Throwing Marshmallows
Throwing Marshmallows
“Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested, it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating.” ~ Katrina Gutleben

My Book Recommendations

Books have been an influential part of my life for as long as I can remember. These are some of my favorites.



I can trace my personal growth and development via the books I have read. Looking back, I am amazed at how often just the right book appeared at just the right time.

Spiritual/Personal Growth

Simple Living

My Favorite Fiction

My Favorite Non-Fiction

Kid Lit/ YA Favorites

Children’s Literature (aka Kid Lit and Young Adult) is one of my true loves and was a big part of our homeschooling. 

Please note that the line between children's and young adult books as well as the line between young adult and adult books can be very subjective - the books on this list span all age groups.

Fantasy - Kid Lit/YA

Fiction - Kid Lit/YA

Non-fiction - Kid Lit/YA

Graphic Novels/Comic Books

Early Reader/Picture Books


We used so many wonderful homeschool resources over the years. Here I've captured some of the ones that I found most useful.

Curriculum/Learning Resources

Non-fiction - Kid Lit/YA


Right Brained Learning




On Books, Reading and Children's Literature

Book Reviews