Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Disclaimer, I am not a parent but I am a public librarian and I think this is a great resource for parents and will captures kids attention and hearts with its profound message and beautiful illustrations.
I received this book for free from Moody Publishers in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A must read for fans of comedy, The Office, Mindy Kaling, the chubby girl next door and more. Truly hilarious and peppered with great photos and anecdotes. Perfect for gifts and book clubs :)
Monday, April 21, 2014
St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found... and then Lost and Found Again
In the telling of this story, the author references many other holy spots containing saints remains, pilgrimage spots, and primitive archaeology. "St. Peter's Bones" doesn't read like a dry non-fiction tome, it's exciting and made me want to learn more about my Catholic heritage and archaeology in general!
For fans of Biblical history, saints lives, and archaeology.
I received this book for free from Waterbrook Press in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.
When Marty arrives she soon wonders if she will be able to hold on to that promise. Does God have another plan for her and Jake? Sprinkled with wonderful historical details, this story will delight and enthrall readers.
For fans of christian historical fiction. I received this book for free from Litfuse publicity in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Each chapter touches on a different lesson that someone in the family has to learn. Like, why are boys and girls different? How do we reflect God? How can prayer help? I thought some of the examples were pretty good, for instance boys and girls are different but equal just like crayons. "One crayon is designed to color things green, and one is designed to color things red - but one is not better than the other. They're equal, and their different functions are equal." It has lots of good lessons and reflections for kids.
I thought it could have been a little more diverse and a little less sexist, but it is a Christian educational book. To expect anything other than a white middle class family with a stay at home mom is silly. But hey, what can you do. Maybe you can make your own lesson up at the end to teach your kids?
Informative, Christian read for parents or adults that work with children.
I received this book for free from Moody Publishing in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
This story follows Rex as he chases his grandfather's dream of being the first one to successfully kayak the deadly Furioso river in the wild, dangerous country of Columbia. At seventeen he secures enough sponsors, money, and teammates to attempt the first descent on this wild unmapped river. But Rex soon finds out that political unrest, genocide, and guerrilla's may kill him before he ever makes it to the river. He befriends a local indigenous tribe, the same ones his grandfather met decades before when trying to master the river and soon learns more about himself, his grandfather, and the poor endangered natives then he ever thought possible.
It's an engrossing read and I learned loads about white water rafting and the unrest in Columbia. A must read for adventure fans!
I received this book for free from Librarything in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The story opens up with Kate getting a call from her daughter's fancy prep school saying that Amelia had been caught cheating and needed to be picked up immediately. This sets off warning bells in Kate's mind because she knows her daughter would never do such a thing, she's super smart and practically an angel! Once she arrives at school though, the unthinkable has happened. Amelia is found dead on the concrete, supposedly from committing suicide by jumping from the roof. Something isn't quite adding up, her daughter wasn't impulsive and had been a very happy teen. As Kate pours through her daughters emails, texts, and facebook she begins to see a whole new side to her daughter and her "suicide" seems very very fishy.
A must read for fans of suspense or "Gone Girl."