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“Book Reviews,” Friend, June 2020

Book Reviews

Compiled by MaryEllen Van Engelenhoven

Friend Magazine, 2020/06 Jun

Girls Who Choose God: Stories of Extraordinary Women from Church History, by McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding; illustrated by Kathleen Peterson. Read about 15 amazing women from early Church history. Each had an important moment when their decision to choose God made a huge impact!

Maybe, by Kobi Yamada; illustrated by Gabriella Barouch. You are the only you there ever has been or ever will be! This is a story for who you are right now and all the magical potential you hold inside.

Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments from Around the House, by Liz Lee Heinecke. When it comes to learning science, there’s no place like home! Gather around to explore the amazing worlds of physics, chemistry, and biology with fun kitchen experiments for all ages!

Kid Chef Junior, by Anjali Shah. Learn how to chop, whisk, bake, and cook while you laugh at the silly jokes included! With recipes like butterfly quesadillas, magic unicorn toast, and tricolor ice pops, you’ll have just as much fun making your food as you do eating it!

Be Kind, by Naomi Shulman; illustrated by Hsinping Pan. One of the great things about being kind is that it inspires more kindness. Learn more ways to make kindness a habit you won’t want to break!

All the Ways to Be Smart, by Davina Bell; illustrated by Allison Colpoys. Learn the different ways you are smart your whole day through! Every hour of every day, we’re each smart in our own special way.

The Big Book of the Blue, written and illustrated by Yuval Zommer. Meet all kinds of slippery, shimmery, weird, and powerful sea creatures from around the world. Look for 15 different ocean species in a search and find. Watch out for imposters!

Incredible You, by Rhys Brisenden; illustrated by Nathan Reed. Ever had a bad day and just wished that you were someone else? But wait—just think of all the amazing things YOU can do!