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Sector 7 – David Wiesner

See larger image Sector 7 (Caldecott Honor Book) As we patiently waited in line to have Peter H. Reynolds sign our books a few weeks back, we started chatting with a very nice mom who was also waiting in line. Soon the conversation moved to great books we had shared with our children, and […]

Chopsticks – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

See larger image Chopsticks (Place Setting Picture Book) Chopsticks is the companion book to an old favorite Spoon. It is a clever book. There is much to enjoy for little ones who may have very limited knowledge of chopsticks beyond that they look nifty to adults who will appreciate the humor that is woven […]

North of Hope – Shannon Huffman Polson

See larger image North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey I knew North of Hope was going to be an emotionally challenging book, but I had no idea just how difficult it would be. The book chronicles the loss of the author’s father and step-mother in the Alaskan wilderness by a grizzly bear and […]

Exclamation Mark – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

See larger image Exclamation Mark We love Amy Rosenthal books at our house, and this new release is no exception! Who would ever imagine that a book that explains end marks could be so much fun?! Rosenthal has once again done a terrific job weaving multiple messages into her work. The reader not only […]

Lead Your Family Like Jesus: Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families – Tricia Goyer, Ken Blanchard, and Phil Hodges

See larger image Lead Your Family Like Jesus: Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families Leading Your Family Like Jesus is a a great parent leadership book. It provides practical advice, personal stories, and content that demands further thought and reflection. I have always appreciated Ken Blanchard’s work, and this one was another […]

Splat Says Thank You! – Rob Scotton

See larger image Splat Says Thank You! (Splat the Cat) The newest Splat the Cat book is another winner! Splat’s friend Seymour the mouse is feeling pretty low and needs to be cheered up which Splat is eager to do. Splat has been working on a very special surprise for Seymour and now seems […]

The Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munsch

See larger image The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) The Paper Bag Princess is not your traditional princess story. Elizabeth, the princess in this story, has a great deal of spunk. After the dragon kidnaps her potential prince charming, Elizabeth goes out and finds the dragon and ultimately outsmarts him. She attempts to […]

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals – Ed Emberley

See larger image Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals (Ed Emberley Drawing Books) Our daughter loves writing and illustrating her own stories. She was interested in learning how to make some of the animals she wanted to draw look a bit more life like. This book has been a terrific resource for her. Each […]

Intentional Parenting – Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Thevathan

See larger image Intentional Parenting: Autopilot Is for Planes Intentional Parenting is made up of twelve chapters that each address a parenting myth. Although there was not a lot of new information for me, I felt the points were well presented and meaningful examples were provided. I also really appreciated the emphasis on recognizing […]