The Story Travelers Bible: A Book Review

While I went to church every week growing up, and I also attended a Catholic school through 6th grade, reading the Bible was not something that was emphasized.  I want my kids to have a greater understanding of the Bible and to learn the stories in the Bible at an earlier age. One book that […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Bessie’s Pillow by Linda Bress Silbert

If you read many of the book reviews on the blog, you know that I love reading books about World War II.  When the chance came to review Bessie’s Pillow: A Young Immigrant’s Journey published by Strong Learning, Inc. I jumped at the chance. About Bessie’s Pillow Bessie’s Pillow is written by Linda Bress Silbert, […]

Deep Under Cover by Jack Barsky: A Book Review

Every night, my husband and I watch a show together.  For some time, we were watching The Americans, a show about a Russian couple who come to America and are spies yet are fully integrated into their American lives. This post contains affiliate links. Before watching the show, I hadn’t really thought much about spies. […]

Shepherd, Potter, Spy, and the Star Namer by Peggy Miracle Consolver: A Book Review

This year I’ve been trying to read books from a variety of genres.  This review is for a book in a genre that I do not typically read from.  However, based on this book, I may be reading more from this genre! This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! Peggy Miracle Consolver’s book, […]

National Geographic Kids Leveled Readers: A Review

A few months ago, PB & J Girl discovered National Geographic Kids Mission Rescue books.  Since then, she’s been a big fan of anything National Geographic.  You can imagine when we had the chance to review several National Geographic Kids leveled readers, that she was one happy girl! About the Leveled Readers We received seven […]

Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird: A Book Review

I love historical fiction that centers around World War II.  (I love World War II non-fiction, as well.)  Since my husband is from Japan, I also have an interest in Japanese culture. This post contains affiliate links. Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird was sitting on one of the end caps at my […]

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam: A Book Review

Think back to the craziest road trip you’ve taken.  Then, imagine retelling the stories of this road trip for the next fifty years or so, and every time you tell the stories, they get more fantastical. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! Such is the basic premise of Carrying Albert Home by […]

The Life Giving Home – February Update

Another month, and another chapter from The Life Giving Home.  But before I delve into it, I wanted to give you a little update from January’s chapter.  In that chapter, Clarkson says that she always greets her children in the morning with loving affirmations.  I decided to try that, too. I’ll be honest, when I […]

The Broken Blade by William Durbin: A Book Review

Now that Bookworm is almost a teenager (how did that happen?!), he’s fussier about the books that he reads.  I noticed that he’s much more interested in books with a strong boy protagonist on an adventure. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! I picked The Broken Blade by William Durbin to go […]

When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna: A Book Review and Giveaway

I have been wanting to find a book that was folksy and charming and that I really felt I could sink into. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! I found that when I read When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna.  Juliet and Evangeline are just young when there father is sent […]