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Silence – Lemniscates

Silence celebrates what we can hear when the world is quiet. From waves crashing, and birds singing, to your heart when you are running, there is lots to hear when all is quiet if you take time to listen.

Quiet – Susan Cain

Quiet is an outstanding book that explores the culture of extroversion that defines our country and the hidden power within introverts. This book was fascinating and provided a tremendous degree of insight regarding introverts and extroverts. One cannot help but recognize situations which Cain describes from his/her own life experience and no doubt will see […]

Almost to Freedom – Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Almost to Freedom shares the story of Lindy and her family’s escape from slavery through the Underground Railroad. The illustrations are haunting, but what truly makes this book unique is that the story is told from the point of view of the little girl’s doll. Our daughter was intently interested by this narration technique and […]

Just Like Jesus Devotional – Max Lucado

As I have shared in the past, I am a big Max Lucado fan. This devotional book is another winner. It is based on his book Just Like Jesus and includes thirty days of study. Each daily devotion highlights steps in thinking, hearing, reflecting, and speaking with a focus on knowing Jesus better.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Still searching for a gift for that special someone…Books make the best gifts!

Snowy Valentine – David Peterson

Snowy Valentine is a very sweet Valentine Day’s tale. Jasper the Rabbit goes out to search for a perfect Valentine’s Day surprise for his wife Lilly. He visits many of his friends, but none of the things that they are giving seem quite right to give to Lilly. Ultimately, the effort he has made searching […]

Valentine’s Day – Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons is a prolific writer of non-fiction children’s books. Valentine’s Day provides historical details as well as an exploration of the traditions commonly associated with Valentine’s Day. There is even a section in the back that provides instructions for making your own valentines and valentine box.

Snow Valentines – Karen Gray Ruelle

Snow Valentines is a cute little beginner chapter book which details how two little kittens (Harry and Emily) search for the perfect Valentine surprise for their parents. The story is sweet and the illustrations are charming.

All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep – Crescent Dragonwagon

On a recent visit to the library to pick up a few books we had on hold, All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep caught my eye. I threw it in my pile of books to be checked out from the library. When our daughter got home from school, she quickly selected it for the […]