Book Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo I bought this book for my children on the recommendation of Ann Patchett. In her most recent essay collection, These Precious Days, Patchett details her introduction to the work of DiCamillo and how she devoured her work, even though it is written for children and Patchett… Continue reading Book Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Reading With Pearl & Rose: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

As before, this will be less of a book review and more a way to share my experience of re-reading childhood favourites with my own children. For reference, my kids are ages 7 and 4. Little Women is such a classic story and one I've read and watched so many times that I have trouble… Continue reading Reading With Pearl & Rose: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Reading with Pearl & Rose: Lassie Come-Home

Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight (Grosset & Dunlap, 1940) Rather than a regular book review, this will be more about our experience of reading a book as a family. For reference, my kids are 7 and 4 years old. Lassie Come-Home is the first chapter book I ever remember reading on my own. I recall… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Lassie Come-Home

Book Review: Little Prayers for Ordinary Days

Little Prayers for Ordinary Days - Katy Bowser Hutson, Flo Paris Oakes, and Tish Harrison Warren (IVP Kids, 2022) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Publication date: May 31st, 2022 In the past year I have been leaning into my liturgical roots.… Continue reading Book Review: Little Prayers for Ordinary Days

Book Review: New From Here by Kelly Yang

New From Here - Kelly Yang (Simon & Schuster, 2022) I received an e-book Advance Reader's Copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. New From Here will be on sale March 1, 2022. When I read Kelly Yang's Front Desk, I… Continue reading Book Review: New From Here by Kelly Yang

Book Review: Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Helen L. Taylor

Little Pilgrim's Progress - Helen L. Taylor (Moody Publishers, 2021) Little Pilgrim's Progress is an illustrated adaptation of the classic story by John Bunyan. The famous tale tells of the journey of Christian, a man carrying a great burden, living in the city of Destruction. After meeting Evangelist, Christian begins his journey as a pilgrim… Continue reading Book Review: Little Pilgrim’s Progress by Helen L. Taylor

Book Review: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Front Desk - Kelly Yang (Scholastic Inc. 2018) Mia Tang has lived in the USA for two years. She and her parents immigrated to America from China, dreaming, as so many immigrants do, of a better life, greater freedoms, better financial comfort. And like so many immigrants find, the Tangs have struggled financially in a… Continue reading Book Review: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Reading with Pearl & Rose: The Chronicles of Narnia

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis (Harper Collins Publishers) The Chronicles of Narnia are an absolute classic series of children's stories. I could not tell you how many times I have read these seven books. They were read to me as a child and I read them over and over again as an… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: The Chronicles of Narnia

Reading with Pearl & Rose: Robert McCloskey

If you look at my kids' bookshelves, you will probably get a good picture (pun intended) of my own tastes. I love factual, colourful, non-fiction children's books. I love stories about animals. I love detailed picture books - both in their illustrations and in their content. I look for a certain poetry in the writing,… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Robert McCloskey

Reading with Pearl & Rose: Alphabet Books

The alphabet is, obviously, the foundation of literacy. There are a LOT of alphabet books out there for kids, with all kinds of themes and illustrations. These are some of the favourites in our household. Pearl knows her ABCs now and is beginning to recognize a few simple words. Rose remains largely illiterate. ABCers -… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Alphabet Books