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Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters – Lesley M. Blume

Cornelia’s life changing friendship with her elderly neighbor Virginia Somerset makes for a terrific tale that features rich vocabulary and wonderful adventures that span the globe.  The story within a story format and great descriptive details makes this book a most enjoyable read.  This one is a winner!

Way Back Wednesday ~ The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

This post was originally published on July 16, 2016.  Our daughter received the boxed set of this edition of The Chronicles of Narnia for Christmas, and she has been delighting in re-reading the series on her own.

The Chronicles of Narnia is an amazing fantasy series with strong Biblical themes.  It can be enjoyed by […]

88 Instruments – Chris Barton

88 Instruments is a fun picture book that features a young boy selecting which musical instrument he would like to learn how to play.  With clever use of onomatopoeia, the story comes to life and you cannot help but feel like you are at the music shop too!  Beautiful illustrations enhance the text.  This would […]

I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) – Brad Meltzer

The Ordinary People Change the World series by Brad Meltzer is terrific.  These highly accessible picture books introduce children to a wide range of historical figures.  I especially appreciate how the author includes details about each person’s early life and childhood which helps young readers connect to the stories.  Our daughter particularly enjoyed the Jane […]

Blogging Vacation

Professional Development Day for teachers means our little lady has a day off from school today.  We are looking forward to a day filled with fun adventures!  My next new post will by Wednesday, January 18th.

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe – Mike Massimino

Spaceman is a great read.  Massimino is a delightful storyteller and his story is a fascinating one.  His details about what it is like to be in space were amazing, and I was equally fascinated by his detailed explanation of the selection process to be an astronaut.  The road to become an astronaut took a […]

Whatever is Lovely: A 90-Day Devotional Journal (Faithgirlz) – Allia Zobel Nolan

Faithgirlz materials are very popular with our daughter.  This devotional is no exception.  It is written for tween girls and uses Philippians 4:8 as a foundation for discussion of a wide range of topics important to tween young ladies.  Each devotional begins with a scripture passage and a brief reading that relates to the scripture […]

Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining through Me Every Day – Joni Eareckson Tada

I have long been a fan of Joni Eareckson Tada’s books.  Her writing is consistently inspiring and encouraging.  Her new daily devotional is outstanding.  Each daily reading includes a scriptural passage and then a brief reading that relates to the scripture and closes with a prayer.  I look forward to using A Spectacle of Glory […]

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year…Looking forward to a terrific 2017!  My next new post will appear on January 4th.