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

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

On 6/11 Donna L Martin wrote:      Title: NIV Kids' Visual Study BiblePublisher: Zondervan Ages: 9-12Synopsis:   The NIV Kid's Visual Study Bible brings the bible to life with full-color illustrated splendor. Featuring over 700 illustrations, color photos, engaging maps and important facts located ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Inspirational Stories

The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Inspirational Stories

On 5/3 Donna L Martin wrote:      Title: The Berenstain Bears: 5 Minute Inspirational StoriesAuthor: Stan and Jan Berenstain with Mike Berenstain (author)Publisher: Zonderkidz  Ages: 4-8Synopsis:   Join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear, plus all their friends in this treasury full of ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Mike Berenstain

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

On 4/19 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: The Angels' ShareAuthor: James MarkertPublisher: Thomas Nelson Books Ages: AdultSynopsis:   Now that Prohibition has ended, what the townspeople of Twisted Tree, Kentucky, need most is the revival of the Old Sam Bourbon distillery. But William McFee knows it'll take a miracle to convince ... BOOK NOOK REVIEW: James Markert

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Hope for Each Day

Hope for Each Day

On 4/12 Donna L Martin wrote:      Title: Hope For Each DayAuthor: Billy GrahamPublisher: Thomas Nelson BooksAges: 9-12 Synopsis:  A daily devotional for kids ages 9-12 years old from Billy Graham, one of the world's most beloved preachers and motivational speakers. Each day's devotion corresponds ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Billy Graham

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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Liked

Liked

On 2/16 Donna L Martin wrote:       Title: LikedAuthor: Kari KampakisPublisher: Thomas Nelson BooksAges: Tweens & Teens Synopsis:  For girls growing up in a generation saturated with social media, getting enough "likes," comments, and online friends can become an unhealthy obsession.With ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Kari Kampakis

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Of Stillness and Storm

Of Stillness and Storm

On 1/5 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: Of Stillness and StormAuthor: Michelle PhoenixPublisher: Thomas Nelson BooksAges: Adult Synopsis:  It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Michelle Phoenix

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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Falling Free

Falling Free

On 12/14 Donna L Martin wrote:  Title: Falling FreeAuthor: Shannan Martin Publisher: Nelson BooksAges: AdultSynopsis:   Shannan Martin had a perfect life: a cute farmhouse on six rambling acres, a loving husband, three adorable kids, money, friends, a close-knit church--a safe, happy existence. But when the ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: SHANNAN MARTIN

Donna L 's Rating:

3 Stars

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NIrV, Under the Sea Holy Bible

NIrV, Under the Sea Holy Bible

On 11/20 Donna L Martin wrote: I grew up in a Christian family, went to church every Sunday, and knew we had a bible in our house somewhere, but never actually took the time to read it because the writing felt outdated. As an adult, I had the opportunity to browse through many different versions of the bible and find Zondervan's ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: UNDER THE SEA HOLY BIBLE

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

On 3/31 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: 52 Little Lessons From A Christmas CarolAuthor: Bob Welch Publisher: Thomas NelsonAges:Young Adult and Adult Synopsis:Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels of all time, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Why you should read it:I ... BOOK LOOK BLOGGERS: Bob Welch

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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Andi Unstoppable

Andi Unstoppable

On 1/13 Donna L Martin wrote:                                          Title: Andi UnstoppableAuthor: Amanda FlowerPublisher: ZonderkidzAges: ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Amanda Flower

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4 Stars

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The Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas

On 12/6 Donna L Martin wrote: I must confess I really, REALLY, wanted to like this book. I’m all about the holiday season and especially love listening to Christmas carols, so when I had the chance to review this book about the origins of some of my favorite holiday songs, I jumped at the chance to order my copy. Unfortunately ... A disappointing read

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2 Stars

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Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue

Submarines, Secrets and a Daring Rescue

On 9/23 Donna L Martin wrote:   Title: Submarines, Secrets & A Daring Rescue Authors: Robert J Skead with Robert A Skead Publisher: Zonderkidz Ages: 9-11Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old twins, Ambrose and John Clark, find themselves in the service of the newly formed United States of America when they help transport ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Robert J Skead with Robert A Skead

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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Thankful

Thankful

On 9/9 Donna L Martin wrote:  Title: ThankfulAuthor: Eileen SpinelliIllustrator: Archie PrestonPublisher: ZonderkidzAges: 4-8 Synopsis: Like the gardener,Thankful for every green sprout,And the fireman,For putting the fire out,There are everyday blessings,You don't need to look far,To know at a glance,How special you are. Why ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Eileen Spinelli

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

On 8/13 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: The Berenstain Bears Harvest FestivalAuthor/Illustrator: Mike BerenstainPublisher: ZonderkidzAges: 6-9 Synopsis: Bear Country is holding its first ever Harvest Festival and the Berenstain Bears can't wait to join in the Autumn festivities! Why maybe you should read it:I've been reading Berenstain ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Mike Berenstein

Donna L 's Rating:

3 Stars

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Samantha Sanderson Off the Record

Samantha Sanderson Off the Record

On 7/16 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: Samantha Sanderson Off The RecordAuthor: Robin Carroll  Publisher: Zonderkidz Publishing   Ages: 9-11 Synopsis: Sometimes decisions are almost impossible to make. When the school's grades are tampered with, Samantha Sanderson must enlist her best friend Makayla's help ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Robin Caroll

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

On 6/18 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: Murder Freshly Baked Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Ages: Young Adult to Adult Synopsis: The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer. But Amber has been managing the Village for decades and there's nothing she hadn't ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Vannetta Chapman

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3 Stars

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Noah's Voyage

Noah's Voyage

On 6/4 Donna L Martin wrote: Here is another book in Zonderkids' ADVENTURE BIBLE series covering biblical characters with universal themes. Noah was not a young man in this story. He was probably much like the rest of us, feeling the occasional aches and pains of an ordinary life. That is, until he was asked to do an extraordinary ... Noah's Voyage

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Brave Queen Esther

Brave Queen Esther

On 5/20 Donna L Martin wrote:     Title: Adventure Bible: Brave Queen EstherIllustrator: David Miles Publisher: Zondekidz PublishingAges: 6-9 Synopsis:Queen Esther is brave! When she hears of an evil plan to hurt the Jews in the kingdom, the queen must go to the king and fight for her people. Will she have ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: David Miles

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

On 5/6 Donna L Martin wrote:   Title: The Berenstain Bears' Country CoobookAuthor/Illustrator: Mike Berenstain Publisher: Zondekidz PublishingAges: 9-11 Synopsis:Cooking with Mama Bear and the rest of the Bear family is as easy as pie with these 40 kid-friendly recipes including breakfast, lunch, main meals, and desserts. Why ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: MIKE BERENSTAIN

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

On 3/19 Donna L Martin wrote:  Title: Henry Hodges Needs A FriendAuthor: Andy AndrewsIllustrator: Colleen MaddenPublisher: Thomas Nelson PublishersAges: 4-8 Synopsis: "Henry Hodges was oneOf the loneliest boys.No friends lived near him;He didn't like toys.There was never a soulFor young Henry to meet.His house was ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Andy Andrews

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

On 3/4 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: A Lady at Willowgrove HallAuthor: Sarah E LaddPublisher: Thomas Nelson, IncAges: Young Adult, AdultSynopsis: Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could expose her disgrace.Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own...one that has haunted ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Sarah E Ladd

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

On 2/18 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: Patriots Redcoats & SpiesAuthor: Robert J Skead with Robert A SkeadIllustrator: Wilson OngPublisher: ZonderkidzAges: 9-12Synopsis: When patriot Lamberton Clark is shot by a British Redcoat soldier, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he's carrying to General George Washington: ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Robert J Snead with Robert A Snead

Donna L 's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Plague of Unicorns

A Plague of Unicorns

On 1/28 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: A Plague of UnicornsAuthor: Jane YolenIllustrators: Jody Langley, John Rowe, Tom McGrath, Matthew Van Zomeren Publisher: Zonderkidz Ages: 9-11 Synopsis: Monks, unicorns, and a duke's son come together in an epic battle over delicious apples. James, who is almost nine years old, has more questions ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Jane Yolen

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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Just Sayin'

Just Sayin'

On 12/31 Donna L Martin wrote: Title: Just Sayin’ Author/Illustrator: Carol McAdams Moore Publisher: Zonderkidz Ages: girls 9-11 Synopsis: Just Sayin’ isn’t your typical 90-day devo for girls. It’s an all-out open space for you to explore and learn more about yourself and your faith. Prompts get your mind thinking, ideas flowing, ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Carol McAdams Moore

Donna L 's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Legend of St. Nicholas

The Legend of St. Nicholas

On 11/5 Donna L Martin wrote: ***I am proud to be a new reviewer for BookLook Bloggers, a division of Harper Collins Christian Publishing. Here is the first book I chose to review.***Title: The Legend of St Nicholas (Picture Book)Author: Dandi Daley MackallIllustrator: Richard CowdreyPublisher: ZonderkidzAges: 7 to 9Synopsis: Young ... BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Dandi Daley Mackall

Donna L 's Rating:

5 Stars

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