The 2021 ALA Youth Media Awards–How Did We Do?

By Janie | January 25, 2021

The big winners and runners-up from the most prestidgious awards in children’s literature

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2021 Newbery Buzz #5: Stamped by Jason Reynolds.

By Janie | January 18, 2021

Continuing our discussion of possible Newbery winners, we pick up a book that has everybody talking

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2021 Newbery Buzz #4: Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

By Janie | January 15, 2021

Everything Sad Is Untrue is one of the most amazing books we’ve read this year. But does it stand a chance with the Newbery committee?

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Engage with Culture: Two Books for Parents

By Betsy | January 4, 2021

Mama Bear Apologetics and The Pop Culture Parent both aim to help parents interact with the culture surrounding their kids. Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies, edited by Hillary Morgan Ferrer. Harvest House Publishers, 2019. 288 pages. Reading Level: Adult Recommended For: parents, educators, youth leaders, and others who work with…

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Newbery Buzz #1: King and the Dragonflies

By Janie | January 1, 2021

King and the Dragonflies has already won a prestigious award and is a strong contender for Newbery honors–but it has serious thematic problems.

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Read the Bible in 2021

By Betsy | December 31, 2020

As we head into 2021 after a tempestuous 2020, one thing remains certain: The Word of the Lord stands forever (Isaiah 40:8). Reading God’s Word is a privilege, one we’ve cluttered up with so many different approaches: Is it better to read the entire Bible every year? Is it better to study one book or…

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*Baby Believer Board Books

By Megan | December 17, 2020

Theologically solid Baby Believer series is a beautiful way to introduce littles to Scripture and church doctrine. From Eden to Bethlehem by Danielle Hitchen, illustrated by Jessica Blanchard. Harvest Kids, 2018, unpaged. We Believe by Danielle Hitchen, illustrated by Jessica Blanchard. Harvest Kids, 2020, unpaged. Reading Level: Board books, ages 0-4 Recommended For: Ages 0-4…

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Quarantine Box = Days of Cheer

By Betsy | December 12, 2020

Are you looking at another holiday stuck at home? Do you have family members scattered across the country? Megan and I both are looking at another holiday spent in our own homes without our beloved family members. Thanksgiving was one day. Christmas, though, usually means days and days of fellowship and family time with our…

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Gift Books for Grown-Ups

By Betsy | December 8, 2020

Redeemed Reader exists to “shed a gospel light on books for children and teens.” But you know what? We read books for grown-ups, too! We asked a few friends of Redeemed Reader to help us curate a dynamite list of books for grown-ups that would make great gifts this year. You might also consider this…

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Bookish Christmas Fun

By Betsy | December 3, 2020

Are you looking ahead to a Christmas that doesn’t involve extra family and friends as much as previous years’ celebrations? Perhaps you usually travel, but this year you’ll be home. We know that Christmas vacation may look a little … empty this year. We spend a lot of time before Christmas meditating on Advent and…

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