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Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women – Lindsay A. Franklin

See larger image Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women Adored is a lovely devotional.  Each daily passage begins with scripture and then includes a few paragraphs which cover applying that verse within your life.  There are also a few lines provided for notes at the end of each section.  If you have a tween […]

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star – J.A.Myhre

See larger image A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star (Rwendigo Tales) A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star is the third book in the Rwendigo Series.  This African adventure story which features a boy, his sister, and an orphaned gorilla is filled with action.  It also includes many current concerns that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1) – Bryan Davis

See larger image Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1) I came across the Dragons in Our Midst series and knew that these would be a hit with our daughter who loves reading fantasy books.  This series focuses on the struggle of good vs. evil but unlike most fantasy books, it is written […]

The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments: Awesome Things To Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults – Rachel Miller, Holly Homer, and Jamie Harrington

See larger image The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments: Awesome Things To Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults Our little lady loves science, and we have had a number of science experiment books over the years.  This one is by far our favorite.  First, the layout of the book is terrific.  Experiments […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate – Jacqueline Kelly

See larger image The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate This post was originally published on September 21, 2016.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a favorite at our home.  It is a beautifully written book that explores a scientific question (Why the yellow grasshoppers in her backyard are bigger than the green ones?) and the […]

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

See larger image Wonder Wonder is an incredibly moving story.  It details the experiences of Augie, a 5th grader who has craniofacial anomalies and is attending public school for the first time as a mainstreamed student.  Augie grows and changes a great deal throughout the story as do those around him.  This powerful book […]

Story Thieves – James Riley

See larger image Story Thieves Book Thieves is a great fantasy adventure tale.  Many a book lover has dreamed of having the ability to jump into a story he was reading.  Book Thieves lets us find out what happens when someone really does jump into the story!  This is the first book in the […]