Saturday, November 04, 2017

Week in Review: October 29 - November 4

Robinson. Peter Sis. 2017. Scholastic. 48 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Among the Barons. (Shadow Children #4) Margaret Peterson Haddix. 2003. 208 pages. [Source: Library]
Almost Autumn. Marianne Kaurin. Translated by Rosie Hedger. 2012/2017. Scholastic. 278 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Giant Pumpkin Suite. Melanie Heuiser Hill. 2017. Candlewick Press. 448 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Whistling in the Dark. Shirley Hughes. 2015/2017. Candlewick. 240 pages. [Source: Review copy]

The Hole Story. Paul Bright. Illustrated by Bruce Ingman. 2016. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
Machines at Work. Byron Barton. 1987. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
I Was So Mad. Mercer Mayer. 1983. Random House. 24 pages. [Source: Bought]
School Bus. Donald Crews. 1984. 32 pages. [Source: Bought]
Too Many Cats. Leah Raechel Killen. 1988. 30 pages. [Source: Bought]





The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ With Confidence. Thabiti M. Anyabwile. 2018. [January 2018] Moody. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
The Austen Escape. Katherine Reay. 2017. Thomas Nelson. 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
When Christ Appears: An Inspirational Experience Through Revelation. David Jeremiah. 2018. [January] 196 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Pizza with Jesus (No Black Olives). P.J. Frick. 2017. CreateSpace. 158 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2018 Reformation Reading Challenge (I'm hosting)
Completed 2017 Challenge Reformation
5 Months. 5 Goals. Update the Third.
Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2018
My Autumn with Psalm 119 #11
My Autumn with Psalm 119 #12

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1 comments:

Jess 3:17 AM  

Machines at work really sound intriguing!

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