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Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek

On 3/11 Paintfrog wrote: Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek is the first book in the Good News Shoes series. This is a young reader story that I think 8-11 year old readers will enjoy.The story is about a twelve year old girl, Riley Mae. While her father had a meeting, the manager of a company (Swiftriver) who makes designer ... Book Review: Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek by Jill Osborne

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4 Stars

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Pirates on the Farm

Pirates on the Farm

On 2/9 Paintfrog wrote: Pirates on the Farm is written by Denette Fretz and illustrated by Gene Baretta. It is from The Next Door Series of children books. This is a quirky and silly story with a great lesson to be learned. In the book we are introduced to the Sanders family who are farmers. One day a group of pirates move ... Book Review: Pirates on the Farm by Denette Fretz

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5 Stars

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Andi Unexpected

Andi Unexpected

On 12/10 Paintfrog wrote: It is time once again for another book review. This time, I picked up “Andi Unexpected” written by Amanda Flower. The book starts off by introducing us to two sisters, Bethany and Andora Boggs (who goes by the nickname “Andi”). Tragically both their parents died, so they are forced to live with ... Book Review: Andi Unexpected By Amanda Flower

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5 Stars

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Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

On 10/20 Paintfrog wrote: I had the opportunity to review this deluxe set which includes two CD’s and the story book. Adventure Bible Storybook written by Catherine DeVries is very well illustrated and a great introduction to the Bible for young children. You may want to discuss more of the Bible with your child as you follow ... Book Review: Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition

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4 Stars

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

On 10/8 Paintfrog wrote: This is the first book I’ve read by Rachel Hauck and boy, did I pick a good one. “The Wedding Dress” is not just one story, but in fact four that are intertwined all because of a wedding dress. The story begins with Charlotte, a soon to be bride who also happens to own a bridal boutique. She discovers ... Book Review: The Wedding Dress By Rachel Hauck

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5 Stars

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Alienation

Alienation

On 3/5 Paintfrog wrote: Last year I had the opportunity to review Invasion, the first book in the C.H.A.O.S book series written by Jon S. Lewis. If you don’t already know, he also writes for DC Comics. Both the first and second novel have this comic-book like feel to them. When I reviewed his first book, I thought it was ... Book Review: Alienation A C.H.A.O.S. Novel By Jon S. Lewis

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5 Stars

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The Skin Map (audio book)

The Skin Map (audio book)

On 12/4 Paintfrog wrote: I received this audio book from a book review program I belong to and after listening to all 9 discs (about 11 hours worth) I felt the story was a bit flat. The story begins with a man named Kit Livingstone. I wish there was more about the main character, but after the first couple chapters I only knew ... Review: The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead (Audio book)

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2 Stars

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The Christmas Note

The Christmas Note

On 11/4 Paintfrog wrote: When I found out that The Christmas Note was available to review from my book review program I jumped at the chance. The author Donna VanLiere has also written The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope, both very enjoyable books. This story is about Gretchen Daniels, a mom of two children who moves ... Book Review: The Christmas Note by Donna VanLiere

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5 Stars

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The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife

On 10/4 Paintfrog wrote: The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy is a Christian mystery and thriller novel. It starts with Audrey, a former pastor’s wife who now owns a bakery. She is still hurt at the loss of her husband’s job. One foggy night while driving to her bakery she hits something or someone. There is a lot of blood, ... Book Review: The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy

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5 Stars

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Life Everlasting

Life Everlasting

On 9/12 Paintfrog wrote: Life Everlasting is a Christan fiction novel by Robert Whitlow. This book is the second in a series with the novel “Life Support” being the first. I highly recommend picking up the first if you haven’t read it yet. I did not read the first and was quite confused for the first few chapters. A little ... Book Review: Life Everlasting By Robert Whitlow

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 7/6 Paintfrog wrote: I unfortunately picked up this book without knowing it was a sequel. Luckily it explained a bit from the first novel, so I caught up quickly. The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is a fiction about a man named David Ponder. He is a time traveler and meets with the angel Gabriel. He brings him a message ... Book Review: The Final Summit

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2 Stars

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Please Stop Laughing at Me

Please Stop Laughing at Me

On 7/4 Paintfrog wrote: When I saw the opportunity to review this book about one women’s story about school bulling, I was interested. I think I was fortunate to have grown up in school’s where the kids were respectful and friendly. There never seemed to be any sort of cliques. In Jodee Blanco’s book “Please Stop Laughing ... Book Review: Please Stop Laughing at Me… By Jodee Blanco

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4 Stars

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Unsinkable

Unsinkable

On 4/6 Paintfrog wrote: Last year I heard about Abby Sunderland on the news and all of the criticism she and her family received, so when I had the opportunity to review her newest and latest book, I thought it would be interesting to get a more in-depth and first hand account of her story. At only 13 years old, Abby Sunderland ... Book Review: Unsinkable by Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent

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5 Stars

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Eat Your Peas, Mom

Eat Your Peas, Mom

On 3/17 Paintfrog wrote: Eat Your Peas For Mom: Simple truths and happy insights by Cheryl Karpen and illustrated by Sandy Faugner is a delightful 3-minute read that will put a smile on her face. If you want to give your mother something special on Mother’s Day or just a way to say thanks for what she has done, this is the ... Book Review: Eat Your Peas For Mom

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5 Stars

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Curiosities of the Civil War

Curiosities of the Civil War

On 3/9 Paintfrog wrote: When I first received Curiosities of the Civil War by Webb Garrison I really liked the book cover’s illistration. It was very well done. The book itself is about strange stories and little known facts about the Civil War. It focuses on such subjects as soldiers who disguised themselves as women or ... Book Review: Curiosities of the Civil War

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4 Stars

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Invasion

Invasion

On 1/30 Paintfrog wrote: I recently finished reading Invasion by Jon S. Lewis. This author also writes for DC Comics so I thought this book must be good. The plot is science fiction and geared towards the younger, tween crowd. The main character, Colt McAlister encounters many different creatures (shape-shifting aliens, big ... Book Review: Invasion

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3 Stars

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The American Patriot's Almanac

The American Patriot's Almanac

On 12/10 Paintfrog wrote: The American Patriot’s Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb.When I first received this book in the mail I was pleasantly surprised at the hardcover and soft binding. The quality is very good and looks expensive. This book isn’t your normal history text book. The way it is written is ... Book Review: The American Patriot’s Almanac

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5 Stars

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/25 Paintfrog wrote: The King’s Christmas List is written by Eldon Johnson and Illustrated by Bonnie Leick. I know that fall has only just begun, but it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas and the joy of giving to others! This book teaches children about giving and helping others who are in need.The story ... Book Review: The King’s Christmas List

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5 Stars

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