Tag: elementary

The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song | Bob Hartman

The other night as we finished reading about Ananias and Sapphira in For Such a Time as This, one of our daughters sighed happily. “I love when they tell stories I’ve never heard before,” she […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

30 Prophecies: One Story | Paul Reynolds

While we’re living lives close to home—perhaps homeschooling kids we hadn’t planned on homeschooling or filling time with toddlers but without libraries—please feel free to comment below or email me (thea@littlebookbigstory.com). I would love to […]

Jesus and the Really Big Surprise | Randall Goodgame

We are, like so many of you, firmly entrenched at home. Mitch’s office is the living room couch; the girls and I are back to homeschooling, as schools are closed state-wide until late April. Our […]

Sing a Song of Seasons | Fiona Waters

Sometimes the way to a good book lies through a bad book—in this case, a picture book I chose for my daughter, beautifully illustrated and filled with poems that compared baby frogs to aborted childhood […]