Angels on Your Side: When You’re Feeling Scared – Marty Machowski

Books by Mary Machowski are always enjoyed at our house.  Angels on Your Side is a beautiful picture book that helps lessen feelings of fear by exploring God’s love and protection for His children.  This one is a winner!

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

Angels on Your Side Book Cover Angels on Your Side
Marty Machowski

Only One You – Linda Kranz

Only One You Book Cover

Only One You

Linda Kranz

Conduct of life

Cooper Square Pub


This little gem of a book would make a lovely graduation gift.  Only One You highlights the parental advice given to Adri the fish who is about to venture out on his own.  Beautiful illustrations and deceptively simply text provide the reader with a profound message of self acceptance, encouragement, and the charge to make the world a better place.  This is a new favorite!

This review was originally posted on May 27, 2015.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Joffe Numeroff

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Book Cover

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Laura Joffe Numeroff


Balzer & Bray

January 10, 1997


In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day...

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is just plain fun.  The pictures command the reader’s attention and delight with the use of bright colors and whimsical images.  The tale of the mouse who seems to always have yet another request is a great tool to teach cause and effect as well as a highly enjoyable story for young and old alike.

This review was originally posted on March 12, 2012.







Goodnight Already! – John Jory

Goodnight Already! is a delightful story featuring two friends – bear and duck.  Bear is tired and more than ready for bed, but duck is wide away and eager to spend time with bear which leads to a silly story that young readers will enjoy.  The bright, colorful illustrations which feature engaging details enhance this fun story.


Goodnight Already! Book Cover

Goodnight Already!

Jory John

Juvenile Fiction


December 2, 2014