September 22, 2016

Will’s Words by Jane Sutcliffe and John Shelley

A casual weaving together of Will’s words with our own shows just how much we owe to the bard in this cleverly illustrated picture book. Will’s […]
September 22, 2016

Freedom on Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated R. Gregory Christie

Congo Square held a unique place in the slavery experience and holds a special reminder for Christians as we all look forward to Sunday! Freedom in […]
September 21, 2016

City Atlas: Travel the world with 30 City Maps by Georgia Cherry

Cities rather than nations are the focus of this unique, colorful, and lavishly-illustrated oversize volume for elementary grades. City Atlas: Travel the World with 30 City […]
September 9, 2016

Our 9/11 Book List

If you’ve been with us for the last few months you doubtless saw Betsy’s reviews of two recent, highly-regarded middle-grade novels about the worst foreign attack on […]
September 1, 2016
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Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson

Inspired by true events, this is the story of a St. Louis reverend who moved his school off shore to neutral waters when the law made it […]
August 29, 2016
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Emma and Julia Love Ballet by Barbara McClintock

Emma, a young ballet student, and Julia, a professional dancer, simultaneously dance their way through a typical day in this sweet picture book.   Emma and […]
August 27, 2016
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*The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung

A vibrantly illustrated retelling of the story of the Bible: Jesus’s redemption of God’s people.   *The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the […]
August 26, 2016
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*When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano

Short, free verse poems as journal entries over the course of a year capture the feel of changing seasons in this well-illustrated book for elementary school […]