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Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

On 1/30 Jean Fischer wrote: Max Lucado has a unique way with words, and his children's book Hermie A Common Caterpillar is no exception. With simple text and bright, watercolor illustrations, the story of Hermie unfolds. Hermie wonders why he looks and feels so common. Whenever he asks God why, God simply answers, "I'm not finished ... Hermie a Common Caterpillar

Jean's Rating:

5 Stars

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Thunder Dog

Thunder Dog

On 8/9 Jean Fischer wrote: The subtitle of this book led me to believe that I would be reading another September 11 survival story, but "Thunder Dog" is much more than that. It is the story of a man challenged by his blindness to live in a way not set apart from his sighted friends nor limited by the attitudes and misconceptions ... More Than a 911 Story

Jean's Rating:

4 Stars

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Thank You, God, For Mommy

Thank You, God, For Mommy

On 3/28 Jean Fischer wrote: Here is the perfect board book for little ones to tuck into Mommy's Easter basket. Thank You, God, for Mommy by Amy Parker, illustrated by Frank Endersby, is a sweet story of a little panda cub as he recognizes and thanks his mommy for everything she is: encouraging, patient, caring, loving, playful, ... Perfect for Mommy's Easter basket

Jean's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 1/13 Jean Fischer wrote: Richard Kelly, an African American man living in the 1960s, is in the wrong place at the wrong time during the Watts riots in 1965. While trying to stop the violence, he is arrested for assaulting a police officer. Richard avoids prison when his lawyer gets him released on probation on the condition ... Good, but not Great

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3 Stars

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What's in a Word?

What's in a Word?

On 9/18 Jean Fischer wrote: If you love discovering the origins of words and phrases, check out this book by Webb Garrison. This is the sort of book that you can read in small bites. Filled with trivia, it is guaranteed to inspire out-of-the-ordinary dinner table conversation. Here’s a teaser: Do you know what it really means ... What's In a Word? Fascinating Stories of More Than 350 Everyday Words and Phrases

Jean's Rating:

3 Stars

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Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

Nelson's Complete Book of BIble Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

On 3/7 Jean Fischer wrote: Sometimes when I study my Bible, I wish I knew more about biblical history. I wonder about the Bible’s authors, and I try to understand specifically where in our modern world certain Bible events happened. So, when I had the opportunity to review The Third Edition of Nelson's Complete Book of Bible ... Book Sneeze Review -- Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts, Third Edition

Jean's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Tallest of Smalls

The Tallest of Smalls

On 11/6 Jean Fischer wrote: [Thank you to Thomas Nelson for sending me a review copy of Max Lucado's The Tallest of Smalls.]"Even if we are small, or don't feel like we fit in, we matter to the only One who matters." That is the message at the heart of Max Lucado's new children's book The Tallest of Smalls. It is a delightful story ... Book Review Week: The Tallest of Smalls

Jean's Rating:

5 Stars

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Take Your Best Shot

Take Your Best Shot

On 10/13 Jean Fischer wrote: In the introduction to his book, Take Your Best Shot, fourteen-year-old Austin Gutwein writes: "Something is happening in our generation. Kids are really trying to make a difference in the world. They're reaching out to people in need, and they're stepping out of their comfort zones. Something is happening ... YA Book Review: Take Your Best Shot

Jean's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Jesus Book

The Jesus Book

On 8/24 Jean Fischer wrote: I'll begin this review by saying that The Jesus Book, published by Thomas Nelson, is a must have for your child's library. In a simple and easy to understand way, it introduces children to the life, teaching and wondrous works of Jesus Christ. Best of all, it shows Christ's love for his children and ... Book Review: The Jesus Book

Jean's Rating:

5 Stars

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Read and Share Toddler Bible

Read and Share Toddler Bible

On 8/5 Jean Fischer wrote: The Read and Share Toddler Bible is the latest addition to the Read and Share ™ series of children's books written by Gwen Ellis and published by Thomas Nelson. Nestled between the covers of this almost 200-page book are 40 Bible stories created especially for very young children. A 60-minute bonus ... Book Review: The Read and Share Toddler Bible

Jean's Rating:

3 Stars

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I Believe Bunny

I Believe Bunny

On 7/10 Jean Fischer wrote: Reviewed by Jean (Wisconsin), July 10, 2009 The I Believe Bunny is the star of a delightful new children’s book series from Thomas Nelson. When Little Mouse is in big trouble, Bunny is the only one there to help. But, he’s small and unsure of himself. What can he do? In desperation, Bunny prays. ... I Believe Bunny

Jean's Rating:

5 Stars

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