Charlie The Tramp

Charlie the Tramp is one of those stories that simply stays fresh and true, decades later. In fact, I’ll bet if you transported back 100, 150, even 200 years, the story would still ring true. To refresh your memory, Charlie is a youngster in a family of badgers. However, he’s not so enamored of the idea … Read more

Abigail, the Belle of Bravery!

I just love the Adventures of Rooney Cruz. If you haven’t me Rooney, please, let me introduce you! Rooney is a sweet, fun girl who is learning to understand the world around her. Sometimes, even everyday life can confusing, or even scary. Rooney has some help in this! She has an guardian angel, Mari, who … Read more

Christmas Love Letters from God

Author Glenys Nellist’s series of Love Letters from God books is much loved, and for good reason. Ms. Nellist has a remarkable way of taking scripture and turning it around to show the meaning, providence, and love that God has for each and every one of us. And she does so in a way that … Read more

Ian, CEO, North Pole

Ian, CEO, North Pole, by Eric Dana Hansen is a thoroughly charming and surprisingly educational read. I snapped up the opportunity to read this book, expecting a seasonal-feel good, something that I hoped I could recommend to parents as a good, holiday themed family-reading or independent-reading title, or maybe even something to encourage reluctant readers … Read more

Ripley’s #UnlockTheWeird

Last year, I got my kids a copy of Ripley’s Eye Popping Oddities. I am always amazed at how utterly fascinated they (still) are with that book. They can sit for hours, paging through, reading, and contemplating the range of unexpected and bizarre things in the world. When we went to Manhattan last February, and … Read more

If you were me and Lived in… #Elizabethan England

I am a big fan of Carole P. Roman and her “If You were Me and Lived In…” series. I love how Mrs. Roman takes facts about a specific era in history and spins the threads of information into an engaging tale. Rather than a fictional story, she provides us with first person narratives, related … Read more

If you were me and Lived in… The #MiddleAges

I’m happy to have another wonderful book from Carol Roman’s series, If You Were Me and Lived In… The Middle Ages. Like her other books, Mrs. Roman has done a masterful job of both describing the era in great detail while holding our rapt attention (adults and children alike). I adore how her books really … Read more