Guest post by MaryAnn Diorio:
“A children’s book on Eminent Domain? How interesting!”
Surprise at the topic of my latest children’s book, The Dandelion Patch, has been the most frequent reaction among readers. I attribute this surprise to the fact that, to my knowledge, no other children’s book has been written on this controversial topic. Hence, my treatment of it makes The Dandelion Patch a book which you may wish to share with the special children in your life.
How did you decide to write about Eminent Domain? Continue reading
Have you ever participated in a reading challenge?
They can be so much fun, whether doing individually, as a group of friends, or as a family.
Here are two favourites of mine:
The I-Spy Challenge
Person Animal Transport Building Tree Water Continue reading
The life of Paul reads like an adventure story. Shipwrecks, mobs, confrontations with authorities, miracles, imprisonments, beatings, and more near-death moments than most of us can imagine. It’s natural for kids to be drawn to the story of this bold man of God. But a part of his story that is equally important for kids to understand is that through all the ups and downs – and there were many of them – Paul kept his eyes on the finish line. In 1 Corinthians 9:24-26, he challenges, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly . . .” (NIV). Continue reading
Our news media prefers to downplay anything that supports the authenticity of the Scriptures – and especially anything tied in with creation or Noah’s Ark. But thanks to the Internet and to Facebook, I have become aware of a discovery that should have become common knowledge around the world a few years ago.
The information revealed is overwhelmingly supportive Continue reading
We love to review books for children and teens! Today, I want to share a book review for Dust Between the Stitches by Cleo Lampos.
Although Lampos writes for adults, this book is a perfect read for the Young Adult (teen) reader. As I read the book, it reminded me of Christy by Catherine Marshall and of Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia Maclachlan. Both are classic favorites with teen readers. Continue reading