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Way Back Wednesday ~ I Don’t Want to be a Frog – Dev Petty

This review was originally posted on May 18, 2015.

Our daughter is crazy about frogs and was a bit skeptical when she saw this book. The story focuses on a frog who isn’t very comfortable in his own green skin. He imagines life would be much better as a cat, or a pig, or perhaps an owl. The little frog ultimately learns that being a frog holds is own unique rewards.

I Don't Want to Be a Frog Book Cover I Don't Want to Be a Frog
Dev Petty
Juvenile Fiction
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
2015
32

Say Something – Peter H. Reynolds

Our favorite children’s book author has released another winner!  Say Something encourages the reader to realize that everyone has something worthwhile to share and by sharing can make the world a better place.  Delightful illustrations make the text come to life in this tale of encouragement and empowerment.  Say Something is the perfect classroom read aloud as you work on developing a strong class culture of risk taking and respect for each other.

Say Something Book Cover Say Something
Peter H. Reynolds
Juvenile Fiction
Orchard Books
February 26, 2019
40

Way Back Wednesday ~ Island of the Blue Dolphin– Scott O’Dell

This post was originally published on January 12, 2015.

This classic was one of my very favorites as a child.  I was excited to share it with our daughter, and I was delighted that she loved it too.  Island of the Blue Dolphin shares the story of Karana and her survival on an island off the Pacific Coast for a span of eighteen years.  Her tenacity and ingenuity are keys to her success.

Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Cover Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell
Juvenile Fiction
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
1960
184

Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy – Connie Albers

Parenting Beyond the Rules is an encouraging and inspiring book that focuses on how to continue to have a strong relationship with your child as he/she moves into the teen years.  Rather than viewing the teen years as something to dread and simply try to get through, Parenting Beyond the Rules presents these years as a time of unparalleled opportunity to deepen your relationship with your teen before he/she leaves home.  Albers writes from the heart and is highly relatable.  There are lots of parenting books out there..This one is really worth reading!

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Tyndale Press, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinion.

Parenting Beyond the Rules Book Cover Parenting Beyond the Rules
Connie Albers
Family & Relationships
NavPress Publishing Group
April 2, 2019
240

Eat Live Thrive Diet: A Lifestyle Plan to Rev Up Your Midlife Metabolism – Danna Demetre and Robyn Thomson

The Eat Live Thrive Diet is a plan that presents a three phase nutrition journey.  The book starts with how to jump starting weight loss and then provides details on how to investigate for food allergies and sensitives.  The final phase focuses on creating a life long nutrition plan.  There was not really any “new” nutritional information in the book, but it is written an easy to understand step by step manner.

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

Eat, Live, Thrive Diet Book Cover Eat, Live, Thrive Diet
Danna Demetre, Robyn Thomson,
Health & Fitness
WaterBrook Press
2019
272

Finish First: Winning Changes Everything – Scott Hamilton

Finishing First focuses on the importance of not being afraid to fail.  It actually details why it is so important to fail…So you can learn how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again.  Written in a conversational tone, Hamilton’s book is a quick enjoyable read that packs a strong punch of wisdom.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinion.

Finish First Book Cover Finish First
Scott Hamilton
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
W Publishing Group
2018
208

Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us – Matthew Sleeth

In Reforesting Faith, Dr. Sleeth takes the reader on a walk thru scripture.  His focus is helping one discover and and explore the biblical trail of trees.  This book is an inspirational read that focuses on the Creator and His creation.

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

Reforesting Faith Book Cover Reforesting Faith
Matthew Sleeth
WaterBrook Press
April 16, 2019
224

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Looking forward to enjoying the week of Spring Break with our little lady!  My next new review will be posted on Wednesday, March 20th.

Let’s All Make the Day Count – Charlie Daniels

Let’s All Make the Day Count is a devotional book written by music legend Charlie Daniels.  It contains one hundred short, uplifting stories.  Each story is coupled with a Bible verse and closes with pithy take away statement.

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

Let's All Make the Day Count Book Cover Let's All Make the Day Count
Charlie Daniels
Religion
Thomas Nelson
November 6, 2018
224