What I Read with the Kids in June, 2018

I thought I’d start a new little feature–what we read each month.  Cuddle Bug loves, loves, loves to be read to, and right now, that is how she is getting a lot of her schooling.  We’re also in the car for at least an hour a day, so we try to listen to audio books […]

Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World by Janet & Geoffe Benge – A Book Review

I had the idea that Cuddle Bug and I might also like to read some missionary stories together, but after about 80 pages, Cuddle Bug promptly and adamantly let me know that she had no interest in missionary stories. This post contains affiliate links. Still, I was 80 pages into Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof […]

Milton Hershey: More than Chocolate by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

When Bookworm was little and still in school, he did a report on Milton Hershey.  I don’t remember exactly what he learned except his main focus was on chocolate.  😉 This post contains affiliate links. So, when Cuddle Bug and I reached the point in our Heroes of History series to read Milton Hershey: More […]

You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham: A Book Review

I have been reading a lot of fiction this year, but I also want to read some non-fiction that will help me grow and improve. This post contains affiliate links. Recently I read You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham.  I’ve been a big fan of the YNAB budgeting software for over a year now, […]

The Hidden Side by Heidi Chiavaroli: A Book Review

Imagine that you’re at work and you receive news that the high school your twin son and daughter attend has been terrorized by a school shooter.  You jump in your car, race to the school, only to find chaos.  As you make your way through the milling, sobbing people, you see them turn, look at […]

Thomas Edison – Inspiration and Hard Work by Janet & Geoff Benge: A Book Review

Cuddle Bug and I continue on with our Heroes of History series. This post contains affiliate links. Next on our list was Thomas Edison: Inspiration and Hard Work by Janet & Geoff Benge.  Honestly, I had mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, Edison is a genius and had a hand in so […]

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun by Michael Gruenbaum: A Book Review

I’ve read many, many books about the Holocaust, but every time, it seems that I learn something new. This post contains affiliate links. While perusing the kids’ section of the library with my kids, I saw Somewhere There Is Still a Sun by Michael Gruenbaum.  Michael “Misha” was a young boy when the Germans invade […]

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn: A Book Review

When a book has a wait list of over 100 people at the public library, I know it should be good. This post contains affiliate links. I had to wait five months to read The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn, and it was well worth the wait! The story is about Anna, […]

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom by Janet & Geoff Benge

Cuddle Bug and I have been reading a lot about Civil War times.  She’s picked clean all the kids’ books about the Underground Railroad from the library, and we’ve read about the time frame of the Civil War.  Even she was a bit apprehensive when we picked this book because she said, “I already know […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Jacob Deshazer: Forgive Your Enemies

What can I say?  We love YWAM Publishing‘s books.  This year, Cuddle Bug, who just turned 8 and is in 2nd grade, has learned all of her American history through listening as I read aloud to her all of the books in the Heroes of History series.  We supplemented that series recently by reading a […]