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Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential

Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential

On 12/3 Tonja Drecker wrote: This is a wonderful set of girls, which is sure to become a favorite among readers. Hope, Glory, Honor, Gracie and Faith are best friends, who met through their youth group at church. They are having a slumber party, and as many friends do, decide to share stories of their toughest times as well as ... Review: Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential by Travis Thrasher, Illustrated by Aleksey and Olga Ivanov

Tonja's Rating:

5 Stars

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Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

On 11/5 Tonja Drecker wrote: The warmth behind Christmas comes across through lovely, sweet rhymes. The stability and care given into the making of this book is clear the minute it hits the hands. It's stable for tiny fingers, just the right size for toddlers to carry around and flip through, and even has a softness to the cover ... Review: Christmas Blessings (Really Woolly) by Bonnie Rickner Jensen Illustrated by Donna Chapman

Tonja's Rating:

3 Stars

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Lizzy the Lioness

Lizzy the Lioness

On 10/22 Tonja Drecker wrote: Lizzy is a lioness, which is sure to inspire kids and have them visiting her story again and again. Lions are brave creatures, and Lizzy's family isn't any different. Being one of the youngest lions, she can't always accompany her parents on their adventures. Still, she enjoys life and the small adventures ... Review: Lizzy the Lioness by Lisa Bevere, Illustrated by Kirsteen Harris-Jones

Tonja's Rating:

5 Stars

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

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

On 9/24 Tonja Drecker wrote: Dry and boring are words of the past with this study Bible. With grabbing tidbits, an easy to read lay-out, and tons of other informational goodies, this is a Bible to grab onto and digest to the heart's content. Study Bibles aren't usually a book which perk kids' interest. Neither is the sight of a ... Review: NIV Kids Visual Study Bible

Tonja's Rating:

5 Stars

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Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

Precious Moments Little Book of Bible Stories

On 9/3 Tonja Drecker wrote: This is a tiny book which will make fans of Precious Moments hearts warm a little bit more. There are about sixteen familiar Bible stories bound in this 32-page board book. It's a tough book created for small hands and the writing is very much targeted for younger listeners. Each two-page spread begins ... Review: Little Book of Bible Stories (Precious Moments) by Jean Fischer

Tonja's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Very Thankful Prayer

A Very Thankful Prayer

On 8/8 Tonja Drecker wrote: Colorful images and lovely rhymes make this a book of thanks, which brings the best side of Autumn to life. There are many things to be thankful for, more than we could ever list, and often times, not even think of. Autumn brings apples, pie, bright colored leaves, warm caps and so much more. While ... Happy Book Bday, A Very Thankful Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jensen Illustrated by Natalia Moore!

Tonja's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Gramps and Gran

The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Gramps and Gran

On 7/25 Tonja Drecker wrote: This isn't only a tale with the familiar Berenstain flair but also a gentle creative shove to glide into Grandparents Day (which is the first Sunday after Labor Day and recognized as a National Holiday since 1978). The young bears are bored. It's raining outside--so much so that they've pulled out their ... Review: The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Gramps & Gran by Mike Berenstain

Tonja's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

On 7/2 Tonja Drecker wrote: Cute illustrations, easy to understand Bible stories, and a handle to tote it around everywhere--this is definitely a perfect Bible for kids. This book is made for carrying around. The plastic handle is pretty stable, the cover will hold up to bumps and sticky fingers, and the flap, with it's magnetic ... Review: The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

Tonja's Rating:

5 Stars

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Princess Prayers

Princess Prayers

On 6/10 Tonja Drecker wrote: Even a princess says her prayers, and this collection offers fifteen perfect ones for various moments in a young royal's daily life. Pink, pretty and glittery. The cover already will put a smile on young princesses' faces. This chunky board book fits well into even pudgier hands and offers the sturdiness ... Review: Princess Prayers by Jeanna Stolle Young

Tonja's Rating:

5 Stars

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Grandpa Hugs

Grandpa Hugs

On 5/28 Tonja Drecker wrote: This is a gentle journey, which celebrates grandpas and all the wonderful ways they nurture and influence a grandchild's life. Grandpas do so many things: play, eat ice cream, offer support and even pray. Through rhyme, many of these touching moments are brought to light and reflected upon. Sturdy ... Review: Grandpa Hugs by Laura Neutzling

Tonja's Rating:

4 Stars

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My Bible Adventure Through God's Word

My Bible Adventure Through God's Word

On 5/21 Tonja Drecker wrote: MY BIBLE ADVENTUREThrough God's Word52 Bible Stories for Kidsby Johnny HuntPublished by Thomas NelsonChildren's ReligiousTravel through God’s Word all year long! The greatest stories in the Bible come alive for kids in My Bible Adventure Through God’s Word. Watch your children develop a relationship ... Review: My Bible Adventure by Johnny Hunt

Tonja's Rating:

4 Stars

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Thank  You, God, for Grandpa

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

On 4/14 Tonja Drecker wrote: What a sweet book--a perfect glance at how important grandpas really are! This is a heart-warming celebration of the relationship between a grandpa and a grandchild, which is sure to leave young listeners wanting a hug when the book is laid down. The rhymes flow nicely, depicting a different reason ... Review: Thank You, God, For Grandpa by Amy Parker

Tonja's Rating:

5 Stars

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