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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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Interview with J. B. Cheaney & Giveaway!

***As of Sept. 15, this giveaway is over.  Winners have been notified.  Please check back for more free books!*** GIVEAWAY! Tell us a favorite bus memory, school or otherwise, in the comments below and you could win one of five giveaway copies of Janie’s new book, Somebody on This Bus is Going to Be Famous! […]

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More Fan Favs: 10 Best RR Interviews

Welcome to the New Year at Redeemedreader!  We’ve done a lot of interviews since our founding in 2011, so we thought we’d pull your favorites together today.  We’ve gained a lot of new readers recently, so instead of only looking at this year’s best interviews, I’ve drawn these from our entire archives.  Happy reading! Top 10 […]

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Truth in the Tinsel: A Family Advent Tradition

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 […]

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Anselm: An Interview with Simonetta Carr

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 […]

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The Enemy Stone: An Interview with Robert Treskillard

Last Friday we had a fascinating discussion with our interns about some of the first titles of a brand new YA imprint from Zondervan.  One of those titles, you may recall, was Merlin’s Blade, the first volume in a very promising trilogy called the Merlin Spiral, by a debut author.  We expect to see more […]

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Space Odyssey for Little Ones: An Interview with Kevin Luthardt

THE BOOK REVIEW When Edgar Met Cecil.  Peachtree Publishers, 2013.  32 pgs.  Ages 4-8. Kevin Luthardt is an author-illustrator who has had a pretty big impact on our family through his picture book entitled Larabee.  (You can read about that in our 2012 interview with him.)  So imagine my delight upon learning that just in time […]

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Lemonade and Lit Read Along, Week 2: Booked Discussion

Other Lemonade and Lit posts:  Introduction, Week One: Booked, Week Two: Booked Discussion, Week Three: Beauty, Week Four: Sexuality in Booked, Week Five: Beauty Discussion, Week Six: The Last Thing I Remember,  Week Seven: Klavan Discussion. Lemonade and Lit: An Adult-Teen Read Along, Week 2 Last Saturday, Gina Dalfonzo of Breakpoint Youth Reads introduced our […]

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Missionary autobiography: Pilipinto’s Happiness

***This Giveaway is Now Over.  But Please Feel Free to Join the Conversation at the end! Pilipinto’s Happiness: The Jungle Childhood of Valerie Elliot, by Valerie Shepard (Vision Forum, 2012). Reading a book about growing up among the wild animals of the Amazon jungle put my recent concerns about a few black widow spiders in […]

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Steaming into Sunset: an Interview with Sherri Rinker

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (see our review here) hurled Sherri Rinker’s star into the picture-book firmament.  Accepted by the first publisher she submitted it to, the cheerful tale of five construction vehicles settling down for the night went on to become one of the top-selling picture books of 2011.  Now the same talented team (Sherri […]

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Interview with Judah Ben: Kai’Ro, Christian Rap and the Progress of Urban Pilgrims

Introduction There are very few modern books that I see as really significant.  But I see the Kai’ Ro series–an urban interpretation of Pilgrim’s Progress–by youth minister, Judah Ben, as one of those series that may actually help change the landscape of Christian publishing.  How you ask?  His book brings the Christian rap movement–a kind […]

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