Homeschool Crew Review: Imagine. . .The Great Flood by Matt Koceich

My kids are well-versed in the stories of the Bible, but I always appreciate the opportunity to bring those stories to life.  That is exactly what happens in Imagine. . .The Great Flood by Matt Koceich and published by Barbour Publishing. About Imagine. . .The Great Flood Corey is a ten year old who is […]

Stitches by David Small: A Book Review

Bookworm wants to study a unit on Detroit, so I checked this book out as it is set in Detroit.  I was able to read the book quickly and discerned that it’s not appropriate for Bookworm, who is only 13.  However, if he were four or five years older, I would let him read this […]

Just Sayin’ by Dandi Daley MacKall: A Book Review

I’ve read two books by Dandi Daley MacKall this year, and I have to say, she is quickly becoming one of my favorite young adult authors. In Just Sayin’, the main character is Cassie, a tween who is living in Missouri with her grandmother while her mother “finds herself” in California.  Almost the entire book […]

Sacred Mundane by Kari Patterson: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

We all want to strive to make our lives meaningful, but when we’re bogged down in daily living, making dinner for the 274th time this year, cleaning the toilet again, asking the kids for the 100th time to pick up their toys. . .we can get frustrated.  After all, aren’t we supposed to be doing […]

The Soldier Who Killed a King by David Kitz: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

What if you could hear the story of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion straight from the centurion who nailed the nails into Jesus’ hands?  What if you could see what he saw, hear what he heard, and experience what he experienced? Such is the basis for the story, The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True […]

Mystery of the Silver Coins by Lois Walfrid Johnson: A Book Review

We’ve switched Bookworm over to Heart of Dakota for part of his curriculum (a post of what he is using will be coming shortly), and he’s been reading a lot of good books.  Of course, I read them, too, so I know what he’s learning and can ask questions. This post contains affiliate links. One […]

The Crowns of Croswald by D. E. Night: A Book Review

I loved the whole Harry Potter series, so when I was contacted to try a book that is described as part Harry Potter, part Percy Jackson, I knew I had to read it. This post contains affiliate links. The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night follows the story of Ivy Lovely, a girl who grew […]

Book Review: The Cover Story by Deb Richardson-Moore {Kregel Book Tour}

I like a good mystery, but I find them few and far between.  I was delighted to recently read a Branigan Powers mystery, The Cover Story, by Deb Richardson-Moore. The story begins with two college girls, Charlie and Janie Rose, sharing a ride together home for Christmas break.  What they don’t know is that this […]

Under the Cover of Light by Carole Engle Avriett: A Book Review

Imagine leaving your wife and children behind for what you think is a 120 day stint in the Vietnam War.  Then, when you finish your 120 days, you’re assigned 60 more days.  When you are less than three weeks away from finishing the 60 day extension, your plane is shot down and you’re captured by […]

My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi: A Book Review

This year, the girls and I have read several books about The Underground Railroad, and now we’re learning about the Civil War. This post contains affiliate links. My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi was the perfect complement to our studies, and I learned about a piece of Civil War history I had not previously known about. […]