West Meadows Detectives–a Review by Nancy Ellen Hird

West Meadows Detectives, The Case of the Snack Snatcher was written by Liam O’Donnell, illustrated by Aurelie Grand and published by Owlkids Books (2015). This short mystery (124 pages)  is appropriate for emerging independent readers, grades 2-4. Myron, the main character, is in the third grade and starting at a new school. He’s not happy […]

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Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science–a Review by Nancy Ellen Hird

Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God and Science is, I think, one of my year’s best discoveries—book-wise. I can’t say enough good things about it. Written by Louie Giglio with Tama Fortner and illustrated by Nicola Anderson, it’s published by Thomas Nelson (2017). The most appropriate age group for this book is, I think, fourth grade […]

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7 Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness– a Review by Kristina O’Brien

March has been designated as Women’s History Month. Eric Metaxas has written a book about seven very different, but incredible women that will interest and inspire middle school and high school students. 7 Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness is published by Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (2016)  The question that Metaxas answers is “what […]

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First Impressions, a Contemporary Retelling of Pride and Prejudice–a Review by Patsy Ledbetter

First Impressions (The Jane Austen Series): A Contemporary Retelling of Pride and Prejudice, written by Debra White Smith and published by Bethany House, Reprint edition (2018) will entertain you from cover to cover. The characters in the story resemble those in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and they are also performing this play for […]

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Valentines?

Chocolate is very welcome on Valentine’s Day. It tastes so good. (OK, it tastes better than good. Words are just inadequate to describe chocolate.) I’m just glad Valentine’s day is next Thursday. Maybe there will still be some chocolate left in the bag for me to distribute. Flowers are a great gift too. I’m always […]

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Valentine’s Day–a Gift Suggestion for a Special Loved One

21 Days of Love, compiled by Kathy Ide and published by Broadstreet (2016) is a must-read for Valentine’s Day. It is creative, heartwarming and insightful. Not your ordinary collection of flowers and romance, this book shares true-to-life tales of all different types of love, focusing on God’s love as the primary and most important of […]

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