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Winter Book Fair 2014

Looking for Christmas gifts for the kids and teens in your life?  Redeemed Reader has pulled together our best picks in our annual Winter Book Fair. WANT A PRINTABLE LIST OF OUR PICKS? Try these .pdf files: 1) Titles and Descriptions. 2) Titles Only.   A New Tradition Last year about this time, we held a Winter Book […]

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Fix This Mess! by Tedd Arnold

Fix This Mess! by Tedd Arnold. I LIKE TO READ series. Holiday House, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Easy/Leveled Reader, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 2 (ages 4-8) Belly laughs from kindergartners make reading sessions so much more enjoyable, and Tedd Arnold delivers in this quirky picture-book-sized easy reader about a cleaning robot. Beginning at the […]

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Mockingjay, Part One: Emily’s TW&E Radio Review

Thanks to Kristen Eicher for her help with sound editing!  Thanks also to Dana and Chris Cowherd for sharing their thoughts. READ MORE from Dana Cowherd in our recent post, 5 Hints for Discussing Mockingjay with Teens.  Or check out , a teen discussion series regarding the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy.

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5 Ideas for Discussing Mockingjay with Teens: A Mars Hill Approach

Don’t forget to check out our Winter Book Fair with 50+ gift book recommendations for kids and teens! INTRODUCTION I recently sat down with Christian and homeschool mom Dana Cowherd and her son, Chris, for a discussion about The Hunger Games trilogy.  I felt Dana had quite a bit of wisdom to share on the […]

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Jim Weiss Audiobook Giveaway!!!

At last, at last, here it is—an audiobook giveaway just in time for holiday travel or gift-giving! We are grateful to Jim Weiss and Greathall Productions for providing us a copy of Come On, Seabiscuit! that we can offer to our readers. Written by Ralph Moody and read by Jim Weiss, this is a delightful […]

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The Young Carthaginian by G.A. Henty, read by Jim Weiss

The Young Carthaginian by G.A. Henty. Audiobook read by Jim Weiss. Greathall Productions, 2004.  Reading Level: Middle Grades, ages 8 and up Maturity Level: 4 (ages 11-12) and up You would think that G.A. Henty, the prolific Victorian writer of vivid historical fiction, was an eyewitness to Hannibal’s campaign to conquer Rome by taking his army […]

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I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis

 I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis. Scholastic, 2014. 176 pages. Reading Level: Middle Grades, 8-10 Maturity Level: 3 (ages 8-10) Fans of the popular I SURVIVED historical fiction series by Lauren Tarshis will find her latest nonfiction endeavor just as exciting. Tarshis’s cliffhanger prose keeps readers on the edge of their […]

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Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. Albert Whitman and Company, 2014. 112 pages. (originally published in the United Kingdom, first published in the U.S. by Scholastic in 2011) Reading Level: Chapter Books, ages 4-8, 8-10 Maturity Level: 2, 3 Lulu and her cousin Mellie rescue a […]

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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

*Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp. Tyndale, 2014. 154 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4 and up Maturity Level: 2 (ages 4-8) and up Imagine a priceless gift that was given when you didn’t deserve it, something you could never earn. What if it could never be taken away, couldn’t […]

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Welcome, New Interns!

After much deliberation, RR is happy to announce that our new interns are…(drumroll)… Ann Rees Berry Malachi Stade Thanks to everyone who applied for internship positions!  We really enjoyed reading all your entries, and I am very encouraged especially by the number of younger entrants we had.  I hope those of you who didn’t make […]

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Come On, Seabiscuit! by Ralph Moody. Audiobook read by Jim Weiss.

Come On, Seabiscuit! by Ralph Moody. Bison Books, 2003. 172 pages. Audiobook read by Jim Weiss. Greathall Productions. Reading Level: Middle Grades, ages 8-12, Young Adult, ages 12-18, Adult, ages 16 and up Maturity Level: Level 4 (ages 11-12) and up Seabiscuit was the grandson of the great thoroughbred racehorse Man O’ War, but as a colt he […]

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