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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 […]

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 […]

Little Cat’s Luck – Marion Dane Bauer

See larger image Little Cat’s Luck Little Cat’s Luck is a sweet tale told in verse.  Prompted by a fluttering fall leaf, an indoor cat named Patches ventures out exploring.  Ultimately, it takes the help of many different animals for Patches to find her way back home and her happy ending.  Little Cat’s Luck […]

Wayback Wednesday ~ The Hundred Dresses – Eleanor Estes

See larger image The Hundred Dresses My daughter and I read this book together a couple of years ago, and we are still talking about it.

The Hundred Dresses tells a thought provoking tale about peer pressure.  Although written in the 1940’s it is sadly still highly relevant.  It is a short book, but […]