100+ Best Middle-Grade Books of All Time

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Fiction, Young Adult (Age 12+)16 Comments

Today let’s talk about how to determine the best middle-grade books of all time. (and yes, I plan on tackling a quality high school reading list soon, too) The Best middle-grade books of all time are timeless – the story isn’t so bogged down in some issue that would not apply 20 years later. Ageless: Tthe best books for middle school students are truly enjoyable (and understandable by) 1st graders and grownups alike. The best middle-grade books of all time are personable – it is easy to connect with the characters, both the kids and the adults. Moral lessons discovered, … Read More

2 Of The Best Stories About Colors for Believers

ArynChildren's Bookshelf, Family21 Comments

As far as stories about colors go, there are a lot of solid options out there. But I was recently given 2 brand new children’s books about colors through Celebrate Lit, and Wow! You are not going to want to miss these books. If you have: kids 10 or younger, these are for you! any imagination, these are for you! A love of Narnia, these are for you! Sweet Stories About Colors Books make learning fun, and I can still remember a few sweet stories about colors from my childhood. Books that stand out in my mind were more than … Read More

8 Sunday School Songs that Comfort In the Storm

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Faith10 Comments

Hooray for memorizing songs that comfort no matter what the storm! If you grew up in church, as I did -I was a 4th (living) generation Southern Baptist as a kid- then you probably have some favorite Sunday School songs that still go through your mind from time to time. Hopefully you’re passing them down to the next generation as well. As I play our favorite CDs during the day, for my little guy and I to Dance to, sweep to, etc, and as I sing to him when he needs calming, I’m struck all over again by just how meaningful … Read More

Fun Bible Stories for Kids: 12 of the Best Children’s Bible Story Books You’ll Love

ArynFaith, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Nonfiction, Family23 Comments

8+ Go-to Bible Storybooks

First off, I struggle with finding fun Bible stories for kids. Sometimes I get new children’s Bible story books home and find out it’s not theologically sound, or it’s totally watered down. I’ve gotten a few that had me itching to throw them away, and if you know me and books, that’s just not normal! I Love Books. I can rarely stop in the middle of a book, and won’t unless it hits my 3-strike tolerance for inappropriate content. Poor writing or typos don’t usually phase me. Theological issues, well, that’s the only other thing that can stop me. Especially if it … Read More

3 Awesome Faith Filled Adventures for Preschoolers

ArynFaith, Children's Bookshelf, Family12 Comments

Faith Filled Preschool Shows

Have you been looking for clean, faith filled adventures for your little ones? Something they can watch, and learn from, both basic letters/numbers kind of things, and healthy interaction with family and friends and neighbors? I want to show you 3 of my favorites, that I actually enjoy watching with my little guy. They are full of fun, imagination, moral lessons, and faith building activity. And the occasional jokes that go over the kids heads, are still clean and kind, which I Love! (It drives me BONKERS when that’s not the case) *Note that this post contains affiliate links. You … Read More

12 Best Books About Libraries Worth Reading Now

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Fiction, Young Adult (Age 12+)4 Comments

Amazing "Library" Books

Hello, and welcome to my library! I love books, and Books about Libraries make me feel right at home! As an avid reader, my personal library is more than 2,000-3,000 strong, and I’m always adding to it. Growing up, I called the Dial-A-Story program at my local library at least two or three times a week, even though they only changed the story once a week. And YES, I Missed Bedtime, because I was camped out in a good book (Still Do!) So, while I’m not exactly a Librarian, I probably qualify as a Libraryan What better place to start … Read More