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“On Your Next Trip to the Library” by Gladys Hunt

By Janie | October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

In post #14 of our series, Gladys Hunt makes a list of her most-favorite recent picture books to check out at the library. One Your …

*The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix

By Janie | October 17, 2018 | 2 Comments

*The Faithful Spy is an outstanding biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer—and one of the best biographies for kids ever. The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the …

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

By Janie | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nine-year-old Louie volunteers to save Winslow, a newborn mini-donkey, in this gentle story about loss and change. Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech.  HarperCollins, 2018, 165 …

Bob by Wendy Maas and Rebecca Stead

By Janie | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two popular authors team up to write this quirky story about a lovable creature named—of course—Bob. Bob by Wendy Maas and Rebecca Stead.  Feiwel & …

“Words That Build People” by Gladys Hunt

By Betsy | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gladys Hunt gently reminds us that our words make a big impact on our children; let us use words that build up instead of tear down. This …

“Watch Your Expletives!” by Gladys Hunt

By Janie | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the twelfth in our series of previously-unpublished posts, Gladys Hunt cautions about “those words” our kids pick up at school, at play–and increasingly in …

*Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe

By Janie | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

A cryptic aside in a medieval letter is the springboard for this charming story of a monk, a manuscript, and a bear. *Brother Hugo and …

A Colorful Past by William Boekestein

By Janie | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

A coloring book for elementary through middle grades offers a sweeping view of church history, from the first century to the twentieth. A Colorful Past: …

*John Newton by Simonetta Carr

By Janie | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

John Newton’s colorful life is a welcome addition to the Reformation Heritage series of Christian biographies. *John Newton by Simonetta Carr.  Reformation Heritage, 2018, 63 …

“Grammar Does Matter” by Gladys Hunt

By Betsy | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gladys Hunt reflects on the importance of grammar, plain and simple, in this essay. It’s not as hard as you might think!  This is the next …