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Book Review: Big Book of Quizzes by The Editors of Faithgirlz

Every girl loves quizzes that reveal more about herself and her friends! This book has quizzes about personality, change, workouts, pressure, learning styles, money, friends, dating, family, and faith.  For each quiz, you tally your score and read a summary, which is full of good solid advice for growing up (not what your daughter will read on a tabloid in the grocery store!).  Some even include scripture, but it's never preachy.  I loved the section on faith, too, because it gives answers to tough questions. The book has a tween friendly design that's fun and full of energy.

I highly recommend this book for girls ages 11-14.  I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review: The One Year Devotions for Active Boys

This is a great devotional for older boys and tweens!  Like any good devotional, it has a story to capture the reader's attention and introduce the scripture, it has a related prayer and a scripture reading.  But what makes this devo stand apart is the engaging activity in the middle of the lesson.  There are puzzles, checklists, mindbenders, crosswords, jokes, tongue twisters, weird fats, science experiments, recipes, quizzes, service idea and physical challenged that help the reader dig into the Bible lesson for the day.  I could easily imagine my children reading ahead to explore the activities!

I love this resource!  It's a great way to get older boys and young teens to dig into scripture.  I would recommend this for boys ages 10-15.

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review: Tried and True by Mary Connealy

I love a good clean historical fiction novel that I can lose myself in.  Mary Connealy scored with this novel - Tried and True is creative, adventuresome, and enjoyable all in one.  Set in the wild west in the post civil war era, it's labeled as a romantic comedy or a cowboy comedy, but it also has good messages on self identity, family relationships, and community.  I enjoyed reading every page and I've already passed it along to a friend to read.  I would recommend this to any female reader age 15+.  I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review: Best Party Book Ever by Faithgirlz

I'm so glad I was able to review this book!  It's so hard to find cute girly party ideas and idea books that aren't too mature for young girls.  Products and party idea books are so often too risqué, too high-society or too worldly for me to want to consider for my daughter.  But she loves hospitality and girly things, so I was thrilled to find this book of party ideas that is truly appropriate for a 4th-10th grade girl.  There are multiple party themes complete with invitation ideas, activities, and menus.  But they also include tips for how to be a great hostess, how to be a great guest, and how to make sure everyone is included in your party.  It's a very well-balanced and delightful book that your young lady is sure to enjoy!

Disclaimer: I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.