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Way Back Wednesday ~ Mouse’s First Halloween – Lauren Thompson

 

This post was originally published on October 31, 2012.

Lauren Thompson is a great author. Her Mouse series highlights the many firsts encountered by a little mouse. Mouse’s First Halloween follows inquisitive little mouse through all sorts of Halloween experiences which in the end all prove not to be so scary after all. This […]

Way Back Wednesday – First Day of School

Today is our daughter’s first day of middle school, and the message of The Dot seemed the perfect way to start the year. Looking forward to a great one!

The Dot is perhaps my favorite picture book of all time. The Dot introduces us to Vashti a little girl who is not very eager […]

Little Mouse’s Big Valentine – Thacher Hurd

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 new friend and together they come up with […]

Star Bright: A Christmas Story ~ Author – Alison McGhee and Illustrator – Peter H. Reynolds

A Christmas Story is a lovely book that tells the story of an angel who is uncertain what to bring to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus. Ultimately, she realizes a star that shines brightly is the perfect gift for a king. The text and illustrations in this book work together beautifully to create a […]

Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Family Devotional – Marty Machowski

Prepare Him Room is a delightful guide to implementing gospel focused traditions for your family during Advent. This lovely book includes weekly scripture readings as well as Christmas activities and songs. It would be a wonderful early Christmas gift for a family with young children.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by New […]

A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten December – Steven Estes

This small book shares true stories accompanied by pen and ink illustrations. It is an encouraging reminder how we can each have a a more purposeful and peaceful Christmas season. The author uses the Book of Proverbs as a guide.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by New Growth Press, no other compensation […]

Pumpkin Cat – Ann Turner

Pumpkin Cat is a sweet story that features a ginger cat who finds safety at the library. Although the library is safe and warm and children come to visit during the day, it still doesn’t feel like home to the ginger cat. The unexpected arrival of Halloween Cat, a baby kitten left in a basket […]

The Word Collector – Peter H. Reynolds

School begins this week for our daughter, and this book has a perfect message for the start of a new school year!

Our family’s all time favorite children’s book author is Peter H. Reynolds! His newest book is a treasure. The Word Collector reminds young and old readers alike of the power of words and […]

The Flowering Cross – Beth Ryan

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 who truly loves God. She displays her unconditional love […]

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

Happy Valentine’s Day! Although this is 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 […]