Reviews

Appreciating the Value of Canine Military Service

I featured two titles on my picture book blog: first, a recently-released nonfiction picture book, and  another from five years back, both starring a well-recognized canine hero from the First World War. Both profiled Stubby, a stray dog who adopted a a training unit of soldiers and joined them throughout their war experiences. When I… Read more »

Truth in Fiction- Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey

I’ve read and enjoyed all of the Bible-based fictional novels by my friend, author Barbara M. Britton. Notice that I’ve categorized this review of her latest release under THE WRTING LIFE as well as reviews. That’s because, while reading her earlier titles and this latest one, I’ve noticed something about her writing that I admire…. Read more »

Are You Game for Expert Writing Advice?

    LEVEL UP:Quests to Master Mindset, Overcome Procrastination, and Increase Productivity. A Guide for Writers, Entrepreneurs, and Creatives By Rochelle Melander    October 2019      Dream Keepers Press Rochelle Melander wears many caps. She is a writing coach with experience in support of individual, spiritual, and professional development. She has multiple books to her… Read more »

CAPTAIN ROSALIE: A Jewel of a Book About the First World War

Captain Rosalie by Timothee De Fombelle Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault Translated by Sam Gordon Candlewick Press, 2019 ISBN 978 1-5362-0520-6 This slim and gentle book will surprise you. CAPTAIN ROSALIE could easily slip under the radar, but I urge you to take time to find it and read it. The effort won’t be great, not… Read more »

A Biography-In-Verse: It Rained Warm Bread

IT RAINED WARM BREAD: Moishe Moskowitz’s Story of Hope (A Novel in Verse) Story by Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, Poems by Hope Anita Smith, Illustrations by Lea Lyon Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, New York 2019 ISBN: 9781250165725, 160pp. Summary: Holocaust survivor Michael (Moishe) Moskowitz was a Jewish child in 1936 when Hitler’s Nazi rise… Read more »