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Countdown to Christmas

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It’s hard to imagine that we are already over halfway through November. This Friday, the town we live in will hold its annual light-up night celebration. A few days later, it will be Thanksgiving, then shopping day on Friday. After that? The season of Advent will begin, our tree will be out, our house will smell of spruce and apples and cookies, then then it will be Christmas. Yes, the countdown to Christmas is officially on. keep reading

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Demanding Dudley

“Say please.”

“What’s the magic word?”

“Pardon me! Is that how we ask for something we want?”

If you are saying these things daily (over and over again) like Greg and I do, perhaps it’s time to introduce a picture book from The Wiblets
collection that will teach your children about respect and the right way to get what they want. Our kids heard about 4 pages of Demanding Dudley before they realized the message we were trying to get through to them. keep reading

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Goodnight Songs

Odds are, you have not only read Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon but also have read it to your children. A new book by Brown is being published this month, Goodnight Songs, and it is sure to delight you just as much as your other Brown favorites. keep reading

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Mixed-Up Love

Disclosure: I received the book discussed below in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Mixed-Up Love, written by a Jewish rabbi, Michal Woll, and her husband, Jon Sweeney, a prolific Catholic writer, explores their experience as an interfaith couple. Between deciding if and how to get married, how to practice religion, and how to raise their family, there were a lot of decisions to make. keep reading

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Letting Go

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

In Sandie Freed’s “Letting Go of your Limitations”, readers will find ways to experience God’s transforming power in their lives. She takes a look at 11 limitations we put on ourselves and helps readers find ways to let go of those. keep reading

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Rufus and Ryan Go to Church!

Disclosure: I was sent a book in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

“Making connections” is one of the comprehension skills of literacy. Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! is a book that made such awesome connections to our ‘lil boy that I shed tears that first time I read it. keep reading

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Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

As Brownie the Groundhog settles in for her long winter nap, she warns her friends not to wake her. Of course, they miss her and give her a surprise. The story of “Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise” tells the tale of the shenanigans her forest pals create as they work to make the wake-up worth it. keep reading

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Christmas Eve with Mrs. Claus

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

Here’s another fun holiday book to add to your collection: M.P. Hueston’s “Christmas Eve with Mrs. Claus”. Via Heuston’s words and Teri Weidner’s illustrations, your children will learn what exactly happens at the North Pole while Santa is out and about bringing gifts to the world. keep reading

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The Gifts They Gave

Disclosure: I received a copy of a book in exchange for a review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

Based on the traditional Christmas hymn, “The Friendly Beasts” with two new verses (written by author/illustrator Patricia Reeder Eubank) to include the cat and dog, “The Gifts They Gave” is sure to delight your ‘lil readers this Christmas season. keep reading

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The First Christmas Night

Disclosure: I received a copy of The First Christmas Night in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

You’re all probably very familiar with the rhyme “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, but have you ever heard a version about the night before the real, first Christmas? keep reading

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