Posts Categorized: Book Reviews

Book Review—Anxious for Nothing: Living Above Anxiety and Loneliness

This just-out version for tweens and young teens is organized around the acronym CALM, the author’s prescription for calming anxiety and fears: Celebrate God’s goodness Ask God for help Look on the bright side (Give thanks) Meditate (Think about good things) There’s no fluff or cheesiness here, no simplistic answers. Instead, young readers will find…

Book Review and Giveaway—Lullaby Prayer

Set on a country farm, this picture book truly does work like a lullaby—calming and wooing children to settle in, sleep, and dream—while also reassuring them of God’s love and care. Each new spread focuses on a different aspect of dusk and falling nighttime—the sunset, the moon, dancing fireflies, clouds and stars, forest animals and…

Book Review—God Gave Us Prayer

GIVEAWAY: I have one copy of this book, signed by the author, to give away. To enter, leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Winner will be selected at random on Saturday, May 15, and announced in my June newsletter. (Not subscribed yet? Click here.) God Gave Us Prayer gives kids and parents…

Book Review—The Tree Street Kids Series

   A new series, Tree Street Kids, hit middle-grade bookshelves in April, and it’s a winner. Although aimed at ages 8-12, readership may skew toward the younger end of the range because the series’ main character is 10. But two things will engage readers of any age—the action-packed plots and memorable characters. Set in a…

Book Review—Little Ewe: The Story of One Lost Sheep

This book releases February 23, 2021. To celebrate, the author and Beaming Books are offering a giveaway to readers within the United States. To enter, leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Winner will be selected at random on Tuesday, February 23, and announced in my March newsletter. (Not subscribed yet? Click here.)…

Book Review—The Invisible String

How can we feel secure when we’re separated from the ones we love? If you know a child dealing with separation anxiety or loss, this simple story about the Invisible String of love can help. And it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Book Review—Jesus Came for Me

We teach little ones that we celebrate Christmas because Jesus was born. But what does Jesus’ coming mean to preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades? This board book with three short stories, just long enough for a young child’s attention span, seeks to expand their understanding with concepts they can hold on to…