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It’s National Poetry Month – Let’s Write a Poem! (Free Download)

By Janie | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

In honor of National poetry month, here’s a sample lesson from Wordsmith Apprentice to help reluctant writers produce original verse. “Poetry” is a scary word …

The Wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides

By Janie | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

This fantasy series opener sends one young “wishmaker” and his personal genie on a wild ride to save the world—with consequences attached. The Wishmakers by …

The 11:11 Wish by Kim Tomsic

By Janie | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A wish-granting clock is the unique agent in this tweener story about forming one’s principles against the desire to be popular. The 11:11 Wish by …

Hidden City by Sarah Grace Tuttle and Amy Schimler-Safford

By Betsy | April 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

Hidden City is an exuberant, colorful picture book that looks at the hidden and overlooked moments of beauty around us. Hidden City: Poems of Urban Wildlife by …

*Sled Dog School by Terry Lynn Johnson

By Janie | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

An academically-challenged boy gains confidence and learns responsibility when he opens a sled dog school. *Sled Dog School by Terry Lynn Johnson.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, …

Strongheart by Candace Fleming

By Janie | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Strongheart, a real movie-star dog, acts out a movie scenario in this fun tale.  Ages 7-11 Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace …

Mega List of Bible Reviews!

By Janie | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here in one handy post are all the children’s Bibles reviewed over the last six years by RedeemedReader, with links. I (Janie) started reviewing children’s …

Bible Review: NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible

By Janie | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The NIV Quiz Bible challenges readers with over 1000 questions to answer from the text. NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible.  Zonderkidz, 2018, 1795 pages Recommended for: …

Bible Review: NIrV Adventures in Odyssey

By Janie | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Though mostly for die-hard Odyssey fans, this edition of the NIrV includes some valuable kid-friendly features. NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible.  Focus on the Family, …

Martin Rising by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

By Betsy | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martin Rising is a exuberant, poetic homage to Martin Luther King for middle grades. Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated …