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The Word Collector – Peter H. Reynolds

School begins this week for our daughter, and this book has a perfect message for the start of a new school year!

Our family’s all time favorite children’s book author is Peter H. Reynolds!  His newest book is a treasure.  The Word Collector reminds young and old readers alike of the power of words and encourages using your own words to make a difference in the world.  This one is a winner!

The Word Collector Book Cover The Word Collector
Peter Reynolds
Juvenile Fiction
Orchard Books

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Elmore – Holly Hobbie

Elmore is a kind porcupine who really wants to have friends.  Feeling lonely and sad, he sets out to find a way to connect with the other forest animals that are wary of all his quills.  This sweet tale is a heartwarming story for young and old alike.

Elmore Book Cover Elmore
Holly Hobbie
Juvenile Fiction
Random House Books for Young Readers

Florette – Anna Walker

Florette tells the sweet story of a little girl named Mae who moves to the city and desperately misses the garden that she had to leave behind at her old home.  Mae attempts to recreate her garden in a variety of creative ways including chalk and boxes.  Ultimately, she discovers a store that appears to house a leafy forest.  A sprout peaking out of a crevice of the store front becomes the beginning of Mae’s new garden.  Her garden positively impacts the whole neighborhood.  This beautiful book is a perfect gift for a nature loving child.


Florette Book Cover Florette
Anna Walker
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Teeny Tiny Toady – Jill Esbaum

Teeny Tiny Toady tells the story of a family of toads attempting to rescue their mother who has ended up in a bucket.  After many attempts have been made by her big, strong brothers, petite little toady uses her smarts to save their Mom.  This sweet tale is filled with valuable lessons and makes for a great read-a-loud.

Teeny Tiny Toady Book Cover Teeny Tiny Toady
Jill Esbaum
Juvenile Fiction
Sterling Children's Books
March 1, 2016

Dear Girl, – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Dear Girl, is truly a delight.  It is a terrific reminder for every girl, no matter what her age, of her worth and her potential.  I really liked this one a lot!

Dear Girl, Book Cover Dear Girl,
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal,
Juvenile Fiction
December 26, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir – Bart Millard and Robert Noland

I Can Only Imagine chronicles the story behind the number one selling Christian music single of all time.  The emotionally charged story of Bart Millard’s life and specifically his relationship with his father is a testament to the power of God in the lives of his children.  Whether you are a MercyMe fan or not, this book is an enjoyable read and provides insights and details that are not in the recently released movie version.

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

I Can Only Imagine Book Cover I Can Only Imagine
Bart Millard
W Publishing Group
February 13, 2018

A Bright Tomorrow: How to Face the Future Without Fear – Jared Mellinger

A Bright Tomorrow helps direct the reader to biblical truths that supply confidence and ultimately peace about the future.  The text is easy to read and is enhanced by reflection questions at the end end of each chapter.  This would make an excellent resource for a small group study.

This title – A Bright Tomorrow and many other excellent resources are available thru New Growth Press.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by New Growth Press, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

A Bright Tomorrow Book Cover A Bright Tomorrow
Jared Mellinger
June 4, 2018

May I Come In? – Marsha Diane Arnold

May I Come In? is a wonderful story that highlights the impact and  importance of kindness.  Set during a thunderstorm in the forest, the concerns the animals have during the storm will resonate with primary aged learners.  This one is a winner!

May I Come In? Book Cover May I Come In?
Marsha Diane Arnold
Juvenile Fiction