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Sector 7 – David Wiesner

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 she mentioned a couple by David Wiesner which I […]

Chopsticks – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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 into the story. Ultimately, Chopsticks explores being able to […]

North of Hope – Shannon Huffman Polson

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 the aftermath which includes revisiting the site of their death in […]

Exclamation Mark – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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 learns how to effectively use end […]

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

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 winner.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Litfuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was […]

Splat Says Thank You! – Rob Scotton

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 to be the perfect time to share it. Seymour can’t help […]

The Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munsch

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 rescue Prince Ronald, but she quickly learns that he is not […]

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals – Ed Emberley

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 animal is made up of simple shapes and step by step instructions are given […]

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

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 who your child is as an individual and working with […]