Books


Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Green PhD is an excellent book that teaches parents how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship. Great practical advice!
(NOTE: I was given a free review copy of this book. However, that did not influence my opinion.) Raising kids is not easy. Not one little bit. Parents want their kids to learn values such as honesty and kindness. They want courteous, polite, obedient, independent, and hard-working kids. That’s not too much […]

Raising Human Beings



Wonder by R. J. Palacio is a must read book! It teaches not to judge others by how they look.
Sometimes, kids can really be cruel to other children. When our daughter was in the 4th grade, one boy mercilessly teased her because she needed braces. The orthodontist said more permanent teeth needed to grow in before she could get braces. So, she had to wait. Because of the teasing, our daughter […]

Great Summer Read for Kids



Welcome to the Symphony by Carolyn Sloan is a great book that introduces young children to the world of classical music. This interactive book leads them on a musical journey while introducing them to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Check it out!
(NOTE: I was given a copy of this book for review but it didn’t influence  my opinion in any way.) Before I get to today’s review, I want to share a funny story. When our children were young, I had some cassette tapes of classical music that I would play […]

Welcome to the Symphony


The Midwife of Bethlehem by Shad Driggs would be a nice addition to your Christmas book collection. This would be a great book to read to your children during the Christmas holiday season.
(Note: I was given a free copy of this book for review but the opinions are my own.) Have you ever thought about some of the people besides Mary and Joseph in the story of Christ’s birth? The book The Midwife of Bethlehem by Shad Driggs tells the Christmas nativity […]

The Midwife of Bethlehem


Here are 12 tips to help foster the love of reading in your children.
Today is Book Lovers Day. I should have been organized enough to write about it in advance so that you could celebrate it with your grandchildren. I know. I’m a day late and a dollar short. Le sigh, as the French would say. . . Oh well. My list of […]

Book Lover’s Day




Middle-grade readers love the Magic Tree House series.
During the summers when I was in grade school, I would take a blanket and a book out to our windbreak on our farm and read, and read, and read. I loved to read then. I love to read now. And, I want to do my best to inspire a […]

Wonderful Books for Boys


Here are the top 34 kids books chosen by kids.
Thursday night, I babysat two of my grandsons. After playing with a marble game, we snuggled on the couch and I read books to them. They were exceptionally snuggly – which I absolutely loved! Their soft little arms linked through mine . . . their tender cheek pressed against my […]

12 Tips for Fostering a Love for Reading