Reflections

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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Back Porch Book Chat: Virginia Lee Rogers (Bookseller and Homeschool Mom)

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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