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*The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

*The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. Houghton Mifflin, 1969. 44 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1,2 (ages 0-8) A little house living out in the country is curious about life in the big city. She observes the seasons, the playing of children, and the passage of life going on around her. Little […]

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*Caught Up in a Story by Sarah Clarkson

Hark, Redeemedreaders!  This review was written by Mary Jackson, a World writer and homeschool mom of three.  We’re very excited to have her join our team, and we look forward to sharing many more of her insights with you!  Welcome, Mary! *Caught Up in a Story by Sarah Clarkson. Storyformed Books, 2014. 138 pages. Reading […]

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Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. HMH Books for Young Readers, 1943. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-4, ages 4-8) Only Virginia Lee Burton could craft as lovable a tractor-pushing-snowplow as Katy. Although she pushes a bulldozer in the summer, the focus of the […]

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Celebrating Virginia Lee Burton’s Classic Favorites

Once upon a time there was a little boy whose mother regularly took him and his siblings to the library. Every time he went, he either borrowed or returned a wonderful book about a train that ran away. The most vivid picture was of a train leaping over a drawbridge that was partway open, and […]

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*A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from our Winter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! *A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton. Candlewick, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books (ages 0-8) Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-8) Bear is a loveable curmudgeon. Mouse, his […]

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A Christmas Carol Watch-Along Guide

How many versions of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol have you seen?  It seems like every cultural figure has done a version of it, including Smurfs, Klingons, and Dr. Who, along with at least two Broadway musical productions and uncounted movies.  Whatever your favorite movie version, if a viewing of A Christmas Carol is on […]

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*The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from our Winter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! *The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett. Simon & Schuster, 2014. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 4-8) A young girl with her little brother in tow notices […]

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Hello Ninja by N. D. Wilson

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from ourWinter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! Hello Ninja by N. D. Wilson and illustrated by Forrest Dickison. Canonball Books, 2013. Reading Level: Picture Books, 0-4 Maturity Level: 1 (ages 0-4) The youngest ninja in the house will enjoy this bright, imaginative take on […]

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Miss Betsy’s Book Nook: Picking Books for Gifts

Embracing My Identity I used to try to be one of those crafty types who gives a lovingly handmade item at a baby shower, for a young relative’s Christmas gift, or even to a young couple getting married. And then I saw the light: I know books, I love books, and now I give books. People expect […]

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The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Kevin Cornell

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from ourWinter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Kevin Cornell. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014. 112 pages. Reading Level: Chapter Books (ages 4-10) Maturity Level: 2, 3 (ages 4-10) Meet the Chicken […]

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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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