Journey, Easter Journey!

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Journey, Easter Journey just $1.99 for Kindle!

As the second book in author Dandi Mackall’s seasonal series, Journey, Easter Journey! presents the biblical story of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection in a way that is engaging and appropriate for young children. Mackall’s first book in the series was Off to Plymouth Rock! Great for kids age 3-7, this short, poetic verse with brilliant illustrations is lighthearted but filled with reverence for the sacrifice Christ paid. This story presents the life of Christ as a journey, beginning in Bethlehem with His birth, then moving on to His life in Nazareth and Galilee, telling about His Father’s love. Finally, Christ’s journey to Calvary, and the wondering if this was His journey’s end. But indeed it wasn’t the end, as His journey continued with His resurrection and ascension. This short verse concludes with the encouragement that someday we can all journey on to heaven and be together with Christ. Perfect for Easter story-telling or for using as a teaching tool with homeschoolers.

Journey, Easter Journey




Lamplighter Publishing Sale

One of my very favorite publishers is having a huge sale right now!

Run over to Lamplighter Publishing for some BIG discounts on high quality literature.




We have read many of these beautiful books that always teach character. We also enjoy the audio dramas!

From the Lamplighter Publishing site:

Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading. The character traits children assimilate during their formative years are the foundation from which a life of faith in God is built. Inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books demonstrate that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in
adolescence and adulthood. Perseverance, courage, hope, loyalty, humility—these are the qualities to emulate, these are the traits to pursue. Though life isn’t always fair, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a
loving God for our good.

Lamplighter books are edited within a Biblical theological framework to ensure that each story reflects the character of God and provides key Scriptures to be stored within the heart. The uniqueness of a Lamplighter book in contrast to other books with the same title is that they have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.


Our Favorite {Bible Based} Read Alouds

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I really enjoy our afternoon reading time. I read aloud to the kids after lunch and it is always a cherished time. Here are some of our all time favorites from the past few years that we have all enjoyed.


Mountain Born


This is one of my all time favorite read alouds. It is a beautiful story and I love the themes. Don’t miss this one!


Little Pilgrim’s Progress: From John Bunyan’s Classic


When we finished this book, we were all so sad it was over! This allegory is classic and we had some truly meaningful discussions each time we read this book. A must read.


Little House Series


We love this series- of course, because I am a Little House on the Prairie girl at heart 😉 Ah, the simple days…so much to be learned from that time period. We also love the TV series, and have gone through all the seasons!


The Chronicles of Narnia 

We love this series and have also enjoyed listening to these as audio dramas.


Hinds’ Feet on High Places: Delightfully Illustrated and Arranged for Children

This is another beautiful allegory for all ages to enjoy. This edition comes with questions specifically for children to discuss.


George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)


Our all time favorite biography of a man with so much faith, you can’t help but be inspired. Truly one of our very favorites.


The Hedge of Thorns (Rare Collector’s Series) or any Lamplighter books


We love many of these high quality and classic stories that have been republished. They have lovely lessons weaved throughout.

What are your favorite read alouds? I’d love to add to my list!