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Melissa Fenton
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10 Gross and Funny Fact Filled Books for Boys
I get it.  Trust me, I know the pain of having a son who doesn’t get a real kick out of reading. But here’s the thing- that’s just because he hasn’t found the right book yet. As a librarian, one of the hardest things to do is to get a reluctant boy reader t...

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New Spring Reads! Mystery, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, & an Instant Pot Cookbook!
Forget all that spring cleaning, because I’ve got a new bouquet of books that are worth leaving your mop and broom behind for. So find your nearest lounge chair, a big glass of lemonade, and grab one of these titles. In the bunch there is contemporary ficti...

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Do the Words "Science Fair" Send You Into a Panic? No Worries, Because Science Fair S.O.S. Will Save Your Sanity
“Mom, my science project is due tomorrow!” No other sentence can send parents everywhere into a frenzied panic than that one. Oh science project season how I do NOT love thee!  (And I’m betting I’m not alone on this.) It seems school projects, especially tr...

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7 Books to Help You Find Joy, Grace, and Peace with Christ This Easter Season
Spring is right around the corner, and with often comes the urge to purge and clean up our homes. But what about cleaning out our hearts and minds? Now is also the perfect time to seek spiritual renewal, and this list of Christian non-denominational titles ...

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10 Can't Put Down Books for Reluctant Boy Readers
One of the questions I was asked most as a librarian was " How do I keep my son interested in reading?" It’s very typical for normally book loving young boys to lose interest in reading right around age nine, and to continue to be disinterested during the m...

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5 Great Ways to Get Your High Schooler Ready for the SAT/ACT
For high-school parents across the country getting ready to register their teens for college entrance exams, it may be scary to think that what they do over the course of four hours at a testing center has the power to determine their fate for the next four...

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Books You'll FALL Into! New Good Reads to Curl Up With.
If the air is turning crisp and cool where you are, and you’re ready to pull on a cozy sweater and curl up with a great book, I’ve got the perfect list for you. New contemporary fiction releases, one hilarious romp, some suspenseful thrillers to compliment ...

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Moms, GO FIND YOUR TRIBE!
This post will be about a women’s retreat I just returned home from.  A running** retreat.  Wait, stay with me here. ** Disclaimer- I am, ahem…a slow runner. You’re not gonna see a lady flying gracefully when you see me run. Nope. You’re gonna see a regular...

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10 of Summer's Must Read New Books
It’s summertime readers!  Are you ready to relax, hit the beach, put down your phone, and pick up a nice new book? Great! Because this summer’s newest book releases from your favorite authors and some fresh debut titles will have you lounging in your beach ...

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Stop BLAMING Parents for Accidents. Please.
Parents, I beg of you, stop blaming and shaming other parents. 35 years ago, a mom shopping in a Sears department store went to go look at lamps, and left her six year old with another group of boys, who were all trying out the new Atari game at a kiosk. Th...
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