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Indescribable | Louis Giglio

In the light of the protests happening around the country, I wanted to share something brief with you before we get to our usual review. I don’t know where you stand on these issues, but […]

A Year in the Big Old Garden | James Witmer

After a good rain, we traipse through the backyard, my youngest daughters and I. We are hunting for snails. We find one! A massive snail, the length of my six-year-old’s hand, glides across the path, […]

Good News for Little Hearts (Series) | Various Authors

I do not know how things look from where you stand right now. But uncertainty is a persistent theme here, as some things tentatively begin to reopen and other things remain indefinitely closed. We do […]

A Nature Poem For Every Day of the Year | Jane McMorland Hunter (Editor)

Earlier this year I shared the beautiful anthology of nature poetry for children, Sing a Song of Seasons. What happened shortly after was that I bought a beautiful anthology of nature poetry for my own, […]

5 Read-Alouds for Quarantine

We are weeks into a stay-at-home order here in Washington—I don’t even know how many weeks. Six? A lot. We are a lot of weeks in. And while there are days when we feel desperate […]

“For You, Lord” | A Song

Our pastor has been inviting musicians within our church body to record and share songs with the congregation, and a few weeks ago, it was my turn. I had written this song a month or […]

Window on the World | Molly Wall & Jason Mandryk

Until now, I have proceeded as usual with my publishing schedule. I usually plan out blog posts a few months in advance, so while our family found our footing under a stay-at-home order in Washington […]

The Moon is Always Round | Jonathan Gibson

Has it been a while since you had a good cry? Then I have a book for you. Jonathan Gibson wrote The Moon is Always Round after the stillbirth of his second child. In attempting […]

Why Do We Say Goodnight? | Champ Thornton

People in our house can find their own pajamas and put them on (some can even do their own laundry!). They can fill their own water bottles and find beloved stuffed animals wedged between a […]

Good Friday

I fully intended to share a book with you today. I had one picked out that was perfect for Good Friday (how many picture books are perfect for Good Friday?), but when I sat down […]