Dame Agatha: Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None

By Betsy | November 6, 2017

A Scene of Terror Sitting alone in the dark house, I gripped the book tightly, desperate to finish and petrified at the same time. Was …

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Sola Scriptura: The Bible is Pre-Eminent Among Books

By Betsy | October 30, 2017

500th Anniversary of the Reformation Tomorrow is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous act: the nailing of his 95 Theses on the church door in …

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Reading Diana Wynne Jones: an Author Portrait

By Hayley | October 19, 2017

You just finished a good book.  Now what?  Many book lovers can relate to this sad, unsatisfied feeling.  But what if you banished that feeling, …

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Portrait of a Reader: The Adventurer

By Betsy | October 13, 2017

Portrait of a Reader is a new feature in which we try to “unpack” a particular kind of reader. The portraits will overlap; most people will …

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On the Nightstand: One Family’s Current Reads

By Betsy | October 5, 2017

“What are your kids reading these days, Betsy?” My friend and I were sitting at the park this week on a gorgeous afternoon while the …

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Labor Day Repost: Heart of a Shepherd

By Janie | September 4, 2017

(Originally published on Labor Day 2012) Labor Day, according to Wikipedia, was born of the Management/Labor battles of the late 19th century–particularly the Pullman strike …

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Are Your Kids Reading-Ready for College?

By Janie | August 19, 2017

Do you have a high school senior who plans on heading out to college this fall?  Or a college freshman who’s already there?  If so, …

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Wisdom & Wonder Week 6: Generosity and Love in Literature

By Betsy | July 26, 2017

Betsy: It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of our Wisdom & Wonder Summer Reading Challenge! On a personal level, this has been a …

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Wisdom & Wonder Week 4: Which Path and With Whom?

By Hayley | July 10, 2017

Welcome to Week 4 of Wisdom and Wonder!  We hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July.  Now, back to the reading challenge! For a …

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Responding to Correction: What does it look like in books?

By Megan | June 28, 2017

This week the team discusses how characters respond to correction not only in our anchor books, but also in other literary or popular titles. In Wise …

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