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An Extraodinary Egg – Leo Lionni

Our daughter found this book in the reading area of the science museum. After our initial reading she promptly asked for it to be read to her again and again! An Extraordinary Egg is a story of a most unlikely friendship. When Jessica the frog brings back home what she thinks is a stone, Marilyn […]

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Cloudette – Tom Lichtenheld

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 […]

At This Very Moment – Jim Arnosky

Our daughter loves everything about the outdoors and nature…especially animals. On a recent trip to the library At This Very Moment caught her eye. She saw the cover and commented: “That looks like a really good book Mommy!” She was right. At This Very Moment is terrific. Written in rhyming couplet, the reader is taken […]

A Penguin Story – Antoinette Portis

I love the deceptively simple books that Antoinette Portis writes and illustrates. Her newest, A Penguin Story introduces the reader to Edna, a little penguin who is extremely curious. Edna decides there must be more out in the world than the three colors that surround her – white ice, black night, and blue sea. She […]

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy – Eric Metaxas

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyn, Prophet , Spy shares the amazing story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This exhaustive biography of Bonhoeffer’s life is extremely well written and engaging. The use of personal letters, interviews, and research provides the reader with a clear picture of who this man was and the incredible impact and influence he had in aggressively […]

Mole Music – David McPhail

Mole Music shares the story of a little mole who feels there is something missing in his life. After seeing a violist on television, he decides to order a violin and learn how to play. At first his efforts produce no more than screeching noises, but with time and effort Mole learns to play beautifully […]

Blue Chameleon – Emily Gravett

The power of simplicity is found in Emily Gravett’s Chameleon. Yes, this book is about colors, but it is also about a search for friendship. The simply language coupled with eye catching illustrations of the chameleon transforming from color to color in an attempt to “fit in” and find friendship makes this book not only […]

Women of Faith Afterglow

I had the privilege of being given tickets to the Women of Faith Conference in Dallas from Thomas Nelson Publishing. I was not sure exactly what to expect but was looking forward to the opportunity. I was not disappointed. It was an incredibly positive, encouraging experience which included music, speakers, and dramas.

Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn […]