Saturday, May 4, 2024

Time for a break

I'm ready for a blogging break. 


Other Christian book reviewers you can turn to in the meantime:  

Blogs: Books for Christian Girls // From Our Bookshelf // Gretchen Louise // MadLit Musings // So This is Me // Sonlight (children + homeschool focused) 

Podcasts: Basically Bookish // Because Fiction // Book Talk with Cara Putman // Christian Historical Fiction Talk // Hope Prose (YA-focused) // How to Faith a Life // MadLit Musings // Mysti's Book Nook // Redeeming Lit 

I also like Read-Aloud Revival for clean children's books and I love finding time slip novels via Split Time Fiction That Travels on Goodreads.  

YouTube: All Things Booked // Book Lover Amanda // Cara Putnam // Celestria // Chantel Reads All Day // Christian Faith and Fiction // The Good and the Beautiful (kids + homeschool focused) // Lindsey from BFCG // Oceana- Gotta Read 'Em All // Our Thrifty Homeschool (also reviews clean + Christian fiction each month) // Paperbacks and Ponytails // Sarah Mackenzie // Tyndale House Publishers //  Wandering With Stacy  


If you have other favorite Christian book reviewers, and through any other social media platforms, feel free to leave a comment so people know where to look! 

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Christmas fiction by location


I have really loved having a master list of favorite Christian fiction organized by year and location so I thought I'd separate out the Christmas reads. It's a short list this year but fear not- it'll grow! 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ  

Arizona- Christmas Joy Ride // The Christmas Pony 

California- The Christmas Blessing 

Florida- Prayers of a Stranger 

Idaho- Bundle of Joy 

Indiana- A Baxter Family Christmas 

Minnesota- One Perfect Day 

Montana- The Christmas Blessing

Missouri- Catching Christmas // Tending Roses 

Nebraska- One Perfect Day 

Pennsylvania- Naomi's Gift 

South Carolina- The Perfect Love Song

Tennessee- Christmas at Carnton // The Wedding Dress Christmas 

Texas- Under the Texas Mistletoe 

Washington- The Christmas Spirit // Christmas in Winter Hill 


๐ŸŒŽ International ๐ŸŒŽ 

China- Perfectly Arranged 

England- Once Upon a Dickens Christmas 

Ireland- The Perfect Love Song 

Israel- Prayers of a Stranger 

Friday, October 6, 2023

Middle grade books by year


1768- The Sign of the Beaver (secular)

1775- The Runaway's Revenge (Christian)

1803- Cabin on Trouble Creek (secular) 

1812- Captain of the Ship (secular) 

1824- American Girl: Josefina (secular) 

1830- A Gathering of Days (Secular)

1831- A Gathering of Days (secular) 

1832- Emma's Secret  (Christian) // A Gathering of Days (secular) 

1864- American Girl: Addy (secular) // Caddie Woodlawn (secular)

1888- Blizzard! (secular)

1907- Looking for Home (Christian)

1914- American Girl: Rebecca (secular)

1918- The Night Flyers (secular)

1925- Esperanza Rising (secular)

1929- Orphan Train Girl (secular)

1934- Flight of the Fugitives (Christian) // Sweet Home Alaska (secular)

1935- Rosa Takes a Chance (Christian) 

1939- Jane and Henry: A World War II Adventure (Christian) 

1940- The Bicycle Spy (secular) // Snow Treasure (secular) 

1943- The Plot to Kill Hitler (secular) 

1944- Hunger Winter (Christian)

1961- A Night Divided (secular)

1964- American Girl: Melody (secular)

1968- One Crazy Summer (secular)

2018- All Thirteen (secular) 

Monday, August 7, 2023

Picture Books by Location


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 

OhioNothing Here but Trees 
Pennsylvania- The Santa Thief 
South CarolinaBubbles: An Elephant's Story 
TennesseeWilma Unlimited
Virginia- Grandma Moses 
WashingtonIvan  

Puerto Rico- Schomburg 

๐ŸŒŽ International ๐ŸŒŽ  

Afghanistan- The Library Bus 
Australia- The Leaf Detective  
GhanaEmmanuel's Dream 
HollandBoxes for Katje 
Pakistan- Free as a Bird  

Monday, December 12, 2022

Middle Grade Books by Location

I love choosing books specific to a location when we're learning about or traveling to that place! Some of these books are completely set in one place and others are only partially set there. Either way, happy reading! 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA settings 

Alaska- Sweet Home Alaska (secular)

California- Book Scavenger (secular) // Echo (secular)) // Esperanza Rising (secular) // Lemons (secular) 

Colorado- Haunted Waters (Christian) 

Hawaii- Soul Surfer (Christian) 

Idaho- Running with Wolves (secular) 

Illinois- Danger on the Flying Trapeze (Christian) 

Indiana- Best Family Ever (Christian) 

Kansas- Cherokee Run (secular) // Riddle of the Prairie Bride (secular) 

Maine- Marjorie (secular) // The Sign of the Beaver (secular) 

Massachusetts- Little Women (secular) 

Michigan- American Girl: Melody (secular) // Best Family Ever (Christian) 

Minnesota- American Girl: Kirsten (secular) // Landon Snow (Christian) 

New Hampshire- A Gathering of Days (secular) 

New Mexico- American Girl: Josefina (secular) // American Girl: Saige (secular) 

New York- American Girl: Rebecca (secular) // Captain of the Ship (secular) // Cricket in Times Square (secular) // Farmer Boy (secular) // Gone Away Lake (secular) //  June Sparrow and the Million Dollar Penny (secular) // Life With Lily (Christian) // A Little Princess (secular) // Melissa Across the Fence (secular) // My Side of the Mountain (secular) // Stuart Little (secular) // Toliver's Secret (secular) // The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (secular) 

North Carolina- The Night Flyers (secular) 

Ohio- Cabin on Trouble Creek (secular) // Orphan Train Girl (secular) // Sisters in Time: Emma's Secret (Christian)

Oklahoma- Summer of the Monkeys (secular) 

Pennsylvania- American Girl: Addy (secular) // The Angel Tree (secular)  // Echo (secular) // Looking for Home (Christian) // Miracles on Maple Hill (secular) 

South Carolina- The Runaway's Revenge (Christian) 

South Dakota- June Sparrow and the Million Dollar Penny (secular) 

Tennessee- Lizzie by May Justus (secular) // Susie by May Justus (secular) 

Texas- The Boy in the Alamo (secular) // The Restorationists (Christian) // Sisters in Time: Rosa Takes a Chance (Christian) 

Vermont- Pollyanna (Christian) // Understood Betsy (secular) 

Virginia- Vanished (Christian) 

Washington- The One and Only Ivan (secular) 

West Virginia- Jack Zulu and the Waylander's Key (Christian) 

Wisconsin- Little House in the Big Woods (secular) 


๐ŸŒŽInternational settings 

Bangladesh- Rickshaw Girl (secular) 

Botswana- Precious Ramotswe (secular) 

Canada- The Adventures of Phillippe (secular) // Anne of Green Gables (secular) // Juddie (secular) // Mystery at Chilkoot Pass (secular) // Owls in the Family (secular) // The Trumpet of the Swan (secular)  

China- Chinese Menu (secular) 

Democratic Republic of the Congo- Mpengo of the Congo (secular) 

Denmark- Winterfrost (secular) 

Egypt- Boy of the Pyramids (secular) 

England- The Door in the Wall (secular) // Jane and Henry // The Railway Children (secular) // The Secret Garden (secular) 

France- Bicycle Spy (secular) // The Family Under the Bridge (secular) // Jeanne Marie and her Golden Bird (secular) // Twenty and Ten (secular) 

Germany- The Clockmaker's Son (Christian, TGTB) // (Christian) Echo (secular) // The Elephant in the Garden (secular) // A Night Divided (secular)  

Holland- The Winged Watchman (secular) 

India- Boys Without Names (secular) 

Ireland- Viking Quest series (Christian) 

Jericho- Tabitha's Travels (Christian) 

Jerusalem- Amon's Adventure (Christian) 

Korea- Seesaw Girl (secular) 

Lithuania- Words on Fire (secular) 

Malawi- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (secular) 

Mesopotamia- The Golden Bull (secular) 

Mexico- Esperanza Rising (secular) 

Nagpur- The Door in the Dragon's Throat (Christian) 

Netherlands- Hunger Winter (Christian) // Shadrach (secular) 

Newfoundland- Star in the Storm (secular) 

Norway- Snow Treasure (secular) // Viking Quest series (Christian) 

Philippines- Tino and the Typhoon (secular) 

Russia- Ivan series by Myrna Grant (Christian) // The House on Walenska Street (secular) 

Sudan- A Long Walk to Water (secular) 

Switzerland- Heidi (secular) // Treasures of the Snow (Christian) 

Thailand- All Thirteen (secular)