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Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart – Glenys Nellist

See larger image Love Letters from God; Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart features eighteen Bible stories – Nine from the Old Testament and nine from the New Testament that share the contributions of female Bible characters.  Each two page spread is beautifully illustrated […]

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog – Adam Gidwitz

See larger image The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Once our daughter started reading this book, she couldn’t put it down.  The Inquisitor’s Tale is a fantasy story set in France during the Middle Ages.  Each chapter is a different tale told by a different story teller at […]

So Few of Me – Peter H. Reynolds

See larger image So Few of Me An old favorite has come back today for Way Back Wednesday!  This review was originally posted on August 24, 2009.

Have you ever wished that there could magically be another you in order to have two to tackle your to do list?!  Leo is a really busy […]

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille – Jen Bryant

See larger image Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille is a terrific non-fiction picture book.  It shares the life story of Louis Braille, who was blind and was so desperate to be able to read, that he created his very own alphabet. This book is inspiring and uplifting.

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Stickley Makes a Mistake: A Frog Guide to Trying – Brenda S. Miles

See larger image Stickley Makes a Mistake! A Frog’s Guide to Trying Again Stickley Makes a Mistake! is a cute book that explores constructive ways to deal with mistakes and when things simply don’t go the way you had hoped they might.  The illustrations in this book are bright and colorful.  This is a […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Can I Tell You a Secret – Anna Kang

See larger image Can I Tell You a Secret? We recently went to a book signing and met Anna Kang.  At the event, we learned that Monty will be featured in another book which will debut next fall.  Our family is eager to read it!  This review was originally posted on August 29, 2016.

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The Most Magnificent Thing – Ashley Spires

See larger image The Most Magnificent Thing The Most Magnificent Thing is a new favorite!  This darling picture book has big messages to share.  A young girl decides that she is going to make “the most magnificent thing”, and she is sure it is going to be easy.  As time goes by, she comes […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Cloudette – Tom Litchtenheld

See larger image Cloudette This post was originally published on September 26, 2011.

Cloudette is a favorite at our home.  Our daughter delights in reading about Cloudette, the sweet little cumulus cloud who enjoys her life as a little cloud but longs to do big and important things like the other clouds.  After being […]

Little Mouse’s Big Valentine – Thacher Hurd

See larger image Little Mouse’s Big Valentine 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 […]

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

See larger image Love Monster and the Last Chocolate 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 […]