Truth and Story

By Megan | November 6, 2019

(Note: Betsy and I are indebted to Ethan Pettit, librarian and Children’s Literature professor from Covenant College, who enlightened us so much in seeing Christ …

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Thanksgiving Comes Before Christmas

By Betsy | November 4, 2019

Thanksgiving comes before Christmas, and we think that’s important!

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Cover image of Dracula

Is Dracula Worth Reading?

By Betsy | October 30, 2019

Betsy explores the difference between the original Dracula and the modern fascination with vampires.

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

By Janie | October 18, 2019

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

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How to Really Celebrate Reformation Day

By Megan | October 17, 2019

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

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Back Porch Book Chat: Melissa Deming (Bible Teacher)

By Betsy | October 14, 2019

Back Porch Book Chat: A Casual Conversation about Books. Today’s guest is Melissa Deming.

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We Met Dragons: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

By Hayley | October 10, 2019

Last week, in our newsletter, we asked our readers what books they thought of when they saw this poem by Jack Prelutsky. Here are some …

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Back Porch Book Chat: Lou Hunley (Public Librarian)

By Betsy | September 2, 2019

Back Porch Book Chat: a casual conversation about books on our virtual back porch. Today’s topic: enjoying the public library with Lou Hunley.

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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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