The Dandelion Patch by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

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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

Reading Challenges

Reading (Boy)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

FREE Men of the Bible Coloring Page – Paul

ThMen of the Bible Coloring Page-Paule 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

Noah’s Ark – Dare to believe

7038326 - noah's ark riding on a swell after the great floodOur 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

Dust Between the Stitches – A Book Review

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.

DustBetweentheStitchesAlthough 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