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Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart

Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart

On 9/30 Tina Truelove wrote: Gobi. It’s such a cute name for a little desert dog. Gobi lived in the Gobi Desert of China. She was all alone until she found a true friend in Dion Leonard, an ultra-marathon runner. A group of runners were in the middle of a 7 day race in China’s Gobi Desert when little Gobi spotted them. ... Gobi: A Little Dog With a Big Heart by Dion Leonard (Children’s Book Review)

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4 Stars

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God Bless My School

God Bless My School

On 9/9 Tina Truelove wrote: Hannah C. Hall’s “God Bless” books are so sweet. We loved God Bless My Friends. God Bless My School did not disappoint us either. God Bless My School is a cute board book about going to school. The story opens up at the end of summer. Autumn has arrived and it’s time for little hedge hog ... God Bless My School by Hannah C. Hall (Children’s Book Review)

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4 Stars

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Grandpa Hugs

Grandpa Hugs

On 6/20 Tina Truelove wrote: This cute little book is about the things children do with their grandpas. They visit their favorite places, enjoy ice cream together, and laugh at jokes. They take walks, play games, read, and pray together. The characters in the book are all animals. Children who read this book will enjoy watching ... Grandpa Hugs by Laura Neutzling – What a sweet book for a child to read with his or her Grandpa

Tina's Rating:

5 Stars

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Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

On 5/27 Tina Truelove wrote: Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart by Glenys Nellist is a collection of Bible stories about 14 different women from the Bible. Girls will learn important lessons based on Biblical principles from these women’s stories. Each story contains a Bible verse and is written for girls ... Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart by Glenys Nellist (Book Review)

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5 Stars

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God Loves Mommy and Me

God Loves Mommy and Me

On 5/20 Tina Truelove wrote: Reading faith based books with children is a great way to instill Godly values and character into them at an early age. God Loves Mommy and Me by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is an adorable little board book for babies/toddlers and mommies to read together. In this cute little book, children read about meaningful ... God Loves Mommy and Me by Bonnie Rickner Jensen (Book Review)

Tina's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

On 2/1 Tina Truelove wrote: I have always believed it is important to teach children to pray as early as possible. As soon as they start learning to speak, they can learn how to pray. Rick Warren has written a children’s book about The Lord’s Prayer. I think the book is a great resource for teaching children how to pray. ... The Lord’s Prayer by Rick Warren – Teaching Children to Pray

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4 Stars

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God Made You Nose to Toes

God Made You Nose to Toes

On 1/4 Tina Truelove wrote: God Made You Nose to Toes by Leslie Parrott is a sweet little board book that teaches children their true value.The pictures are colorful and appealing. Your child will make friends with Toucan as he or she progresses through the pages. Your child will be delighted with a few other characters as well ... God Made you Nose to Toes by Leslie Parrott

Tina's Rating:

5 Stars

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God Bless My Friends

God Bless My Friends

On 10/26 Tina Truelove wrote: God Bless My Friends by Hannah C. Hall is a sweet little book about friendship. The book teaches young children to appreciate friendships even if their friends are not exactly like them. Children learn that friends help each other out. They sometimes depend on each other to get things done. God Bless ... God Bless My Friends by Hannah C. Hall

Tina's Rating:

4 Stars

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One Small Donkey

One Small Donkey

On 10/1 Tina Truelove wrote: One Small Donkey is a rhyming book about a little donkey who compares himself to mighty stallions. One day, a shepherd calls on him to do a very important job. The shepherd’s wife, Mary, is pregnant and they must travel on a long journey. The small donkey must carry Mary to Bethlehem. Eventually, ... One Small Donkey by Dandi Daley Mackall

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4 Stars

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A Love Made New

A Love Made New

On 9/16 Tina Truelove wrote: Oh my. Where do I begin with this one? There is so much drama going on in the pages of this book. The emotional turmoil in the lives of the characters keeps you on the edge of your seat. The real-life situations that plague all of us from time to time arise as ugly in this book as they do in real ... A Love Made New by Kathleen Fuller

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5 Stars

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An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest

On 9/4 Tina Truelove wrote: After receiving An Amish Harvest from BookLook, I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish the book in the time allowed. It’s a pretty big book! It is a collection of four separate novels from four separate authors. The novellas included in An Amish Harvest are: Under the Harvest Moon by Beth Wiseman Love ... An Amish Harvest (Four Novellas) – Book Review

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5 Stars

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Precious Moments: Happy Harvest

Precious Moments: Happy Harvest

On 8/12 Tina Truelove wrote: I loved Precious Moments as a child. I loved the books and the figurines. On my wedding day, my husband left a Precious Moments bride and groom figurine on the table for me in the bridal room. I have treasured it for more than 25 years now. I have two daughters who enjoyed Precious Moments almost ... Happy Harvest by Jean Fischer – Book Review

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5 Stars

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Baby Wren And The Great Gift

Baby Wren And The Great Gift

On 7/15 Tina Truelove wrote: Baby Wren and the Great Gift is a story about a baby wren who is born in a canyon nest. The baby bird gazes out and watches her world from her nest high up in the canyon. She can see that the world is “filled with such wonderfulness.” She notices Monarch butterflies in the milkweed, the breezes ... Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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5 Stars

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A Dolphin Wish

A Dolphin Wish

On 7/14 Tina Truelove wrote: My first thoughts here about A Dolphin Wish is how long it took me to “get into it.” Several chapters in and I still felt like the plot had not developed yet. Once I reached chapter 8, I finally began to enjoy the story. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I couldn’t put it down. Perhaps my slow ... A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant

Tina's Rating:

4 Stars

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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 4/5 Tina Truelove wrote: If your child loves the Berenstain Bears, he or she will love the Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book by Jan and Mike Berenstain. This book is a “Living Lights – A Faith Story” book. Living Lights Berenstain Bear books help children learn how God wants them to live every day. Bear Country ... Bear Country Fun Sticker and Activity Book

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4 Stars

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I Can Learn to Pray

I Can Learn to Pray

On 3/19 Tina Truelove wrote: I Can Learn to Pray by Holly Hawkins Shivers is designed to help children learn to pray. There are 52 devotions in the book so parents can read one per week with their kids. In a forward by O.S. Hawkins, Holly’s dad, we learn that Holly has been praying since she was learning to talk. Her dad recalls ... I Can Learn to Pray by Holly Hawkins Shivers

Tina's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings

On 3/14 Tina Truelove wrote: A few days ago, I received Mother’s Day Blessings by Mike Berenstain. My youngest daughter who is now 18 briefly reverted to her childhood when she saw the package arrive. She was so excited to see a Berenstain Bears book and remember her childhood experiences with them. The story begins with with ... Mother's Day Blessings by Holly Hawkins Shivers

Tina's Rating:

5 Stars

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If He Had Not Come

If He Had Not Come

On 3/3 Tina Truelove wrote: If He Had Not Come is a children’s Christmas book. Traditional Christmas stories tell the story of the birth of Jesus, but this is a different kind of Christmas story. If He Had Not Come encourages children to think about what life might be like today if Jesus had never been born. Bobby, the little ... If He Had Not Come by Nan F. Weeks

Tina's Rating:

5 Stars

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7 Days of Awesome

7 Days of Awesome

On 3/3 Tina Truelove wrote: We were so excited to receive 7 Days of Awesome, a children’s book by Shawn Byous (Illustrated by Colin Jack) to review. 7 Days of Awesome takes children through the first 7 days of Creation. Children learn what God created on each day of that first awesome week. This book is most appropriate for ... 7 Days of Awesome by Shawn Byous, Illustrated Colin Jack

Tina's Rating:

5 Stars

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