So Your Kid is Reading Harry Potter…. A Christian Family’s Response

By Betsy | July 15, 2019

One Christian family’s experience with the Harry Potter series.

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What Makes a “Strong Girl Character”? Thoughts and a Podcast

By Janie | June 20, 2019

Does rejecting gender stereotypes mean there are no distinctions between strong girls and strong boys?

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Back Porch Book Chat: Virginia Lee Rogers

By Betsy | June 17, 2019

Back Porch Book Chat is a casual conversation about books on our virtual back porch. Join us!

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Reading Robin McKinley

By Hayley | June 1, 2019

“I’m reading a book that’s a little slow.” I told a friend. “Why not stop reading it?” It was a fair question, but it hadn’t …

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Are Graphic Novels “Literature”?

By Janie | May 24, 2019

When I was a kid, back in the day, “comic books” did not have a great reputation.  In fact, in 1949 a book called Seduction …

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The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Short History

By Betsy | May 6, 2019

A brief look at the history of Pilgrim’s Progress and its author.

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The Race That Knows Joseph

By Hayley | April 16, 2019

Hayley writes of literary crossings, new friends, and other bookish thoughts while she is traveling abroad.

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Reading Challenge Check-In (Spring): How Are You Doing?

By Betsy | April 3, 2019

Betsy and her three kids reflect on their progress in the 2019 reading challenge to date.

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The Author’s Mission: Gary Schmidt

By Janie | March 28, 2019

What’s the story behind a Gary Schmidt story? More significantly, what are the questions?

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Kindred Retreat 2019 and a Fortitude Booklist

By Megan | March 20, 2019

Megan was refreshed after a day of listening to three wise women at a one-day retreat…and she brought home another booklist. Note the fairy tale …

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