Saturday, May 16, 2015

Redo Your Room: 50 Bedroom DIYS You Can Do in a Weekend / Get to Know: Jesus

Title: REDO YOUR ROOM: 50 Bedroom DIYS you can do in a Weekend
Edited by FaithGirlz and Girls’ Life Magazine
Publisher: Zonderkidz
March 2015
ISBN: 978-0310746324
Genre: Nonfiction/decorating/tween

Whether you’re looking for an all-out room redo or a few new tricks to brighten up your space, Faithgirlz! has tons easy how-tos and quick DIYs that'll morph your room into a true expression of y-o-u. Give your walls a burst of color (even without a bucket of paint!)  and turn your fave pics and keepsakes into inspiring art. These floor-to-ceiling secrets help nix those piles of clothes decorating your space in favor of awesome add-ons, like mini murals and a magical ribbon chandelier (psst: we won't tell anyone it took you a half hour to whip up).

REDO YOUR ROOM is packed with cute and crafty ways to add pop to your domain. You'll learn how to make even the tiniest spaces into pretty places to sleep 'n' study, and clever ways to keep it all looking adorable. And the best part? You can make over your bedroom without going broke.

REDO YOUR ROOM is a book my thirteen year old daughter is greatly excited about. Fun crafts that will give her space an instant make-over. The ideas are creative. Picture-frame jewelry holders – wow, I wish I would’ve thought of that. I got her a small wire birdhouse to hang her dangly earrings on, but this is so much better.  There is also clipboard art, and so much more for instant sprucing up. Even my eighteen year old daughter is excited about this book—and my ten-year-old.

If you have daughters and they have space of their own, you’ll want to consider REDO YOUR ROOM.  A great book for girls filled with brilliant ideas.

5 stars. Available in paperback. 128 pages.

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Author: Nancy I. Sanders
Publisher: Zonderkidz
July 2014
ISBN:  978-0310745167
Genre: Nonfiction/biography
Reviewed by Jenna

Jesus--part of the Get to Know series--is a unique biography about Jesus, the son of God. Focusing on the life and character of this Biblical hero, using color photographs, maps, and other visual resources to tell the whole story, young biography fans will come to learn more about this man of the God and the role he plays in history.

Featuring a bibliography and scriptural references throughout, this is sure to become a favorite for young readers and for first book reports.

GET TO KNOW: JESUS is a very good book. It tells all about Jesus all the way from  His birth to His death and resurrection. I learned that God can do anything, even conquer death. The pictures are very well done by a good artist.

Bad points: the facts were not presented as facts. They were presented in manners such as “Many scholars believe…” which seems to imply that it may not be true. It is gospel, so it is true.

 GET TO KNOW: JESUS includes eye-witness accounts, and definitions and did you know facts, and includes information on other Bible heroes.  Recommended for those who want to know more about Jesus in an easy to read format. Christian school libraries, church libraries, homeschools…

4 stars. Available in paperback. 128 pages.

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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