Picture Books

I share a picture book review about once a week. And sometimes I share a list of books that I think you might be looking for. For a quick look at titles, topics, and lists, check the index.

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Home: A picture book built with love and dreams

Home: A picture book built with love and dreams

If your kids like the I Spy books, or Where’s Waldo, they are going to love Carson Ellis’s Home. If anything, Home is more interesting and more intriguing than any of the other books in the “can you find it” genre, because Ellis doesn’t tell you what’s going on in the...
The Adventure of Father Evangelos: A snowy story for Christmas

The Adventure of Father Evangelos: A snowy story for Christmas

If you can find a copy of The Adventure of Father Evangelos, it may be just the book to put under the tree for a little one. It’s a bright, happy, colorful book, full of snow-covered evergreen trees and helpful animals. And the adventure all happens on one Christmas...
A Miracle at Bates Memorial: A story of sensory kids at church

A Miracle at Bates Memorial: A story of sensory kids at church

If you have a sensory kid, a child who with sensory processing differences, your child may struggle with behavioral expectations at church. You may have worried that your child would have a complete and total meltdown at church. Your child may have actually had a...
Some of my favorite Christmas picture books

Some of my favorite Christmas picture books

When my children were young, I gave them each a Christmas picture book on St. Nicholas Day. I’d wrap the books, and they’d find them at their seat at the breakfast table. I still love Christmas picture books. Here are a few of my favorites. (The book...
The Queen and the First Christmas Tree: A true princess story

The Queen and the First Christmas Tree: A true princess story

You know Nancy Churnin already because of The William Hoy Story. The subtitle of her newest book, The Queen and the First Christmas Tree is “Queen Charlotte’s Gift to England.” Queen Charlotte? How could I not have known that there was once a Queen Charlotte? She must...
Can a children’s book get William Hoy into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Can a children’s book get William Hoy into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Guest post by Nancy Churnin, author of The William Hoy Story A dream can change your life. It doesn’t even have start out as your dream. But if you let the dream into your heart, you can make it your own. That’s when amazing things start to happen. In 2003 I found out...

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