"Just Janey's Way" is the story about a girl named Janey who, simply said, wants everyone to do things her way. Janey is at school and wherever she's at - recess, the classroom, in the garden - she demands her classmates do things her way, including her friends.
This seemingly simple picture book teaches an important message—everyone’s feelings are legitimate. And these feelings should be acknowledged, validated, and addressed. We all have them!
"Max Goes to Town," by Cynthia L. Clark, illustrated by Blueberry Illustrations, is a fun children's book about a cat named Max who ventures into town. Full of energy and heart, this rhyming story reflects the personality of Max, a cat who loves where he lives and the life he leads, pestering a mouse and playing with the children that live with him.
"Chloe the Unfeathered Parrot," by award-winning Regan W.H. Macauley, illustrated by Wei Lu, is an informative and entertaining children's book about a special parrot by the name of Chloe. Chloe needs a permanent home after being surrendered by a man she lived with, but is now much too busy to care for her due to work obligations.
"My Little Angel" is the story of a girl who has a little angel, named Angela, who sits on her shoulder and helps her be safe and make good choices both when she's at home and outside. Angela helps the girl do good things, plays with her, and makes her sneeze! Angela teaches the girl to help others by being nice to them and she teaches about God in heaven where she came from. Angela is so tiny that no-one can see her except the girl who she lives with, but the girl loves her a lot.
"A Week with Waffles" by Tom Speicher, illustrated by Marina Saumell, is the charming children's story where a cute guinea pig named Waffles takes the stage, by guiding us through a week in his life, by use of his weekly planner. Each day is filled with activities, from the routine, like eating; to trips to the library and out to eat with friends. Young readers will get to know the habits and daily life of Waffles, with detailed descriptions and explanations.
“Captain Boy” by John Thomson is a delightful children’s book with colorful, engaging illustrations—all about a boy who loves submarines and buys one for a dollar.
"The Know-It-All Pencil" is a cute story that is different from others I've heard of or read myself. The story is entertaining, the right length, and contains age-appropriate words so Lydia could read the story to herself once and then I enjoyed getting to read it to her another time. This story has the ability to spark the imagination of young readers to think of other inanimate objects that could do magical things. The illustrations are colorful and show how to follow directions, share, trade, and get along with all different people. 
"A Child's First Bedtime Prayers" is a book with twenty-five different prayers that you can pray to Jesus before you go to sleep. When I go to bed, my family does The Lord's Prayer and Luther's Evening Prayer, but in this book, the different kinds are more like different things you can pray to Jesus about.
"Squishy Sand" is the story about a boy named Leigh and his two friends on a day when they are at the beach. Leigh is in a wheelchair and wants to figure out how he can be with his friends in the sand when his wheelchair keeps getting stuck in the sand. His friends think of different ideas, including using his wheelchair like a bobsled in the snow and having dogs pull it!
An endearing family hiking adventure with adorable picturs and a great message about culture and the environment.
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