A Lesson in Hospitality

READ A BOOK This fun picture book in rhyme shows us hospitality in action, a theme repeated in many Bible stories. A friendly witch and her cute cat are out for a ride when a gusty wind causes them to drop item after item. Does she have room on her broom to include all the […]

A Lesson on Saint Francis of Assisi

READ A BOOK The Circle of Days by Reeve Lindbergh; Illustrated by Cathie Felstead. This delightful picture book is a great way to celebrate the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4. With simple words and beautiful illustrations Saint Francis’ prayer of praise to God for all of creation comes alive for […]

A Lesson In Trying Again

READ A BOOK After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat. It’s about time we find out what happened to Humpty after his great fall. At first it’s not pretty, but we learn along with the famous egg that good things happen to those who keep on trying. This cracked […]

A Back-to-School Lesson in Kindness

READ A BOOK The Buddy Bench, written by Patty Brozo and published this year, is a new story about an older idea that has made a difference for many children. Every playground has children who are lonely, children with disabilities, children who don’t fit in, children who are feeling sad or angry. Daily life is […]

A Lesson in Cooperation

Read a Book Linus the Little Yellow Pencil is not just about a yellow pencil. It’s also about Ernie and how Linus and Ernie manage to create something really big together. First comes conflict and feeling small, but this engaging story models the benefits of cooperation and how two very different creatures can work together, […]

A LESSON IN GIFTS AND TALENTS

Let’s Read Remarkably You is a fun frolic through all the things that make you remarkable – and absolutely you. With engaging rhyme accompanied by art that lifts the heart, this book is one you will want to own and read aloud often. Every child – and indeed every person — needs to hear this […]

A Lesson in Patience

Let’s Read  Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill. Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli. This book is a wonderful combination of fiction and nonfiction, telling the tale of the Moon who waits and waits and waits for visitors, and the story of the real people who walk on its surface for […]

A Lesson in Gratitude

Let’s Read  Before You Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Gratitude by Annie Cronin Romano; Illustrated by Ioana Hobai What is the most important thing that you do before you sleep? This beautiful picture book encourages your children to think about their blessings before bed, using their five senses as a guide. What did you hear, […]

A Lesson in Freedom, Part Two: Choosing well

Let’s Read  The Bad Seed by Jory John; illustrated by Pete Oswald What makes a bad seed a bad seed? We find out in this delightful picture book. We also find out that using our freedom to make wrong choices doesn’t make us very happy. Thankfully, there are ways to reverse the process. Even a […]

A Lesson in Freedom

Let’s Read W Is for Welcome by Brad Herzog. This beautiful book stirs the melting pot that is the United States of America, just in time for the Fourth of July. It provides the perfect opportunity to explore the concept of God-given freedom: the ability to choose to do the right thing. We are carried […]