Growing Up & Facts of Life

A True Story from the Underground Railroad - Henry's Freedom Box
A True Story from the Underground Railroad - Henry's Freedom Box

Review: Henry Brown is born a slave (he doesn't have a choice about it). After being separated from his parents he is sent to work in a tobacco factory, where the conditions. Henry then meets and falls in love with Nancy, who is also a slave. Because both of them are slaves, they have to get permission from their owner to marry - which they do. Soon they start a family together. Then their owner sells Nancy and their kids to another man far away. Henry is separated from his family once again, never... Read more

The Arrival
The Arrival

Review: Beautiful illustrations! The actually quality of the book is very nice as well. However, the pictures create a way out there description of immigration. I get the gist of the story, but for the most part it was hard to follow and I lost interest. My children had no interest in it at all. Read more

When
When

Review: My Opinion:
I really enjoyed this book. The premise was amazing. I loved that Maddie could read the dates of people's deaths which she didn't even realize until her father passed away. We are taken on her journey of her father's death and the meaning of those numbers. She is someone you will root for from the first page. This author gives us a wonderfully written tale of Maddie and everything she feels and you feel it with her. You feel bad for her, glad, sad, angry and everything else. I can... Read more

They All Saw a Cat
They All Saw a Cat

Review: Love the cat seen from multiple perspectives... The illustrations are big and colorful, and my two month old loves the bright pictures and lyrical and repetitive way the words sound. As he gets older, I know he'll appreciate the book in a different way, learning about mentalizing and perspective taking, which is the beauty of this book. I loved it so much, I bought a copy for my niece for Christmas. Read more

The Second Novel by Zoella (Girl Online Book) - Girl Online
The Second Novel by Zoella (Girl Online Book) - Girl Online

Review: I am subscribed to her Zoella channel on YouTube, and I always thought she was a great rolemodel for young adults. This book is a great example of good reading without all the trash that are normally in young adult books. I can't wait for number 2! Read more

365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Precepts
365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Precepts

Review: Love it. I work with children in my church and I think that the precepts will be a resource for conversations about kindness, courage, love and friendship. Absolutely wonderful book. I bought four copies to give to friends! Read more

We're All Wonders
We're All Wonders

Review: I read this book on the last day of school to my TK students as a loving reminder that we are all wonders when spend the time to look beyond the 'cover'. Highly recommend sharing this story with the wonders in your life. Read more

I Wear My Tutu Everywhere! (All Aboard Books (Paperback))
I Wear My Tutu Everywhere! (All Aboard Books (Paperback))

Review: My niece is kind of obsessed with ballerinas at the moment and when I saw this book I couldn't pass it up. It is a cute story of a girl who gets a tutu and wants to wear it wherever she goes, even if it causes a little bit of inconvenience. When it gets ripped, she decides that maybe tutus are good to wear sometimes, but the rest of the time play clothes are a good idea and more comfortable. It's a cute tale of a little girl that is sure to resonate with the little girls in your life. Read more

All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding - The Best Ever Ring Bearer
All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding - The Best Ever Ring Bearer

Review: This book with be carried by my great- nephew who will be about 21 months old when he will be a ring bearer at my daughter's wedding in October. There will also be an older ring bearer who will actually carry the rings on a pillow. We were trying to figure out what little Mason could carry. This book is perfect and is quite appropriate because Mason is blond just like the little boy on the front cover of this book and will be wearing a black tuxedo. Read more

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Review: This story is not long (it's literally just the song), but it's really fun. Our kids love when we sing this story to them, and they even like to turn the pages and sing it to themselves sometimes. The illustrations are so well done, too. I definitely recommend it. Read more

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