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Land Shark – Beth Ferry

Land Shark tells the tale of Bobby and his birthday wish.  He wants a shark for a pet.  With time, Bobby finds room in his heart for his new pet which is truly right for him.  This is a delightful story that is enhanced with great illustrations.  It is a perfect read-aloud book.

Awesome Dawson – Chris Gall

Awesome Dawson is a fun book about a little boy who loves to collect “junk” and then turn those things into treasures.  As his skills as an engineer continue to grow, Dawson builds a machine that will do his chores for him.  Unfortunately, the machine is a bit too awesome and Dawson is faced with […]

Blogging Vacation

I am looking forward to an extra special day of fun with our little lady today since she has the day off from school. My next new post will be Wednesday, February 22nd.

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions – Chris Barton

Whoosh is a great book that shares the life and inventions of Lonnie Johnson who is an engineer and inventor.  While working on a new cooling system for refrigerators and air-conditioners, completely by accident, Johnson created one of the top selling toys of all time – The Super Soaker.  Shared in an enjoyable picture book […]

Little Mouse’s Big Valentine – Thacher Hurd

This is my favorite Valentine’s Day book in our collection.  Little Mouse has a very big valentine that he wants to share, but none of his friends are interested because it is just too big.  As he ponders how to solve his dilemma, Little Mouse makes a new friend and together they come up with […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Love Monster and the Last Chocolate – Rachel Bright

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, this seemed like a fitting choice for a Way Back Wednesday post.

Love Monster is such a cute character.  I was excited to see that he is now featured in a number of books.  Love Monster and the Last Chocolate is a very sweet story that focuses […]

Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible – Shannon Popkin

Control Girl is an encouraging book that explores the stories of seven women from the Bible who struggled with the burden of control.  Although an easy and enjoyable read, this book has a powerful message.  I especially appreciated the reflection questions at the end of each chapter as a way of pulling together all of […]

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know – Adam Bray and Cole Horton

If you have Star Wars fans at your home (big or small), they will love this book.  It provides all sorts of interesting details in a highly engaging format.  Our daughter has delighted in reading this one again and again!