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Martin Luther and the Reformation by Lou Hunley

By Betsy | October 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

A great middle grades-level look at both Martin Luther in particular and the Protestant Reformation in general.

Picture Books on Art and Music

By Janie | October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Three acclaimed picture books offer young readers a fun introduction to The Magic Flute, the Giacometti Brothers, and an introduction to art styles through dinosaurs and monsters.

Reformation Day Homemade Doughnuts

By Megan | October 23, 2019 | 2 Comments

Homemade doughnuts are a delicious family tradition for celebrating Reformation Day or a hosting a Harvest Party. I am not a food blogger, so you …

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

By Janie | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Beverly Tapinski, the sharp-edged friend of Raymie Nightingale, overcomes a rough upbringing in the final volume of DiCamillo’s series.

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

By Janie | October 22, 2019 | 3 Comments

A displaced Muslim girl adjusts to America as a second, “Other Home” in this well-written verse novel.

Calling All Readers: Annual Reading Challenge Info!

By Betsy | October 21, 2019 | 3 Comments

Reading challenge check-in and information on the new 2020 reading challenge!

Voyages of Discovery, or, How NOT to “Teach Reading”

By Janie | October 18, 2019 | 4 Comments

When did reading and literature become academic subjects? And is that a good thing?

How to Really Celebrate Reformation Day

By Megan | October 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

Reformation Day instead of Halloween? Great suggestions for making Reformation Day a festive family celebration of church history!

Fenway and Hattie by Victoria Coe

By Janie | October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Fenway and Hattie series pits an excitable Jack Russell terrier against delivery men and treacherous flooring.

A Wolf Called Wander by Roseanne Parry

By Janie | October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Wolf Called Wander sensitively traces the journey of a young wolf in his quest for a new home and pack.