The Hidden Village by Bonnie Rose Hudson, A Review, A Unit Study, & A Giveaway Learning to Step Up, Even When You Are Little The Story begins with a little boy Manju is a young boy who lives in a village at the edge of a mangrove forest in India. One morning he takes his new bible to the top of his favorite tree to spend time as close to God as he could climb. The forest he lives near is a place where, “trees linked arms,” and mangroves with roots that stick out of the ground, “grew that way to catch boys who aren’tRead More →

Brinkman Adventures Season 4 from Brinkman Adventures I was excited to have the opportunity to review Brinkman Adventures Season 4 from Brinkman Adventures and I was even able to interest my teenage son! Season 4 of the Brinkman Adventures includes 12 episodes of fun and adventure and learning about what it means to be a Christian. Each episode highlights a Christian principle that we all try to instill in our children. Some of the episodes relate fun and hijinks. Some of the episodes are mostly fiction. And many of the episodes tell the real-life stories of one person’s struggle to worship God in spite of culturalRead More →

Off My Shelf In October

A Selection Of Books From Our Home Library Each month I will pull a pile of books off the shelves in our home, books that my kids and my husband and I love. Each book I select is special and full of memories for me. And I will share them with you: Off My Shelf. The selection this month includes a special book that I sang to my children each night as a bedtime book when they were babies. Over in the Meadow is a picture book set to the tradional song of the same name. I love this song. Even though my kids areRead More →

Imagine...The Great Flood by Matt Koceich

Imagine. . .The Great Flood by Matt Koceich from Barbour Publishing I was excited to get the opportunity to review Imagine. . .The Great Flood by Matt Koceich from Barbour Publishing even though my children are teenagers.   The Story This is the story of a young ten-year-old boy who is reluctantly in the middle of a move across the country with his parents and his dog, Molly. When he loses his dog and chases her into the woods, he falls and finds himself plopped down into the world of Noah and his family as they prepare for the great voyage on the ark. TheRead More →

Books by Carole P. Roman – a Homeschool Review Crew review I am always interested in integrating children’s books into our homeschool and so I was really happy when we got the opportunity to review this pack of books written by Carole P. Roman including If You Were Me and Lived in….the Mayan Empire: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 4),  If You Were Me and Lived in…the Ancient Mali Empire: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 5), If You Were Me and Lived in…Renaissance Italy: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 7), Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag: An Oh SusannahRead More →

The Children of Lir is an Irish folk tale that demonstrates the power of family and perseverance, and that love for one another can conquer evil. The Story in a Wonderful Picture Book I ran across a Kindle eBook version of The Children of Lir a few weeks ago that is absolutely fantastic. The illustrations are gentle and perfect for younger children as well as the rest of us. The story is detailed enough you could easily read this book aloud as a bedtime story. Audio Drama Version If you have children who are audio learners, there is a recording of The Children of LirRead More →

A Review of Hamster Princess: Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon, A Book Giveaway, & Make Your Own Stuffed Harpster! We were lucky to have the opportunity to review this 4th book in the Hamster Princess series. Everyone in the family absolutely loved the book And who is Harpster? Well you either have to read the book, or look down the page and download the Sewing Pattern so you can make a stuffed Harpster for your child (or maybe for yourself!) Here are some things my children had to say about the story: The Story is Amazing! It was So Fantastic that I Stayed Up TillRead More →