Reviews written by Jillian Van Leer

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February 25, 2013
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Kids Fiction
Inspiring Story to share on Easter

Easter can get a bit tricky sometimes for Christian households. Sometimes the message of Easter (Jesus dying on the cross and rising 3 days later) gets pushed back and the Easter bunny, eggs, and chocolate get pushed to the front. I know in my household we do our...

February 25, 2013
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5.0
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5.0
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Fun read on health

This book was a spot on read for our family right now. My five year old is terrified of going to the doctor and is scared of shots. He is constantly asking me if he will get a shot. This book does a great job of discussing...

February 25, 2013
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
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4.0
Cute rhyming book on colors

Join Brother and Sister Bear as they talk about all the colors that God has made for us to enjoy. This adorable book is a fun read for the entire family. Not only does the book have rhyme and rhythm, but it also discusses the secondary colors you...

February 25, 2013
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Just as spooky as the first!

Awhile back I was lucky enough to pick up the first book in this series, The Name of the Star, at my local library and I fell in love with it. I was so scared and freaked out the entire time. I was extremely excited when I heard...

January 30, 2013
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
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5.0
A wonderful addition to any Berenstain Bears collection!

If you have read any of my previous Berenstain Bears reviews, you know that we are huge fans in this household. I have loved the series since I was little, and I love that I can now share the series with my children and my nephews. ...

January 30, 2013 (Updated: February 20, 2013)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Heart warming and charming

We actually own a few other 'Duck & Goose' books in my home, so this book was welcomed with great anticipation when we received it. We just adore the fun loving friendship and antics of Duck, Goose, and their friends. This book was no exception. ...

January 30, 2013 (Updated: January 30, 2013)
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
A fun book of poetry

I'm a huge fan of poetry, especially poetry for children. We own a few poetry books from other children's authors in our house. So, I was very excited to receive this book of poetry by a new author I had never heard of, Dallas Clayton. ...

January 30, 2013 (Updated: January 30, 2013)
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4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Amazing Pictures!!

I was so impressed with the illustrations in this book. The illustrations were done in cut paper, textured cloth, string, and colored pencil. I haven't seen anything like it before and I think it's very cool. My boys really loved it, too. The cut paper shows...

January 22, 2013
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
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5.0
A lovely reminder on God's greatest gifts!

We all have things. Things we don't need, things we think we need, and things we don't even use. Once again, Jan and Mike Berenstain put a wonderful lesson into their story that the whole family can benefit from. Not only do Brother and Sister Bear have...

January 14, 2013
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
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4.0
Excellent middle grade fantasy!

I'm not usually one for Middle Grade books (for shame!), but I'm so glad this book was sent my way! Not only does it have a supernatural twist and religious base, but it has two awesome, young siblings working together as the heros! I...

January 08, 2013 (Updated: January 08, 2013)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Left me just as breathless as the first book!

First let me pick my broken pieces up off the floor, because somehow Julie Cross knows how to leave me crying in a ball on the floor, yet still wanting more. I happened to pick up Tempest (the first novel in this series) one day while at...

January 03, 2013 (Updated: January 03, 2013)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Incredible story of hope and love

I'm not even sure where to begin with this review. I completely and utterly adored this book. It's definitely in my top 10 for the 2012 year, and one of my favorite books ever. It's one I can read multiple times and still enjoy. The story...

January 03, 2013 (Updated: January 03, 2013)
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3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
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3.0
Young Adult Fiction
A true Demon Trappers finale!

I have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever. After reading the third book and realizing there was another, I have been anxious to get my hands on Foretold. And my oh my, Jana Oliver did not disappoint me. This entire series is completely...

November 30, 2012
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Kids Fiction
Adorable book with a great lesson

This book is so adorable. Siblings Pauline and John-John decide to have a lemonade stand during a snow blizzard. Sounds silly, right? Not only does the book help children learn a valuable lesson in selling the right item at the right time, but they also learn about quarters. ...

November 30, 2012
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
5.0
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5.0
A fun read for the whole family!

I am a huge David Shannon fan, so when I saw this book I about freaked out! We love his 'No David' book (we read it just about everyday), so I was hoping this would be a book we could throw into our usual mix. I was not surprised...

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