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Sidewalk Flowers – JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith

See larger image Sidewalk Flowers I have a special fondness for well executed wordless children’s books. I love the fact that such a book can serve as a powerful catalyst for meaningful discussion. Sidewalk Flowers is a winner filled with gentle acts of kindness by a little girl using the small flowers found in […]

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat – Lynne Jonell

See larger image Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat (Emmy and the Rat) New From: $1.00 USD In Stock

Filled with imaginative fun and a bit of mystery, Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat was hard for our daughter to put down once she started reading it. Emmy is an extremely bright […]

The Penderwicks: A Summer of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy – Jeanne Birdsall

See larger image The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy The Penderwicks series was a delightful recent find during a library visit. This series which features the Penerwick sisters reminds me a great deal of Little Women. The stories focus on the adventures of the girls and their very distinct personalities.  There is a wholesomeness about these books that is really refreshing.

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The Year of the Book – Andera Cheng

See larger image The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel) The Year of the Book is excellent. As the mother of a little girl who loves books, finding a book character who shares the same sort of love helped make this a quick high interest text for her. The story tackles the […]

Hug Me – Simona Ciraolo

See larger image Hug Me Finding a good friend is harder for some than others, but there is a good friend out there just waiting for everyone. Hug Me shares the story of Felipe the Cactus who searches high and low before successfully finding just the right friend. This is a fun read with […]

Blogging Vacation!

I will be taking the week off to enjoy time with our little lady. It is the first week of summer vacation, and we have lots of fun planned!

The Matheny Manifesto – Mike Matheny and Jerry Jenkins

See larger image The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life Truth be told, I am not a big baseball fan, but I was interested in reading Matheny’s book after hearing about the manifesto he wrote in response to being asked to coach a youth baseball team for […]

Believe Kid’s Edition: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus – Randy Frazee

See larger image Believe Kids’ Edition, Paperback: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus Believe Kid’s Edition: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus is a good resource for children exploring the Christian faith and understanding why we believe what we believe. I felt this book would have been more useful if it had focused on being a […]