I live in a fairly mild climate. Hardly has the first frost melted when cashiers and postal employees start saying, “I’m ready for spring.” Come on, people! It’s not like we have to chop our own wood and stoke our own leaky furnaces any more. I like winter (within reason)—it gives land and trees a […]
Truth in the Tinsel Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I suppose the Christmas race has officially begun now, and with that in mind, I wanted to share with you an advent devotional my kids and I will be doing this year. I know that there are many worthy Advent studies. (For instance, I […]
Most kids enjoy comics or their upscale cousins, graphic novels. Of those who enjoy them, many will decide they want to create them. Does your son draw aliens and superheroes in his spare time? Does your daughter block out stories in panels? He or she might appreciate a little direction and a few pointers in […]
Fifty years ago a president was violently assassinated. John F. Kennedy’s place in history is mostly emblematic: baby-boomers remember his ease and charm and clever repartee with the White House press corps; they remember the breath of fresh air that blew through the White House as Jackie embarked on her restoration project. Most of all, […]
Every year children’s publishing offers at least one major picture book related to trains, but this year we’ve been blessed with three. One of them, Sherri Rinker’s Steam Train, Dream Train, we’ve already reviewed. The other two, Brian Floca’s Locomotive and Elisha Cooper’s Train, were released within weeks of each other, and both to glowing […]
Anselm of Canterbury (Christian Biographies for Young Readers) by Simonetta Carr. Reformation Heritage Books, 2013. 64 pgs. Ages 8-up. Simonetta Carr recently published Anselm of Caterbury, the sixth in her Christian Biographies for Young Readers with Reformation Heritage books. The books fill an important niche in Christian publishing–picture books about church history. They are not […]
I’ve been in church all my life. I’ve been around Christians all my life. I’ve read the Bible all my life, and after the Bible my most consistent form of reading is history. So why is it that I, like most Christians, are much more knowledgeable about the church’s first 70 years than about the […]
It’s History Month here at RedeemedReader! So, let’s take a look at some history. Picture Book Biographies This summer, Megan and I posted a short Librarians’ List of some of our favorite picture book biographies–to date. We’re always reading new ones, so any list will be incomplete almost immediately! Today I’m going to walk you […]
One thing we’ve lost, in our modern fragmented world, is a sense of the story of history. Between the rock of political correctness on one side and the hard place of scientific data analysis on the other, the narrative flow gets ground up and spit out in unconnected pieces. Narrative history has its faults, the […]
We’ve thrown a lot of titles at you during our Science September for science-related informational texts. Because we know many of you, like us, love to have a list available when shopping or heading to the library, we’ve gathered those titles all in one place AND added lots more! You may click on the main […]
Welcome back to Science September at Redeemedreader! Last week, we heard from Janie on Science Biographies, as well as Betsy on some of her favorite Science Picture Books. Today, I’ll share three of my favorites, but I want to begin by introducing a guest reviewer who was kind enough to share one of her most […]
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- Anselm: An Interview with Simonetta Carr October 16, 2013
- Looking Forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas November 12, 2013
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