• Letters From Father Christmas

    Beautiful Christmas Books That Evoke Generosity and Kindness

    Beautiful Christmas Books for the Whole Family It’s almost December again and that means it’s time to share a round-up post of some favorite Christmas books.  There are so many beautiful Christmas books to choose from, and because of this, the following list is fairly lengthy. At the end, therefore, you will find a printable list of all the titles I will mention. The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg is one of my favorite Christmas picture books. It is one that I received as a gift for St. Nicholas Day many years ago,…

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    Book Review | Adventures With Waffles

    Adventures With Waffles by Maria Parr My first introduction to Adventures With Waffles by Maria Parr was a few years ago when my mom read the book aloud to the whole family. Every single member of the family loved it. From my dad all the way down to the toddler at the time and everyone in between. It was just one of those great books that keeps everyone engaged. What’s going to happen next? Are they going to be okay? Can you read just one more chapter? Why does it have to be over already? Those are just a few of the questions pouring from…

  • Pages & Co. Book 2 | Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

    Book Review |Pages & Co. Book 2|Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

    “Books aren’t interested in who is reading them… A book will welcome any reader; any age, any background, any point of view. Books don’t care if you can’t understand every word in them, or if you want to skip bits or reread bits. Books welcome everyone who wants to explore them, and thankfully no one has ever worked out a way to stop that.” – Anna James, Tilly and the Lost Fairytales Pages & Co. 2 | Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales Today I want to show you a fairly recently published book, and quickly give you some of my thoughts about it. The…

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    Book Review |Pages & Co. 1| Tilly and the Book Wanderers

    “Are the things in your imagination less real than the things in front of you? Is this rose more real than you? Do the books you’ve read mean less to you because they haven’t really happened to you? Do daydreams at midday or nightdreams at midnight mean nothing?” – Anna James, Tilly and the Bookwanderers Pages & Co. 1 | Tilly and the Bookwanderers Eleven-year-old Matilda Pages or Tilly has lived with her grandparents in their bookshop, Pages & Co. ever since her mother’s mysterious disappearance shortly after Tilly was born. Just merely living in a bookshop with access to almost any book you want to read…

  • Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit

    Book Review | E. Nesbit’s Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare

    Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare by E. Nesbit I have noticed that there is some controversy about E. Nesbit’s Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare. There seems to be two popular opinions.  It is  one of the greatest retelling of Shakespeare’s plays ever written! When she wrote it, Edith Nesbit left out too much of the original plays. It seems that people are either all for it, or not for it at all. E. Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more enjoyable way. She thoughtfully included a glossary of difficult names in the plays and a guide on how to…

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    Book Review | Brambleheart

    The Naming Ceremony was the most important day at the Hill. At the end of their Naming Year, every graduating student would be given their final names. The name signified mastery of a subject and would determine what job and status the graduates would have in Hill society. Soon, Twig’s friend would be named Weavers and Metal Crafters and Carvers. Twig hoped he would be named something. ~ Henry Cole, Brambleheart: A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship. Brambleheart by Henry Cole I just recently finished reading Brambleheart by Henry Cole. This was such cute little read! I enjoyed reading it immensely. The other…

  • Ballet Shoes

    Book Review | Ballet Shoes

    Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild I just finished reading Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. It has been on my reading list for a very long time now. I received the book for Christmas and was very excited to start reading it, but as you may have noticed based on my blog posts between Christmas and now, I read a whole bunch of other books before finally reading this one. After dropping of the last baby, GUM leaves again, and does not return as usual. Sylvia, called Garnie (their version of Guardian) and Nana raised the three ‘Fossils’ When money gets short, with GUM not returning,…