If you are a high school or college student, love literature and movies, and would like to impact the world for Christ, then we’re looking for you. Redeemedreader is putting together a reading program for kids for the summer, and this fall, we’ll be covering book-to-movie stories like the Hunger Games and Ender’s Game, all [...]
News Booklists, a Summer Reading Challenge, and one of the funniest interviewees I’ve ever met…all coming up soon on Redeemedreader! But for now, here are some of our favorite links this week. Freebies Spring Cleaning Paperback Book Giveaway: I can’t vouch for all these titles, but several are worth having, including Pibbin the Small for [...]
Last week in Church Literacy, Part One, we heard from a Christian mom who dealt with dyslexia in her son. I hope that gave you a little insight into what a family faces when they deal with something like dyslexia. Of course, dyslexia is only one of the many reasons roughly 20% of any given [...]
How Is Your Church Affected by Literacy Challenges? How many words do you read in your church worship service? 500 or more? Don’t forget to count the words of hymns, Bible readings, and bulletins. If a visitor came to your church, how many words would he read to get to the right parking lot, Sunday [...]
News It’s the last week of March, and RR is gearing up for some spring-a-licious posts this week. With Easter only a few days away, Janie will look at some children’s Bibles for us, as well as give some insight on Bible translations for kids. What she found may surprise you! Plus, Betsy will survey [...]
Introduction Last week I had the happy opportunity of watching Disney’s new Oz the Great and Powerful. I had to turn around a review that night for World Magazine–CLICK HERE to read that review. (Or see my radio review at TW&E.) I had expected a mediocre movie based on reviews I read beforehand, but I [...]
RR News It’s a new week, which means new books and new book fun here at RR! Let’s see, coming up this week, we’ve got kids’ recipe books, more ALA award-winners, and–hold on to your top hat and ruby slippers–a quick trip to Oz on Thursday. (Oz the Great and Powerful had the biggest opening [...]
Today some of my dear friends in the blogging world stop to honor and encourage a beautiful and brave woman of God. Our sweet sister-in-Christ, Desiré from the blog When You Rise, will soon give birth to her third son, Caleb. This little boy is a precious gift from our Heavenly Father who has a [...]
Yesterday we reviewed two graphic novels by a rising star in the world of “comics” who also happens to be a Christian and a homeschooling dad. Doug TenNapel, California-born and bred, began his career as an animator and moved into video game design. In that world he’s probably best known as the creator of Earthworm [...]
Last week we looked at some YA titles that celebrated the “coming out” of gay and lesbian characters. “Young Adult” has traditionally been the accepted age category for exploring these themes, but since homosexuality is considered a civil rights issue rather than a privacy issue like abortion, the dogma is bound to extend to middle-grade [...]
On Friday I wrote about the treatment of homosexuality in youth literature, a topic I’m not quite done with. We notice more novels that normalize homosexual behavior popping up on bookstore and library shelves, but there’s something about them that doesn’t get much comment. The quantity of titles doesn’t equal quantity of readers. There’s a [...]
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- Janie: That's the great thing about literature, Jessalyn...
- Jessalyn: We LOVE Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site!!!...
- Jessalyn: I've read this book twice now... Once in high sch...
- Betsy: Nice work, Hayley!...