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Love – Matt De La Pena

Love provides a reflective tale of the different ways love manifests itself throughout our lives through our relationships and experiences.  This is a beautifully illustrated book and has tremendous depth beyond a traditional read-aloud picture book.  Although this book can certainly be enjoyed by young readers, readers with more life experience will find even more to appreciate.

Love Book Cover Love
Matt De la Peña
Juvenile Fiction
Penguin
2018
40

Listen Up: Ten-Minute Family Devotions on the Parables – Marty Machowski

Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country – Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy

Here Am I, Lord…Send Somebody Else: How God Uses Ordinary People to Do Extraordinary Things – Jill Briscoe

The Gatekeepers – Chris Whipple

Nerdy Birdy Tweets – Aaron Reynolds

Nerdy Birdy is back with a great new story.  He has been introduced to social media and becomes a bit “over-connected”.  He has to learn the hard way that real friends you can talk to and share adventures with are the most precious friends.  This book has a very powerful message and could be used to start a conversation about responsible social media usage with young children as well as adults.

Nerdy Birdy Tweets Book Cover Nerdy Birdy Tweets
Aaron Reynolds
Juvenile Fiction
August 1, 2017
40

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors – Drew Daywalt

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors provides a humorous look at the origins of the Rock Paper Scissors game.  The illustrations in this book are tremendous and truly enhance the text.  This book is perfect for a fun read-aloud.

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Book Cover The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
Drew Daywalt
Juvenile Fiction
Balzer + Bray
April 4, 2017
48

Under the Umbrella – Catherine Buquet

When a terribly grumpy man is making his way down the street during a rain storm, his umbrella gets a way from him and lands at the feet of a young man admiring freshly baked treats in a bakery window.  Soon the grumpy man’s mood is transformed, and he is sharing a delicious treat with the young man and is no longer soured by the stormy day.  Under the Umbrella is a delightful book with amazing illustrations which was originally published in French.

Under the Umbrella Book Cover Under the Umbrella
Catherine Buquet
Juvenile Fiction
March 1, 2017
32

Happy Easter!

Hope the Easter Bunny put some new books in your Easter Basket!

Growing Kids with Character: Nurturing Your Child’s Potential, Purpose, and Passion – Hettie Brittz