Originally posted on Lou Allen – Christian Faith and Fiction:
I just finished reading The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson. Description: “Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her…
I have a new book review posted on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog! This one is Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell, which won the 2018 Caldecott Award.
It’s good to be realistic about how corrupt our world is. But how realistic is too realistic, particularly when it comes to writing stories? Should we be as gritty as today’s news and reveal all the world’s evils? Or be the opposite extreme, too optimistic? My book review on Laika: Astronaut Dog shows a bookContinue reading “Be Gritty? Or Be Optimistic?”
I wrote another book review for Jennifer Hallmark’s blog! This time, it’s about a fox with a big problem but helps someone else in the midst of it. What is this fox’s problem? Hint: it has to do with her tail.
Don’t believe teenagers can benefit from picture books? Read this article from M. Liz Boyle’s website. Sarah Mackenzie, author and founder of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, says that we should read a picture book every day as kids grow up, even when they’re teenagers! If this sounds odd to you, listen to the podcast toContinue reading “Read to Your Kids, Part VI, Ocean Stories with Beautiful Illustrations — M Liz Boyle”
Another book review was posted on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog, written by yours truly. It’s about the children’s book Shy Willow by Cat Min, a sweet and funny story filled with beautiful illustrations. Here is the link to the review. Enjoy!
Hello, everyone! Christmas is a season that’s filled with fun stories. Here is a kid’s book that’s perfect for your holiday collection. It’s called The Christmas Fox by Anik McGrory. Don’t have the book but want to read it for Christmas? It is available for Kindle and Nook Book for a quick purchase. There’s alsoContinue reading “A Christmas-y Book Review”
I wrote another book review! This one is The Carousel, written by Liz Rosenberg and illustrated by Jim Lamarche. It’s a fantastical story, filled with beautiful illustrations and a gentle message on remembering the people you love, even if they may not be with you.
I have a new book review on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog. The book is A Very Corgi Christmas, written by Sam Hay and illustrated by Loretta Schauer. Check it out by clicking on the link below!
Have you heard of Little Pilgrim’s Progress? It’s the children’s version of the John Bunyan classic by Helen L. Taylor. Recently, Joe Sutphin made an illustrated version with animal characters. James D. Witmer, author of The Strange New Dog, has written a review of this book. I haven’t read Sutphin’s version myself, but I likeContinue reading “Book Feature: Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Joe Sutphin”