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Missy Andrews Center for Lit My Divine Comedy interview

Identity, Grace, and a Literary Life (video interview with Missy Andrews from Center for Lit)

I’ve often wished I could have Missy Andrews from Center for Lit over for coffee and a chat in my living room. The realities of geography, alas, preclude that. But this conversation is the next best thing. If you’ve struggled with your identity as a homeschool mom, if you’ve wondered how to incorporate literary analysis …

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Olympics Books Kids

Olympics Books for Kids: learn the history and explore the sports of the Olympic Games

It’s not too soon to begin rounding up books about the Olympics for your kids. Learn all about the history of the Olympic games and what the Olympics are like today from this Gold Medal Book List! I have loved watching the Olympics ever since I was a little girl. I love how once every …

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Mary Slessor Benge Book Review

Heroes Then & Now Biographies from Benge Books: Mary Slessor

My daughter came running out of her room, eager to share the latest fascinating moment in the book she was reading titled Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar. Usually this particular child would read what was assigned to her respectfully, but without much enthusiasm. But Mary Slessor’s biography, written by prolific biographers Janet and Geoff Benge, …

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roundup of best book lists

The Great Book List Roundup: Books and Websites to Inspire Your Next Reading Adventure

Ah, books. We love the way they smell, the way they feel, the way they extravagantly fill our bookshelves. For the individual book lover or the reading family, the only thing we love as much as a good book is a good book about books! And a book filled with lists of other books? *swoon* …

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nonfiction graphic book list

Nonfiction Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens

The graphic novel format isn’t limited to fiction. Nonfiction works in the graphic novel style can be a delightful read for kids, teens, and adults. Here are some of the nonfiction graphic novels my children have enjoyed. What? Why Nonfiction Graphic Novels? (and do I have to? {spoiler alert: no}) The graphic novel combines words …

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Books to learn about Japan with kids

Don’t Miss these Books about Japan for Children!

One of the easiest ways to learn about and experience another country’s culture is to be transported there through books. Do you want to explore Japan with your children? Don’t miss these fabulous titles the whole family can enjoy! Japanese Folk Tales and Fairy Tales The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, Katherine Paterson Watercolor and …

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