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90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis

By Janie | March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

An 11-year-old boy flees revolutionary Cuba with his brothers and learns American enterprise in this vivid, fast-paced middle-grade historical novel. 90 Miles to Havana, by …

Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong

By Janie | March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong. HarperCollins, 2010. 210 pages. Reading Level: Middle Grades, ages 12-14 Maturity Level: 6 (15-18) Bottom line: The experience of …

Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai

By Janie | March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Shooting Kabul, by N. H. Senzai.  Simon & Shuster, 2011, 253 pages plus glossary and author note. Reading level: Middle Grades, ages 10-12 Maturity level: …

Easter Gifts 101: Bible stories and The Story of the Bible

By emily | March 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

“I just ordered Happy and Honey, Bob Books set 1, and the Starfall readers—books you recommended—for Lois’s and my African-American great-grandson. Could you recommend an …

Young Adult or Adult “Youngs”?

By Janie | March 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Once upon a time there was no such thing as YA in the publishing world.  That may be because there was no such thing as …

Easter Gifts 101: ‘The Prince’s Poison Cup’ by R. C. Sproul

By emily | March 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s that time of year again: the tulips in my flower bed are peeking out, the birds are building nests on my porch, and I’m …

“Jane! Jane!”

By Janie | March 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Few literary cries have echoed down the ages as persistently as that one: the ultimate impassioned plea from the ultimate gothic romance, which stands as …

‘True Grit’ and True Grace

By emily | March 23, 2011 | 3 Comments

“Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for …

*The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope

By Janie | March 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Perilous Gard, by Elizabeth Marie Pope.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001, 288.  Age/interest level 12-up. Maturity Level: 6 (Ages 15-18) and up Bottom line: The …

Contest Winners and More

By emily | March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

$20 Bookshelf Challenge Winner Today is the big day for one Redeemed Reader: the announcement of our $20 Bookshelf Challenge winner.  Thank you to everyone …