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Blogging Holiday

Spending some extra special time with our little lady today…My next new post will be published on Wednesday, January 17th.

What Do You Do With an Idea? – Kobi Yamada

This is one of the best children’s book I have ever read. I absolutely loved this one! It features a young man who has a terrific idea but isn’t quite sure what to do with it. As his confidence grows, his idea begins to blossom as well. Ultimately, the idea’s impact reaches far beyond what could have ever been imagined. This thought-provoking picture book is beautifully illustrated and would be an amazing book to use with young learners as well as more experienced learners.

What Do You Do with an Idea? Book Cover What Do You Do with an Idea?
Kobi Yamada
Juvenile Fiction
February 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hope your new year is off to a wonderful start!

Merry Christmas!

I hope you found some wonderful new books under your Christmas Tree this morning!

Blogging Vacation

I am taking a blogging vacation from December 20th thru January 9th.  My next new post will be January 10th.  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

Wishtree – Katherine Applegate

Our daughter is always eager to read Katherine Applegate’s newest book.  Wishtree did not disappoint.  This story is told from the point of view of Red, who is an enormous Red Oak Tree.  The tree serves as the “wishtree” for the entire neighborhood.  This is a beautifully written book about friendship and community that sticks with you and makes you think.

Wishtree Book Cover Wishtree
Katherine Applegate
Juvenile Fiction
September 26, 2017

The Boy Who Loved Words – Roni Schotter

We love this book! Selig enjoys collecting all sorts of interesting words to keep for himself. After helping a poet complete his work with some of his collected words, Selig discovers sharing his word collection with others is a true delight. This word filled adventure is fun to read, and you may even be able to add a new word or two to your own vocabulary after being introduced to Selig’s collection!

The Boy Who Loved Words Book Cover The Boy Who Loved Words
Roni Schotter
Juvenile Fiction

Bible Promises to Live By for Women – Katherine J. Butler

This lovely purse size edition is divided into short chapter-like sections.  Each section focuses on a specific feeling or area of concern and includes a short narrative coupled with a series of Bible verses.  The page set up and text are presented in an artistic manner which enhances the overall look and feel of the book.  This little jewel would be a terrific gift of encouragement for a special woman in your life.

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

Bible Promises to Live by for Women
Katherine J. Butler, Ronald A. Beers,
September 19, 2017

Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow – And How Your Kids Can Too – Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach

This book tackles the myth that all teens rebel.  The author uses her own experiences coupled with  psychological research and in depth interviews to present her case.  Ultimately, eight commonalities are found in homes where teens don’t rebel against their parents or their faith.  These are explained and discussed within the text.  This book was an interesting read and ultimately an encouraging read as a parent of a soon to be teenager.

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.

Why I Didn't Rebel Book Cover Why I Didn't Rebel
Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach
Thomas Nelson
October 3, 2017

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win – Rachel Ignotofsky

If you are looking for a Christmas gift for a sports-loving tween/teen girl, this book would be a great pick!  Using the same format as Ignotofsky’s previous best-seller Women in Science, this volume recognizes the athletic achievements of women in sports.  Enjoyable and educational…This one is a winner!

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

Women in Sports Book Cover Women in Sports
Rachel Ignotofsky