20th Century Book List for Young Teens

By Betsy | March 16, 2020

20th Century Book List for Young Teens 20th Century: World wars. A Great Depression. First flight. Space flight. Voting Rights. Civil Rights. Communism. Terrorism. Jazz. Nuclear weapons. Computers.   The 20th Century included huge, sweeping changes, inventions, and events which, more than any century previous, connected our globe. A reader could read for years and…

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Giant Presidents' Day Book List

By Betsy | February 17, 2020

POTUS POTUS: President of the United States: one of the most powerful people in the world. Presidents’ Day honors George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in particular. But each of the Presidents in America’s history have exerted tremendous influence on both our nation and those around the world. Therefore, our Presidents’ Day Book List includes books…

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Books We Loved

By Hayley | February 15, 2020

Ever wondered what it’s like to listen in on our conversations? Here’s a chance! Hayley, Janie, and Betsy talk about some of their favorite books from the past year. Books That Made Us Cry Hayley: I think the older I get, the more books make me cry.  This past year a couple books stand out: Pay…

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5 Lent Devotionals (for Protestants)

By Betsy | February 10, 2020

Do you observe Lent? Did you know that there are Lent devotionals written with Protestants in mind? The early church officially began marking Lent liturgically at the Council of Nicea in AD 325 (incidentally, this is the same council from which we get the Nicene Creed). The authors below assure readers that we don’t earn…

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Black History Month Picture Books for Tweens and Teens

By Betsy | February 3, 2020

Black history month picture books for middle grades and young adults.

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Protected: Hope on the Horizon Purchase Confirmation

By Betsy | January 27, 2020

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Front Row Seat at the ALA Youth Media Awards

By Janie | January 27, 2020

The 2020 Youth Media Awards honored some great books for kids.

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Newbery Buzz #5: Look Both Ways

By Janie | January 22, 2020

Janie and Betsy conclude our Newbery disccusion series with Look Both Ways, this year’s title from prolific author Jason Reynolds.

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Newbery Buzz #4: My Jasper June and Pay Attention, Carter Jones

By Janie | January 21, 2020

Janie and Gina Dalfonzo discuss two more contenders for this year’s Newbery Award

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Back Porch Book Chat: Tim Challies (Blogger, Author, Book Reviewer)

By Betsy | January 20, 2020

Back Porch Book Chat with Tim Challies: a casual conversation about books, ministry, and more.

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