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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

When You Are Brave – Pat Zielow

When You a Brave explores finding courage within yourself. It is a lovely book that includes beautiful illustrations and rich use of literary devices. Although a picture book, it would make a terrific read aloud for older students.

Title: When You Are Brave Author: Pat Zietlow Miller Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Release Date:

March 5, 2019

Pages:

40

I Will Be Fierce! – Bea Birdsong

Looking for a book to the kick-off the new school year? I Will Be Fierce is a fun read that features a young lady who takes on the world as a brave explorer on an epic quest. This a great book to set the tone for a new school year of discovery!

Title: I Will Be Fierce

Author:

Bea Birdsong

Genre:

Juvenile Fiction

Publisher:

Roaring Brook Press

Release Date:

April 23, 2019

Pages:

40

The Green Ember – S.D. Smith

The Green Ember is the first book of a four book series. These books share the timeless tale of good triumphing over evil in the land of Natalia. This allegorical tale is a wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon.

 

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