Dear Redeemedreaders, We appreciate you! If you have appreciated Redeemedreader this year, we’d love to have your support during the holiday season. We have narrowed down some of our best gift book recommendations for this time of year below. Just click on any of the widgets or titles you see here, and you’ll go to […]
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Be sure to come back tomorrow for a fun and helpful post we know you’ll love! As Betsy indicated in last Friday’s post, wordless picture books have a unique place in the development of a child’s sense of story, sequence, and detail. And they seem to be coming into their own more and […]
New to Redeemedreader? Sign up for our biweekly newsletter on our homepage! You can also like us on Facebook or follow along on Twitter to keep up with our book recommendations for kids and teens. To see who won the Writing Contest, CLICK HERE. INTRODUCTION Back in October, we invited teens to participate in a Sci-fi Writing Contest as part of our Ender’s […]
We’ve been spending quite a bit of time this month looking at newer picture books–many of them published in 2013. But today we’re taking a look back to some favorite Retro Reads (published before 2000). The books below are in no particular order and many will be recognizable to you. The best way to learn […]
For our purposes, wordless books are either entirely wordless or have very little text. A classic example is Peter Spier’s Noah’s Ark which begins with a centuries-old poem on page 1, and then proceeds with no further text. Mercer Mayer’s Four Frogs in a Box series is another absolute must in anyone’s wordless book education. […]
Every holiday season brings forth a crop of shiny new picture books, and we’re on the beat. Today, two for Thanksgiving and two for Christmas–the more secular side of Christmas, but we plan to tell you about more Christ-centered ones has the season approaches. Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving, by Katherine […]
The Warrior’s heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage, by Eric Greitens. Houghton Mifflin, 2012, 263 pages. Age/interest level: 15-up. You stand in freezing water up to your chest. Every muscle in your body throbs with pain. You are exhausted beyond anything you could ever imagine, and all around you the night air carries […]
We’re celebrating Picture Book Month here at RedeemedReader! ABC Books are some of the most common picture books young children see, but there are many ABC books that delight older readers as well. Just as a teacher’s roster, the dictionary, a filing system use the alphabet as an organizing tool, so, too, do many clever […]
Ten guaranteed ways to destroy a good picture book (without a Sharpie or a bonfire) Always read in the same tone of voice, without expression or accents. Especially if it’s only a mediocre book that you’re tired of reading one more time—your child will be offended if you read Clifford with a Southern drawl! You […]
The earth is the LORD’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. What does Psalm 24:1 have to do with children’s literature and picture books? Everything–it’s all His! This truth applies to literature as much as to any aspect of our lives, and we have the privilege of making discerning, redemptive reading with […]
It’s picture book month! And boy, do we have a lot of picture books to talk about. I keep hearing that the pb market is declining, and that may be, but new titles keep flowing through book stores, swirling around the bedrock classics like Good Night Moon and Where the Wild Things Are. We have […]
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