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Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

Confessions of April Grace: Chocolate-Covered Baloney

On 1/22 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: April Grace is back, and still dealing with the woes of a preteen girl.  Her older sister is acting funny, her baby brother is the center of attention, and April has a sense that big changes are coming now that she is in junior high.  And this biggest change of call comes calling in the form ... Chocolate Covered Baloney, by KD McCrite

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5 Stars

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The House On the Corner

The House On the Corner

On 1/11 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: All Chester intended to do was avoid cleaning the hall bathroom. So when his mom asked him to run an errand, he jumped at the change. However, the errand, a simple trip to his uncle's house, turns into a wild adventure. Absolutely nothing is as it seems, humanity is at risk, and somehow, saltines, ... The House on the Corner, by Michael Rains

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2 Stars

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Three Cups

Three Cups

On 1/13 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: Follow the teachings of a family as they teach their children basic financial management.  By using three different cups, the family shows how money can be portioned out for saving, spending, and charitable giving.  The child learns to split his money between the cups, having a visible reminder ... Three Cups, by Tony Townsley and Mark. St. Germain

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5 Stars

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Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

On 12/15 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: This are a little cramped in April Grace's house.  She lives with her parents, and her snotty sister Myra Sue.  Now the neighbors, Isabella St. James and her husband, have moved in while Isabella recovers from a car accident.  And now, April Grace finds out there is going to be a new baby! ... Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks, by KC McCrite

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5 Stars

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An Amish Wedding

An Amish Wedding

On 11/28 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: Three different women, three different stories, all interwoven, all showing the trials of planning an Amish wedding.  Priscilla King wonders if all the set backs and bad luck are God's way of telling her not to wed.  Naomi Fisher is tired of playing matchmaker for everyone else, while she remains ... An Amish Wedding, by Beth Wiseman

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4 Stars

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Love You More

Love You More

On 11/7 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: Not all people are called to parenthood, and not all families look the same.  Even those called to parenthood do not always get there in the same exact way.  Jennifer Grant discusses her transition from young married to mother, and how the blessing of international adoption played a role in ... Love You More, by Jennifer Grant

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5 Stars

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Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life

On 8/19 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: How many people go through life settling, hating their circumstances, and never reaching their full potential?  How would your life change if you found your true calling, your passion, your niche?  Take the steps to identify your unique gifts and talents, and apply them to your life in order ... Cure for the Common Life, by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Washington

Washington

On 6/14 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: Sure you know that George Washington helped lead troops to victory in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.  Yes, you know that he was also our first president, and many would argue the father of our country.  But do you know what led to all these victories?  Do you ... Washington: A Legacy of Leadership, by Paul Vickery

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4 Stars

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Unsinkable

Unsinkable

On 4/27 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: All her life, Abby has loved sailing.  In fact, as a child, a great portion of her life was lived at sea.  After watching her brother circumnavigate the world by boat, Abby set the same goal, with the additional hope to be the youngest person to sail nonstop around the globe.  After lots ... Unsinkable, by Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent

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3 Stars

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The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year

On 3/24 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: The secular year runs January 1 to December 31.  The federal fiscal year runs October 1 to September 30.  But the liturgical year begins with Advent and runs through the following November.  What is the meaning of the liturgical cycle, the feasts and solemnities?  Why does ... The Liturgical Year, by Joan Chittister

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4 Stars

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

Uncle Sam's Plantation

On 12/28 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: What seems like a compassionate government run welfare system is actually helping keep the poor in poverty.  And poverty means enslavement to the government system that purports to be the solution.  The liberal politicians seem to be helping, when in reality they are hurting, those ... Uncle Sam's Plantation, by Star Parker

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4 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 11/5 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: Everything we do, every decision we make, has an impact.  This book explores the lives of Norman Borlaugh, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver, and Moses Carver.  Together, the actions of these men resulted in a tremendous advance in agriculture, allowing more people to be fed and reducing ... The Boy Who Changed the World, by Andy Andrews

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5 Stars

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William F. Buckley

William F. Buckley

On 8/26 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: Well known as a conservative, William F. Buckley Jr. served as the editor for the National Review, as well as the host of the show Firing Line.  An Irish Catholic, with Protestant roots, Buckley's faith factored heavily into his moral and political stances.  He considered liberals and communists ... William F. Buckley, By Jeremy Lott

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4 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 8/9 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: Jesus spent a large portion of His ministry in bold confrontation with the Pharisees.  He never minced words, and never failed to point out the flaws of their "do as we say, not as we do" religious ideologies.  This book takes a close scriptural look at what we can learn from Christ's confrontational ... The Jesus You Can't Ignore, by John MacArthur

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3 Stars

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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 7/7 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: How many times have you read the Bible, and wished there was a way to make some of the stories seem more relevant to the times you live in?  Have you wished for a deeper connection to the lessons available in the Scriptures?  Max Lucado writes about some key Bible players in a way that is new ... Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God, by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

On 6/26 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: Sarah is a young Amish girl who, until now, has primarily stuck to tending her garden, and doing her work on the farm.  With the pregnancy of her sister, however, Sarah is now in charge of running the family's roadside stand, and is petrified at the thought of interacting with the English world.  ... Sarah's Garden, by Kelly Long

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5 Stars

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A Summer Secret

A Summer Secret

On 6/12 Tiffany's Bookshelf wrote: A Summer Secret is the first book of the Mysteries of Middlefield series.Mary Beth Mullet is an Amish teenage girl living with her parents and brothers, struggling with having a little privacy during her last summer of freedom, before she will have to get a job.  She spends hours in an abandoned ... A Summer Secret, by Kathleen Fuller

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4 Stars

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