Category: Young Children

  • God’s Names by Sally Michael

    God’s Names by Sally Michael

    “Cows have two ears. Truth? Or lie? Rocks are hard. Truth? Or lie? Horses have eight legs. Truth? Or lie? How do you know that last statement is a lie? You know because you have seen horses. You know they have four legs. Since you know the truth about horses, you know the lie is…

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  • Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling

    Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling

    I’m not sure if there’s a more delightful way to learn about the geography of the Great Lakes and the surrounding area, than with Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancey Holling! The story begins with a young boy who places his wood carving of an Indian in a canoe into a stream near Lake Superior. Underneath the…

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  • The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Hoberman

    The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Hoberman

    This book was a fun one! The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman was suggested to me a few times and it did not disappoint! Flipping through the pages, I knew they would be drawn in by the hilarious story and accompanying illustrations set to catchy rhyme (the artist, Marla Frazee deserves as much…

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  • Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

    Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

    Owls In the Family by Farley Mowat was one of the books we enjoyed reading over a Winter break. If you have outdoor-loving, animal-hoarding, adventure-pursuing kids, this humorous account of boyish fun will only serve to deepen their interests (or spark it, if it’s not already there! ) A fun narrative involving a young boy,…

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  • A Better Ending by Doreen Tamminga

    A Better Ending by Doreen Tamminga

    Sometimes, when things get hectic (while dinner is cooking and everyone is tired and hungry, for example, or when it’s raining and there’s “nothing to do”), I find reading a short story generally puts everyone back in a good mood (including myself) and changes the atmosphere of the house for the better. Good short stories…

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  • Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

    Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

    The kids unanimously agreed that after Paddle-To-The-Sea, Tree in the Trail was their next favorite Holling C. Holling geography book, followed by Seabird, and Minn of the Mississippi (we didn’t care so much for the last one, but looking forward to Pagoo next!) Tree in the Trail explores the history of the Great Plains by…

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  • Spurgeon Stories for Children by Tony Hutter

    Spurgeon Stories for Children by Tony Hutter

    Tony Hutter’s 5-book series, Spurgeon Stories For Children, is a family favorite! We bought them a few years ago to read with our older kids, and I just pulled them out again so our younger ones don’t miss out on this excellent introduction to the ‘Prince of Preachers,’ Charles Haddon Spurgeon. There are 52 stories…

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  • Twenty Texans by Betsy Warren

    Twenty Texans by Betsy Warren

    Twenty Texans: Historic Lives for Young Readers by Betsy Warren was another book we greatly enjoyed about the Lone Star state! It was recommended to me by a “born and raised” Texas mama, and it appealed to our whole crew as we learned about 20 mostly famous and a few lesser known Texans through the…

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  • Journey to America by Sonia Levitin

    Journey to America by Sonia Levitin

    Journey To America by Sonia Levitin was a much enjoyed read aloud from the Word War 2 Era. If you are concerned about the worst of history repeating itself in our children’s lifetime, this is an eye-opening book to read. Much of what happened in 2020 was happening in Germany, circa 1938. The story is…

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  • The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn

    The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn

    I was happy to find a copy of The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn at the thrift store! We had borrowed it from the library a few times, and our youngest son particularly enjoys this true story of a Polish man who risks his life to hide a Jewish family during World…

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  • Bud & Me by Alta Abernathy

    Bud & Me by Alta Abernathy

    Since we moved to Texas, we’ve been trying to learn as much as we can about its history and culture. So, like typical homeschoolers, we switched gears in the middle of the school year and jumped from Ancient Egypt to the history of the South because that’s where the science of relations was happening in…

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  • Caleb’s Lamb by Helen Santos

    Caleb’s Lamb by Helen Santos

    Caleb’s Lamb by Helen Santos is one of the greatest gems in our collection of children’s stories. Scripture is full of sheep and shepherd imagery: we, the sheep, and Jesus, our Great Shepherd who leads us.Through the mountains and fields with Asher The Shepherd and his flock; and Caleb, Asher’s aspiring shepherd-son and his precious…

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