Author: Théa

Writer. Editor. Amateur librarian. Mom of a lot of awesome little girls.
Library’s Most Wanted | Carolyn Leiloglou

When Libby’s Aunt Nora anoints her “Deputy Librarian,” Libby is all about it. She takes the letter of the law seriously, and outlaws most of the kids in the children’s room for one offense or […]

Freedom’s Pen | Wendy Lawton

One day while out on a trip with her father, a young African girl is kidnapped by slave traders. In the months that follow, she makes the horrifying passage from Africa to America in the […]

Seek and Find | Sarah Parker

We’ve read many, many picture books in our twelve years as parents. But the books our readers and pre-readers alike tend to pore over and explore most on their own are the ones with detailed […]

Love Made | Quina Aragon

When reading a picture book about the creation of the world, one doesn’t expect to make it a third of the way through the book before God actually creates anything. But Quina Aragon’s book Love […]

The Bible Project (Videos)

When our school year (like so many of yours) took a hairpin turn mid-March, I found I missed the little things most—those luxuries we hadn’t realized were luxuries. Watching the students file into morning chapel […]

Misty of Chincoteague (Series) | Marguerite Henry

When we celebrated my birthday last month, I opened one daughter’s gift and found a book tucked in it alongside her present. I couldn’t keep the book, she explained, but I had to read it. […]

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, […]