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A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World – John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle

Written from a Christian worldview, A Practical Guide to Culture is a phenomenal resource for parents, teachers, and others who work with students. This well-organized, easy to read text is filled with valuable information. It would make a great selection for a Christian book study. Each chapter ends with recommended actions steps as well as […]

Sometimes You Fly – Katherine Applegate

Sometimes You Fly is another great book option for a graduation gift. The text takes one through the journey of growing up highlighting milestones and accomplishments of childhood. The illustrations in this book truly delight. This one is a favorite!


Celebrate You – Sherri Duskey Rinkler

Celebrate You would be a great graduation gift. It is filled with charming pictures that highlight the ups and downs experienced to reach a myriad of important milestones. This one is a winner!

Title: Celebrate You! Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Balzer + Bray Release Date: March 5, 2019 Pages: 40

Comparison Girl – Shannon Popkin

Comparison Girl provides a guide for a seven week Bible Study focusing on resisting comparison and judgment. The conversational tone of the text coupled with the easy to navigate lessons make this text a great guide for individual or small group study.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Kregel Publications, no other […]

The Hiding Place – Corrie ten Boom

The Hiding Place is an amazing book that chronicles the ten Boom Family’s work with the underground saving Jewish families from the Nazis during World War II by hiding them in their home. Ultimately, the family is arrested and the second half of the book shares daughter Corrie’s experiences in confinement including her […]

The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle – David Litchfield

David Litchfield’s follow up to The Bear and the Piano is a winner. Once again using music, beautiful illustration, and themes of depth, Litchfield captivates the reader on a musical journey focused on the power of friendship. This is a terrific read aloud for all ages.

Title: The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle


David Litchfield




Clarion Books

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Way Back Wednesday ~ Our Favorite Easter Book

This review was originally posted on April 1, 2015,

Reading this book has become a special Easter tradition for our family.

The Flowering Cross was a very quick favorite for our daughter. It is a touching Easter story which focuses on the transformational power of God’s love.

Katie is a six year old little girl […]

Jesus Rose for Me – Jared Kennedy

Jesus Rose for Me is a terrific resource for sharing why we celebrate Easter with preschool and early elementary aged children. Clear, easy to understand text is coupled with engaging illustrations. The questions for further discussion found throughout the book are great for pause points to check for understanding and discussion. This one is a […]

The Bear and the Piano – David Litchfield

The Bear and the Piano is a beautiful picture book that includes themes of depth. Young readers as well as those with more life experience will delight in reading about a very special bear that finds a piano in the woods and teaches himself how to skillfully play. He ultimately leaves the forest in order […]

Because – Mo Willems

Because is a beautiful tale that shares the impact of music, the power of hard work, and the importance of having a dream. This book is truly magical and could be used in so many different ways within the classroom to further instruction or simply be enjoyed as a fantastic read aloud story. Because is […]