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    The Souls of Lost Lake

    This is one of my favorite books by Jaime Jo Wright! Author: Jaime Jo WrightWren Blythe has long enjoyed living in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, helping her father with ministry at a youth camp. But when a little girl in the area goes missing, an all-out search ensues, reviving the decades-old campfire story of Ava Coons, the murderess who is believed to still roam the forest. Joining the search, Wren stumbles upon the Coonses' cabin ruins and a sinister mystery…

  • Great New Picture Books Published in 2022

    more 2022 PICTURE BOOKS worth checking out

    Welcome to the second installment where I share some great picture books that have been published in 2022! If you missed it, you can check out the first one here. 2022 PICTURE BOOKS If you’ve read any great picture books this year I would love to hear them!

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    A Gift for Nana

    Author: Lane SmithA thoughtful little Rabbit sets out to find the perfect gift for his Nana. He knows she will love anything he brings her but Rabbit wants this gift to be extra special. As he travels on his quest, Rabbit encounters an assortment of creatures-a crow, a smiling full moon, a stickler (whatever that is), a big fish, and a volcano. Each is certain they offer the best advice but nothing they suggest seems right for his…

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    Olivia Wrapped in Vines

    My anxiety prone child loves this book! Author: Maude Nepveu-VilleneuveWhen Olivia starts to feel overwhelmed by her big feelings, she sprouts vines. They are thorny and twisty and make it impossible for Olivia to do the things she loves to do, like ride her bike or play with her friends. Plus, no one wants to come near a giant ball of thorns. Luckily, Olivia has a very special teacher. Someone who sees past the prickly and the pokey to the…

  • New Picture Books Worth Reading - 2022 Picture Books

    new PICTURE BOOKS worth checking out

    A few years ago I did regular round ups of good picture books and since then I’ve been finding good picture books harder and harder to find. BUT I’ve made it my mission to be a resource for those looking for good picture books for their kids. I read through a large number of picture books published this year and today I have five picture books to share with you! The next time I have five picture books I’ll share…

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    Wheels, No Wheels

    Author: Shannon McNeillA llama has no wheels. A turtle has no wheels. A cat has no wheels. Not to worry! A skateboard has wheels, a tractor has wheels and a bike has wheels. Some wily farm animals decide to go for a ride, leaving the farmer without her wheels. After the animals go and go and go and go, chaos ensues . . . but luckily there are some truck driving chicks to save the day.