Tag Archives: children

A Response To A Letter From A Young Friend

Yesterday evening I found upon my return home from work that I had received a card from one of my young friends at church.  As the message itself asked a question, I figured it would be worthwhile to give it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gigi And The Cat

Gigi And The Cat, by Colette This book is a collection of two novellas, both of which give some idea of the sharp-eyed way that the author was able to look at the lives of characters in less than ideal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Best Of The Best For Children

Best Of The Best For Children, by Denise Perry Donavin In many ways, this book was very disappointing.  It is, of course, to be expected that books for children would have a great deal of agendas behind it.  Even so, … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Hundred Best Books For Children

One Hundred Best Books For Children:  A Parent’s Guide To Making The Right Choices For Your Young Reader:  Toddler to Pretreen, by Anita Silvey This book is a relatively short one at a bit more than 150 pages, and it … Continue reading

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On Socialization

It is commonly thought that a disadvantage that homeschooled children face is the lack of socialization that they have with peers.  I must admit that I was never homeschooled myself, but over the course of my life I have had … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Kids Book About Covid-19

A Kids Book About Covid-19, by Malia Jones I was sent this book by my CASA supervisor, who saw the topicality of the material and thought that it would be worth sharing with one’s CASA kiddos if they expressed concern … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Book For Kids With Cansur

My Book For Kids With Cansur:  A Child’s Autobiography Of Hope, by Jason Gaes This book, which really was written by a child dealing with metastatic cancer, is a good example of what happens when you find a need for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Journal Of James Edward Pease: A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America)

The Journal Of James Edward Pease:  A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America), by Jim Murphy This book is the author’s first novel for a middle grade audience and for a debut audience it is quite accomplished.  That is … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America)

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?:  The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America), by Barry Denenberg A book like this has a difficult task.  On the one hand, most American readers have little sympathy with the cause … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Light In The Storm: The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America)

A Light In The Storm:  The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America), by Karen Hesse This book is a melancholy one but also one that helps the reader better understand one of the more obscure aspects of the … Continue reading

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