• Song for a Whale Review: One of the Best Books I've Read Lately 1

    Song for a Whale Review: One of the Best Books I’ve Read Lately

    This book is amazing “He keeps singing this song, and everything in the ocean swims by him, as if he’s not there. He thinks no one understands him. I want to let him know he’s wrong about that.”  – Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly has been one of the best books I’ve read in a while. It was just one of those books that moves you in some way. It had the ability to play with the heart stings. It made you feel what the characters are going through, and give you a different perspective. It…

  • Review: Autumn Street 4

    Review: Autumn Street

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Autumn Street by Lois Lowry is the first book I have finished in 2019! I finished it on January 3rd. It was almost Wolf Hollow, but I finished that on December 30. Autumn Street was a lovely little book. The main character, Elizabeth, who is six years old, reminds me of Ramona Quimbey. Though she is considerably better behaved than Beverly Cleary’s famous Ramona, she has some of the same mannerisms and a similar way of drawing conclusions. There are some very funny parts in Autumn Street, but it also has it’s fair share of sadness. I don’t…

  • Review: The Secret Keepers 5

    Review: The Secret Keepers

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart is fairly new book published in 2016. The author of The Mysterious Benedict Society has worked his magic once again to create a witty, fascinating, un-put-downable book. The Secret Keepers is filled with all the usual riddles, hard- to -solve problems and commerardery admired in The Mysterious Benedict Society. It all starts when a young boy named Reuben finds a peculiar looking antique watch. A useless trinket that appears to be broken gets Reuben into a great deal of danger. Follow the adventure as the young boy along with new friends…

  • Review: The One and Only Ivan 6

    Review: The One and Only Ivan

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, was a very fun read. It is the story of a charming gorilla who lives in a shopping mall, as an attraction, for all to see. The place he calls home is a glass cage. But he does not as you might expect miss his life in the jungle. He lives a very different life, than that of any other gorilla. He lives alone in his cage. His only friends are Stella, a kind elephant living in a cage next to his, and Bob, a dog who wanders about the…

  • Books About Mary the Mother of God 7

    Books About Mary the Mother of God

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links With the feast of Mary Mother of God coming up on January 1st, I thought I might share lovely books about her. Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue and the Knights of Our Lady by Jan Andrews Bell Our Blessed Mother by George Brundage This is a very cute Board Book perfect for teaching little ones about Jesus’ loving mother. Mary Mother of Jesus by Mary Joslin Just Like Mary by Rosemarie Gortler Mary: The Mother of Jesus by Tomie dePaola Leading the Little Ones to Mary by Sister Mary Leila There you have it! I hope you will…

  • 100 Books for 100 Years: Books 60 - 90 8

    100 Books for 100 Years: Books 60 – 90

    This post may contain affiliate links “On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month 1918, the guns of World War One fell silent.” This year’s Remembrance Day, coming up in just over a week is very significant. It will mark 100 years since the Great War ended. To commemorate that, I will attempt to present to you in the days leading up to Remembrance Day with 100 children’s books that take place during either World War One, or World War Two. For the full list without pictures or description, scroll right down to the bottom of the post. If you missed…

  • 100 Books for 100 Years Challenge - The Next 30 Titles 41

    100 Books for 100 Years Challenge – The Next 30 Titles

    This post may contain affiliate links “On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month 1918, the guns of World War One fell silent.” This year’s Remembrance Day, coming up in just over a week is very significant. It will mark 100 years since the Great War ended. To commemorate that, I will attempt to present to you in the days leading up to Remembrance Day with 100 children’s books that take place during either World War One, or World War Two. For the full list without pictures or description, scroll right down to the bottom of the post. If you missed…