Dog Stories for Young Kids

You may have detected my obsession with canine stories. *smiles* If you share my love for them, here’s a couple of adorable tales for younger children. This here is Pupunzel, a retelling of Rapunzel for emerging readers. Like Rapunzel, this cute golden pup has super long hair and is stuck in a tower. I doContinue reading “Dog Stories for Young Kids”

Exciting Adventures for Middle Graders

Looking for an adventure story for your 8 to 12-year-olds? Try S.D. Smith’s The Green Ember series. I’ve only listened to the first audiobook of the series, and it was great. It can be compared to the Redwall series. You can download the first audiobook for FREE when you sign up for S.D. Smith’s newsletter,Continue reading “Exciting Adventures for Middle Graders”

Fiction Illuminates Truth – Author Interview with Courtney M. Whitaker — M Liz Boyle

You may have known that I’ve written reviews of kids’ picture books, but I do keep my eye out for great middle grade and young adult books. Here is M Liz Boyle interviewing middle grade and young adult author Courtney M. Whitaker. Here they discuss how fiction can show characters shining their light in theContinue reading “Fiction Illuminates Truth – Author Interview with Courtney M. Whitaker — M Liz Boyle”

Literacy Lessons for Homeschool

The new school year is just around the corner (or maybe it has already arrived for you). Are you looking for ways to have your children analyze their favorite books? University of Cincinnati Speech and Hearing Clinic has a YouTube channel that reads books and teaches lessons related to the books. This here is LittleContinue reading “Literacy Lessons for Homeschool”

Book Review — The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

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…

New Book Review: Fluffy Fox and The Little Turtle

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.

Read to Your Kids, Part VI, Ocean Stories with Beautiful Illustrations — M Liz Boyle

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”

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.