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OIL POWER (Stride, January 1, 2023)

Introduces readers to what oil power is, how it is used today and how it might be used in the future, and the benefits and drawbacks of this energy source. Additional features include a table of contents, infographics to help readers learn more about the topic, sidebars, Fast Facts, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.


MRS. NOAH, (Little Lamb Books, October 28, 2021)

MRS. NOAH is a celebration of love, and the motivation behind all the amazing things people do to make a house a home, even when that home is an ark! Mrs. Noah knows it takes more than wood, nails, and a hammer to make their big boat a comfy place to live. Stalls need cleaning, beds need making, and food needs baking before the animals come trotting, crawling, slithering and flying aboard! And how WILL she find a place for the elephants to take a bath? Author Patti Richards shows us how Mrs. Noah gets Noah’s help with the loving details before a single raindrop falls.

ALL GOD’S CREATURES (Little Lamb Books, September 2021)

With contributions from over a dozen authors and an introduction by the publisher, Rachel Pellegrino, this sweet book explores a variety of wonderful animals God created and the amazing traits each one exhibits to show us how to be more like Christ. Children will love learning fun animal facts while reading Scripture and practicing prayer habits that will last a lifetime.


THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITUDE, Edited by Miranda Paul and Illustrated by Marlene Myles (Millbrook Press, September 2019)

A unique poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, and centered around the concept of gratitude. The book explores a wide range of reasons for being grateful (from gratitude for a puppy and a family, to gratitude for a first pair of glasses and the sky). This collections of poems by a diverse group of contributors, including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita Engle, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, and Jane Yolen, is a must-have for Thanksgiving reading or any time of the year.



Explores the quest to develop the Space Shuttle, the first reusable space crafts. Through engaging text, photos and infographics help readers learn about this important advancement in space exploration and the people and technology that made it possible. Grades 5-9.





Explores the Great Space Race, and the United States quest to be the first country to land on the moon. Through engaging text, vibrant photos and infographics, readers learn about this important advancement in exploring space and the people and technology that made it possible. Grades 5-9.



ALL ABOUT SOCIAL NETWORKING (Focus Readers, January 2017) 

Explores the fascinating world of social networking. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and a “”How It Works”” feature, the book provides an inspiring look at this exciting technology. Grades 3 -7.





SNOW ANGELS (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Curious World, January 2014) 

Two sisters head out into the snow to make snow angels and snow pie! But when they go to bed, the snow angel sisters come to life and have a moonlit adventure all their own. Ages 4-7.

Buy on Curious World, a Division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt







7 thoughts on “Books”

  1. Looking forward to perfecting my imperfectabilities! Congrats on your new blog!
    Isabel O’Hagin

  2. Patti, what a great blog! I love the C.S. Lewis quote: “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”

    Your advice to re-visit your writing goals every once in awhile, is well grounded. Our goals need to evolve, just like our experiences evolve. But knowing what the driving force behind their formation was, can be very helpful in reminding us of what we have been looking for. Many times our difficulty with defining our goals comes from a lack of specificity. Some other ways to clarify our goals is to ask: What will make you feel like you have arrived at your goal? What does meeting your goal “look like”? What will you have, that you did not have when you set that goal? The more specific we can be, the more likely we are to meet our goals – and recognize it when that happens!

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by Elizabeth! It’s such an encouragement to me. And your reminder that our goals evolve just like our experiences is certainly food for thought. If we can’t picture ourselves at our goal it makes it more difficult to reach, but tweaking as we go along can keep things realistic and more of a reflection of who we are at any given moment! Love it! Good stuff:)

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