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You and Me – Susan Verde

See larger image You and Me You and Me is a terrific book.  This sweet story about friendship is written in rhyming couplet and features darling illustrations from Peter H. Reynolds that truly bring the text alive.  You and Me is a picture book gem that can be equally enjoyed by young readers as […]

The Awakening of HK Derryberry: My Unlikely Friendship with the Boy Who Remembers Everything – Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin

See larger image The Awakening of HK Derryberry: My Unlikely Friendship with the Boy Who Remembers Everything This sweet tale is a quick read, but it will really make you think about the potential you have to positively impact others.  I loved Jim Bradford’s straight-forward account of his unique friendship with HK.  It was […]

Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless in You (Faithgirlz) – Lynn Cowell

See larger image Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You (Faithgirlz) Brave Beauty is a terrific devotional for tween girls that focuses on becoming a courageous and confident girl.  Each devotional entry provides scripture and a story that a young girl can easily relate to plus a short activity.  The final portion of each devotional […]

Some Kind of Courage – Dan Gemeinhart

See larger image Some Kind of Courage Our daughter found the display for the 2017-2018 Bluebonnet Award nominees at the library and has been faithfully reading through them.  Some Kind of Courage has been one of her favorites.  It is a historical fiction book that will literally have you at the edge of your […]

Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life – Eric Greitens

See larger image Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life I recently saw Eric Greitens featured on a news program.  I was intrigued by the path he had taken in life.  He is a Rhodes Scholar and humanitarian leader who decided to join the Navy and become a SEAL.  After serving in Afghanistan […]

Happy Dreamer – Peter H. Reynolds

See larger image Happy Dreamer Peter H. Reynolds is a favorite author, and his new book Happy Dreamer is a delight.  This sweet tale reminds the reader that dreams are meant to be pursued not put on the back burner until the “right time”.  Many a reader will relate to the struggle of being […]

NKJV – The Woman’s Study Bible

See larger image The NKJV, Woman’s Study Bible, Cloth over Board, Pink Floral, Full-Color, Indexed: Receiving God’s Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation The Woman’s Study Bible is a beautiful volume that is specifically geared toward women.  It is a true study Bible and includes many maps, charts, and study notes.  I particularly enjoyed […]

Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to Be the Real You – Lee Wolfe Blum

See larger image Brave Is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to Be the Real You Brave is the New Beautiful is a little gem that is filled with stories of brave women which will inspire you and make you think.  Each story is a small sub-section of the book and is followed by […]

The Beautiful Word Devotional: Bringing the Goodness of Scripture to Life in Your Heart

See larger image The Beautiful Word Devotional: Bringing the Goodness of Scripture to Life in Your Heart The Beautiful Word Devotional truly is beautiful.  It features a one page devotional for each day of the year which includes scripture, insights, and a short prayer.  Each two page spread features an illustrated Bible verse and […]

Pax – Sara Pennypacker

See larger image Pax I had seen this book on a number of “best books of the year” lists and decided to pick it up at the library for our daughter.  I am so glad I did!  Pax is a wilderness adventure story and so much more.  Told from alternating points of view, seven […]