Off the Shelf

Winter Picture Books Recently Enjoyed:

The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Richard B. Smith, illustrated by Tim Hopgood

Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

First Snow by Pomi Pak


Other Picture Books Recently Enjoyed:

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

Noah Webster’s Fighting Words by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illustrated by Mircea Catusanu

Louisa May’s Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Carlyn Beccia

A Voyage in the Clouds by Mathew Olshan, illustrated by Sophie Blackall


Currently Reading:

Alive to Wonder: Celebrating the Influence of C.S. Lewis by John Piper

Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck

Tumtum and Nutmeg by Emily Bearn

Be the Gift by Ann Voskamp

Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life by Scotty Smith

The Gospel of Matthew


Non-Fiction Recently Read:

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle

What Love Is: The Letters of 1, 2, 3 John by Kelly Minter

Mimosa by Amy Carmichael

Alive in the Spirit by A.W. Tozer

Home by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Finding God in the Hard Times by Matt and Beth Redman

Fanny Crosby: Queen of Gospel Songs by Rebecca Davis


Fiction Recently Read Aloud:

Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

Ugly by Donna Jo Napoli

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Fair American by Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblins by George MacDonald

The Light Princess by George MacDonald


Recently Listened To:

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (performance by by Elizabeth Spriggs and Joseph Fiennes)

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Graham

Ben Hur by Lew Wallace (from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre)

In the Reign of Terror by G. A. Henty

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre)


Recently at the Theatre:

Darkest Hour

Paddington 2

The Greatest Showman

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The New York City Ballet MOVES by the NYC Ballet (live at Northrop)

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Guthrie Theater 2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017 movie)

Carnival of the Animals and Sleeping Beauty by the Russian Academy of Ballet

Hidden Figures (movie based on the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly)

Camelot (musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens adapted by Crispin Whittell (Guthrie Theater 2016)

Believe (movie)

Cinderella 1944: A Love Story performed by Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota