Blogging Vacation

I am looking forward to an extra special day of fun with our little lady today since she has the day off from school. My next new post will be Wednesday, February 22nd.

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions – Chris Barton

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions


Whoosh is a great book that shares the life and inventions of Lonnie Johnson who is an engineer and inventor.  While working on a new cooling system for refrigerators and air-conditioners, completely by accident, Johnson created one of the top selling toys of all time – The Super Soaker.  Shared in an enjoyable picture book format, this story is a great one to share with little kids as well as big ones.  I particularly appreciated the emphasis on the fact that Johnson’s path to success took a lot of unexpected turns and was truly challenging just like real life. 
New From: $7.83 USD In Stock