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Children’s Corner — Two Board Books for Black History Month

9 Feb

February is Black History Month, and Worthy Publishing has two great board books, The Story of Rosa Parks and The Story of Martin Luther King Jr., to share with the littlest of readers. Here’s the scoop:

unknownThis little book of only about 200 words introduces Rosa Parks, called the mother of the civil rights movement. Here is the story of her courageous decision to remain on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, an action that resulted in her arrest and, ultimately, a victory for civil rights. The rich oil paintings by artist Steven Walker contribute to the tension of the moment and the understanding of Rosa Parks.

To purchase this book, click HERE.



unknown-1This little book tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr. in a way that even very young children will understand. This simple but accurate account of his life begins with King’s childhood, making it easy for little ones to relate to his story. Children will learn that he excelled in school, became a minister, and worked to end segregation in America. This book, with only about 200 words accompanied by delicate watercolors, is a great way for parents to begin to teach their children about this inspirational historical figure.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

My Impressions:

It is never too early to introduce your children to historical events and people that have made a huge impact on our current society. The board books, The Story of Rosa Parks and The Story of Martin Luther King Jr., are easily understood looks into what the world was like before the Civil Rights movement. The simple phrases of the stories are accompanied by illustrations that bring the struggles of African Americans to life. The books also emphasize the great strides we have made in the equality of all Americans. Children will easily see themselves in the stories as well and feel empathy for what others in history went through. Standing for truth and justice, living lives of integrity and peace, both of these heroes of the Civil Rights movement will come alive to your kids. So if you are looking for a way to share our nation’s history with your kids, consider choosing these two books.


Audience: children ages 2-5.

(Thanks to Worthy Publishing for complimentary copies of these books. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Children’s Corner — The Berenstain Bears Hugs And Kisses Sticker And Activity Book

2 Feb

616tcsmvl2l-_sx407_bo1204203200_Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Berenstain Bears with puzzles, activity pages, and more than 50 reusable stickers in The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses Sticker and Activity Book.

Featuring Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, and Honey and the rest of the Bear Country gang, kids are sure to have loads of fun as they help Sister Bear through a maze to find her Valentine, solve word puzzles with Brother, color with Honey Bear, and a whole lot more!


My Impressions:

Better than candy! That’s what I think about The Berenstain Bears Hugs And Kisses Activity Book. This book gives your kids hours of fun with reusable stickers, puzzles and games, stories and more — all revolving around love. Love is certainly the theme as each activity reinforces love for family, friends and God. This book is great for kids in early elementary school grades and is recommended by me!


Audience: ages 4-8.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Top 10 Tuesday! — Children’s Picture Books

31 Jan

This week The Broke And The Bookish have challenged us to share our favorite graphic novels, comic books or picture books. I have been incredibly blessed to receive for review some absolutely beautiful and charming children’s storybooks. My children are all grown now and no grandchildren have arrived. Yet! But I still love reading these books. For now I get to share them with my little friends (until grandchildren start arriving at my door 😉 ).

To find out what other bloggers are sharing this week, click HERE.


Top 10 Children’s Picture Books

7 Days of Awesome

Baby Wren And The Great Gift


Christmas Love Letters from God

God Made You Nose to Toes


How Big is Love

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!


The Legend of The Easter Robin

Night Night, Farm


A Night of Great Joy

Would A Worm Go On A Walk?


What are some of your favorites?

Children’s Corner — I’m Going to Give You A Bear Hug!

25 Jan

61gulk9jgwl-_sx496_bo1204203200_I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug.

Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep.


81zzhk5cmwl-_ux250_Caroline B. Cooney is the bestselling author of teen suspense, mystery, and romance novels that have sold over 15,000,000 copies and are published in several languages. Of all her books, she is best known for the young adult novel The Face on the Milk Carton that has sold over 3,000,000 copies and was made into a television movie.

Caroline grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and spent most of her life on the shoreline of that state. She currently resides in South Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, playing piano, walking near her home, pottery, jewelry-making, and, of course, reading.

about-me-profileTim Warnes is an illustrator and author of children’s books. He also has his own online comic strip, Chalk & Cheese. Don’t forget to check it out!




My Impressions:

With charming rhymes and wonderfully whimsical illustrations, I’m Going to Give You A Bear Hug! is the perfect snuggle-time book for you and your kids. For bedtime reading this book is going to be requested over and over. Kids and parents alike will be smiling, giggling and guffawing as a little boy and his mom go through a bedtime routine of goodnight hugs likened to bears, cats, whales, and more. This winner is cute, cute, cute! (This book is available in hardback, board book or Kindle.)


Audience: children 4-8.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Children’s Corner: Lots of Love

18 Jan

516tzpcyqwl-_sy498_bo1204203200_Lots of Love celebrates all the ways we show love — from hugs and kisses to sharing and helping others. The sweet rhymes and whimsical artwork in this board book illustrate the special bonds of love between families and friends. Perfect for young children, this book will make you want to snuggle with your little one as you two explore the greatest blessing of all — love!

Kim Washburn began her career in Christian publishing with Focus on the Family. While she worked on their Clubhouse Jr. magazine, two of her original stories were recognized by the Evangelical Press Association, including first place in the fiction category in 2006. Currently Kim stays home – and stays on her toes – with her eleven-year-old daughter and nine-year-old twin sons.



My Impressions:

Lots of Love would be a great addition (or substituion) to the Valentine’s candy! This book celebrates living a life of love through colorful illustrations and easy rhyme. But this one will be read long after all the chocolate is gone because it teaches the enduring concept of showing love. The board book follows one little girl as she experiences and shares love throughout her day — from an early morning wake-up, to the activities of school, to family interactions and the acknowledgment of God’s love for her. I liked this book and am eager to share it with my little friends. A book that goes beyond a holiday, I recommend Lots of Love!


Audience: children ages 4-8

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Children’s Corner — God Made You Nose to Toes

28 Dec

51b5xlmzhxl-_sy498_bo1204203200_Help little ones understand that God created each part of their bodies so they can enjoy life and everything in it. In this delightful padded cover board book by well-known author and family therapist Leslie Parrott, children can follow along with Toucan –– with a great big nose –– as he helps them learn God loves each one of them completely.



61upoejvpwl-_ux250_Les and Leslie Parrott have been a valuable resource to hundreds of newspaper and magazine journalists in addition to writing their own regular magazine columns and feature stories. Their work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Brides, and Parent Life.


My Impressions:

God loves you completely from your head to big toe. God loves and will keep you wherever you go.

These last two lines of Leslie Parrott’s God Loves You Nose to Toes sum up the message of this cute, cute book. With colorful and interesting illustrations, children learn that God not only created them, but the world around them. I especially liked how Parrott connects the dots for kids between how they are made and their connection with the rest of creation. God is on every page reinforcing His love and care. This one is perfect for family reading time your little ones.


Audience: children ages 2-5.

To purchase, click HERE

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Children’s Corner: Christmas Love Letters from God

14 Dec

51erywzt5ul-_sy447_bo1204203200_Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the story of Jesus’ birth unfolds. The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page. Each letter begins with a space in which to write the child’s name, so each one can be specially addressed to the child.

Written as if God is speaking, each personalized message gives the young reader a sense of wonder as they discover anew the Christmas holiday and the birth of Jesus. A very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Perfect Promise, also accompanies each story and letter as God’s personal words of love, promise, and hope.


21elzywgdnl-_ux250_Glenys Nellist (in her own words) —

Although I live in Michigan, USA, I was born and raised in a little village in northern England.

I grew up in a big old house, with two wonderful parents and seven siblings. My dad was the one who introduced me to the gospel. My mum was the one who encouraged me to work with children.

And at primary school, my teacher was the one who urged me to write. One day a week, I was one of the lucky few withdrawn from the classroom to sit in big, comfy armchairs in the teachers’ lounge. There, in front of a roaring log fire, with pencil and paper at the ready, I would write.

I never would have imagined that four decades later, I would be blessed enough to be an author of children’s books, or be married to a wonderful husband, or be mum to four sons, and a grandma too. But of course, no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

And to God, alone, be the glory.

My Impressions:

Nothing I can say can improve on the description of Christmas Love Letters from God at the top of this post. Scripture told in easy to understand language combines with rhyme that makes the characters come to life giving your child a big picture view of the birth of Jesus foretold by ancient prophets and come to earth as God’s greatest gift. The book is beautifully illustrated and captures the awe and wonder of the Christmas season. I loved how the author includes promises from God’s word that apply to the stories as well as to life today. Special letters from God help personalize each story. There is even a blank letter at the back that your child can address to Jesus!

A wonderful addition to family reading time, Christmas Love Letters from God is a recommended read!


Audience: children ages 5-8.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)