Sheila U. (Sheilaku) - Reviews

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An Arnold Lobel Treasury
An Arnold Lobel Treasury
Author: Arnold Lobel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/27/2006


Charming animal stories with delightful illustrations for the young reader. Classics from the "I CAN READ" series.


Empowered by Choice
Empowered by Choice
Author: Kendra Smiley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/21/2007


A positive encouraging read.


Growing Up Where Jesus Lived
Growing Up Where Jesus Lived
Author: Joan Ripley Smith
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/21/2007


An interesting view of life in Jesus' time through the eyes of a boy.


Holiest of All
Holiest of All
Author: Andrew Murray
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/24/2006


This is Andrew Murray's verse-by-verse exposition of the New Testament book of Hebrews. It is deep, and very edifying.


The Kite Fighters
The Kite Fighters
Author: Linda Sue Park, Eung Won Park (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/16/2007


This book is interesting both for its insight into years-ago Korean culture and as a story of two brothers who come to accept their personal strengths and weaknesses.

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Living Together
Living Together
Author: Pathway Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/25/2007


Designed to be used in Amish classrooms, these basal readers are solidly wholesome, with none of the fantasy that is commonplace in both Christian and secular readers. If you are weary of the brashness that is evident in readers with contemporary story lines, you'll find these a refreshing alternative. Here the children are expected to obey their parents, respect their teachers, ask forgiveness when they do what is wrong, and humbly submit to the discipline of those in authority! And they still enjoy life!! Because the Amish don't use electricity, you won't find stories dealing with the latest in videos, computers or TVs. Instead the stories are centered around farm life, with horse auctions, harvests and LARGE families. We have compared these books to several home school basal readers, and have found that they are more challenging in the lower grades and infinitely more interesting. With simple typesetting and a few black-and-white sketches, these hardback books are not splashy, but are lovely in their simplicity. from Timberdoodle.com


Looking Forward
Looking Forward
Author: Gertrude Hildreth, et. al.
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 5/25/2007


There are five stars on the spine, signifying, I suspect, fifth grade.


The master puppeteer
The master puppeteer
Author: Katherine Paterson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/3/2006


A thirteen-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of eighteenth century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives. The main character really grows up. Unpredictable and interesting.


One Bite Won't Kill You: More than 200 Recipes to Tempt Even the Pickiest Kids on Earth and the Rest of the Family Too
Review Date: 9/3/2007
Helpful Score: 4


While the recipes in the text were more difficult than I was looking for, the ones I tried tasted great. But the text was hilarious! The author's humorous anecdotes on kids and food were spot on. To be honest, I read this cookbook more than I used it. Bon appetit!


Waves of Grace
Waves of Grace
Author: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/6/2008


This is well-done and up to the high standards of Radio Theatre, but what a story! Newton lived a tough, self-centered life before his conversion. I'd rate it PG-13; it's definitely for adults. Three-fourths of this set covers Newton's life before coming to faith. I personally wish they'd spared a few details. If you're trying to convince someone that God can forgive the deepest of sinners, this CD set is recommended.


Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Author: Sook Nyul Choi
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/9/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A good view of Korean life and culture during WWII and its aftermath. Exciting story.


Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Author: Elizabeth Lewis, Ed Young (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/13/2007


Captures the feel of China. A very interesting read.


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