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The Sour Grape – Jory John

The Sour Grape is an entertaining story with a big lesson.  This humorous tale is delightfully illustrated and would make a wonderful read aloud for all instructional levels.  This book is the perfect example of the power of picture books for learners of all ages.  A gem to be read and enjoyed!

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Jory John

Little Hoot – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

With a similar slant to the previous best seller Little Pea, Little Hoot is a fun bedtime story.  Rather than stay up late as his parents desire, Little Hoot wants nothing more than to go to bed early like all of his friends.  A truly charming story.

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Juvenile Fiction
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The Lantern House – Erin Napier

The Lantern House features a beautiful house becoming a family home not just once but twice.  Watercolor like illustrations make the text come alive in this quiet, gentle book which can be thoroughly enjoyed by young and old alike.  This one is a winner!

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Erin Napier
Juvenile Fiction
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
May 24, 2022

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I am enjoying the Christmas season to the fullest with our family.  My next new review will post on January 9th.  Best wishes for a Christmas filled with blessings and a Happy New Year!

Good News for Little Hearts Series – 2 New Additions

Two new titles from the Good News for Little Hearts Series have been released.

Zoe’s Time to Shine: When You Want to Hide explores how we can deal with situations where we just want to hide and may have feelings of shame.  Approached from a Christian worldview, Welch provides a picture book with an important message that includes delightful illustrations and an engaging story.  As is the tradition for the series, there are parent pages that provide further insights and scripture support for the text.

Another new release is Henry’s Big Mistake: When You Feel Guilty.  In this tale, Henry feels guilty after teasing his sister and learns more about why we feel guilt and what we can do about it.  Gently presented with a Christian worldview, this story is relatable to children and beautifully illustrated.  Additional support for parents who desire to discuss the text more fully with their children is provided.

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


God Made Babies: Helping Parents Answer the Baby Question – Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb

God Made Babies is a wonderful introductory book from a Christian world viewpoint that is age appropriate for preschool and early elementary-age children.  This is the latest addition to the God Made Me Series, and it is another winner.  It uses easy to understand text, engaging illustrations, and scriptural truths.  Of particular note is the “Things to Consider” section in the back of the book.  It provides additional insights and support for parents to engage in meaningful conversations about where babies come from with their children.

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.

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Justin Holcomb, Lindsey Holcomb,
March 14, 2022

A Bethlehem Christmas: Celebrating the Joyful Season – Chuck Swindoll

A Bethlehem Christmas is a wonderful reminder of the true wonder of Christmas.  The book presents the Christmas story from three separate points of view. Mary, Joseph, and the Angel Gabrielle each share their unique insights in this volume which includes beautiful artwork.  A new Christmas favorite for our family.

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Charles Swindoll
August 31, 2010