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It Will Be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and – Lysa Terkeurst

Our daughter re-discovered this book recently and found it was a reassuring read during these uncertain times.  This review was originally posted December 18, 2014.

It Will Be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change is a terrific book.  The friendship that develops between little seed and little fox is a sweet one.  Their adventures together ultimately help them realize that although things around them may change – God is always there.

For little ones who tend to be anxious and worry, this book is a must have!

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

It Will Be Okay Book Cover It Will Be Okay
Lysa TerKeurst
Juvenile Fiction
Harpercollins Christian Pub
October 7, 2014

My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George

I revisited this classic and so enjoyed it.  My Side of the Mountain shares the adventures of Sam Gribley as he spends a year living alone in the Catskill Mountains.  His ability to live self sufficiently with his pet falcon Frightful was fascinating.




My Side of the Mountain Book Cover My Side of the Mountain
Juvenile Fiction
Dutton Childrens Books

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Sometimes You Fly – Katherine Applegate

Sometimes You Fly is another great book option for a graduation gift.  The text takes one through the journey of growing up highlighting milestones and accomplishments of childhood.  The illustrations in this book truly delight.  This one is a favorite!


Celebrate You – Sherri Duskey Rinkler

Celebrate You would be a great graduation gift.  It is filled with charming pictures that highlight the ups and downs experienced to reach a myriad of important milestones.  This one is a winner!

Celebrate You! Book Cover Celebrate You!
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Juvenile Fiction
Balzer + Bray
March 5, 2019

Surf’s Up – Kwame Alexander

Surf’s Up is a terrific end of the school year read aloud option.  It not only features the fun of reading, but it also shares the delight that can be found in coupling reading with other fun summer activities.  This gem is a real winner!

Surf's Up Book Cover Surf's Up
Kwame Alexander
NorthSouth (NY)
February 1, 2016

Summer Blogging Schedule

Throughout the summer, I will be posting new reviews on Mondays only.  Publication of two reviews a week will resume Wednesday, September 14th.

Happy Memorial Day!

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Comparison Girl – Shannon Popkin

Comparison Girl provides a guide for a seven week Bible Study focusing on resisting comparison and judgment.  The conversational tone of the text coupled with the easy to navigate lessons make this text a great guide for individual or small group study.

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

Comparison Girl Book Cover Comparison Girl
Shannon Popkin
Kregel Publications
May 19, 2020

The Hiding Place – Corrie ten Boom

The Hiding Place is an amazing book that chronicles the ten Boom Family’s work with the underground saving Jewish families from the Nazis during World War II by hiding them in their home.  Ultimately, the family is arrested and the second half of the book shares daughter Corrie’s experiences in confinement including her time in concentration camps.  She recounts how she survived and shares a powerful message of courage, faith, and hope.

The Hiding Place Book Cover The Hiding Place
Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill,
Biography & Autobiography
Chosen Books