Beyond Books

January 30, 2017

Teaching Discernment: Bad Words in Books

True Story: We’re getting in the car after a park date with our homeschool friends, and one of my 9-year-old sons says: Mom! We learned some new […]
January 14, 2017

Newbery Buzz: Some Writer! and Snow White

Historically—and overwhelmingly—the Newbery Award has graced the covers of fictional prose novels. And yet, even “back in the day,” there were some outliers. Nancy Willard’s A Visit […]
January 6, 2017

Newbery Buzz: Pax and Wolf Hollow

January is Newbery month—that is, when the American Library Association holds their annual winter conference, the highlight of which is the ALA Youth Media Awards.  The […]
December 31, 2016

2017 Reading Challenge for Kids with Printable

The Grown-Ups’ 2017 Reading Challenge Perhaps you have seen Tim Challies‘s  2017 Reading Challenge. Inspired in part by an original PopSugar reading challenge, Challies has broken his challenge down into […]
December 26, 2016

10 Chapter Books for Dads to Read to Their Kids (+ Printable)

Strong father figures, adventures, humor, and general fun await! Recommended age ranges in parentheses reflect recommended listening level, but all are appropriate read alouds for a wide […]
December 12, 2016

Twelfth Night: Shakespeare’s Christmas Play

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is not exactly a Christmas play, I’ll admit. But “Twelfth Night” does refer to the 12th night of the 12 […]
November 28, 2016

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is: Christmas Gifts!

Upholding My Reputation I’ve written before about the reputation I must uphold each year with my nieces and nephews. And it’s that time of year again–time […]
November 23, 2016

Support Redeemed Reader!

  Dear Faithful Readers, Those of you who have been reading and interacting with Redeemed Reader for more than a year get a gold star from […]