An Organizational Guide for the Rest of Us

Do you look at your friends’ organized homes with a little bit of envy? Do you wonder how they manage to keep their living spaces clean and organized? Some people are born with the natural ability to organize. Know Thyself: The Imperfectionist’s Guide to Sorting Your Stuff by Lisa Lawmaster Hess is not the organizational …

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Help Your Young Child Be Friends with Jesus

Jesus, Do You Want to Be My Friend? Is a new picture book by Mark Restaino, illustrated by J.P. Alcomendas. It is a charming, colorful book based on the idea that children can always talk to Jesus and ask him questions. Each two-page spread features an illustration combined with a question and a Bible verse. …

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Beautiful New Catholic Children’s Books

Kimberly Fries has created a beautiful new collection of Catholic children’s books. Written by Fries with vibrant illustrations by Sue Kouma Johnson, these books are delightful additions to any home, Catholic school, or parish library. There are two saint books: Girl Saints for Little Ones and Boy Saints for Little Ones. Each two-page spread features …

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How to Be a Brave Learner

Julie Bogart is the well-known creator of the Brave Writer curriculum and founder of the Homeschool Alliance. In her new book, The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life, Bogart shares how to take a “kind, gentle approach to parenting and homeschooling.” In the Foreword, Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Well-Trained …

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Cute Picture Book about Homeschooling

I love to read my daughter picture books. She loves the series of books about Charlie the Ranch Dog written by the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. I knew Drummond was a homeschooler, but the cover of Charlie Goes to School looked like it would be about a traditional school. I was pleasantly surprised to discover …

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The Children’s Little Advent Book

Are you looking for a book to help your children prepare for Christmas? The Children’s Little Advent Book by T.J. Burdick is a great resource to use for family prayer time. Each day of Advent features a Scripture passage, reflection, prayer, and a coloring page. While the book is advertised as being for children ages …

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New Fun Middle-School Adventure: Saving Mount Rushmore

Looking for a fun adventure for your older elementary or middle school student? This book might just be what you’re looking for. Saving Mount Rushmore is the story of a middle school boy named John, who’s upset to have to spend the summer in South Dakota with an Aunt he barely knows. So much for …

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Secrets – Excellent Catholic Teen Fiction

Earlier this year, the writers from CatholicTeenBooks.com released Secrets: Visible and Invisible, a collection of short stories. At the time, my reading pile was too high to get to read it, so I simply shared information about the book for anyone who was interested. Recently, they contacted me and asked if I had time to …

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Do You Feel Broken, Tired, or Discouraged?

“Oh well, that’s the day so far, and it’s still only noon. If this continues I will be dead by this evening! You see, at the moment, life seems so heavy for me to bear, and I don’t have the courage because everything looks black to me.” Do you feel like you could have written …

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A Catholic Nancy Drew Style Mystery

Do you have a teen who enjoys Nancy Drew style mysteries? If so, she will definitely enjoy Leslea Wahl’s new offering, Where You Lead. Eve has been having strange visions of a boy, Nick, that she has never met in Washington D.C., a city she has never been in. She’s beginning to question her sanity, …

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