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Interview with Jonathan Bean, author and illustrator

I’m delighted to introduce our readers to Jonathan Bean, author and illustrator of a recently published picture book about homeschooling based on his childhood experience: This Is My Home, This Is My School (FSG, 2015). He has won numerous awards for both writing and illustrating, and was kind enough to share his experience as an […]

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I Don’t Know How the Story Ends: an Interview with Janie Cheaney

Janie’s newest novel for young folks, I Don’t Know How the Story Ends, hit store shelves this month, and she’s been busy signing copies and enjoying early reviews. Book babies are a bit like eggs in a nest: patiently, the author sits on the drafts of the book, keeping them warm until they hatch. Publication day […]

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5 Questions on Writing with our very own J. B. Cheaney

Janie’s sixth middle grades novel, I Don’t Know How the Story Ends, is due to hit store shelves this Wednesday (October 6th)! We will be featuring an interview with Janie about the new book in particular in two weeks (so you all have time to read it before then!), but today we are taking the opportunity to […]

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The 2015 PBOTY Committee Reflects….

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of a book award committee’s deliberations? How a group of people can, with confidence, pronounce a particular book the “best” of the year? An earnest committee, regardless of their makeup, will go through a similar process in their deliberations. The PBOTY Committee… Our Picture […]

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Pilipinto’s Happiness by Valerie Elliot Shepard

*This post is revisited from the archives in honor of Elisabeth Elliot’s passing into glory. Pilipinto’s Happiness: The Jungle Childhood of Valerie Elliot, by Valerie Shepard, illustrated by Jim Howard. Vision Forum, 2012. 57 pages. Reading a book about growing up among the wild animals of the Amazon jungle put my recent concerns about a few […]

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Sally Lloyd Jones: A Mini Interview

Bestselling author, Sally Lloyd Jones, was kind enough to answer a few questions for us today as we review her book Bunny’s First Spring. What is an early book you remember reading in your childhood? Edward Lear: The Complete Nonsense. He drew the pictures, wrote the words, and was so very silly. I loved that he […]

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Caroline Starr Rose: An Interview!

We’re privileged to feature a virtual interview today with Caroline Starr Rose, author of Blue Birds (just released on March 24; read our review) and of May B. (read our review). Both are historical fiction novels in verse. Caroline resides in Albuquerque with her pastor husband and two sons. She writes about faith, writing, her books, and other thoughts at her […]

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Eight Twenty Eight: An Interview with Larissa Murphy

With 50 Shades of Grey opening in theaters this weekend, we are happy to share an interview I did recently with Larissa Murphy, author of Eight Twenty Eight.  Written with her husband, Ian, the book presents a godly picture of true love, and this piece produced by TW&E is an introduction to their book and […]

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50 Shades Trilogy: The Tim Challies Interview

(This interview was originally published Aug 7, 2012.  We have repubbed today in preparation for the movie’s release this Valentine’s Day weekend.) NEW TO REDEEMEDREADER.COM?  Like our Facebook page or sign up for our newsletter (see right-hand corner of the homepage) to get more updates on 5o Shades and other significant book trends! Introduction Despite […]

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Fifty Shades Roundtable with WORLD’s Megan Basham

(This interview was originally published Aug 8, 2012.  We are republishing today in preparation for the movie’s release Valentine’s Day weekend 2015.) Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James is the first in a trilogy of novels labeled erotica by its publisher Random House. The novels were released in 2011 and besides topping the […]

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Interview with Storyteller Jim Weiss

Jim Weiss is beloved in many homes for his warm, original literary storytelling and audiobook recordings. Although he is probably best known in homeschooling circles for his reading of Susan Wise Bauer’s The Story of the World series, he has also won over a hundred awards from national organizations representing parents, librarians, homeschoolers, and many others. […]

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