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God Cares for Me: Helping Children Trust God When They’re Sick – Scott James

God Cares for Me: Helping Children Trust God When They’re Sick is another winner from the God Made Me book series for children. All of the books in this series are terrific and provide great support for parents as they endeavor to discuss a wide variety of issues with their children. This book is particularly […]

Kindness Rules!




Kindness Rules is a great little manners book. It is perfectly suited for toddlers and pre-school aged children. Filled with engaging illustrations and delightful rhymes, this one is a winner.












Way Back Wednesday ~ Someday – Alison McGhee

In honor or our daughter’s birthday which is right around the corner, I wanted to re-share this favorite. This post was originally published on February 16, 2010.

Someday is an extremely touching book. The reader is allowed to share the journey of “growing up” with mother and daughter. With each page you are introduced […]

Happy Presidents Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

Although not specifically a Valentine’s book, this story is a sweet one!

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 on the importance of being a good friend […]

The Valentine Bears – Eve Bunting

The Valentine’s Bears is an exceedingly sweet book about the unlikely celebration of Valentine’s Day for two bears who would traditionally miss the special day due to hibernation. This engaging tale provides an important lesson in how to love others well. It would make a great read-aloud for Valentine’s Day.

Title: The Valentine Bears Author: Eve Bunting


Juvenile Fiction


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Love from Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae

Gerald the Giraffe is back! This time Gerald and his friends joyfully celebrate love, music, and dance. Love from Giraffes Can’t Dance would make a wonderful read-aloud to share the fun of Valentine’s Day with young learners.

Title: Love from Giraffes Can't Dance Author: Giles Andreae Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Orchard Books Release Date: 2020-12 Pages:


If Jesus Came to My House – Joan G. Thomas


If Jesus Came to My House is a touching story about how we should treat others. Written in rhyming verse, this children’s classic has been a favorite for many since the 1950’s. It still inspires and provides comfort to readers today.




Title: If Jesus Came to My House Author: Joan G. Thomas


Allegro Editions

Release Date:

July 17, 2015