Announcing the 2013 Christian Historical Fiction Reading Challenge!

Okay… I’m a total slacker. Well, not exactly true, but it’s been chaos trying to get this challenge up and running and I just kept putting it off. But, no more! This year I’m putting the challenge through Goodreads. If you do not have a Goodreads account that’s okay, you can just comment here on this post and still participate. But, Goodreads is amazing and free and a fabulous way to share books and your opinions with others!  

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Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show {Review}

From Michael Buckley, the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series, and Dan Santat, author-illustrator of Sidekicks, comes this hilarious picture book starring Kel Gilligan (a.k.a. “The Boy Without Fear”) that encourages kids to laugh at their fears and celebrates the bravery it takes to try new things no matter how ordinary. Narrated by Kel himself as he attempts his “stunts” with Evel Knievel-like flair, the story unfolds as a performance in which readers themselves become part of the audience, encouraging Kel to get dressed all by himself (without a net!), eat new foods like broccoli (eww!), and take a bath (gasp!). Bold, interactive, and downright silly, this is a book to make kids cheer and attempt some “stunts” of their own.

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