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A Brave Face

A Brave Face

On 5/14 BastianReviews wrote: I am not sure if it was the writing style or the story itself, but I had a really hard time getting into this book. The main character wasn't able to have children of her own, so she felt drawn to Teeba when she read an article about her in the newspaper. A Brave Face is about their journey together. ... Book Review: A Brave Face

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3 Stars

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Put on Your PJs, Piggies!

Put on Your PJs, Piggies!

On 4/13 BastianReviews wrote: Put on Your PJs Piggies! is an adorably illustrated book about 3 little pigs that are getting ready for bed. My 3 and 5 year old both loved the illustrations and were just loved the touch and feel glittered pjs on the cover! This board book is a good size for toddlers and preschoolers. It's a quick ... Book Review: Put on Your PJs Piggies!

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5 Stars

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Memory-Making Mom

Memory-Making Mom

On 4/7 BastianReviews wrote: I grew up in a home that had very few traditions... besides my grandmother sending our family a huge box of Christmas cookies each winter, there weren't many traditions I can honestly recall. Having grown up in this type of environment, I have adopted many of my husband's family traditions and implemented ... Book Review: Memory Making Mom

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2 Stars

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Rewired

Rewired

On 3/12 BastianReviews wrote: What can I say?? I literally could not put the book Rewired b Dr. Seth down!! This is the true story of Melissa Loomis, a lady who was bit by a raccoon and got a terrible infection which could not be cleared. After multiple days in ICU, she ended up needing her arm amputated. There were too many coincidences ... Book Review Rewired

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5 Stars

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Jelly Bean Blessings

Jelly Bean Blessings

On 2/28 BastianReviews wrote: Jelly Bean Blessings is a cute spring time board book."They're colorful and fun.Let's eat them one by one.We'll smile 'til we're done!YUM, YUM, YUM.Let's Share some jelly beans!"Jelly beans, flowers, rain, garden, kites, bikes, hikes, spring cleaning and more are all the things that we are thankful ... Book Review: Jelly Bean Blessings

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4 Stars

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Don't Close Your Eyes

Don't Close Your Eyes

On 2/20 BastianReviews wrote: Don't Close Your Eyes is really "a silly bedtime story", which tells you not to close your eyes. Little ones will love the adorable illustrations, and silly story of trying to stay awake."You know that if you close your eyes, You'll never stay awake.So keep those peepers open wide.Don't blink, ... Book Review: Don't Close Your Eyes

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3 Stars

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An Easter Prayer Touch and Feel

An Easter Prayer Touch and Feel

On 2/13 BastianReviews wrote: My kids are obsessed with Touch-and-Feel books. This is the perfect addition to our collection, and an Easter Basket filler! An Easter Prayer board book has a fluffy bunny, smooth egg shell, soft chick, grass, and more touch and feel items throughout the book!"Thank you, God for Easter and The Brand-new ... Book Review: An Easter Prayer

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5 Stars

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You're My Little Sweet Pea

You're My Little Sweet Pea

On 2/4 BastianReviews wrote: You're My Little Sweet Pea is a padded board book with adorable illustrations of mommy and baby animals."Little Sweet Pea, I love you, from button nose to baby cool.Squishy cheeks and sparkly eyes, pure delight and perfect size."This books is 8.25"x 8.25", thick cover and sturdy board book ... Book Review: You're My Little Sweet Pea

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5 Stars

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I Love You, Funny Bunny

I Love You, Funny Bunny

On 1/23 BastianReviews wrote: I love you, Funny Bunny by Sean Julian is the sweetest little book about why a mother loves her little bunny. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. This hard covered picture book is a quick read for bedtime."I love you, Funny Bunny, from your whiskers to our toes....And no one in this ... Book Review: I love you, Funny Bunny

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5 Stars

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Dinosaur Devotions

Dinosaur Devotions

On 1/9 BastianReviews wrote: Dinosaur Devotions is a neat devotional geared towards 8-9 year olds. This hard covered devotional includes 75 devotions, each covering a different dinosaur, Bible Excavation (Bible reference), Dino Stats (family, height, length, weight, diet of the dinosaur), message, questions for "Digging Deeper", ... Book Review: Dinosaur Devotions

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5 Stars

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The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones

The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones

On 12/27 BastianReviews wrote: I got this version of the board book for some toddlers who are very tough on their books in our family!As I mentioned, in my previous post..."The Gift That I Can Give is a beautifully illustrated picture book! The story is about the gift inside us that we can share with the world. This book has ... Book Review: The Gift That I Can Give Board Book

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4 Stars

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The Gift That I Can Give

The Gift That I Can Give

On 12/17 BastianReviews wrote: The Gift That I Can Give is a beautifully illustrated picture book! The story is about the gift inside us that we can share with the world. This book has very strong Christian morals/values in the story itself."All God asks meAs I grow, love, and liveIs that I show othersThe Gift I can give.Then ... Book Review: The Gift That I Can Give

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4 Stars

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When Do I Love You?

When Do I Love You?

On 12/10 BastianReviews wrote: This book is perfect for my preschooler who tends to always ask me if I love her sibling more... it reinforces how much I love her and how nothing can stop that love.This board book includes rhymes for each animal and while they are loved."When do I love you, little duck?When we're riding in the truck!No ... Book Review: When Do I Love You?

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5 Stars

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The Cow Said Neigh! Board Book

The Cow Said Neigh! Board Book

On 11/29 BastianReviews wrote: Even though I already had a copy of the  The Cow Said Neigh! Picture Book, I needed to order the  The Cow Said Neigh! Board Book for a couple toddlers who are really into chewing and destroying books. The Picture Book version wouldn't last 3 minutes in the hands of this specific toddler ... Book Review: The Cow Said Neigh! Board Book

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5 Stars

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The Cow Said Neigh! Picture Book

The Cow Said Neigh! Picture Book

On 11/21 BastianReviews wrote: Oh my! The Cow Said Neigh! A Farm Story is an adorable book about how each animal wishes to be a different farm animal! This book is funny and your little ones will get a kick out of the wrong sounds each animal makes. The illustrations are very nice. This specific version is the hard covered, big ... Book Review: The Cow Said Neigh! Picture Book

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5 Stars

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How Do You Say Good Night?

How Do You Say Good Night?

On 11/14 BastianReviews wrote: For all you safari animal lovers, this is an adorable bedtime book with our favorite safari animals! In How do you say Good Night?, Zoey the zebra visits lions, warthogs,  elephants, ostriches, monkeys and more, to find out how each says good night. With silly rhymes of how each animal gets ready ... Book Review: How do you say Good Night?

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5 Stars

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God Bless You and Good Night Touch and Feel

God Bless You and Good Night Touch and Feel

On 11/6 BastianReviews wrote: God Bless You and Good night by Hannah C Hall might not be most interesting bedtime story, but your little ones will LOVE the touch and feel!! My preschool and toddler both love the furry animals! Polar Bear, Otter, Kangaroo, Hedge Hog, and many more, they all have wonderful coats!! This is a great book ... Book Review: Good Bless You and Good Night

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5 Stars

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My Christmas ABCs (An Alphabet Book)

My Christmas ABCs (An Alphabet Book)

On 10/29 BastianReviews wrote: We loved the My Christmas ABCs! The textured pages (glitter!), the illustrations, and working through the ABCs is the perfect stocking stuffer for your preschooler/toddler! The board book is a sturdy board book. Even though it's not even Halloween yet, the kids can't get enough of this Christmas book! We ... Book Review: My Christmas ABCs

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4 Stars

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Night Night, Sleepytown

Night Night, Sleepytown

On 10/9 BastianReviews wrote: Another Amy Parker book we added to our collection. Night Night, SleepTown has all the cute illustrations that we've love. It goes through many of the characters in Sleepytown, like the mayor, the construction workers, teachers, saying goodnight to each of them. Like all of the other Night Night books, ... Book Review: Night Night, Sleepytown

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4 Stars

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Candy Apple Blessings

Candy Apple Blessings

On 8/13 BastianReviews wrote: Candy Apple Blessings is a great book to go over all the wonderful things we are grateful for in the fall! I love that this book highlights all of our favorite fall festivities. The board book itself doesn't feel as sturdy as some of our other padded board books, but the illustrations and which ... Book Review: Candy Apple Blessings

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4 Stars

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Big Trucks

Big Trucks

On 7/20 BastianReviews wrote: Big Trucks Getting the Job Done Together is a board book that has great textures and simple story about the different jobs the trucks have on a construction site. The kids loved the rubbery wheels, the reflective windows, the scratchy dirt, and more! The story isn't amazing, but my kids seemed to enjoy ... Book Review: Big Trucks Getting the Job Done Together

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4 Stars

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ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible

ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible

On 7/11 BastianReviews wrote: The ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible is a bright hard covered Bible. The print in the book is just a basic format. There are some really pretty illustrations, but nothing stands out about this Bible. I like the ICB translation, but unfortunately, it's above the reading level for the little girls ... Book Review: ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible

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3 Stars

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Beginner's Bible Bedtime Collection

Beginner's Bible Bedtime Collection

On 6/28 BastianReviews wrote: Adding another to our college of The Beginner's Bibles. The Bedtime Collection is about a quarter of the size of the original, and includes a prayer at the end of each story. The pages are vibrant and glossy. The cover is a padded boardbook type cover. The 20 stories are mostly the same as the original ... Book Review: The Beginner's Bible Bedtime Collection

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5 Stars

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Go to Sleep, Sheep!

Go to Sleep, Sheep!

On 6/21 BastianReviews wrote: If you've ever had to put a toddler to bed, you'll be able to relate 100% to the mama sheep in Go to Sleep, Sheep!  This book made my preschooler and me laugh because it really does sound so much like my little ones when it's bed time!"But we're not tired!""I'm still hungry!""I'm thirsty!"We ... Book Review: Go to Sleep, Sheep!

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4 Stars

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Dinner for Dinos

Dinner for Dinos

On 6/14 BastianReviews wrote: If your little one loves dinos as much as mine, they'll love this adorable board book, Dinner For Dinos by Ben Whitehouse. This is a very well made boardbook with padded covers and solid pages. The illustrations are so adorable. I like that it promotes healthy eating and good manners. This is perfect ... Book Review: Dinner for Dinos

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5 Stars

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I Prayed for You

I Prayed for You

On 6/6 BastianReviews wrote: I Prayed For You  by Jean Fischer is the prefect book for a mom to be! It'll encourage the mom to be to pray for all the wonderful things to come with her new baby. This book is a nice hard covered book with beautiful illustrations. The book goes through each baby stage and has a little prayer ... Book Review: I Prayed For You

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5 Stars

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Night Night, Jungle

Night Night, Jungle

On 5/30 BastianReviews wrote: We were excited to add the Night Night Jungle by Amy Parker to our Night Night collection! Like all the other Night Night books, this has really adorable illustrations and we loved identifying the jungle animals. I personally loved the sloth! The story itself isn't wonderful, but your preschooler will ... Book Review: Night Night Jungle

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4 Stars

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I Can Only Imagine (Picture Book)

I Can Only Imagine (Picture Book)

On 5/15 BastianReviews wrote: Since "I Can Only Imagine" is one of my favorite songs, I had to get the I Can Only Imagine: A Friendship with Jesus Now and Forever by Bart Millard of MercyMe. This book is a nice hard covered book. The pages are good quality. The size is perfect for a preschooler. The story is basically talking ... Book Review: I Can Only Imagine

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5 Stars

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Jesus Calling Adult Coloring Book: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

Jesus Calling Adult Coloring Book: Creative Coloring & Hand Lettering

On 5/7 BastianReviews wrote: This Jesus Calling adult coloring book is a absolutely beautiful. I got it as a gift for my sister, who's really into drawing and coloring. One thing I really liked about this specific book the quality of the pages! The pages are nice and thick. You can use various coloring mediums on the pages. The ... Book Review: Jesus Calling

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5 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible Jesus Loves the World

The Beginner's Bible Jesus Loves the World

On 2/9 BastianReviews wrote: I can't help it... I just love the Beginner's Bible series, and so do my little ones. The Jesus Loves the World is the story of Jesus, his ministry, his death, and his resurrection. I didn't realize when I first requested this book that it would be the Easter story... but it's perfect for Easter. Unlike ... Book Review: Jesus Loves the World

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4 Stars

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In the Middle of the Mess

In the Middle of the Mess

On 1/30 BastianReviews wrote: I recently started reading In the Middle of the Mess by Sheila Walsh. This book is not for the faint of heart. The opening chapter of the book is a letter from Sheila to her dad, it's full of emotions and darkness. For those who don't know, Sheila Walsh has battled with depression and thoughts of suicide ... Book Review: In the Middle of the Mess

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3 Stars

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With Love, From Me to You

With Love, From Me to You

On 1/19 BastianReviews wrote: With Love from Me to You came just in time for Valentine's day. The polar bear delivers valentines to all her little friends by sharing how we can love and kindness to those around us. The boardbook has adorable illustrations and is a great size for preschools. It's a quick read for bedtime. This would ... Book Review: With Love from Me to You

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4 Stars

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Indescribable

Indescribable

On 12/6 BastianReviews wrote: If you've ever heard Louie Giglio speak, you know that he is a man of God and a man of science. I was super excited to receive Indescribable 100 Devotions about God and Science knowing that I knew he would relate everything back to God and science! Each devotional has a verse, a relevant story, ... Book Review: Indescribable 100 Devotions about God and Science

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5 Stars

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I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat

I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat

On 9/26 BastianReviews wrote: I'm Not A Scaredy Cat by Max Lucado is a adorable story of a cat who gets frightened by everything. However, he has a cute little prayer he says in every scary situation. My little one wanted to read it as soon as this book arrived and thought the book was very funny. We loved the little prayer and will ... Book Review: I'm Not A Scaredy Cat

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5 Stars

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NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

On 9/19 BastianReviews wrote: The Kid's Visual Study Bible really is misnamed. It should say Teen Visual Study Bible. There are a lot of elements I like about this study Bible.1. There are summary ("Cliff's Notes") for key ideas on the sides of each passage.2. I liked the colored illustrations, pictures, maps bring the Bible to life.3. ... Book Review: Kid's Visual study Bible

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3 Stars

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Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

On 9/12 BastianReviews wrote: Little Book of Bible Stories by Jean Fischer is an adorable little Bible for toddlers and preschoolers. This is a great little padded board book for little hands. We loved the illustrations like all precious moments collections. The thing I appreciated about this book was that each story has a short ... Book Review: Little Book of Bible Stories

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5 Stars

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5-Minute Bible

5-Minute Bible

On 9/7 BastianReviews wrote: The 5-Minute Bible is just as the title says... 100 stories and 100 songs that takes 5 minutes to read. When I first got the book, I was a little confused. Even though it says songs... there was no CD, a web-link to download the songs, no sheet music, nothing to help parents with the songs. Even though ... Book Review: 5-Minute Bible

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4 Stars

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Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart

Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart

On 8/31 BastianReviews wrote: Gobi: A little Dog with a Big Heart by Dion Leonard is the true story of a little stray dog Dion Leonard found in the Gobi Desert while doing a marathon race. There are so many aspect of this book my littles and I loved.1. This is a true story. 2. Gobi and Dion build a very strong bond... and Dion ... Book Review: Gobi

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5 Stars

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A Very Thankful Prayer

A Very Thankful Prayer

On 8/15 BastianReviews wrote: A Very Thankful Prayer is the perfect book this fall. With it's adorable pictures and a great list of fun fall activities, you can use it as your check list as you teach your little ones to be thankful this fall. It also reminds me of all the things I enjoyed as a kid during the fall season, which I ... Book Review: A Very Thankful Prayer

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5 Stars

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Night Night, Train

Night Night, Train

On 7/28 BastianReviews wrote: We've gotten almost every single one of Amy Parker's Night Night books. We absolutely adore the Night Night, Train book. The first night we got it, my preschooler wanted to read it 4 times. It's a great little bedtime book... quick. My favorite kind. I also like that it's a sturdy board book. If your ... Love the little train!

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5 Stars

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Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me

On 7/6 BastianReviews wrote: We loved this classic sing-along book Jesus Loves Me! This sturdy board book with padded covers has the lyrics to one of our favorite songs and adorable illustration. This is a great gift for babies and preschoolers. They'll love singing along and looking at the cute animal pictures. Our kids loved ... Book Review: Jesus Loves Me!

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5 Stars

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The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few

On 5/30 BastianReviews wrote: I have to begin with a warning first if you decide to read The Lucky Few. You'll want to be sure to have a good solid couple days and a box of tissues as you read this book. If you have a heart for adoption or fostering, you'll definitely want to read Heather's story. I have to confess, I couldn't even ... Book Review: The Lucky Few

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5 Stars

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

On 5/16 BastianReviews wrote: All things Bright and Beautiful is an adorable board book with a handle. It's a very chunky board book with padded covers and a cute little red handle. The pages have adorable illustrations and are textured with glitter, bumps, etc. The bright colors and textures will keep your baby entertained ... Book Review: All things Bright and Beautiful

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5 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

On 5/10 BastianReviews wrote: Take your original The Beginner's Bible, cut it by 1/3, add a magnetic flap and a handle. That's your  The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury. When I selected this book, I wasn't sure if it was going to be the complete Beginner's Bible or not. I wish it was, but I'll still settle for this one. ... Book Review: The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

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5 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible for Little Ones

The Beginner's Bible for Little Ones

On 5/4 BastianReviews wrote: If you haven't noticed a theme in my blog... I really really love The Beginner's Bible series. The Beginner's Bible for Little Ones is very similar to the Stories About Jesus version in design. This is a smaller sturdy board book. It has the classic Beginner's Bible illustrations (some very much ... Book Review: The Beginner's Bible for Little Ones

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5 Stars

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Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

On 5/1 BastianReviews wrote: The Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection is a collection of 5 books bound beautifully in hard cover. As always, the Berenstain books have the classic illustrations and a great moral to their stories. This is a great book for preschoolers. Be warned though... your little one may want ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears Friendship Blessings Collection

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets

The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets

On 4/6 BastianReviews wrote: Ther Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets by Mike Berenstain is a fun short story about what happens when you get everyone and their pets to church for a blessing. This was a short paperback book with the classic Berenstain Bears illustrations. We love hearing about all the different types of pets people ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets

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4 Stars

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Thank  You, God, for Grandpa

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

On 3/27 BastianReviews wrote: Our kids love their Grandpa and Poppy. Thank You, God for Grandpa by Amy Parker perfectly reflects all the fun reasons why we love them. Like all of Amy Parker's other books, this is a good quality board book, quick bedtime story, and wonderful illustrations. Great for beginning readers and tired ... Book Review: Thank You, God for Grandpa

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5 Stars

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God Bless Our Baby

God Bless Our Baby

On 3/2 BastianReviews wrote: God Bless Our Baby is such a sweet little board book! It has wonderful illustrations of baby animals and the story is an easy read for little ones to understand. This would be a great baby shower or new baby gift for siblings. It's a quick read for toddlers who like lots of books before bedtime! This ... Book Review: God Bless Our Baby

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Really Woolly Easter Blessings

Really Woolly Easter Blessings

On 2/23 BastianReviews wrote: The Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is a very sturdy board book. Each "blessing" has a Bible verse, a poem and a little prayer. The illustrations are adorable throughout the book. If I had the discipline, this would be a sweet devotional to do each night before bed with your little ... Book Review: Really Woolly Easter Blessings

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

On 2/21 BastianReviews wrote: Same Kind of Different As Me For Kids by Ron Hall and Denver Moore is about a black man who grew up working hard on a plantation and then goes to the city. He lives for many years in the streets, homeless, hungry, and learns the love of Jesus through a volunteer at a homeless shelter. I love the theme ... Book Reivew: Same Kind of Different As Me For Kids

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4 Stars

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Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

On 1/22 BastianReviews wrote: Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals is a very sweet board book. It goes through the various animals found on a farm and the sounds they make. This is a great book for little ones to not only learn to recognize the animal, the sounds they make, and how God made each of them. My preschooler loved the ... Book Review: Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

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5 Stars

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God Made You Nose to Toes

God Made You Nose to Toes

On 1/10 BastianReviews wrote:  God Made You Nose to Toes by Leslie Parrott is an adorable board book! It goes over the various parts of the body and why God made those. "God gave old Toucan a fairly big nose. But your little nose can small all that grows."We love the illustrations of all the animals: toucans, monkeys, ... Book Review: God Made You Nose to Toes

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5 Stars

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Lots of Love

Lots of Love

On 12/31 BastianReviews wrote: Lots of Love by Kim Washburn is a sweet board book that talks about the various ways to share love with others. It includes how to show love and how you care for pets, family, classroom, friends, teachers, and more. The book is so sweet and a great quick bedtime story. This will be a great Valentine's ... Book Review: Lots of Love

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Hugs & Kisses Sticker & Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Hugs & Kisses Sticker & Activity Book

On 12/13 BastianReviews wrote: The Berenstain Bears: Hugs and Kisses Sticker and Activity Book is the 3rd activity book we've gotten in this series. As always, the illustrations and themes are great. However, I felt that the stickers in this one wasn't nearly as good as the previous books. The stickers are fairly small. I love the ... The Berenstain Bears: Hugs and Kisses Sticker and Activity Book

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4 Stars

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

On 11/29 BastianReviews wrote: The Lord's Prayer with commentaries by Rick Warren goes through the Lord's Prayer with additional comments, prayers by Rick Warren. The illustrations are beautiful, but I personally didn't love the book layout. The prayer is broken up by the commentaries and my toddler was not too interested in the story. ... Book Review: The Lord's Prayer

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3 Stars

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Goodnight, Manger

Goodnight, Manger

On 11/5 BastianReviews wrote: Goodnight Manger is the story of how noisy the stable must have been the night baby Jesus was born. As a mom, it made me laugh to see the "true" account of trying to put a baby to sleep with all the sounds and "visitors"! It showed Mary not as a calm peaceful mom, but the frantic sleepless mom we all ... Book Review: Goodnight Manger

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4 Stars

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Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

On 11/1 BastianReviews wrote: The Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook is a heavy duty hardcovered beginner's Bible. With lots of cute illustrations and short stories, your little one will enjoy "reading" with you. The illustrations are great, but in some of the stories, the key words/characters look very similar. I think it may be ... Book Review: Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

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4 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus

The Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus

On 10/27 BastianReviews wrote: I have gotten The Beginner's Bible for my kids and for my nieces... so when I say the Stories About Jesus version, I had to get to and compare it to the original. I was pleasantly surprised by the small size and durability. The board book is very sturdy and the perfect size for little hands. Based on ... Book Review: The Beginner's Bible - Stories About Jesus

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5 Stars

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A Royal Christmas to Remember

A Royal Christmas to Remember

On 10/19 BastianReviews wrote: A Royal Christmas to Remember is the story of 5 princesses anticipating all the joys of Christmas... the presents and decorations. When a group of bandits threaten their village, their father must go away to fight the battle. The princesses remember the true meaning of Christmas when they decide to share ... A Royal Christmas to Remember

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4 Stars

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Ready, Set, Find Christmas

Ready, Set, Find Christmas

On 10/13 BastianReviews wrote: Ready, Set Find Christmas is a very sturdy board book that tells the story of the Jesus' birth. With very sweet illustrations and items to look for in each picture, this is a great book for toddlers. It'll help increase their vocabulary, their vocabulary and their observation skills. I'd recommend this ... Ready, Set, Find Christmas

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

On 10/7 BastianReviews wrote: The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book is an excellent activity book for preschoolers. They'll love the colors, the activities, and obviously... STICKERS! Lots of reusable stickers. I love that the focus in the book is on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. It does ... The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book

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5 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible

The Beginner's Bible

On 10/3 BastianReviews wrote: By far, The Beginner's Bible is my favorite Bible for little ones. I used it for Sunday School, teaching preschool, and now my little ones enjoy the timeless stories. The Bible is a little bulky and heavy, but it includes all the classic stories. Your little ones will love the pictures and the stories ... The Beginner's Bible

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One Small Donkey

One Small Donkey

On 9/28 BastianReviews wrote: One Small Donkey by Dandi Daley Mackall tells the Christmas story from a donkey's point of view. The illustrations are absolutely adorable. However, I was not totally impressed with the way the story is told. It does rhyme, but I think the story could have had more substance. My 2.5 year old does ... One Small Donkey

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Itsy Bitsy Christmas

Itsy Bitsy Christmas

On 9/17 BastianReviews wrote: Itsy Bitsy Christmas is a sweet Christmas story about the excitement the little mice (Itsy and Bitsy) experience as they look for the King coming to Bethlehem. This board book is a great little book to teach little ones about how Jesus comes for everyone, no matter your size. I think Max Lucado could ... Itsy Bitsy Christmas

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4 Stars

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Pumpkin Patch Blessings

Pumpkin Patch Blessings

On 8/7 BastianReviews wrote: Pumpkin Patch Blessings by Kim Washburn is a cute board book with rhymes and adorable illustrations. From the changing of  the leaves to going to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin to make pumpkin pies, this books goes through all the things we are blessed with in the fall! Little ones will love ... Book Review: Pumpkin Patch Blessings

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One Big Turkey

One Big Turkey

On 7/27 BastianReviews wrote: One Big Turkey by Anne Vittur Kennedy is a delightful counting book. Counting from one to ten with rhymes, little ones will love all of the colorful illustrations, fall harvest themes, and cute furry animals. The board book is sturdy and the book is a fun shape! Great book for fall and Thanksgiving. ... Book Review: One Big Turkey

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Precious Moments: Happy Harvest

Precious Moments: Happy Harvest

On 7/22 BastianReviews wrote: Happy Harvest  by Jean Fischer is a small board book filled with fall themed poems, quotes, songs, prayers, Bible verses and of course very sweet Precious Moments illustrations. This book includes all of the wonderful fall themes we all love. From football, leaves, to Thanksgiving, your little one ... Book Review: Happy Harvest

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Night Night, Farm

Night Night, Farm

On 7/11 BastianReviews wrote: Night Night Farm by Amy Parker is a very cute board book that goes through the bedtime routine with all the animals in the farm. With rhymes and sweet illustrations, our toddler loves this book and has asked to read it multiple times each night. Our toddler loves identifying the animals and the sounds ... Book Review: Night Night Farm

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Great Stories Of The Bible

Great Stories Of The Bible

On 6/22 BastianReviews wrote: This is a great collection of Bible stories. Even though my little one doesn't read yet, it's perfect for bedtime. The book is a nice hard cover, big font, and easy to read. My 2.5 year old carries her "Bible" around and likes to look at the pictures. This will be a good that will grow with her when ... Book Review: Great Stories of the Bible

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Counting Blessings

Counting Blessings

On 5/7 BastianReviews wrote: Counting Blessings is a very simple counting board book. "One family - loves you sweet. Two hands. Two Feet. Three sweaters when it's cold..." The illustrations are very sweet. This will be a quick bedtime book to encourage little ones to think about what they are thankful for. I would recommend this ... Book Review: Counting Blessings

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3 Stars

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My Little Prayers

My Little Prayers

On 4/29 BastianReviews wrote: The My Little Prayers book is perfect for small hands.  The book is broken down into 8 themes: Day, Mealtime, Bedtime, Family/Friends, Things, Feelings, Special Days, Time With God. There are traditional kids prayers, quotes, and Psalms based prayers. This book has some basic prayers you can ... Book Review: My Little Prayers

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My Little Bible

My Little Bible

On 4/22 BastianReviews wrote: I guess based on the title of the book, My Little Bible, I shouldn't have been surprised by the size of the hard-covered Bible, but I was. It's literally little, the same size as the iPhone 6 plus (perfect size for little hands). This Bible has both old and new testament stories that are easy for little ... Book Review: My Little Bible

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Baby Wren And The Great Gift

Baby Wren And The Great Gift

On 4/15 BastianReviews wrote: Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd-Jones is a beautiful hardcover book with a wonderful little story. The baby wren sees many animals and their talents and wishes he could also do those things, until he realizes he can sing beautifully! The illustrations are absolutely beautiful! I would recommend ... Book Review: Baby Wren and the Great Gift

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Night Night, Mommy

Night Night, Mommy

On 4/1 BastianReviews wrote: Night Night, Mommy is the second book of Amy Parker I've gotten because these books are just so sweet. I got Night Night, Daddy because I thought my husband would enjoy reading to our little ones, and I got this one hoping I'd enjoy reading it to our little ones. This book, like the Night Night Daddy ... Book Review: Night Night, Mommy

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Night Night, Daddy

Night Night, Daddy

On 3/24 BastianReviews wrote: Night Night, Daddy by Amy Parker is a very sweet bedtime story of a fox and the daddy spending a wonderful day together. The little fox reminds me of a little boy enjoying a summer evening with his dad, camping, eating pancakes for dinner, flying kites, telling stories around a camp fire and sleeping ... Book Review: Night Night, Daddy

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The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book

On 3/18 BastianReviews wrote: The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book has 32 pages of classically illustrated activities with our favorite characters and a variety of activities. The best part of this activity book is that the stickers are reusable. If you've ever used stickers with a 2 year old, you ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book

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4 Stars

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My Bedtime Story Bible for Little Ones

My Bedtime Story Bible for Little Ones

On 3/11 BastianReviews wrote: My Bedtime Story Bible for Little Ones byJean E. Syswerda is a nice little boardbook with bedtime devotionals for little ones. The stories are quick and easy to read for beginner readers as well. I like that each story ends with "Good night" to the characters and "Good night. Sleep tight." There ... Book Review: My Bedtime Story Bible for Little Ones

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3 Stars

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God is Watching Over You

God is Watching Over You

On 3/7 BastianReviews wrote: God is Watching Over You by P.J. Lyons is an adorable bedtime story. The board book is nice and sturdy and a quick read for little ones who always want another story at bedtime. The illustrations are adorable and the message is wonderful. Comforting little ones before bedtime with the message that God ... Book Review: God is Watching Over You

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7 Days of Awesome

7 Days of Awesome

On 3/1 BastianReviews wrote: 7 Days of Awesome by Shawn Byous is a super fun book!  One of my requirements for bedtime stories is that it can't be too long, fun, and easy to ready. I need to be able to quickly read through the book with my toddler. I was pleasantly surprised by how cute the illustrations are and love the flow ... Book Review: 7 Days of Awesome

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God Bless Our Country

God Bless Our Country

On 2/24 BastianReviews wrote: I received the God Bless Our Country by Hannah C. Hall today. It's a very study board book and the illustrations are beautiful! The parent animals and baby animals are adorable! The story has a good message of all the wonderful things we love about our country. I like the different aspects the little ... Book Review: God Bless Our Country

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4 Stars

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Little One, God Loves You

Little One, God Loves You

On 2/17 BastianReviews wrote: I just received the book Little One, God Loves You by Amy Warren Hilliker. This board book is the perfect Easter basket filler! I loved the sweet message of God loving the little bunny and all of the sweet illustrations! The size is perfect for a 2 year old! Can't wait to read it to my little one this ... Book Review: Little One, God Loves You

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5 Stars

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The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby

The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby

On 5/8 BastianReviews wrote: I received The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson for review from Thomas Nelson Publishing. I picked this book even though I am not pregnant at this time, and I have never been pregnant. I thought it would be a fun book to read in prep for what to expect with my first pregnancy. ... Book Review: The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby

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5 Stars

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Share the Bounty

Share the Bounty

On 11/4 BastianReviews wrote: I received the book Share the Bounty by Benita Long for review from Thomas Nelson Publishing. This is one of the most beautifully put together cook books I have ever seen. This is a fairly large book and would be great on the coffee table book. This would be a great gift for a hospitable woman who ... Book Review: Share the Bounty

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4 Stars

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The Southern Foodie

The Southern Foodie

On 9/23 BastianReviews wrote: I received the book The Southern Foodie by Chris Chamberlain for review from booksneeze.com. I am a self proclaimed foodie and thought this was a great road map for a food tour from Virginia to Texas! I wish I had this handbook of the best places to eat through out the south during the past few ... Book Reivew: The Southern Foodie

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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

On 8/22 BastianReviews wrote: I receive the book Running For My Life by Lopez Lomong with Mark Tabb for review from Thomas Nelson Publishing. This is the incredible story of U.S. Olympic runner Lopez Lomong's escape from the Sudanese Civil War to live the "American Dream"! You will be captivated from the very first page of this ... Book Review: Running for My Life

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Simply Grilling

Simply Grilling

On 4/17 BastianReviews wrote: I received Simply Grilling by Jennifer Chandler for review from booksneeze.com. I live in Hawaii, so having a cookbook that I can use ALL year round is fantastic!There are 3 things I like best about the book:1.) It's hard cover! Classy looking cookbook. Great gift idea.2.) The pictures of all the ... Book Review: Simply Grilling

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Moments of Truth

Moments of Truth

On 3/4 BastianReviews wrote: I received the year long devotional book Moments of Truth by John MacArthur for review from booksneeze.com. This book is broken down by month, covering various topics that many Christians struggle with day-to-day. From love to marriage, parenting to work, and many other very important topics. This ... Book Review: Moments of Truth

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December 1941

December 1941

On 11/26 BastianReviews wrote: I received December 1941 by Craig Shirley for review from booksneeze.com. I requested this book specifically because I knew my father would love this book! Being a huge history buff and the fact that I live 20 minutes from Pearl Harbor... this is the perfect Christmas gift for him. Each chapter covers ... Book Review: December 1941

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/9 BastianReviews wrote: I received the ebook version of Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo from booksneeze.com. I have to admit, I was not a fan of the ebook... I would much rather have the actual paper copy of any book! That being said, this was still a very charming book. Colton was 4 years old when he "died" and went to heaven ... Book Review: Heaven is for Real

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3 Stars

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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 10/1 BastianReviews wrote: I received the book Hermine A Common Caterpillar by Max Lucado from Tommy Nelson publishing! This is a beautifully illustrated book for level two readers. Hermie is a caterpillar without any spots or stripes, and feels so common compared to strong ants, beautiful butterflies, black spotted lady bugs, ... Book Review: Hermie A Common Caterpillar

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5 Stars

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100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs

On 9/7 BastianReviews wrote: As a preschool teacher, I loved using the 100 Read & Sing Devotions. This book and CD combo is perfect for little ones with short attention spans. The devotions are quick and to the point. They include Bible stories, value-based lessons, and songs to go along with each theme! A whole lesson plan ... Book Review: 100 Read & Sing Devotions

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/16 BastianReviews wrote: I received the book Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory for review from Thomas Nelson Publishing. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the book! Michael Hingson and his dog Roselle survived the 9-11 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center Towers. They were on the 78th floor. This story is even more extraordinary ... Book Review: Thunder Dog

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5 Stars

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God's Love Letters to You

God's Love Letters to You

On 7/7 BastianReviews wrote: I received God's Love Letters to You by Dr. Larry Crabb for review from booksneeze.com. This is a very small paperback book. I like the texture of the cover and the design of the pages. This is a 40 day devotional, each day covering a theme pulled from 1 book of the Bible. The devotional only quotes ... Book Review: God's Love Letters to You

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3 Stars

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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish

On 6/15 BastianReviews wrote: I received the book Money Saving Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker from Thomas Nelson for review. Craker is a very funny writer and says it just like it is. She is very honest about her own struggles with saving and the things she learned from the Amish way of life. I felt like this book was a ... Light read on saving money

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4 Stars

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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

On 5/17 BastianReviews wrote: I received the book Beyond Talent by John Maxwell from Thomas Nelson Publishing. I absolutely loved the book! Maxwell is a very to the point writer and has great stories as examples! The book is focuses on what is need to succeed beyond just having talent. He discusses the importance of ... Book Review: Beyond Talent

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/4 BastianReviews wrote: Max On Life by Max Lucado is a collections of 172 questions various people have asked Max in his years of ministry. The questions are broken into 7 different themed chapters (Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have-nots, and Hereafter). The book also includes a topical index reference for the ... Book Review: Max on Life

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4 Stars

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Part-Time Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

On 4/16 BastianReviews wrote: I received the Part-Time Vegan by Cherise Grifoni from booksneeze.com, first of many I hope!!I love the layout of this book. Cherise does a great job introducing the benefits of being vegan without trying to convert anyone. I was shocked in the first chapter in her use of the word "hell". The recipes ... Book Review: The Part-Time Vegan

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 4/4 BastianReviews wrote: I received No He Can't by Kevin McCullough from booksneeze.com for review. Kevin McCullough expresses his concerns for the decisions that Obama has made during his presidency and the various affects they have on our society, from the spending of $1.3 TRILLION on "stimulus" to the "Cash for clunkers" ... Book Review: No He Can't

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Time With God For Fathers

Time With God For Fathers

On 3/23 BastianReviews wrote: I received the Time with God for Fathers devotional by Jack Countryman from Thomas Nelson Publishing!! This is a beautiful book. The hard maroon cover on the outside and cream colored pages on the inside gives the book a beautiful antique look. The devotional is not date specific and covers an array ... Book Review: Time with God for Fathers

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 3/13 BastianReviews wrote: I received my copy of The Story of The Bible from booksneeze.com! I was surprised at the size of this beautiful hardcover book (9.5 inches x12 inches)!!! This book reminded me of a high school social studies book, with lots of pictures, references, and side notes. There are multiple wax-like paper folders ... Book Review: The Story of THE BIBLE

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God's Promises Devotional Journal

God's Promises Devotional Journal

On 2/28 BastianReviews wrote: One of my main reasons for requesting God's Promises Devotional Journal is because I have been struggling to find ways to journal during my quiet time. First of all, I love the design of this journal! The writing is in green ink, and the pages of a very relaxing leaf design.The book is a 365 day devotional/journal, ... Book Review: God's Promises Devotional Journal

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Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting

On 2/14 BastianReviews wrote: It seems odd for a woman without kids, or any plans for kids yet, to request a parenting book... but after reading this book, I realized that more people should read parenting books before they even begin parenting!! That way, they are equipped and ready to approach this problem called parenting! Too ... Book Review: Regret Free Parenting

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Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

On 1/28 BastianReviews wrote: I selected this book because I teach preschool for 3 year old kids. I was surprised when I received this book, and the WHOLE book was "hard covered"! This book is perfect for the 3 year olds. It will definitely stand the test of a classroom of 3 year olds! The pages are glossy so you won't have to worry ... Book Review: Stories about Jesus

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3 Stars

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Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

Couples Who Pray (Hardcover)

On 1/19 BastianReviews wrote: I have to admit... the reason why I was drawn to this book is because of my current prayer life right now... The book mentioned that many couples only pray together during meals... well, that's pretty much the extent of my personal prayer life.After reading this book, I realized the importance of prayer ... Book Review: Couples Who Pray

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 1/10 BastianReviews wrote: Like most people in the world... I always ask myself... "What do I want to be when I grow up?"This book will NOT answer that question, but it can help set you up to discover how you can come to answer that question, searching to find purpose in your life. Mike Flynt does a fantastic job discussing what ... Book Review: The Power Based Life

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"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 12/31 BastianReviews wrote: When I first read the description for this Bible, I thought it was a children's "bible story" book... not the actual Bible... so as you can imagine, I was utterly disappointed when I received a full children's translation of the Holy Bible instead. The images on the cover are actually a bit difficult ... Book Review: International Children's Bible: Holy Bible

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3 Stars

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A Year with God

A Year with God

On 11/29 BastianReviews wrote: I was really excited to get this book from BookSneeze in the hope that I would find a devotional that would help me with my quiet times... as I opened the book, I was glad to find that the book is broken into different themes, such as Hope and Fear, Love and Hate, Perseverance and ... Book Review: A Year with God by R.P. Nettelhorst

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2 Stars

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The Secrets Beneath

The Secrets Beneath

On 11/14 BastianReviews wrote: We recieved our first book for review from http://www.booksneeze.com. The Secrets Beneath by Kathleen FullerThis book is written for young teen females. It is a very charming book that opens the doors to the Amish culture. Bekah is an Amish girl, growing up in the countryside of Ohio ... Book Review: The Secrets Beneath by Kathleen Fuller

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3 Stars

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