Children's Christian Fiction

Middle-Grade Fiction Review – Selah’s Painted Dream by Susan Count

Thirteen-year-old Selah’s life is about as perfect as it gets. She has horsy friends at school, and on weekends, she rides her black mare on Grandpa’s farm. Training the horse to do upper-level liberty work is what makes her heart beat. But one word can ruin a perfect life—moving. A move would separate her from… Continue reading Middle-Grade Fiction Review – Selah’s Painted Dream by Susan Count

Children's Christian Fiction · Guest Authors and Special Features

Vlog: Silver Spurs by Miralee Ferrell 🐎Middle-Grade Fiction Review

About the Book Kate’s dream of owning a horse has finally happened. But now her best friend Tori has no money to buy a horse. So Kate comes up with a plan—she’ll raise money by boarding horses and hosting a show in her family’s barn. It seems the perfect solution until Melissa, the girl who… Continue reading Vlog: Silver Spurs by Miralee Ferrell 🐎Middle-Grade Fiction Review

Children's Christian Fiction · Guest Authors and Special Features

Vlog: Soprano Trouble by Victoria Kimble 🎶 Middle-Grade Fiction Review

Hello and welcome to Christian Shelf-Esteem’s middle-grade fiction week. The core audience for #mglit is 8 to 12-year-olds and I happen to have two kiddos in this age range—both avid readers. Today, my daughter Taylor is sharing her review Soprano Trouble by Victoria Kimble (yesterday’s guest author). 🙂 About the Book Summer McKidd is a bright, compassionate 7th grader. She… Continue reading Vlog: Soprano Trouble by Victoria Kimble 🎶 Middle-Grade Fiction Review

Children's Christian Fiction

Vlog: A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell ❤️️🐴 Middle Grade Fiction Review

Today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the newest member of the Christian Shelf-Esteem team. If you’ve followed my reviews for any length of time, chances are you’ve seen her around. She’s been my sous chef for cookbook reviews and a creative consultant for the blog’s #bookstagram posts. Stepping out from behind the… Continue reading Vlog: A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell ❤️️🐴 Middle Grade Fiction Review

Children's Christian Fiction · Children's Non-Fiction

A Double #KidLit Review: The Life of Martin Luther & Grit and Grace from Sparkhouse Family

What’s more fun than discovering a new author? Finding a publisher with new authors and new books you’d like to explore! You may already be familiar with Sparkhouse Family (a division of 1517 Media). I discovered them through their twitter account where I spotted the cover of the first book I’m reviewing today. They were very gracious… Continue reading A Double #KidLit Review: The Life of Martin Luther & Grit and Grace from Sparkhouse Family

Children's Christian Fiction

Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends by Rachel Anne Ridge

My Thoughts When someone mentions adopting a pet, images of cuddly kittens and huggable hounds may fill your mind. The same was probably true for Rachel Ann Ridge, before she found a stray donkey standing at the end of her driveway. Now a year after introducing adults to Flash, Rachel Anne Ridge shares a fictional tale with our children featuring her adopted donkey. Friendship is… Continue reading Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends by Rachel Anne Ridge

Children's Christian Fiction

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Available August 23, 2016 from Waterbrook Follow the Author Website | Twitter | Facebook  | Pinterest Adventurous Lil Pup is bummed that hibernating season will soon be coming to the Great North Woods. Why should so many of his friends have to go in for the winter and leave Lil Pup without pals? Mama reminds her little wolf… Continue reading God Gave Us Thankful Hearts by Lisa Tawn Bergren