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You Are Home with Me – Sarah Asper-Smith

You Are Home with Me is beautifully written in a lyric format. The reader is introduced to a variety of animal habitats as well as interesting facts about each animal featured. The amazing pictures reinforce the text. There are many animal books available for young learners, but this it truly a stand out and can […]

Let’s All Creep Through Crocodile Creek – Jonny Lambert

Let’s All Creep Through Crocodile Creek is a delightful picture book. It features beautiful, engaging pictures coupled with dynamic text that introduces the reader to the use of numerous literary devices including alliteration and onomatopoeia. Although this book would be a fun read for young learners, it would be a great option for older learner […]

Is This Normal: MORE Girls’ Questions, Answered by the Editors of The Care & Keeping of You – Darcie Johnston

Is This Normal? is a great companion book to the The Care and Keeping of You. Both books provide information about how a young ladies body changes during puberty. Presented in the format of a variety of letters, Is This Normal? shares information in an interesting and quick to read manner. This one is a […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

This review was originally posted August 31, 2011.

Wind in the Willows is a HUGE favorite at our home! This classic tale is filled with adventure and animals that behave like human beings. Grahame’s descriptive detail helps the reader “see” Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and Toad as well as appreciate their unique personalities and ultimately […]

Keeper of the Lost Cities – Shannon Messenger

Today, our little lady is stepping in and doing a book review for the blog.

Keeper of the Lost Cities is a phenomenal book. It is fast-paced and has lots of plot twists that make the storyline even more interesting. You can also really relate to all of the characters and what they […]

A Small Book for the Anxious Heart – Edward T. Welch

This little book is packed with wisdom about getting one’s heart and mind in the right place when faced with fear and worry. Each short daily reading concludes with meaningful questions. Written from a Christian viewpoint, the text points the reader to God and the life changing impact of trusting in Him.

While this complimentary […]

Safe and Sound: Standing Firm in Spiritual Battles – David Powlison

This small book is filled with tremendous wisdom and insight about spiritual warfare. Written from a Christian perspective, the book of Ephesians is explored within the text. Although this book is focused more as a resource for someone who would serve as a pastoral care counselor, it is an interesting read for anyone interested in […]

Gus Loses His Grip – David Powilson

Gus Loses His Grip is another great book from the Good News for Little Hearts Series. In this book, Gus struggles with his sweet tooth and his desire for more and more treats which ultimately leads to not only sneaking treats into his room but stealing from a local store. Written from a Christian perspective, […]

Henry Says Good-Bye – Edward T. Welch

Henry Says Good-Bye is another book in the Good News for Little Hearts series. This tale focuses on dealing with grief and loss from a Christian perspective. It is an excellent resource to open up discussion with a child who has experienced a recent loss. Of particular note is the Helping Your Child Understand Sadness […]

Tori Comes Out of Her Shell – Jayne V. Clark

Tori Comes Out of Her Shell is part of the Good News for Little Hearts series. These sweet tales are written from a Christian perspective feature animal families and address challenges that are relevant to little ones. In this tale, Tori and her family have just moved to a new pond which means a new […]