Children’s Book Review: A Very Thankful Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, Illustrated by Natalia Moore

Book Review Children Faith Family Friendships Prayer Reading

I loved the diversity of animals used to capture the reader’s attention. The spiritual message wasn’t overwhelming, which I greatly appreciated. I would absolutely recommend this beautiful book to others. I’m elated to add it to my daughter’s bookshelf.

Why I No Longer View Writing as Labor – for my daughters

Children Faith Family Strength Writing

My heart couldn’t take neither labor. I could have lost them both – seventeen years ago and eight months ago. Darkness looks the same when your heart stops beating and when you lay curled on the floor wishing life to deal you just one day free of a mangled reality. We are not born of flesh and tissue when the evolution of spirit, kingdom, and breath spark a condition perfectly enough to make life inside of the belly of our soul.

Book Review & Giveaway: Hello Stars by Alena Pitts With Wynter Pitts

Book Review Children Faith Family

This Christian tween book follows twelve-year-old Lena Daniels through the adventure of making her first movie in Hollywood. She’s a hopeful and Christ-filled girl who writes letters/prayers to God each night. She must learn to juggle her home life and her life as a rising Hollywood star; she didn’t think movie-making was quite what it turned out to be.

Book Review: Stolen Words by Melanie Florence & Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Book Review Children Family

As a young girl, my grandmother would speak to us grandchildren in Spanish. She would always ask us to respond to her in the same language. It was her way of preserving home for us.

Children’s Book Review: Yak and Dove by Kyo Maclear

Book Review Children Friendships

Yak and Dove are two unlikely friends. Dove wishes they were twins and perhaps this would make them closer and more alike. After a temporary parting Yak and Dove realize that by digging deeper than aesthetic similarities they have more in common that they originally thought.

Children’s Book Review: A Bedtime Yarn by Nicola Winstanley

Book Review Children Family Strength

What a gorgeous book of connection with our dreams, and our knitting together of reality. I love how this book knit together a story of dreams and overcoming unknowns.

Book Review & Giveaway: I’m Going To Give You A Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney

Book Review Children Faith Family

The alliteration was on point throughout the book. I didn’t find any tired cliches and although there was nothing fantastical about the book, it ballooned my imagination. None of the animals spoke, neither were they made up, but I had a fun time imagining a piggie giving me and my daughter great big squeezes.