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The Books Worth a Library Fine

By Hayley | December 20, 2018 | 3 Comments

This post really happened.  It was written at the library with a stack of books and without coffee. It has been left close to its …

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

By Janie | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Imagination literally runs wild in Inkling, the latest middle-grade novel from popular novelist Kenneth Oppel. Inkling by Kenneth Oppel, with illustrations by Sydney Smith.  Knopf, …

Christmas Book Flood (or, Betsy’s Family’s Christmas Eve Book Extravaganza)

By Betsy | December 17, 2018 | 3 Comments

Traditions Traditions are marvelous things, aren’t they? The best traditions anchor our celebrations, our family and church life, and even our culture’s collective experience. Sometimes, …

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street: the Love Your Neighbor Book Club Edition

By Betsy | December 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

December is such a wildly busy month: Christmas concerts and recitals and school performances and parties. Travel plans and/or welcoming extended family into your home. …

The Hungry Cities Chronicles by Philip Reeve

By Janie | December 14, 2018 | 5 Comments

  The movie version of Mortal Engines opens this weekend.  Here’s our original review of the series, originally published in January 2011. The Hungry Cities …

*God Counts by Irene Sun

By Janie | December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than a simple counting book, God Counts sets out to teach numerically inclined kids what God is like—through numbers. *God Counts: Numbers in His …

Special God by Julie Mililli

By Janie | December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Special God sets out to explain biblical theological concepts to young children and those with special needs. Special God by Julie Mililli, design by Matt …

The Year in Books – RR Staff Reflections

By Janie | December 12, 2018 | 8 Comments

Are you the kind of person who asks, “What have you been reading lately?”  Betsy, Megan, Janie, and Hayley took some time to reflect about …

Miss Betsy’s Book Nook, 2018 edition

By Betsy | December 10, 2018 | 4 Comments

It’s time for the annual reporting of what books I, as the Redeemed Reader Managing Editor, buy for those on my gift list! I do …

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

By Janie | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

This historical novel for teens speculates on a maid who influenced steel magnate Andrew Carnegie to become a philanthropist. Carnegie’s Maid: a Novel by Marie …