Tag Archives: read

Great Juvenile Books for Adults and Kids Alike

I love to read. To the point that I sometimes DON’T read simply because I know it can consume my time. However, in the last couple months, I’ve really gotten into some great books because my husband loves to read … Continue reading

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Book recommendation
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Recently my book group read Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, and I was inspired to work hard and be better. The autobiography (well, he had help from Cecil Murphey, but I don’t know if that makes it a biography … Continue reading

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Beyond-the-Bunny Easter Baskets

Beyond the Bunny--What

What can you put in an Easter Basket that actually represents what you believe about the holiday? Because I consider my faith in Christ precious and an integral part of my every day life, I don’t like it when it’s … Continue reading

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Zen Ghosts, by Jon J. Muth–
a different picture book for Halloween

With beautiful watercolor illustrations and a ghostly tale that mysteriously finds itself leaving the story, Zen Ghosts is a Halloween book that delights children and their parents as well. There’s nothing gory or scary in this Halloween book, but there … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Homework for Parents

One thing I don’t enjoy about beginning the school year is the piles of paperwork the kids bring home for me to do. Emergency cards, volunteer surveys, and most of all, (we get this most with the middle schoolers) the … Continue reading

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A High School Grad
Don’t You Wish You Were ‘1 2 ?!

high school seniors walk onto field for graduation

I’ve been seeing that around lately. I can honestly say I do not wish I were a 2012 high school graduate, but I am really happy with the fact that I have one. Can you pick him out? That’s my … Continue reading

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Real Tears, by Carol Lynn Pearson

poet Carol Lynn Pearson

In honor of National Poetry Month, I decided to share some poetry with you. It’s not long, and it’s nothing they tried to make you read in high school, so you can go ahead and read it without that worry. … Continue reading

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Helping Children Learn to Read

little girl in a big book Charlotte

Do your kids love getting lost in a book? Like Janae, I have been asked many times what I have done to have my kids reading so early. Sure, I know kids who have read earlier. Ours have all been … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation-
My Grandfather’s Blessings, by Rachel Remen

book cover of My Grandfather

Today on my walk I was listening to Rachel Remen’s book My Grandfather’s Blessings. This is actually my second time through it because it is packed with nuggets of wisdom and thoughts that need reflection, more attention that I could … Continue reading

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Would You Rather . . .

We have a picture book titled Would You Rather… by John Burningham. I don’t remember where we got this odd, large book, but as my kids have grown older, they still look at it and think about what their answers … Continue reading

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