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New Book Reviews

Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down / by Tony Merida. 5.22.2015
B&H Publishing ISBN 9781433684166 Adult Rating: 5 Tony Merida, author of Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down, pastors More
  
Jesus, A Visual History: The Dramatic Story of the Messiah in the Holy Land / by Donald L. Brake Sr. with Todd Bolen. 5.21.2015
Zondervan ISBN 9780310515371 Adult Rating: 5 “No other historical event has been more debated, divisive, or trusted in than the More
  
Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys / by S.D. Nelson. 5.20.2015
Abrams Books for Young Readers ISBN 978141970308 INT Grades 3-7 Rating: 4 “For the strong-hearted men, boys, and mules who More
  
The Handy Nutrition Answer Book / by Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney. 5.19.2015
Visible Ink ISBN 9781578594849 HS (Adult) Grades 9-12 Rating: 3 The Handy Nutrition Answer Book is part of a series More
  
You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. / by Ben Carson with Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis. 5.18.2015
Zondervan ISBN 9780310745990 HS Grades 9-12 Rating: 5 The title of You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. More
  
Two Renegade Realms / by Donita K. Paul. (Realm Walkers, 2) 5.15.2015
Zondervan ISBN 9780310735816 MS Grades 5-9 Rating: 4 Donita K. Paul continues her fantasy series aimed at middle school readers More
  
Farewell, Four Waters: One Aid Worker’s Sudden Escape from Afghanistan / by Kate McCord. 5.14.2015
Moody Publishers ISBN 9780802412065 Adult Rating: 5 In Farewell, Four Waters, Marie starts a new program designed to teach Afghan More
  
The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans / by Elizabeth Rusch (Scientists in the Field Series) 5.13.2015
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 9780544099999 MS Grades 4-8 Rating: 5 Elizabeth Rusch comes to the energy of the ocean having More
  
Deep Down Popular / by Phoebe Stone. 5.12.2015
Arthur A. Levine Books ISBN 9780439802451 MS Grades 6-8 Rating: *5 Handsome and athletic Conrad Parker Smith is so popular More
  
The Beauty of Believing: 365 Devotions that Will Change Your Life / by Tasha Douglas, Mona Hodgson, Kristi Hall, Lois Walfrid Johnson, Allia Zobel Nolan, Nancy Rue. 5.11.2015
Zonderkidz ISBN 9780310736172 MS Grades 5-8 Rating: 5 Each daily devotion in The Beauty of Believing begins with a Bible More
  
It’s Only Stanley / written and illustrated by Jon Agee. 5.8.2015
Dial Books for Young Readers ISBN 9780803739079 PRI PS-Grade 1 Rating: 4 All sorts of noises keep waking the Wimbledon More
  
Mist of Midnight / by Sandra Byrd. (Daughters of Hampshire, 1) 5.7.2015
Howard Books ISBN 9781476717869 Adult Rating: 4 Historical fiction author Sandra Byrd pens a new series, this time set in More