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

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

On 9/28 SweetPea_3 wrote: The NIV Kid's Visual Study Bible is quite thick and heavy, even though the pages are very thin. This is definitely an for an older child, maybe a middle schooler both because of the very size of it, the small print and the general layout. I did expect there to be more pictures included. You have to be ... NIV Kids Visual Study Bible

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3 Stars

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The Noble Servant

The Noble Servant

On 8/1 SweetPea_3 wrote: Magdalen of Mallin was one of the maidens invited to Thornbeck Castle as a potential bride in The Beautiful Pretender. There she met the Duke of Wolfberg and was quite taken with him. She had hoped for a marriage proposal from him but after quite a bit of time passes she's given up hope. And then it ... The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

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4 Stars

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For Love and Honor

For Love and Honor

On 4/6 SweetPea_3 wrote: The covers in this series are beautiful! The stories themselves are pretty good too. ;) This is the third book in the Uncertain Choice series by Jody Hedlund, a YA historical romance series. This particular story had less of the gory torture details and overly detailed romance that made the last one, ... For Love And Honor by Jody Hedlund

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4 Stars

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An Uncommon Protector

An Uncommon Protector

On 2/23 SweetPea_3 wrote: After reading the Chicago World's Fair Series by Ms Gray I was looking forward to reading this book. I didn't realize I skipped the first book in the series, but that didn't make much difference, this one certainly stands alone. The plot is interesting, and the characters are fine, but this one did not ... An Uncommon Protector by Shelley Shepard Gray

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3 Stars

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The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird

On 1/18 SweetPea_3 wrote: I didn't see what this book had to do with The Little Mermaid other than Evangeline losing her voice, but I certainly still enjoyed it. Westley le Wyse is the son of Lord and Lady le Wyse, who of course were characters in an earlier book in this series of fairy tales and was one of my very favourites ... The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

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4 Stars

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NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

NKJV: Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

On 11/30 SweetPea_3 wrote: We had never heard of Airship Genesis before receiving this Bible. It's a neat website with a cast of 5 young cartoon characters, plus a couple others, who make it their mission to learn all about the history and stories in the Bible. As an added bonus to this already resource packed Bible, each one ... NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible

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5 Stars

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With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect

On 10/1 SweetPea_3 wrote: With All Due Respect is a good resource for moms who are struggling to set boundaries or connect with their tweens or teens. The chapters cover topics such as countering the culture, encouraging rather than nagging, being true to your word, coaching your kids on navigating conflict and responding with ... With All Due Respect by Nina Ruesner and Debbie Hitchcock

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4 Stars

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The Look and Tell Bible

The Look and Tell Bible

On 7/31 SweetPea_3 wrote: I love this book! I expected to like it but it's even better than I had anticipated. The best thing about it is how it engages my four year old. She really wants to read and now she can get the gist of the story on her own with the pictures or help me read aloud. The size is nice, not too small but not ... The Look And Tell Bible

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5 Stars

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The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender

On 6/2 SweetPea_3 wrote: The Beautiful Pretender is a sweet medieval fairytale story with sort of an upstairs/downstairs theme. A lady's maid is sent in her mistresses sted to a gathering of maidens at a Margrave's estate nearby where he will choose one of them to wed. She is to go, and not offend anyone, but certainly not let ... The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson

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4 Stars

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A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice

On 5/16 SweetPea_3 wrote: First of all, isn't that a lovely cover? That caught my interest right off. Then there was the fact that is is a remake of the classic Robin Hood story. Very cool. It lives up to both the greatness of the original tale and the cover, I'm pleased to say! Julianna is a wonderful heroine. She's not perfect ... A Daring Sacrifice by Jody Hedlund

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5 Stars

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Great Stories Of The Bible

Great Stories Of The Bible

On 5/15 SweetPea_3 wrote: The I Can Read stories by Adventure Bible are both accurate and beautiful ... and funny! You should see some of the pictures. The bit of humor adds to the story, but does not detract from the main point. They are, of course, short on details because they need to be told in few words, but they get the ... I Can Read: Great Stories of the Bible 6 in 1

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5 Stars

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The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party

The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party

On 4/17 SweetPea_3 wrote: The Princess Twins are a sweet little series perfect for preschoolers, and those just beginning to practice their reading. With a sentence or two per page, these aren't long for a young one to sit through, or for an early elementary student to attempt to read. There is always a strong moral to the story, ... The Princess Twins and the Birthday Party by Mona Hodgson

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4 Stars

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Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible for Kids NIV

Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible for Kids NIV

On 2/2 SweetPea_3 wrote: I was pleasantly surprised by this Bible. The hard cover is durable and has a nice, sturdy feel to it, with a modern color scheme and layout. I'd say this Bible's target age range is about 8 - 12, and it's unisex in its appeal, which is nice. Every book has a cover page answering questions such as who ... Big Dreams Big Prayers Bible for Kids

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5 Stars

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Best Hair Book Ever!

Best Hair Book Ever!

On 12/27 SweetPea_3 wrote: This is a fun resource for young teen girls learning to style their own hair, and trying to figure out their own unique style. The hair styles range from simple to more complicated multiple french braids. They are all really cute and are often accompanied step by step instructions and tips. There are ... Best Hair Book Ever! by Faithgirlz

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5 Stars

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Whispers in the Reading Room

Whispers in the Reading Room

On 11/10 SweetPea_3 wrote: A saloon and gambling den owner is not often the swoon worthy hero in christian historical fiction but in this case, that's exactly who Lydia ends up falling in love with. Not that she had any idea who he was in the beginning but she comes to accept what he does -- and he cleans up his act somewhat in ... Whispers In The Reading Room by Shelley Gray

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3 Stars

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NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

On 10/1 SweetPea_3 wrote: This modern and up-to-date Bible will appeal to tweens and teens from it's pretty cover, to the daily readings by well known christian speakers and authors including Bethany Hamilton, to the highlighted promises of God throughout the scriptures. The quality is nice, as is usual with Zondervan. The ... NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

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5 Stars

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NIV Faithgirlz Bible

NIV Faithgirlz Bible

On 8/28 SweetPea_3 wrote: This gorgeous Bible from Zondervan Faithgirlz is perfect for 8 - 12 year olds. This is my favorite one I've seen so far from Faithgirlz and they are already my favorite Bibles for girls. The extra features written by Nancy Rue, author of the Here's Lily series, are great and you never have to worry about ... NIV Faithgirlz Bible

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5 Stars

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Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book

Princess Grace Sticker and Activity Book

On 6/10 SweetPea_3 wrote: I am impressed with the quality of this sticker book, both in looks and content. It's very prettily illustrated and will definitely appeal to young girls interested in everything princess. It's as fun as disney, but more wholesome and with a good message in the simple story. There's stickers to place ... Princess Grace Sticker & Activity Book

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5 Stars

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Deception on Sable Hill

Deception on Sable Hill

On 5/12 SweetPea_3 wrote: This is a light romantic suspense that was a joy to read. I loved this book from beginning to end, the characters and setting really keeping my focus and attention. This is historical fiction with enough detail to put you in the time and place but it doesn't bog down the suspense and action. This is ... Deception On Sable Hill by Shelley Gray

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5 Stars

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The Beginner’s Bible Stories About Jesus

The Beginner’s Bible Stories About Jesus

On 3/10 SweetPea_3 wrote: I love anything Beginner's Bible and we own a few of the books, but this is my favourite so far, probably in part because of how my 2 1/2 yr old has taken to it so well. She says it's her Bible and it's just the right size for her. It's a board book, so she can take it with her in the car or wherever ... The Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus by Kelly Pulley

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5 Stars

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The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book

The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book

On 2/24 SweetPea_3 wrote: My 10 year old and 2 year old had fun doing this sticker and activity book together. It's probably best for an age range of 5 - 7. It's brightly coloured with nice quality pages and stickers that don't tear too easily. I really appreciate that there is a quality activity book for Easter without bunnies ... The Beginner’s Bible Come Celebrate Easter Sticker and Activity Book by Kelly Pulley

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5 Stars

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Secrets of Sloane House

Secrets of Sloane House

On 10/26 SweetPea_3 wrote: Set in Chicago during the World's Fair, that side of the story alone is intriguing. Much more is going on in Sloane House. There are dark secrets that both the family and the servants are keeping. They seem to know more than they are willing to say about the disappearance of Rosalind's sister, Miranda. ... Secrets of Sloane House by Shelley Gray

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5 Stars

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A Star for Jesus

A Star for Jesus

On 10/17 SweetPea_3 wrote: This is a die cut board book for young kids explaining what the story of the birth of Jesus, centred around the star that proclaimed his birth. This sturdy, high quality book will stand the test of time ... and small, grubby fingers! The sweet illustrations and soft colours will appeal as well. There's ... A Star For Jesus by Crystal Bowman

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5 Stars

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Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

On 9/21 SweetPea_3 wrote: This is the third book in the FaithGirlz Good News Shoes series. It's a wonderful choice for preteen girls as it's exciting and very clean. They also have a very solid message and while they aren't short, they are formatted nicely and easy to read. Riley Mae finds herself in Kenya, Africa for this adventure ... Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

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5 Stars

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Jonah and the Great Big Fish

Jonah and the Great Big Fish

On 8/12 SweetPea_3 wrote: This is a sweetly illustrated and very simple version of the story of Jonah and the whale. Soft, cartoony pictures accompany a couple of sentences on each page. The text rhymes and is easy to read. This would be a good book for preschoolers or just beginning readers. My kids and I enjoyed this retelling ... Jonah and the Great Big Fish By Rhonda Gowler Greene

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4 Stars

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Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV

On 6/30 SweetPea_3 wrote: I am really impressed with the overall quality and visual appeal of this Bible! It's wonderfully illustrated, there's enough colour and pictures interspersed throughout to appeal to younger ages, but not to the point of being extremely juvenile so it can grow with them. This is a full version of the ... ADVENTURE BIBLE FOR EARLY READERS, NIRV

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5 Stars

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101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation

On 4/15 SweetPea_3 wrote: 101 Bible Stories is a beautiful hardcover book for young readers, either for reading independently or as a read aloud. The stories are from Genesis to Revelations in chronological order, and is divided into the old testament and the new testament. With thick, glossy pages, one side contains the story ... 101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation by Dan Andreasen

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5 Stars

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Adventure Bible Handbook

Adventure Bible Handbook

On 11/6 SweetPea_3 wrote: The book starts out with an archaeologist arriving at the airport to do research in the Holy Land for the summer. He is accompanied by his kids because he and his wife agreed it would be a good educational experience for them. But the next morning they realize he is missing and decide that the best way ... Creative, new way to present Bible stories!

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5 Stars

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God in My Everything

God in My Everything

On 9/23 SweetPea_3 wrote: I started this book with a different idea of what it might be about. Then, as I started reading, I thought what's this about a bunch of rules? But it's true that if you are intentional about what you are doing, you will be more effective. The author guides you through the steps of creating your own ... God In My Everything by Ken Shigematsu

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4 Stars

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NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible

On 8/23 SweetPea_3 wrote: This is a wonderful devotional Bible for any mom, not just for homeschoolers, although I really like the fact that it's geared it toward homeschool moms. The readings are not long, but are encouraging and challenge you to keep going no matter what Motherhood is throwing at you today. This is a hard cover ... NIV Homeschool Mom's Bible by Janet Tatman

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4 Stars

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A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

On 7/12 SweetPea_3 wrote: I appreciated the unusual resolution the author used to the main problem in this story. I haven't read an Amish fiction book where things were resolved in that particular manner (of course that doesn't mean that it doesn't exist), and I appreciated the change. She also doesn't portray the Amish as the ... A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston

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3 Stars

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