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Before the Scarlet Dawn (Daughters of the Potomac, # 1)
3.42
When I first started this book as an ARC, I got over 50% in within one reading. Then the sinus stuff happened as well as other book review deadlines a...more
Mar 13, 2012
Sep 12, 2011
 
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
3.79
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies by Cokie Roberts
Illustrated by Diane Goode
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Histor...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jul 17, 2013
 
Sweeter Than Birdsong (Saddler's Legacy, #2)
4.08
The bulk of reviews are in for this new release to a fairly new author and the opinions are high! The cover is the first thing that grips me for this...more
not set
Jul 11, 2011
 
Love Blooms in Winter (The Dakota Diaries #1)
3.83
This book was in my pile and I wanted to read it, but when I first picked it up, it was because something else was left somewhere and I wanted to bide...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jul 11, 2011
 
The Merchant's Daughter
3.91
Combine Jane Eyre with a bit of Beauty and the Beast and you might have found yourself in The Merchant's Daughter. Earlier this year I found myself re...more
Nov 27, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
A Sister's Hope (Sisters of Holmes County, #3)
4.17
I read an ARC version of this book. I just cannot really get excited to review this book, because I hate to be against it. This is the third book in a...more
Jun 02, 2008
May 14, 2008
 
I Am the Chosen King (The Saxon Series #2)
4.14
My first introduction to Helen Hollick was by seeing and craving the gorgeous and mystical cover of The Forever Queen (apparently the first in this se...more
not set
Dec 01, 2010
 
For the King's Favor (William Marshal, #4)
4.05
I thrive in Christian Historical Fiction, but as I have found with two of my favorite authors Michelle Moran and Deanna Raybourn there is quality fict...more
Sep 29, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
Light Is All Around Us
3.67
One of the things that I have discovered since using the Memoria Press Curriculum, especially their book lists for Social Studies & Science Resour...more
Mar 20, 2014
Jul 17, 2013
 
Tulip Loves Rex
3.33
Biscuit is definitely a staple around here and thus we thus we truly enjoyAlyssa Satin Capucilli's children's books, so it is no surprise to me how m...more
Oct 2013
Jul 17, 2013
 
Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tail
3.83
Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail is awesome and this follow up with Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tail is just as grand. Very educational with tons...more
Oct 10, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
 
Danger Close
4.03
This review is from reading an Advanced Reader Copy/Unedited Proof. A couple days ago I finished reading a thriller/action-adventure/suspense novel in...more
Jun 20, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
From a Distance (Timber Ridge Reflections, #1)
4.07
This is more than a novel, a journey into two peoples lives that brings you to the edge of their experiences and beliefs and makes you focus on your o...more
Apr 09, 2009
Dec 11, 2007
 
Circle, Square, Moose
4.17
This Moose book, my first - as I haven't read Z Is for Moose , is complete silly chaos! However, there is a bit of basic shape learning that comes thr...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
4.14
This is an excellent historical non-fiction biography book for every child to read, but especially so to show little girls what a brave girl can make...more
Oct 10, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
 
Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story
4.19
I love Sally Lloyd-Jones. She has such a gift for sharing scripture with children in a poetic and artistic form. Using anticipation this story creates...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
Snowman Magic
3.21
I have really enjoying reading an ARC of this book and think that the end product will be awesome. If you or your child reader is anything like me, wh...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
The Truth of Me
3.77
Memories from my childhood tell me that I enjoy stories from Patricia MacLachlan and I've been excited to read new stories. The Truth of Me is very sh...more
Mar 28, 2013
Dec 07, 2012
 
The Twelve Days of Christmas
3.40
I'm stuck between 4 or 5 stars. I read an advanced copy and love it. I this one and her former The Nutcracker to join our Christmas shelf! Glittery t...more
Aug 30, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
Tyler Makes Spaghetti!
3.32
In the same way that I loved Tyler Makes Pancakes! this one is just as fun! I love Tyler Florence, I love what he has done for children's food and edu...more
Apr 21, 2013
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas
3.64
It made my chuckle and it almost brought a tear, this is one fun and new Christmas book for Santa. Great for anyone, but perfect for the military fami...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
The Snow Queen
4.00
Just from a glance at the advanced reader copy cover I knew I would love this book. After spending time in the text of the story and the illustrations...more
Aug 30, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
My New Teacher and Me!
4.09
My middle grades years are filled with memories of songs from Weird Al Yankovic, so now seeing that he has authored children's books is highly amusing...more
Aug 18, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
Grumpy Goat
3.68
I love the illustrations in this book and it is a great little story for teaching kids about how their attitude affects friendships. Sometimes when yo...more
Oct 10, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
 
The Merchant and the Thief: A Folktale from India
3.60
I love this book for so many reasons. Not only does you child receive a cultural lesson from the pictures and some vocabulary and names, but also a va...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
 
JFK
3.71
The text is interesting and informative and the illustrations are fabulous, truly bringing history to life.

More thoughts to come. I read an Advanced R...more
Aug 06, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
That Is Not a Good Idea!
4.17
This is laugh out loud funny and an awesome choice for story time. If reading it aloud to my preschooler is any indication on the masses you'll have t...more
Apr 21, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
Fanny & Annabelle
3.72
*These are my thoughts on an ARC version.*

Does it make me silly if a children's book brings a slight twinge of tears to my eyes? That is just how swee...more
Feb 03, 2010
Jul 22, 2009
 
Rosie & Rex: A Nose for Fun!
3.42
Rosie & Rex: A Nose for Fun! by Bob Boyle
Ages 4-8
Publisher: HARPER

This is not my cup of tea, but I can see the merit. From boy/girl friendship to...more
Jan 16, 2014
Nov 25, 2013
 
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where's the Bacon?
4.10
I like this one a lot. I have to admit I love the Pioneer Woman's blog, but was not super into the books. Yet this one is fun and makes me want to giv...more
Jul 12, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
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