Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Homeschooler's Book of Lists by Sonya Haskins

Over 250 lists, charts and facts making it easier to plan and organize any homeschoolers curriculum. A wonderful resource to look up information quickly. Topics include history, math, science, geography, art, religion and more. Book is divided into subject categories with a handy chart at beginning of each subject area that includes the chart name and page number. Information is listed neatly and is easy to read. 
I personally love this resource. I find it a great supplement to our homeschooling curriculum. I have been able to pick it up many times and answer questions right on the spot (even quicker than it would be to look up the information online). This is the perfect addition to any homeschool as well as a great handy resource for any teacher or parent with inquisitive kids.
*This book was sent to me by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.  

Saturday, January 21, 2012

What is Heaven Like? by Bevery Lewis

  1. Have you every wondered what Heaven was like? Has your child ever asked you questions about Heaven? If so this is a great picture book that you can read to your child and answer some of those questions. This is a great tool especially for a child who has lost someone they love and wonders what life in Heaven is like. With beautiful illustrations and appropriate verses on each page you can share the wonders of heaven with that special child in your life.
The only thing I think could have been different about the book was the fact that the salvation message could have been alot clearer ("I know alot more about heaven now..Its God's promise to all of us").  Maybe if the boy in the story would have stated that he was saved or it was made clearer how to get to heaven.
Overall a good book to start a thought provoking conservation with your child.

This book was sent to me by Bethany House Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Monster Mix-up by Victoria L Johnson

Have your kids ever mixed you up into their crazy adventures. This story is about how one mom paid back her two monster trapping boys. This is a cute and silly book about brothers who are positive a monster is coming down the hall to their bedroom; so they set a trap to capture it. But when they do they are in for a big surprise. This book was based on a true story about the author and her boys.
The rhyming text and illustrations were perfect for my boys of 5 and 8. We loved the surprise ending and laughed for awhile about it.  A great book to share with your kids and enjoy the funny things they drag us parents into.
I received a complimentary copy of The Monster Mix-up as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team.  Visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team. Visit the Dorrance Publishing Bookstore to buy this book.