February 13, 2017

Rapid Fire: 10 Recent Award-Winning Picture Books

Rapid Fire: a quick, “rapid fire” list of mini-book reviews. Janie and I love to prognosticate the Newbery Award, discuss possible contenders, and dialogue during the announcement itself! […]
December 29, 2016

Middle Grade Fiction with Fibonacci, Tesla, and More!

a post from the archives! (originally published March 26, 2014) When I was a child I read large numbers of mysteries and was always somewhat irritated when […]
November 25, 2016

*Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan

Likeable characters and a gently-humorous style introduces early-elementary readers to the rewards of hard work and free enterprise. *Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan by […]
October 10, 2016

Brother Andrew: Taking Bibles to the World by Renee Taft Meloche

Brother Andrew’s life comes alive for young readers through the rhyming text in this picture book. Brother Andrew: Taking Bibles to the World (Heroes for Young […]
August 30, 2016

A Complicated Case by Ulf Nillson

A funny, chapter book mystery for newly independent readers! A Complicated Case (Detective Gordon) by Ulf Nillson and illustrated by Gittee Spee. Gecko Press, 2016. 96 […]
August 26, 2016

*When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano

Short, free verse poems as journal entries over the course of a year capture the feel of changing seasons in this well-illustrated book for elementary school […]
August 23, 2016

*Frank and Lucky Get Schooled by Lynn Rae Perkins

Frank and Lucky’s close friendship leads them into countless adventures in learning, where “school subjects” never see the inside of a classroom. *Frank and Lucky Get […]
April 19, 2016

Bible Review NIrV Faith Builders/ NIrV Under the Sea

We’re back!!  Thanks again for your patience while we cleared up our site hack problems.  You’ll notice a rather stripped-down version of RedeemedReader, but be aware […]