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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Echo – Pam Muñoz Ryan

See larger image Echo Looking for a terrific book for a tween mother/daughter summer book club?  Echo would be a terrific option!  This post was originally published on 11/09/16.

Echo was another favorite for our daughter as she read the nominated books for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.  The book is a bit larger than […]

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 […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

See larger image The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: Full-Color Collector’s Edition This post was originally published on July 16, 2016.  Our daughter received the boxed set of this edition of The Chronicles of Narnia for Christmas, and she has been delighting in re-reading the series on her own.

The Chronicles of Narnia is […]

Prayers and Answered Prayers – Thomas Nelson

See larger image Prayers and Answered Prayers New From: $2.99 USD In Stock

Prayers and Answered Prayers is really two small journal books in one.  One of the books features prompts for the reader to use for prayers while the other focuses on answered prayers.  Each page is produced with an eye […]

The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith – Champ Thornton

See larger image The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith New From: $20.89 USD In Stock

The Radical Book for Kids is an amazing resource.  It explores the Bible, faith, church history, and life in a thoughtful and engaging way that is perfect for tweens and teens.  […]

Echo – Pam Muñoz Ryan

See larger image Echo Echo was another favorite for our daughter as she read the nominated books for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.  The book is a bit larger than most nominated works (592 pages), but the length did not dissuade her as a reader.  She truly could not put this one down.  I found […]

The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protest Her Future

See larger image The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protect Her Future New From: $7.99 USD In Stock

This research based book about dating is a must read for parents.  It provides a terrific support to help parents guide their […]