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10 Favorite Christian Biographies

By Betsy | January 7, 2019 | 2 Comments

Heaven: A Family Reunion? I don’t know what heaven will be like, but I imagine it as one big family reunion at a feast table. …

Newbery Roundup – The Books We Didn’t Love (Part One)

By Janie | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Then end of the year is the beginning of buildup to the annual American Library Association (ALA) “Youth Media Awards,” culminating in the announcement of …

2019 Newbery Buzz #1: The Season of Styx Malone

By Janie | January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s that time again!  Children’s book titles are pouring into every librarians’ website as the kidlit community speculates on who will win Newbery gold this …

Family Literary Culture: Building rooms for the imagination with tradition, language and food

By Megan | January 2, 2019 | 2 Comments

“Honey!” I called downstairs, “would you please bring me Thomas the Tank Engine?” My two-year-old wanted to sit on the potty, and we have a …

Momlife: A Guest Post about Reading as a Mom

By Betsy | December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

We welcome Bridgette Boudreaux today as she shares about her reading life as a mom.  Welcome, Bridgette! To start is great, to finish is divine …

Reading Aloud to Tweens and Teens: A Guest Post about Kate Seredy’s books

By Betsy | December 28, 2018 | 2 Comments

Dawn Garrett joins us today to discuss reading Kate Seredy’s books aloud to her tweens and teens. For more about Dawn, see her bio below …

2019 Reading Challenge for Kids and Teens

By Betsy | December 27, 2018 | 9 Comments

updated 12/29/18 The 2019 Reading Challenge for Kids and Teens Our 2019 Reading Challenge for Kids and Teens is back and better than ever! This …

The 2018 Reading Challenge: Interview with a Teen

By Betsy | December 26, 2018 | 3 Comments

I (Betsy) interviewed my teen daughter about her experience with the 2018 Reading Challenge. She’s a 13-year-old voracious reader who has clear genre preferences, but …

Last-Minute Must-Read Christmas Picture Books

By Megan | December 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

I know, I know, there’s so little time left before the Day of Much Rejoicing and Celebration, but I’ve got two strong recommendations for Christmas …

Every Month is a New Year by Susan L. Roth

By Janie | December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

This picture book gives a neglected holiday its due, celebrating “New Year” around the world with brilliant collage illustrations. Every Month is a New Year: …