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Alongside Jesus: Devotions for Teenagers – Drew Hill

Alongside Jesus is terrific devotional firmly rooted in scripture and specifically designed for teenagers. It provides four daily devotions each week focusing on a specific truth about Jesus. Unique to this devotional is the element of including an “alongsider”. An “alongsider” is a parent/mentor that you process the devotionals with using questions that are included […]

Blast from the Past ~ The Dot – Peter H. Reynolds

Couldn’t help but revisit my very favorite Peter H. Reynolds book this month…

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 about art class. Her art teacher encourages her to “make her mark”. With gentle guidance from her […]

Little Happy Dreamer – Peter H. Reynolds

The power and the promise found in dreaming is celebrated in Little Happy Dreamer. This book would be wonderful to share with little ones, but it could also be easily used as a read aloud with older students. Beautiful illustrations and an encouraging message for all readers make this one a winner.

Title: Little Happy Dreamer

Author:

Peter H. Reynolds

Genre:

Juvenile Fiction

Publisher:

Cartwheel Books

Release Date:

2020-10

Pages:

20

Almost Gone: Twenty-Five Days and One Chance to Save Our Daughter – John Baldwin and Mackenzie Baldwin

This book provides the shocking true story of a teen from suburban North Texas who became so involved in a secret online relationship with a young man from Kosovo that she distanced herself from her family and friends, denounced her Christian faith, converted to Islam, and became “engaged” with plans to leave her family and […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Celebrate You – Sherri Duskey Rinkler

This review was originally posted on June 8, 2020. Celebrate You would be a great graduation gift. It is filled with charming pictures that highlight the ups and downs experienced to reach a myriad of important milestones. This one is a winner! Title: Celebrate You! Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Release Date:

March 5, 2019

Pages:

40

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The Good Egg – Jory John

Although The Good Egg can be enjoyed by young learners as a fun picture book, it is a clever book with a deeper message that would be great to use with older learners. Exhausted by trying to be good and influence the behavior of others, the protagonist (a good egg) learns life altering lessons in […]

WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New – Marty Machowski

WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New explores the whispers of Jesus that are found within the Psalms. Much like Machowski’s earlier work, The Ology, the primary audience for the book is children. That being said, young and old alike can enjoy and learn from this beautifully illustrated collection.

While this complimentary book was provided for review […]

DoubtLess – Because Faith is Hard – Shelby Abbott

DoubtLess does a phenomenal job of addressing the issue of doubt when it comes to faith. It specifically hones in on the difference between doubt and unbelief. Written to target college student and other young adults, this text is encouraging and empowering.

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

I Wish You More – Ann Krouse Rosenthal

I Wish You More is a delightful book filled with wishes for the future. It is a great text to use at the end of the year with students, but it is also a great option that can be used at the beginning of the year as you discuss classroom expectations and goals for the […]

Remarkably You – Pat Zietlow Miller

Remarkably You is a wonderful picture book that provides encouragement to embrace your unique you-ness. Uplifting text is coupled with delightful illustrations. This book would be a phenomenal resource to use at the beginning of the school year no matter what age learners you might be working with this year.

Title: Remarkably You Author: Pat Zietlow Miller

Genre:

Juvenile Fiction

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Release Date:

February 5, 2019

Pages:

32