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Best Hair Book Ever!

Best Hair Book Ever!

On 10/28 Tidbits wrote: "Cute cuts, sweet styles and tons of tress tips" along with plenty of photographs and instructions for a variety of hair types and lengths are what comprise the Best hair book ever! from the editors of faithgirlz and Girls' Life magazine. Although it is targeted towards middle school and high school ... A good how-to guide for girls' hair

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4 Stars

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Thankful

Thankful

On 9/18 Tidbits wrote: This story offers a feel-good reminder to appreciate our blessings in daily life. Written as a rhyming poem, there are small amounts of text with full-page illustrations on each page. Spinelli writes of many professions: gardener, fireman, poet, artist, etc. and for what those people are thankful, ” ... Charming and whimsical

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4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

On 8/20 Tidbits wrote: Ah, the joy of autumn: crisp leaves, bright colors, fall festivals, and more. It’s something I look forward to annually, so I requested a copy of The Berenstain Bears’ Harvest Festival by Mike Berenstain to review. Full of colorful pictures depicting the beauty and fun of fall, the Bear Family attend ... Sweet but not memorable

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3 Stars

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Summer by Summer

Summer by Summer

On 7/20 Tidbits wrote: Teenage cliques, first impressions, personal agendas, and being stranded off the coast of Belize: Summer by Summer, a young adult (YA) novel written by Heather Burch, has them all. A summer trip to Belize isn’t all she wanted her experience as a nanny to be when Summer meets the older brother, Bray, ... A pretty good beach read

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4 Stars

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Precious Moments: God Watches Over Me

Precious Moments: God Watches Over Me

On 3/24 Tidbits wrote: Would you like a book for a young child to demonstrate God’s presence in each day? Consider Precious Moments’ God watches over me. In classic Precious Moments design, each page has a Bible verse, one poem, and an illustration to go with it. Many writings are by Jean Fischer, and the last entry is ... One to grow on

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4 Stars

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Psalm 23

Psalm 23

On 2/3 Tidbits wrote: Using the text from the King James Version of the Bible, Richard Jesse Watson illustrates the 23rd Psalm of “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” in a board book format for children. Without preamble, the reader opens the book to begin the psalm. There is one picture and page set for every ... Simple and lovely

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4 Stars

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Weird and Wonderful Creations

Weird and Wonderful Creations

On 11/25 Tidbits wrote: From the Made by God series, Weird & Wonderful Creations, 4 books in 1, introduces children to a variety of creatures. Written on a second grade reading level, the four books included are: 1-Spiders, snakes, bees, and bats, 2- Big bugs, little bugs, 3- Sea creatures, 4- Poisonous, smelly, and amazing ... A good addition to your child's nonfiction collection

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4 Stars

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 9/9 Tidbits wrote: The blessings of friendship treasury by Mary Engelbreit is a lovely “feel good” collection of thoughts, poetry, and Bible verses about friendship and loving each other. Engelbreit’s characteristic illustrations are colorful and fun. They bring further meaning to the writings she chose. She includes ... A lovely keepsake for self and friends

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4 Stars

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Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures

On 5/12 Tidbits wrote: As a former elementary media specialist, I enjoy reading and reviewing children's books. When I saw Curious Creatures, 4 books in 1 available for review, I requested it upon release. I looked forward to reading it and to seeing my son's reaction. While he's not yet 3 years old, he enjoys looking at books, ... Glad I Own It

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4 Stars

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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

On 4/1 Tidbits wrote: This narrative autobiography takes the reader on a journey of religious study, questioning, and learning while weaving a story of familial love and the possibility of risking it all for the truth. Qureshi shares his story of growing up a Muslim, raised in a traditional family with struggles as he became ... Engaging, thoughtful, and thorough

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5 Stars

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Aquifer

Aquifer

On 2/21 Tidbits wrote: Friesen writes of a dystopian society set in the future, where emotions are prohibited. Aquifer has a chosen one, conflict, a love interest, and a need for change through buried hope. This "peaceful" society is ruled by the Council of Nine and the Peacemaker (PM). Luca, the main character, is the son ... A typical dystopian novel

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3 Stars

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Happy Wives Club

Happy Wives Club

On 1/31 Tidbits wrote: In an effort to combat the negativity our society often associates with marriage, Fawn Weaver sets out on a "worldwide search for the secrets of a great marriage," and she succeeds. She is passionate about marriage and obviously in love with her husband. In her travels she receives timeless wisdom and ... A flowing narrative that is worth your time

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5 Stars

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Genesis Revisited - The Creation

Genesis Revisited - The Creation

On 12/10 Tidbits wrote: The description of this book is simple: “This book will open your mind to all God created, not just of this world as we know it, but for all the worlds, planets, universes and galaxies that exist in the vastness of space.” This premise intrigued me, and I looked forward to reading it. It’s an ... Interesting premise but needs a lot of editing

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2 Stars

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Sweet Olive

Sweet Olive

On 11/24 Tidbits wrote: Sweet Olive is an easy read that is predictable and mostly enjoyable. The story’s theme is that you may not know the plan, but God always works things out. Christie’s descriptions are clear, so it’s easy to picture the characters and situations. There are some awkward transitions, but they don’t ... Predictable but enjoyable

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3 Stars

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The Living Room

The Living Room

On 7/29 Tidbits wrote: Amy Clarke, a wife, mother of two, and published author finds inspiration for her writing by visiting "the living room," a holy place, in her dreams. Things take a turn, though, when her visions overlap into reality. She must choose whether to keep her secret. I had not heard of Robert Whitlow before, ... An engaging read

Tidbits' Rating:

4 Stars

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NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

NKJV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

On 6/21 Tidbits wrote: Simply put, the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible is a dense study bible. In addition to scripture, these 1,800+ pages provide a lot of information, which it is a go-to source for most things. Each book has an introduction that includes the book’s author, its purpose, and an outline of the book. The maps ... Good study bible, but a little overwhelming

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4 Stars

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Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking

On 5/14 Tidbits wrote: This is a collection of recipes and stories from an Amish community in Sarasota, Florida. It has a variety of recipes (lots of desserts!), and the stories provide insight into the daily lives of the Amish. The recipes are for good, simple food. There isn't anything fancy, and most ingredients are already ... Good, but not quite what I expected

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3 Stars

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Draw the Circle

Draw the Circle

On 4/2 Tidbits wrote: This book is a follow-up to The Circle Maker and is set up in a short-story format. In addition to the introduction, there are 40 entries (theoretically to read one per day) that provide examples of God's answers to prayers. I haven't read his first book, so the idea of "drawing a circle" and praying ... Enjoyable and easy-to-read

Tidbits' Rating:

4 Stars

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