Still looking for ideas on how to countdown to Christmas with your young children? Why not read a book per advent day? The following links give ideas on what books to add to your advent list. Do you need ideas on gifts for your kid and teen readers? Bona Fide Bookworm is a source forContinue reading “Kid’s Book Advent and Gift Ideas for Everyone”
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Looking for new Language Arts lessons? My friend K.A. Cummins provides lesson materials for students grades 1 through 12. Available lessons include vocabulary exercises, a lesson on reviewing books, and a four-week Creative Writing lesson plan. She also has book club materials for her book Snow Globe Travelers (grades 3-6). If you want lessons basedContinue reading “Teacher/Homeschooler Materials”
What to read next? — S. E. M. Ishida
Need help on how to write a certain genre? Read fiction! That’s what writer S.E.M. Ishida recommends. She’s got great writing tips overall. I know, because she was really helpful to me as I dove into the world of writing middle grade fiction.
Book Review: A Very Corgi Christmas
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!
Dragon Book Funded!
Good news! My friend C.E. White has her book When Your Dragon Is Too Big For a Bath fully funded! You can still get a sneak peek of the book through the Kickstarter link below. All kids need to be shown how to pray to God when troubles come. And be shown how God answersContinue reading “Dragon Book Funded!”
Book Feature: Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Joe Sutphin
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”
Want New Books?
Are you looking for something to fill your time? How about a new book? Lorehaven has a library listing Christian science fiction and fantasy novels for middle graders, teens, and adults. They have summaries for these books, and with some they have reviews and “discernment” sections where they mention violent content and other factors toContinue reading “Want New Books?”
Almost Fully Funded!
You’ve probably seen in a past post that my fellow author C.E. White has a book on Kickstarter called When Your Dragon Is Too Big for a Bath. It’s almost fully funded! If you haven’t contributed yet, please do. The pictures are adorable, and the story itself illustrates how a child can exercise faith inContinue reading “Almost Fully Funded!”
Wolves and Swans and Unicorns. Oh my!
Are you looking for more books to add to your library? I write book reviews from a Christian perspective for Jennifer Hallmark’s column “Friday Fiction: Books From Off the Beaten Track.” The following are what’s on her column so far, and there’ll be more on the way.
Dogs in Space and Dragons in Bathtubs
Here is a book review I wrote last year, discussing the book Laika: Astronaut Dog. It tells the story of the dog who rode Sputnik-2, and in my review I discuss whether we should edit history to avoid remembering the unpleasant. My friend and fellow author C.E. White has written an adorable book called WhenContinue reading “Dogs in Space and Dragons in Bathtubs”