A Book Review & Giveaway: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This post contains affiliate links. When we were eating lunch at our homeschool co-op, one of the moms suggested that we all read the book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and then go together as a group to see the movie.  Afterward, we’d all discuss the movie and the book. I ordered the book off Amazon, […]

Fire Road by Kim Phuc Phan Thi: A Book Review

I have seen the picture, as you likely have, too.  It’s iconic and shows the brutality of war as well as the cost to innocent civilians.   But what happened to that little girl in the photo, running naked down the street, being burned by napalm? In Kim Phuc Phan Thi’s book, Fire Road: The Napalm […]

George Washington: True Patriot by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

We are absolutely loving our year of studying history through YWAM’s Heroes of History series! This post contains affiliate links. We recently wrapped up George Washington: True Patriot.  A few years ago, my husband, Bookworm and I were able to visit Mount Vernon, so I’m sure that I knew some of this information previously, but […]

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

Romance novels are not my favorite type of novel.  I much prefer historical fiction and mysteries.  Recently, I had the opportunity to review a romance, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller.  I wasn’t sure that I would like it, but much to my surprise, I quite enjoyed it, in part because this romance is […]

Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy by Becky Baudouin: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

Having had a parent that died of cancer, I was interested in reading Becky Baudouin’s book, Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy: What My Mother Taught Me about How to Live and How to Die. This is a beautiful, sometimes painful-to-read book that brought me to tears several times.  Becky is a grown woman with a […]

If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

For most of us, by the time we hit middle age, life is much different than the idealized version we created for our future selves back in college.  Such is the case for former college roommates Jenna, Ireland, and Vicki in Christina Suzann Nelson’s new book, If We Make It Home: A Novel of Faith […]

Rhythm Ride by Andrea Davis Pinkney: A Book Review

I’ve been reading several different books for Bookworm’s unit study on Detroit.  Let me tell you, it’s not easy to find books about Detroit that are appropriate for a 13 year old. This post contains affiliate links. However, I was happily surprised by Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andra Davis […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Books 1 and 2

As part of our religion curriculum, we try to find ways to bring religion to life.  One of our favorite ways to do that is through books.  Recently, we’ve been reading The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls books published by WorthyKids/Ideals. About The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Books 1 and 2 We read the […]

Benjamin Franklin: Live Wire by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

The girls and I have been making our way through YWAM’s Heroes of History series in chronological order as our history curriculum this year.  This is working perfectly for Cuddle Bug as she loves to be read to. This post contains affiliate links. We just finished Benjamin Franklin: Live Wire by Janet & Geoff Benge. […]

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 […]