How Do You Resolve Conflict with a Penguin? Flora Knows How

Flora cover

I just have to say that I absolutely adore Molly Idle, her art, and her lovely little girl Flora. I can not seem to get enough of Flora and now there is a new Flora book! Flora and the Penguin does not disappoint. The pragmatic mom herself and I were discussing who we think is […]

Do You Remember the Joys of Paddington Bear? The Paddington Treasury

Paddington Bear

{Guest Post by Hannah Rials} The Paddington Treasury by Michael Bond and illustrated by R.W. Alley is a collection of six wonderful stories from the bear that we all know and love—Paddington Brown. Paddington This story is the introduction to Paddington Bear’s tale. In here, we meet a young bear from the Darkest Peru who […]

What would you do with a Dreidel that doesn’t Spin ?


It’s nearly Hanukkah time once again and do I have a most magical tale to share with you! The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin by Martha Seif Simpson and illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard is a precious tale which shares an important message of the heart. Two days before Hanukkah, a peddler goes to the toymakers […]

What are you Wishing For? The Christmas Wish

The Christmas Wish

The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert and the most stunning photography by her husband Per Breiehagen is mesmerizing and sure to become a family classic. Can you imagine living “…so far North that you never have to put away your winter clothes?” Such is the case for Anja who’s greatest wish is to go to […]

How Do We Change Mine into Ours? The Olive Tree by Elsa Marston


Today we are venturing to the land and country of Lebanon and reading a most enduring and powerful story about sharing and restoration called The Olive Tree by Elsa Marston and Illustrated by Claire Ewart. For many years Sameer lived next to an empty house which had been deserted during the Lebanese civil war. One […]

Want to Put an End to Name Calling ? Never Say a Mean Word Again

Conditions of the Heart

Inspired by a medieval legend about the Jewish poet Samuel Ha-Nagid, “never say a Mean Word Again” by Jacqueline Jules, and Durga Yael Bernhard, is a wonderfully crafted story about two little boys, one Jewish and one Muslim, who try to settle their differences. This light-hearted look at a very serious problem of name calling. […]

What tastes like home to you ?

A Thirst for Home

When author Christine Ieronimo saw her adopted Ethiopian daughter drinking from a puddle of water in their driveway, it inspired her to look how water connects us to the places we live and ultimately call home. A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water Across the World is a poignant and heartfelt story about Eva […]

“Memory of an Elephant?” It’s True!


The Memory of an Elephant: An Unforgettable Journey by Sophie Strady {Guest post by Hannah Rials} Marcel is a very old elephant. He has done and seen a lot in his many years, and as he begins his day, the day of his birth, he is reminded of all the things he has done. We […]

Ready for a Traveling Girl’s Next Adventure?

Lately Lily

Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl by Micah Player {guest post from Hannah Rials} Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl by Micah Player   Lily is a traveling maniac! Thanks to her parents, this lucky little girl has the opportunity to travel her all over the world. Recently, Lily has been […]

Would You Like a Look into the Every Day Lives of Lakota Indians?

Paul Goble

Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior by Paul Goble shared great insight into the every day lives of Lakota Indians. This book is not only beautiful to look at but is well researched, giving a lot of information on a topic I had no knowledge. Giving us a front row seat of a horse […]