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New Book Reviews

Drew Farthering Mystery Series / by Julianna Deering. 1.29.2015
Rules of Murder / by Julianna Deering. (Drew Farthering Mystery, 1) Bethany House ISBN 9780764210952 Death by the Book / More
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill / by Megan Frazer Blakemore. 1.28.2015
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781619633483 INT Grades 4-6 Rating: 4 In The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill, Hazel Kaplansky–“future double agent”–carries a More
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good / by Jan Karon. 1.27.2015
G. P. Putnam’s Sons ISBN 9780399167447 Adult Rating: 5 In her return to the Mitford series after a 10-year absence, More
Evergreen / by Susan May Warren. (Christiansen Winter Novella) 1.26.2015
Tyndale ISBN 9781414394015 Adult Rating: 5 Susan May Warren continues her contemporary romance series with this novella about the relationship More
The Secret of Pembrooke Park / by Julie Klassen. 1.22.2015
Bethany House ISBN 9780764210716 Adult Rating: 5 Award-winning author Julie Klassen is well-known for her inspirational Regency novels filled with More
I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters / by Lauren Tarshis. 1.21.2015
Scholastic Press ISBN 9780545782241 INT Grades 3-6 Rating: 5 Lauren Tarshis, author of the bestselling I Survived series, writes a More
A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water across the World / by Christine Ieronimo; illustrated by Eric Velasquez. 1.20.2015
Walker Books for Young Readers ISBN 9780802723079 PRI Grades 2-5 Rating: 5 Hunger and lack of clean drinking water are More
Jupiter Winds / by C. J. Darlington. 1.19.2015
Mountainview Books ISBN 9780989162135 HS Rating: 4 Award-winning author C. J. Darlington pens her first entry–Jupiter Winds–in young adult speculative More
Restoration Series / by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley. 1.15.2015
The Dance / by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley. (Restoration Series, 1) Revell ISBN 9780800721460 Adult Rating: 4 The Promise More
Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis / by John Piper. (The Swans Are Not Silent, 6) 1.14.2015
Crossway ISBN 1433542943
Adult Rating: 5 Seeing Beautifully and Saying Beautifully by John Piper is the sixth installment in More

It’s Raining! / written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons. 1.12.2015
Holiday House ISBN 9780823429240 PRI Grades K-2 Rating: 4 It’s Raining! is a picture book exploration of the water cycle, More
Hello, Moon! / by Francesca Simon; illustrated by Ben Cort. 1.7.2015
Scholastic Press ISBN 9780545647953 PRI PS-Grade-1 Rating: 4 A wide-eyed, lonely boy waves at a smiling full moon from his More