Currently Reading

Leave Only Footprints



I am Amelia Earhart – Brad Meltzer

Bright colorful pictures and engaging text make this book a delightful find.  This book is written in first person which instantly grabbed out daughter’s attention.  She liked the idea that Amelia Earhart was telling her own story.  The message within the story – work hard and pursue your dreams is presented in an entertaining manner […]

How to Train Your Dragon – Cressida Cowell

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is the most unlikely hero. As he attempts to become part of the Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, he endeavors to catch and train a dragon which makes for a very funny and engaging story.

This series has become a fast favorite for our daughter.  She is reading […]

Ellie McDoddle: Have Pen, Will Travel – Ruth McNally Barshaw

I am always on the hunt for new chapter books that are engaging yet still appropriate for our little reader.  The Ellie McDoodle series has been a great find.  Each book is a combination sketch book and diary that Ellie is keeping to chronicle her adventures.  They make for an easy, enjoyable read.  Our daughter […]

The Midnight Library – Kazuno Kohara

The Midnight Library is a sweet, gentle tale about a little girl who serves as the librarian of a special library that is only open at night and has animals as library patrons.  For our daughter, who has a BIG imagination and loves books and animals of every sort, this one was a big hit.  […]

Treasury of Bible Stories ~ Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times (Magnificent Tales Series) – Kelly Pulley

This treasury of Bible stories is beautifully put together.  The illustrations are engaging and colorful, and the rhyming text is fun to read.  I have to admit I was a bit hesitant about a rhyming Bible story book.  To my delighted surprise, the rhyming verse is well done, and it really does add to the […]

Get to Know Jesus – Nancy I. Sanders

After enjoying a couple of other Get to Know biographies, I was very fortunate to be given another book from the series to review for my blog.

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

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury – Mary Engelbreit

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury is a delightful volume of Engelbreit’s artwork coupled with quotes and Bible verses about friendship.  I love that this book is a large picture book size.  You can enjoy all of the details in the art work, and it has been fun to read and discuss with our daughter.  This […]

My Blue Bunny Bubbit – Maggie Smith

My Blue Bunny Bubbit is a very sweet tale.  Bubbit the Bunny is a “cuddle buddy” that was made by grandma and is well loved.  The arrival of a new brother brings the opportunity to make a special “cuddle buddy” just for him.  Grandma helps the proud new sister make a very special corduroy elephant […]

Happy Labor Day!