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Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

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Really Woolly Easter Blessings
by Bonnie Rickner

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Book Description

Winter’s nap is over, and new life is all around!

Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. And the Really Woolly characters are discovering God’s goodness all around them. Curl up with your little one, and join the fun while learning about the hope of Easter and springtime!

Adorable rhymes, sweet Bible verses, and prayer starters will make reading time a special moment for you and your child—to connect with each other.

My Thoughts On This Book

This is such a sweet little Easter board book. The Really Woolly characters are all so adorable. The Bible verses and rhymes are great to teach your small children, along with the prayer starters to teach them how to pray. The graphics are so adorable, and the colors are bright spring colors, and are sure to catch the eye of any child. If you are looking for a good book to teach your young child about Jesus, this will be a beautiful book to start with. ou will spend many hourse with your child or children reading them this book.

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

The Bible Is My Best Friend Family Devotional by Shelia Walsh, from B & H Publishing.

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kids family decotionalThe Bible Is My Best Friend–Family Devotional

52 Devotions for Families

Gather the family and spend some time with your best friend—the Bible!

From best-selling author Sheila Walsh, the Bible Is My Best Friend Family Devotional connects families both to God’s Word and to each other. Fifty-two key scriptures form the basis for the devotions, which build on the verses, challenge the family to commit them to memory, and explore how each verse is part of God’s wonderful message. “Let’s Talk” questions urge the family to discuss what they’ve learned and offer challenges for different ages of children as well as their parents.

 

This unique family devotional touches both the mind and the heart. Minds will grow as the text builds on past weeks by reviewing memory work and themes. But most importantly, hearts will grow as families learn together to value the gifts found in the Bible and realize how God’s Word can be their greatest friend.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Family Devotional has 52 devotions for families. Each devotions starts out with a memory verse, followed by the one page devotion. Then there is a Let’s Talk that gives families a chance to talk about how the devotion applies to their life. Followed by a Family Fun section with a craft that goes along with the topic, and a Weekly Challenge and a Check Point for the family to talk about things they can do to take action about the devotion.

This is a neat devotional, it can be used for the entire family. I like that the devotions are so short because it give you the opportunity to use the devotions for a wide age span. You can easily add to what is written for each day if your children are older. The layout of the book is beautiful and the pages are full of color, the people and graphics are adorable and would be cute for any age. This is a very nice family devotional book. I encourage you to check out this Family Devotional by Shelia Walsh.

Bedtime Snuggles by Patricia Eubank

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Bedtime SnugglesBedtime Snuggles

by Patricia Reeder Eubank

A sweet and cozy book that’s perfect for bedtime reading
As the sun slowly sinks in the nighttime sky, baby farm animals of all shapes and sizes snuggle up with their mamas for a good night’s sleep. Little ones will love the cozy animals and the sweet conclusion—a mother rocking her child to sleep. Patti Eubank’s expressive rhyming text is paired with her finely detailed illustrations to create a board book that is perfect for bedtime reading. It doesn’t get any sweeter than this! Ages 2 to 5.

About the Author

Patricia Reeder Eubank has written and illustrated many titles for Ideals Children’s Books, including Seaman’s Journal, Just Where You Belong, and ABCs of Halloween. Patricia’s love of animals shines through on nearly every page of each book she has illustrated. She lives in the Santa Ynez Valley of California with her family and their many animals.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I love board books for little ones, and this is such a cute one. I really enjoyed reading this to my niece so I could review it. This cute little story is about animal found around the house and farm, as well as wild animals found in the woods and forest around your home. The adorable pages are thick board and the beautiful front cover is padded. I love the way each picture of the animals are so beautifully placed in an environment that was natural to them. The colors are so pastel and pretty. And I especially love the last page where the mother is holding her child in the child’s room, with pets and stuffed animals laying around the room.

I love this storybook for little ones. It can be read to your child, or it can also be read by a child that is a little older and can read. This is such a cute and sweet story that your little one will have you reading it to them over and over.

I received this book from Worthy Publishing to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

NIrV, Under the Sea Holy Bible

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NIrV, Under the Sea
Holy Bible

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About the Bible

The Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV is a perfect gift for children ages 6 to 10. Themes of underwater fun and sparkling fish grace the interior of this wonderful children’s Bible. The outside is covered in foil and sparkle. The interior has color inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes with themes of God’s care and love for each of us and all of creation.

 

My Thoughts on this Book

I love the cover of this Bible, with the colors and fish, it is very appealing to children. But I was really disappointed when I opened the Bible up. The font is very small, and pretty difficult to read.

There are several things in this Bible that will help children with their Bible study. The five page dictionary helps understand some of the words in the Bible, and the list of Great Bible Stories with verses to go along with the story are great tools to use with your children as they read this Bible. There are also several colorful pages throughout this Bible that are a beautiful addition.

Overall, I don’t think this is a Bible I would purchase for small children, because of the very small font.   I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

 

Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Bkessings by Mike Berenstain

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Berenstain Bears
Mother’s Day Blessings
by Mike Berenstain

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About the book

Mama Bear is the best mama in all of Bear Country and Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear know just what to do for her on Mother’s Day. In this newest title in the Berenstain Bears Living Lights, The Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings, join the Bear family and all of Bear Country as they spend Mother’s Day together remembering just why our mothers are so special to all of us!

My Review

The Berenstain Bears is such an awesome classic for kids. I love the new addition to the Bears Books, Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings. The Bears planned a special day for their mother, a brunch at The Bear County Inn. Driving through town, they see many mother’s if all different kinds. Mother Bear explains to her cubs that mothers come in many shapes and sizes, all different, but all mothers!

This is especially an awesome read for little ones just learning about different special days. Author Mike Berenstain writes another fantastic book for kids! Every child I know loves this wonderful book!

A copy of this book was provided by BookLook Bloggers for me to read. The opinions expressed here are mine only!

 

The Author

Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents, Stan and Jan, working together to write and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too.

Veggie Tales Bible NIrV from Zondervan

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Veggie Tales Bible NIrV
from Zondervan

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Book Description

In the VeggieTales Bible, Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all their VeggieTales friends invite children to join them and get to know the Bible. In this full-text New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) Bible, each feature is specially designed to help children understand and love God’s Word.

MY REVIEW

The Veggie Tales Bible is so very cute for your children, thought I would have to agree with other reviewers, I would say this Bible would be better for 9-11 year olds. The cover is adorable, there are many full page color pictures throughout the Bible that will appeal to your child. The NIrV is easier for kids to read. There are other things that make this Bible special. There is an introductory page at the begging of each book, giving a summary of each book, verses, people, themes, stories and other points of interest in that book. You will also find many verses highlighted throughout each book for kids to memorize.

Overall this is a wonderful, adorable Bible for children to carry. I love Veggie Tales, so I would love this book for any young child in my family!

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

My Sister Lulu and Me by Traci Dunham

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my sister lulu and meMy Sister Lulu and Me 
by Traci Dunham

About this book

Through this heartwarming story children will learn that God makes everyone uniquely special. Travel with Lulu and her sister through everyday life and discover what makes their bond strong. A great story to educate and open up a dialogue with young children about acceptance of others who are different and are disabled.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Lulu was a uniquely special sister because she had a handicap, and because of that, she wasn’t able to do the things most children can do. She couldn’t learn as quickly as other children. But she still had just as much fun as any other child. Lulu enjoys going to the park to play, going to the beach. She likes eating the same things every day, and her family rides her in a special chair when going somewhere. Even though Lulu is different, she and her sister love each other, and enjoy doing things together.

This is such a special book for children to read. I’ve always enjoyed reading books about children with special needs because they teach other children how to interact and be friends with them. The sister in this story reminds me of my sweet seven year old niece, because when Abbi sees a special needs child, she always approaches them with love and kindness, spending time with them, making them feel accepted. I love how the sister ‘My Sister Lulu and Me’ makes her sister feel loved and accepted. This is so much needed today, especially with all of the bullying that goes on among kids. Author Traci Dunham does an excellent job of writing this story in a way that children can understand more clearly about a special needs child and how to act around them.

And I have to mention the illustrations in this book. They are awesome, filled with vivid color, making each page pop out at you when you turn the pages. I especially love the characters adorable faces. ‘My Sister Lulu and Me’ is truly a special book, and beautiful inside and out. Every child needs to read this book!

Faith Builders Bible, NIrV

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Faith Builders Bible, NIrV

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A new NIrV Bible for kids 6-10 that follows the popular brick-building trend.

The Faith Builders Bible, NIrV uses the popularity of brick-building pieces to engage children with the Word of God. Includes 24 full-color pages of illustrations plus the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) in a very readable, 9-point font size.

 

My Thoughts!

This is a little bit different Bible than I’ve reviewed previously, with the legos type picture on the front as well as throughout the Bible. The NIrV is like the NIV, only its the readers version. It has 24 double sided pages with Bible scenes made from Legos, some of which are, Noah, The Nativity, Jesus Walks on the Water and so many more! And there is a Building Block Verse of each of these pages as well. All in all, it is a pretty neat Bible for kids, though I do think it would be for the older kids, because the font is smaller than a lot of kids Bible fonts, and not so easy to read for little ones just starting to read.

I rec’d this Bible from BookLook Bloggers and Zondervan to read and review. The opinions here are mine alone.

 

 

Snuggle Time Devotions That End with a Hug! by Stephen Elkins

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Snuggle Time Devotions That End with a Hug!

by Stephen Elkins

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About this book!

Children will grow in their understanding of faith and look forward to spending time with God as they read, play, hug, and get inspired through these 52 heartwarming snuggle time devotions. Along with the short devotional reading and Bible story, each snuggle time moment features a game or activity to help kids remember the lesson and tuck it away in their heart. This book will get you and your child talking together, laughing together, and hugging together! It’s a great way to strengthen your parent-child relationship while introducing young children to the joys of spending time with God. It’s also an effective resource for helping to shape behavior and for teaching kids biblically based life principles.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS LITTLE DEVOTIONAL

I love this sweet devotional for kids. And all of the devotional end with a hug. In this book, parents will find wonderful tips and instructions on how to interact with their children. If you do not have a devotion for your children, I highly recommend Snuggle Time Devotions That End with a Hug!  Your children will enjoy the pictures throughout this book, with vivid colors to attract their attention. You can us some or all of the features in this devotional, depending on the age of your child. It is so important to start your children reading devotional early, and this is one of the most wonderful devotionals I’ve had the pleasure to review.

I received this book from Tyndale House to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition….,,,,,By Catherine DeVries

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Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition….

By Catherine DeVries

From Zondervan

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Book Description

Adventure Awaits!

The Adventure Bible Storybook starts children on the journey of a lifetime, introducing them to some of the greatest stories of the Bible! Bold, beautiful illustrations bring the fifty action-packed stories to life as readers encounter fun, exciting themes of discovery, imagination, and suspense—everything you’d expect from a fantastic adventure. This deluxe edition enhances the Bible reading experience with audio CDs that include multiple character voices, music, and sound effects. The Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition stimulates children’s minds and fills their hearts with love for their heavenly Father.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Deluxe Edition of this Bible Story set includes a hardcover storybook and two CD’s to go with the story. This book includes many of the favorite Bible stories we all love. Along with the story, included is an Adventure Discover section and a Words to Treasure section to help reinforce the story. There is also a hardcover case for the book and the CD’s to fit in.

I have let several children look at this book and they all loved it, and especially the animals on the cover. My niece calls it her Jungle Bible Story Book! She loves the jungle animals! This is a very nice set for any child. I love that the pictures help tell the story, because the kids were looking at the pictures and telling their own story. To me, this is so special that kids can do this with pictures.

I highly recommend this set for your child’s library. And it would make a wonderful Christmas gift!

I received this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson through their blogging program, BookSneeze, to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.