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 […]

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: A Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. I requested the book Pachinko by Min Jin Lee back in Janaury, and I just got it 1.5 weeks ago.  There are 90 people in line behind me waiting on the book, so I was quite sure that this book would be an excellent read. While the book did have […]

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – A Book Review

There are a handful of books that I’ve read in the last few years that are really at a completely different level and have left me spellbound. This post contains affiliate links. I’m thinking of books like Unbroken and All the Light We Cannot See.  The latest book I finished, The Invention of Wings by […]

The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel C. Rosenberg: A Book Review

Given our current political climate, I thought The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel C. Rosenberg sounded like a very interesting read, and it was! The story follows two men–an American, Marcus Ryker, and a Russian, Oleg Kraskin.  While their stories run parallel for most of the book, in the end, their story lines intertwine in the […]

Davy Crockett: Ever Westward by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

Like most Americans, I know Davy Crockett’s name, but now that public school history is decades in the rear view mirror, I had trouble remembering why he was famous. This post contains affiliate links. That changed when Cuddle Bug and I read Davy Crockett: Ever Westward by Janet & Geoff Benge as part of her […]

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman: A Book Review

I can’t remember where I got the suggestion for this book, but, I had high hopes for it.  Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed. This post contains affiliate links. While The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman got rave reviews on Amazon and Good Reads, I’m afraid I can’t share in the enthusiasm. The story is about […]

Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

Any person who has a bit of an adventurous spirit will likely enjoy reading our latest book from YWAM’s Heroes of History. This post contains affiliate links. Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map by Janet & Geoff Benge literally had Cuddle Bug on the edge of her seat asking me to read her […]