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20 Ways To Draw a Tree – Book Review

20 Ways to Draw a Tree has ideas for drawing items from nature, like ferns, acorns, flowers, shells and more and lots of space is given to practice and have fun. Each natural object has twenty variations of different styles and amount of detail. I enjoyed looking at...

Loving Family Books

I hesitate to use the words “Instant Classic” — but not when a children’s book is as wonderful as this! Nowadays, it seems like our children (and grandchildren) are away from us more and more often. The demands of work, and distance we all seem...

The Thing About Yetis 

There is so much to love about The Thing About Yetis. The story describes the different sides that people (and yetis) have — loving winter AND summer — and why that’s a good thing. It has some really good messages, like learning to be flexible and the limits of...

The New Neighbors Review

Years ago, I remember seeing a study which found prejudices increased as the size of a group increased. That is a big part of what this endearing “children’s” book is about. It is a fast-paced story of an apartment building filled with different...

Mario and the Aliens

What a charming book this is! I found the story to be truly delightful and well written. It tells a compelling story that will go further convincing your children to play outside more often than endless threats of device-time-outs or stern lectures about how things...

Spend It! (Moneybunny)

My family loved the earlier book in this series, “Earn It,” which helped children learn about cause-and-effect in earning and saving money. This delightful book takes that further and looks at prioritizing our resources which, like cause-and-effect can be...