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Faithgirlz Bible

The Faithgirlz Bible features a darling cover with a magnetic closure. There are many nifty additional features included in this NIV Bible including:

• Book introductions—Read about the who, when, where, and what of each book.

• Dream Girl—Use your imagination to put yourself in the story.

• Bring It On!—Take quizzes to really get […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation – Mark Teague

When I was a sixth grade language arts teacher, How I Spent My Summer Vacation was one of my favorite books to use at the beginning of the school year with my students. This book does a terrific job of introducing young writers to the idea of employing imagination into their writing. Fun and enjoyable […]

First Day Jitters – Julie Danneberg

In honor of our daughter’s first day of third grade….

First Day Jitters is a favorite from my days in the classroom. I love that the young lady who is suffering from first day jitters is a new teacher. This reality does not come to light until about half way thru the book, and it […]

Blogging Vacation

I am taking a blogging break this week. It is the last week of summer vacation before out little lady goes back to school. We are looking forward to a special week of fun together.

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures – Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater

This book features a little girl named Pip who can communicate with magical creatures which absolutely delighted our animal and fantasy loving daughter. Engaging text coupled with detailed diagrams of a variety of mythical creatures made this book a quick, fun read. This is the first book in a series, and book two is being […]

Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now – Max Lucado

I am a big Max Lucado, and I am always thrilled to have the opportunity to review his newest release. Glory Days provides a study of the book of Joshua. He specifically tackles the disconnect between the promises found in the Bible related to the lives of Christians and the lives most Christians are living […]

Of Giants and Ice (The Ever Afters) – Shelby Bach

The premise of this book is that the main characters enter a world of real life fairy tales. It provides an exciting, fantasy adventure that had our daughter reading every spare minute she could find. She particularly liked the fact that the smart, savvy main character was a girl.


The Cats of Tanglewood Forest – Charles de Lint

Fantasy books are a huge hit this summer at our house. The Cats of Tanglewood Forest features a little girl who goes on an amazing adventure through the forest and is able to meet and speak with many different animals. The illustrations found throughout this book truly enhance the text.