• AUTUMN BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS - great mystery & suspense, classics, science fiction & YA books!

    AUTUMN BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS – great mystery & suspense, classics, science fiction & YA books!

    Last year I realized that autumn is my absolute favorite season. In previous years autumn had always been overshadowed by the fact that our cold Canadian prairie winters were coming. But last year I was able to appreciate autumn for all that it is: sweaters and wearing layers, the changing color of the trees, the leaves on the ground, the crisp mornings, hot cocoa and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. This year I am just as excited, or possibly a little more, for my autumn reading. Last year I created a list of some great autumnal reads and this year I wanted to make another list…

  • I'm Giving Away some of my favorite books from the last year: Christian non-fiction books, middle grade books, fantasy books and more!

    Some of My Favorite Books from the Last Year: and a 1,000 subscriber book giveaway!

    To celebrate reaching 1,000 subscribers on my BookTube channel I wanted to giveaway some of my favorite books that I’ve read in the last year!       To enter the giveaway you’ll have to go to this post, the full details are included there.   If you like book giveaways be sure to sign up for my book-ish newsletter because I have some fun giveaway plans coming soon!

  • The Best Christian Fiction Book Recommendations: Seven of the Best Christian Fiction Books I have Read in the Last Year

    Christian Fiction Book Recommendations: the best Christian fiction I’ve read in the last year

    I recently got a request to share my favorite Christian fiction books so I took back over my reading from the last year and today I am sharing seven of the best Christian fiction books I’ve read in the last year. If you have suggestions on other Christian fiction books (minus Christian romance books) that I should read next I would love for you to leave a comment below!       WATCH NEXT Birthday Book Haul Choosing My July TBR June Reading Wrap Up   The Best Christian Fiction Books   Mark of the Raven Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret…

  • The Best Chapter Books for Grade 4 - 12 novels for middle school

    12 of the Best Chapter Books for Grade Four

    Back in my short lived school teaching career I always thought grade four was the best age. Kids are still young enough where they liked school but old enough they caught on to sarcasm. It was like the sweet spot as far as ages go. Well, now my oldest is officially done grade four and I have to say, it was a great year! Since we added fostering into the mix this year things looked a lot different than I imagined they would, but one thing stayed the same: she read (and listened to) a lot of books. I asked her to share her favorite books from the year and…

  • The Best Chapter Books for Boys - Great Novels for Elementary Boys - funny and serious novels for boys

    Chapter Books for Boys – Novels Boys (& Girls!) Will Love! a combination of funny and serious books

    Today I am sharing some of the best chapter books for boys (in my opinion). Ephraim loves these novels so they are kid approved too! These novels are perfect for boys but most girls will enjoy them as well! This video is a collaboration with Challice from Sodbuster Living, please head over to her YouTube channel, subscribe and check out her videos.     If you want to see more book lists for boys in the future, let me know!     The Best Chapter Books for Boys   Charlotte’s Web Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of…

  • Our Favorite Picture Books - The Best Picture Books for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School Aged Children

    Our Favorite Picture Books – Part One

    I was inspired by Julie from The Kreke Family on YouTube to do a video sharing our favorite picture books since she has been sharing videos all this month in response to the homeschool challenge I have been hosting over on Instagram. As I went through the house and grabbed our favorites I realized we really don’t own that many of our favorite picture books, so this is going to be part one and in the future, when we can have access to the library again, I will do a part two and maybe three, four and five as well! I have done tons of picture book lists on the…