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They Came for Freedom

They Came for Freedom

On 6/7 Marie Story wrote: Jay Milbrandt's account of the Pilgrims is a fascinating one. It delves into a whole lot of information that isn't typically included in your standard history textbook. It's written in an engaging, highly readable style, and numerous resources are provided for further research on the subject.It's quite ... THEY CAME FOR FREEDOM by Jay Milbrandt

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4 Stars

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Indescribable

Indescribable

On 11/22 Marie Story wrote: I love the crazy detail on this cover. There’s so much to look at, and the longer I look, the more I love it. The style is fabulous and bright as well. It’s the kind of picture I’d love to see in puzzle format (*hint* at Tommy Nelson). This is a great example of excellent cover design. The art ... I love the crazy detail on this cover

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5 Stars

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Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart

Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart

On 9/25 Marie Story wrote: Cover: Beautifully designed with a lovely, bright color scheme. The title treatment really pops against the desert background. Very nice combination of fonts and colors. Illustrations: Really adorable illustrations throughout – though I’m a sucker for dog stories, so take this review with a grain ... Fun, simple, adorable story that the whole family can enjoy

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5 Stars

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Night Night, Train

Night Night, Train

On 8/9 Marie Story wrote: Cover Really beautiful work. The art captures the perfect soft and fuzzy vibe - perfect for a bedtime book. The title treatment is also really nicely done. It's strong and clear, but not overstated. It works perfectly with the artwork. Illustrations This artwork is so sweet it'll give you a cavity. ... Really beautiful work

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5 Stars

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I Am Devotional

I Am Devotional

On 7/7 Marie Story wrote: Cover Really lovely design and artwork. The layout is very appealing, with strong, attractive text treatment. The case laminate hardcover has a glitter overlay on the fire, which is a nice tactile and visual touch. Illustrations This is geared to a slightly older child, as there’s quite a bit of ... Really lovely design and artwork

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Inspirational Stories

The Berenstain Bears 5-Minute Inspirational Stories

On 5/26 Marie Story wrote: I've always been a fan of the Berenstain Bears, so this is an easy winner for me. This book is a steal at the listed price (on Amazon). You get 12 classic stories in one very nicely designed book. I hardly need to comment on the stories, as they're the ones you probably already know and love. Illustrations The ... This is an easy winner for me

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5 Stars

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NKJV Precious Moments Precious Prayers Bible

NKJV Precious Moments Precious Prayers Bible

On 4/11 Marie Story wrote: It seems like publishers have a hard time figuring out age group targeting when they’re designing Bibles for kids. I actually had a similar Bible as a kid, and I liked it; but I was also a budding artist and I liked the illustrations. The problem is, this is a standard NKJV Bible. The artwork and the ... Age targeting seems all off...

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4 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

On 2/13 Marie Story wrote: Story Several friends raved about the original book Same Kind of Different as Me, though that one’s still sitting on my (rather long) reading list. I grabbed the kids’ version as soon as I saw it … but I’m left scratching my head a little. It seems like there’s a lot left out of this story–perhaps ... It seems like there's a lot left out of this story

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2 Stars

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Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

On 2/2 Marie Story wrote: Story A lovely, simple rhyming story for very young children in board book format. Each spread looks at a different animal on the farm. The story is a back and forth between a mother and child, with discussion about the various animals and the sounds they make. It’s well-written, and it makes for ... Adorable

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5 Stars

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I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug

I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug

On 1/6 Marie Story wrote: Wanna see rhyme and rhythm done right? Here it is. Simple text - no more than two sentences per page - but an absolute joy to read aloud. This is going to become your go-to goodnight book... and I don't think you'll tire of it any time soon. Gorgeous color scheme and an adorably cozy cover. I love, love, ... This is going to become your go-to goodnight book

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5 Stars

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Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love

Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love

On 12/7 Marie Story wrote: Text: Each page of this little board book contains a simplified Bible verse along with one or two child-friendly poems. I’d say this would make for good bedtime reading. The text is small, so it’s not really geared to kids reading on their own. Though I suppose board books are intended for a very ... I've been a fan of Precious Moments since I was a kid

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4 Stars

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Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

On 11/30 Marie Story wrote: Text: This is a really fun, interactive approach to story time. Each story is told with a mixture of simple text and a few image prompts that replace key words. This allows even young children to participate in "reading" the story. Illustrations: I love this style. It's so fun, and (for me) a bit ... This is a really fun, interactive approach to story time

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5 Stars

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

On 11/15 Marie Story wrote: This book lays out The Lord’s Prayer in bite-sized bits for very young children. On each page, there’s a phrase of the prayer and a tiny explanation by Rick Warren. It’s quite well-done and is written in a very child-friendly way. I’d definitely recommend this as a bedtime book. It would provide ... It’s just so lovely

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5 Stars

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Willie Out West

Willie Out West

On 11/7 Marie Story wrote: Fun, funny and whimsical. A little rushed, perhaps, but a fun read anyway. Unfortunately, it seemed a little like the author had a good idea, but wasn’t sure exactly how to execute it. Willie Walrus gets rushed off on an adventure without any real explanation. At the end, he’s suddenly back home… ... Honestly, the artwork really carries this book

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3 Stars

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