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Surf’s Up – Kwame Alexander

Surf’s Up is a terrific end of the school year read aloud option.  It not only features the fun of reading, but it also shares the delight that can be found in coupling reading with other fun summer activities.  This gem is a real winner!

Surf's Up Book Cover Surf's Up
Kwame Alexander
NorthSouth (NY)
February 1, 2016
32

Summer Blogging Schedule

Throughout the summer, I will be posting new reviews on Mondays only.  Publication of two reviews a week will resume Wednesday, September 14th.

Happy Memorial Day!

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Comparison Girl – Shannon Popkin

Comparison Girl provides a guide for a seven week Bible Study focusing on resisting comparison and judgment.  The conversational tone of the text coupled with the easy to navigate lessons make this text a great guide for individual or small group study.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Kregel Publications, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

Comparison Girl Book Cover Comparison Girl
Shannon Popkin
Religion
Kregel Publications
May 19, 2020
224

The Hiding Place – Corrie ten Boom

The Hiding Place is an amazing book that chronicles the ten Boom Family’s work with the underground saving Jewish families from the Nazis during World War II by hiding them in their home.  Ultimately, the family is arrested and the second half of the book shares daughter Corrie’s experiences in confinement including her time in concentration camps.  She recounts how she survived and shares a powerful message of courage, faith, and hope.

The Hiding Place Book Cover The Hiding Place
Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill,
Biography & Autobiography
Chosen Books
2006-01
269

Plant a Kiss – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Plant a Kiss is an uplifting story about generously sharing your gifts.  The text is deceptively simple for a book with such a meaningful message, and the pictures are a delightful addition to the text.  This book could be easily used for a meaningful read-aloud with learners of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant a Kiss
Juvenile Fiction
Harpercollins Childrens Books
December 27, 2011
40

Water Princess – Susan Verde

The Water Princess presents the childhood experience of Georgie Badiel in Burkina Faso.  This book combines lyrical story telling with beautiful illustrations.  It would be a great literary element to include in a study of water and the scarcity of this precious natural resource throughout many areas in the world.

The Water Princess Book Cover The Water Princess
Susan Verde, Georgie Badiel,
JUVENILE FICTION
Penguin
2016
40

North! Or Be Eaten! – Andrew Peterson

The second book of The Wingfeather Saga is a winner!  Filled with more irony and even more plot twists, North!  Or Be Eaten! is a suspenseful read that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.  As soon as she finished this book, our middle school age daughter was ready to start reading the third book in the series!

While this complimentary book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

North! Or Be Eaten Book Cover North! Or Be Eaten
Andrew Peterson
Juvenile Fiction
WaterBrook
2020
352

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness – Andrew Peterson

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is the first book of The Wingfeather Saga.  This fantasy series is filled with endearing characters and many fun plot twists that a reader will recognize before the characters can.  Our middle school aged daughter loved this one!

While this complimentary book was provided for review by WaterBrook & Multnomah, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

 

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga Book 1) by [Peterson, Andrew]

The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle – David Litchfield

David Litchfield’s follow up to The Bear and the Piano is a winner.  Once again using music, beautiful illustration, and themes of depth, Litchfield captivates the reader on a musical journey focused on the power of friendship.  This is a terrific read aloud for all ages.

The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle Book Cover The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle
David Litchfield
JUVENILE FICTION
Clarion Books
2019
40