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Princess Prayers

Princess Prayers

On 8/6 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book is written by: Crystal Bowman and inspired by: Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson with pictures by: Omar Aranda. It is a board book marketed towards young girls. Each two page spread includes a prayer, scripture verse, and beautiful illustration based on The Princess Parables series. There are ... Princess Prayers

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5 Stars

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Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible

Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible

On 4/14 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book is illustrated by Omar Aranda and published by ZonderKids. The book is approximately 8 x 10 inches which is similar to other hardback illustrated children’s books. Comprised of 33 popular Bible stories, there are 18 stories from the Old Testament and 15 stories from the New Testament. Each ... Once Upon A Time Storybook Bible

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4 Stars

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

On 1/16 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by Lois Walfrid Johnson is a devotional geared towards middle school aged girls and is a part of the Faithgirlz series. It is divided into 52 sections; one section for each week of the year. Each week has a scripture memory verse, a story, 7 days of journaling prompts with blank space to write, ... Girl Talk: 52 Weekly Devotions

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5 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible

The Beginner's Bible

On 1/15 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book was first published by ZonderKids in 1989. It has been a favorite among households with young children. The old version has beautiful, colorful, and engaging illustrations. This updated version has the same illustrations but they have been transformed into three-dimensional art. The stories ... The Beginner’s Bible (Updated 2016)

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4 Stars

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A Royal Christmas to Remember

A Royal Christmas to Remember

On 12/8 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson with pictures by Omar Aranda is another story in The Princess Parables series. The series feature five sister princesses Charity, Grace, Joy, Faith, & Hope. This story includes a lesson based on Luke 12:15-21, the parable of the Rich Young Ruler. The princesses ... A Royal Christmas To Remember

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5 Stars

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Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

On 10/21 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book written and illustrated by Mike Berenstain is about the Berenstain Bear cubs playing in the snow and making a snow angel. Mama Bear comments that the snow angel could be named Gabriel. The cubs respond that they did not know that angels had names. Mama Bear explains that Gabriel was a messenger ... The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel

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5 Stars

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Pumpkin Patch Blessings

Pumpkin Patch Blessings

On 8/16 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by Kim Washburn and illustrated by Jacqueline Fast is an autumn themed board book. It follows a boy and a girl as they discover God’s creation through their Fall activities and journey to the pumpkin patch. The rhyming story is catchy and very descriptive. The colors of the illustrations ... Pumpkin Patch Blessings

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4 Stars

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A Dolphin Wish

A Dolphin Wish

On 7/13 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book, by award-winning recording artist Natalie Grant, is the second in the Glimmer Girls series and is a part of the Faithgirlz brand. Twins, Maddie and Mia, and their younger sister Lulu, are vacationing with their family in San Diego. They are excited to visit Captain Swashbuckler’s Adventure ... A Dolphin Wish

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4 Stars

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London Art Chase

London Art Chase

On 3/2 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book, by award-winning recording artist Natalie Grant, is the first in the Glimmer Girls series and is a part of the Faithgirlz brand. Twins, Maddie and Mia, and their younger sister Lulu, visit London for the first time. Their mom is a singer and their dad is a musician. While they are performing ... London Art Chase

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4 Stars

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The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid

On 1/7 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by Melanie Dickerson is a stand alone book but carries the themes and some characters from the author’s other stand alone fairy tales. Her books with these connections include: The Merchant’s Daughter (Beauty & the Beast) The Healer’s Apprentice (Sleeping Beauty) The Fairest Beauty ... The Golden Braid

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5 Stars

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NIV Faithgirlz Bible

NIV Faithgirlz Bible

On 10/12 Alysa Sawyer wrote: The NIV Faithgirlz! Bible is the same popular New International Version (Old & New Testaments) of the Bible with a hardcover and magnet closure. The cover is turquoise, purple, and pink; illustrated with an owl, flowers, stripes and polka dots. It contains the NIV headings and footnotes throughout the ... NIV Faithgirlz! Bible

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4 Stars

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Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Charity Sticker and Activity Book

On 7/23 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book is inspired by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson with pictures by Omar Aranda. It is based off of The Princess Parables series of books that feature five sister princesses Charity, Grace, Joy, Faith, & Hope. It is geared toward kids ages 4-8. The activities in this book include: crossword puzzles, ... Princess Charity Sticker & Activity Book

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5 Stars

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Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book

On 6/28 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book is inspired by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson with pictures by Omar Aranda. It is based off of The Princess Parables series of books that feature five sister princesses Grace, Charity, Joy, Faith, & Hope. It is geared toward kids ages 4-8. The activities in this book include: crossword puzzles, ... Princess Grace Sticker & Activity Book

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5 Stars

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Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect

Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect

On 5/2 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book is a 90 day devotional (actually 86 specified days) geared toward girls. Honor and Faith are two girls who "wrote" this book with the purpose of remembering that God sees the bigger picture. There are six sections in the book. Each day starts with a scripture verse and ends with a Prayer Pointer ... Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect

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5 Stars

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Redo Your Room

Redo Your Room

On 3/7 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book from: the editors of Faithgirlz! and Girls’ Life magazine is subtitled: “50 Bedroom DIYS You Can Do In A Weekend.” The purpose of this book is to inspire girls to be creative and unique while designing their room. It includes ideas, advice, project & craft instructions, photos, etc. The ... Redo Your Room

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4 Stars

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How to Catch a Prince

How to Catch a Prince

On 2/19 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by: Rachel Hauck is the third in the Royal Wedding series and is a modern day fairy tale. Corina Del Rey is an American heiress and journalist. Prince Stephan of Brighton Kingdom is a professional rugby player and former Royal Military. They married in secret 5 1/2 years ago and walked away ... How To Catch A Prince

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4 Stars

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Psalm 23

Psalm 23

On 2/2 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book illustrated by: Richard Jesse Watson has colorful and unique illustrations. It is a board book but there is a hardback version available as well. The scripture uses the King James Version of the Bible. Lines of scripture coordinate with the illustrations. The back inside cover has the entire ... Psalm 23

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4 Stars

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It Will be Okay

It Will be Okay

On 1/6 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by: Lysa TerKeurst and illustrated by: Natalia Moore is about Little Seed and Little Fox. Little Seed is comfortable in his Farmer’s shed until Little Fox out of fear for the storm, runs into the shed and knocks Little Seed out of his cozy package. The two become unlikely friends and the ... It Will Be Okay ~ Trusting GOD Through Fear and Change

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5 Stars

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The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers

The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers

On 12/6 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by: Diane Stortz and illustrated by: Sheila Bailey is a board book that includes very condensed Bible stories. The titles of each story are as follows: A Perfect World (Creation), Safe in a Big Boat (Noah), Saving Baby Moses, Brave Queen Esther, Born in a Stable, Let the Children Come, The ... The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers

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4 Stars

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The Beauty of Believing

The Beauty of Believing

On 11/22 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by: Nancy N. Rue, Allia Zobel Nolan, Lois Walfrid Johnson, Kristi Holl, Mona Hodgson, and Tasha K Douglas is a daily devotional for young girls approximately 8-12 years old. This book is apart of the Faithgirlz! collection and is written by the popular Faithgirlz! authors. There are six sections ... The Beauty of Believing-365 Devotions that Will Change Your Life

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4 Stars

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Plush Bible Collection, NIV

Plush Bible Collection, NIV

On 11/22 Alysa Sawyer wrote: The Plush Bible Collection, NIV is the same popular New International Version (Old & New Testaments) of the Bible with a furry, sparkling, pink and black leopard cover. The cover is hard with the plush leopard fabric attached. The Bible is the Thinline edition making the book less than an inch thick. ... Plush Bible Collection, NIV

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5 Stars

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

On 10/27 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book written by: Lori Walburg and illustrated by: Richard Cowdrey is a thick board book with beautiful illustrations. It tells the story of a new candy shop opening in a small town. A little girl named Lucy helps the shop owner unpack the candy jars and fill them. She comes across a candy that she ... The Legend of the Candy Cane

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5 Stars

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The Beauty Book

The Beauty Book

On 7/19 Alysa Sawyer wrote: The Beauty Book by Nancy Rue is a non-fiction book that addresses questions and concerns that pre-teen girls often have. This book has been added to The Lily Series and speaks as if fictional Lily is talking to the reader. There are Q & A, quizzes, illustrations, scripture, journaling, and activities ... The Lily Series- The Beauty Book

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4 Stars

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Eat Your Peas, Daughter

Eat Your Peas, Daughter

On 6/4 Alysa Sawyer wrote: Eat Your Peas Daugher by Cheryl Karpen (and her mom) is a very short and very cute book of thoughts, quotes, & scripture that a mom might think or say to her daughter. It is very simply but elegantly illustrated in pastel colors of pink, blue, & green. There is a lot of open space that would be perfect ... Eat Your Peas Daughter

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5 Stars

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Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible - Volume 2

On 2/23 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This Bible book for children comes with 2 DVDs that go along with the stories. There are over 100 Bible stories in this book. Each story is on a 2 page spread with pictures and a couple paragraphs (in large print) of writing. The stories on the DVDs can be watched in clips or straight through. Although ... The Ultimate DVD Read and Share Bible (Volume 2)

Alysa's Rating:

3 Stars

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A Billion Reasons Why

A Billion Reasons Why

On 1/19 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by: Kristin Billerbeck is about a young woman named Katie McKenna who lives in California, works as a school teacher, and is almost engaged to be married to a predictable guy named Dexter. Her ex boyfriend, who also happens to be multimillionaire Luc DeForges, shows up and requests that she ... A Billion Reasons Why

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5 Stars

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Voices of the Faithful

Voices of the Faithful

On 12/14 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This devotional book is written by Beth Moore and almost 300 missionaries serving around the world. Each page is a daily devotional which includes a scripture verse, inspirational story, and prayer. Each page is dated by month and day so it can be used like a perpetual calendar of devotions. The index ... Voices Of The Faithful

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4 Stars

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Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

On 11/15 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book by: Robert J. Morgan, compiles 150 Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Patriotic, and all-time favorite hymns and their stories. There are hymns written by many different people of many different denominational backgrounds. The dates the hymns were written range from 14 BC to present. A two page ... Then Sings My Soul

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5 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book was written by pastor and author Andy Stanley. He tells the story of God’s grace as it weaves throughout the Bible. He describes it in the beginning, at the flood, and throughout Genesis in the lives of Joseph & Judah. He continues along the thread of grace in the Old Testament with ... The Grace Of God

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5 Stars

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Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/15 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This children’s book is filled with easy to understand stories from the Bible:  Creation, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, The Ten Commandments, David and Goliath, Daniel, Jonah, Jesus’ Birth, Jesus Loves the Little Children, Jesus Feeds 5,000, the Good Smaraitan, Jesus Walks on Water, Jesus’ ... Really Woolly Bible Stories

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5 Stars

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 Alysa Sawyer wrote: This book caught my eye because I just moved to North Dakota. Although the town itself would not be considered “rural” all of the surrounding areas most definitely are. Not to mention that this is very rural compared to my last four years in Okinawa, Japan. The author, Shannon O’Dell, is a ... Transforming Church in Rural America

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4 Stars

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