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Forest Has a Song – Amy Ludwig Vanderwater

Forest Has a Song is a wonderful celebration of the outdoors presented in poems. The fact that a long haired brunette little girl is the person exploring the outdoors throughout the book simply delighted our daughter. She kept on telling me that the little girl in the book was her. Forest Has a Song would […]

Mom Seeks God: Practicing Grace in the Chaos – Julia Roller

As a new mother it is hard not to feel overwhelmed at times. Mom Seeks God presents advice regarding how to grow spiritually during the early years of motherhood. The text would be terrific for a new mother’s Bible study. It takes the reader through ten spiritual disciplines with humor and practical ideas to aid […]

Going Places – Peter and Paul Reynolds

I hope the Easter Bunny placed a few good books in your Easter basket. The Easter Bunny always leaves a book for each member of our family. Our little lady received Going Places. It is a terrific tale about a go-cart making contest which highlights creativity, team work, and taking chances. This one is a […]

Blogging Vacation

Today is a Professional Development Day for teachers so I get to spend the day with my favorite first grader. I will be back with a new review on Wednesday!

Happy Easter!

The Year of Billy Miller – Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes works are favorites at our home, and this book was no exception. It was terrific. The book shares the life of Billy Miller and takes the reader through his entire second grade year. Lots of early chapter books use the setting of a school, but few have a main character who is a […]

Maple – Lori Nichols

Our daughter has a great appreciation for the outdoors. Walking home from school often becomes a “nature walk” for us, and her passion and excitement for sticks, leaves and pods seems to be growing with age. I knew when I saw the front cover of Maple that more investigation was needed. I was not disappointed.


The Tree Lady – H. Joseph Hopkins

The Tree Lady shares the story of Kate Sessions (“Mother of Balboa Park”), who was the first woman to graduate with a degree in science from the University of California. Through her study of plants and trees she transformed a desert like park area in San Diego to a lush tree filled paradise that remains […]

James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

Our daughter has continued to gobble up any and all books she can find by Roald Dahl. James and the Giant Peach is her most recent find, and it delighted her. As a Mom, I love the quality of writing that she is enjoying. Dahl does a wonderful job creating imaginative, suspense filled adventures. This […]