Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Fruitful Tree Giveaway Winners

There were 675 requests for the book. Congrats to the winners: Zachary Cuttitta, Megan Burnett, and Kayla Cook. If you didn't win and are interested, the book is available on Kindle and Nook and also available as a paperback from Barnes & Noble and Amazon. You can also request a copy from your local library. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

As I was sitting down to spend some time with my Kindergartener and the twins, I picked up my favorite books to share with them. Along with Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle and Maurice Sendak, my stack included my absolute all-time favorite, All the Places to Love. If I had my way, every children's library would carry a couple of copies of this book. The paintings by Mike Wimmer are beautiful renditions of a family's love for their land. It's a story about multi-generational ties to the world they can touch and see and smell. Even if I didn't have any children in my home, I would keep a copy as a reminder of "All the Places to Love." Our world is a divine gift from a loving Father. My prayer is that 2012 will bring all of us closer to our friends, family, and our world. And, if you haven't had the pleasure to dive into a picture book, Patricia MachLachlan's book is a perfect place to start.