Mr. George Baker: A Review

Mr. George Baker: A Review

I’ve really struggled, trying to write a review of Mr. George Baker. The problem is that, as soon as I’ve written a paragraph or two, I’ll go back and read what I’ve said, and it sounds totally, absurdly, ridiculously over the top. This is just a picture book, right?...
Beautiful Rainbow World: A Review

Beautiful Rainbow World: A Review

Beautiful Rainbow World is a book full of gorgeous photographs of adorable children. The book has words, too. Most of the words are the lyrics to a song by Daria A. Marmaluk-Hajioannou. It’s a brief song, and Suzee Ramirez added some verses to make a longer book. But...
14 Ways to Use Catherine’s Pascha

14 Ways to Use Catherine’s Pascha

We’re just a bit more than halfway to Ascension. Most of us have caught up on our sleep. We’ve gone back to work and school and all the other obligations of our lives. But it’s still Pascha! If you’re a homeschool family, here are some ways you can use...
The Suitcase: A Review

The Suitcase: A Review

The Suitcase is, according to the subtitle, “A Story about Giving.” And it is that, I suppose. But more than that, it’s a story about Thomas. “He was maybe just a little bit different, this child named Thomas.” Thomas doesn’t build with his blocks. He lines them up....
Are You an Echo? A Review

Are You an Echo? A Review

Back in late winter, I was meeting one of my kids in Seattle after work, so we could ride the train home together. The Kinokuniya bookstore is near the train station, so she popped in to browse while she waited for me. And while she was there, she spotted a book that...

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