[Book Review] Celebrating A Christ-Centered Christmas by Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler

[Book Review] Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas by Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler Blurb: “Discover how each figure of the Nativity can lead your family closer to Christ this Christmas season. This children’s edition of Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas will guide you through seven meaningful traditions inspired by the Nativity setting. These simple experiences are not …

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[Book Review] The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson Retold by David Warner Paintings by Greg Newbold Blurb: “It’s Christmas Eve, but for one little girl, there will be no stockings hung lovingly above the fireplace or shiny presents wrapped under the tree. The best that the little match girl can hope for is a warm, …

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[Book Review] Marysvale by Jared Southwick

Marysvale  by  Jared Southwick Summary: “John Casey was ten years old when his mother was murdered…and ten when his father hid the truth from him. Without that knowledge, he has no idea of the enemies that lie in wait. Now grown up, John lives a solitary life, in a world enslaved by ignorance and superstition, …

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children  by   Ransom Riggs Blurb: “A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific …

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

I know it’s past Christmas, but…… Merry Christmas!!!! I have been completely preoccupied for the last six weeks! (You could probably tell that I have not posted as much as I usually do.) I have been subbing full-time for my daughter’s class at school. Her teacher had a baby and asked me if I would …

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Christmas Bookmarks!!!

I have a VERY talented friend! Her name is Colette, and she is the amazingness (Yes, I know that’s not a word, but it describes her perfectly!) behind  My Computer Is My Canvas.  If you ever need any sort of printable (planners, calendars, fabulous subway art,  bottle cap prints, candybar wraps, Halloween BOO signs….anything, go …

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A Rare Nativity

A Rare Nativity by Sam Beeson (Images by Nina & Terral Cochran) Blurb: “We’ve all heard the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and we’ve all seen the traditional Christmas crèche. Now, author Sam Beeson and photographers Nina and Terral Cochran combine these two classic Christmas icons to create A Rare Nativity. Upon reading the …

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Book Review of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens We all know the story. Scrooge is a mean spirited old man who doesn’t like Christmas or anything happy, for that matter. He works with Bob Cratchett, and will not allow him enough fire to stay warm. He pays him very little and detests that he wants one day …

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