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Get to Know the Apostle Paul – Nancy I. Sanders

After enjoying Get to Know Mary, I was very fortunate to be given another book from the series to review for my blog.

Get to Know the Apostle Paul is another outstanding biography for children. The introduction of historical information presented in such an interesting and engaging way makes this another winner. The full […]

Thea Stilton and the Dancing Shadows: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure

The Geronimo Stilton book series has a group of books that feature Geronimo Stilton’s younger sister – Thea. These highly illustrated chapter books have been fun summer reads for our daughter. She appreciates the illustrations and the engaging stories which feature mysteries that she enjoys trying to solve.

Baby Bear – Kadir Nelson

Baby Bear shares the story of a little bear that is lost and is trying to find his home. On his journey he meets a myriad of kind animals who provide advice and help him. This story is touching, and the pictures in this book are absolutely breathtaking. A perfect choice for a bedtime story.

Ramona and her Father – Beverly Cleary

Ramona and her Father is part of the classic Ramona series. These were some of my favorite books as a little girl, and it is fun to see the delight our daughter has gotten from reading them too! They remain engaging and encouraging tales for young readers.

Get to Know Mary – Nancy I. Sanders

Get to Know Mary is a great biography for children. It is part of a growing series of books featuring notable people from the Bible written by Nancy I. Sanders. Our soon to be second grader has been fascinated by learning more about Mary and the time period in which she lived. This book provides […]

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew:The Make-a-Pet Mystery – Carolyn Keene

The next generation of Nancy Drew mysteries has arrived. Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew books are a series of chapter books that are geared for ages 6-9 that include Nancy Drew and her friends set in modern day settings. These are great independent readers that build fluency. They have more substance than some of […]

The One and Only Ivan – Katherine Applegate

Our family absolutely fell in love with this book. The first person narrative of a gorilla named Ivan who is living at the Big Top Shopping Mall is a tale of heartbreak as well as new beginnings. This book provides a lot to think about and discuss. Ultimately an inspirational tale, The One and Only […]

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

This classic is a celebration of imagination and the power and comfort of home. The vivid, detailed illustrations bring the text to life! A favorite worthy of being pulled out and read again tonight.

Happy 4th of July!

Sparky – Jenny Offill

This story opens with a little girl who desperately wants a pet. Her mother finally agrees and supplies the following guidelines: The pet must not need to be walked, fed, or bathed. What is a girl to do? The savvy main character goes straight to the Animal Encyclopedia at the library and discovers that a […]