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Children’s Corner (+ A Giveaway) — NIV The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible

8 Mar

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11

God has great plans for you. It’s true. The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible will inspire readers to dream about their future and to trust that God has great plans for each and every one of us.

The features of this latest addition to The Plans I Have for You collection include:

Introduction from author Amy Parker
50 God’s Big Plans pages tell how God had big plans for individuals in the Bible and his people as a whole, for example, Moses, Noah, Jonah, Esther, and YOU!
25 Promise Prayers pages focus on children asking God to help them fulfill his plans for them.
100 highlighted verses, including God’s promises as well as hopeful and uplifting verses
Presentation Page
Index to features
Index of highlighted verses
Lively two-color art from Vanessa Brantley Newton, illustrator of The Plans I Have for You picture book

My Impressions:

I loved Amy Parker’s The Plans I Have for You — a children’s book with Jeremiah 29:11 as its foundation. Now a Bible is available for children ages 8-12 that reinforces God’s big plans for them and the world. Using the very readable NIV translation, The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible includes highlighted key verses featuring the plans God has for His people, explanations of God’s plans with applications for kids, and prayers that can jump start quiet times. If you are looking for a Bible for that special child in your life, you need to check this one out.

Recommended.

Audience: children ages 8-12

To purchase this book, click HERE.

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

 

Giveaway

I have a copy of NIV The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible to give away. To enter, leave me a comment stating who you will be sharing this Bible with. I will pick a winner on March 22. (Due to shipping costs, US entries only please.)

Children’s Corner — NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible

8 Mar

Have you ever used a magnifying glass? It makes everything bigger and easier to see, right? Detectives and scientists magnify things to understand them better. Well that’s just what this Bible does—it’s a magnifying glass to help children understand the Word of God better.

The Bible is a gift from God, but many of the things written in the Bible are hard for kids to understand. In fact, sometimes they’re downright mysterious to kids. Using kid-friendly language and a detective theme, the two color NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible explains the Bible text for kids ages 6–10. Two central mystery-solving characters invite children to investigate the Bible using the following features:

Evidence—Bible book introductions answer what kind of book it is, who wrote it, what happens, and the “best part”
Breakthrough—answers questions kids might ask, such as “Who were the Philistines?” and “What is The Spirit of God?”
Scene—includes descriptions highlighting geographical information pertinent to a verse
Witness—explains the meaning and history behind Biblical names
Detective—quizzes students on what they have learned
Case Closed—explores how the events of a particular book of the Bible relate to children as individuals

 

My Impressions:

Wow! What a great Bible for kids! The NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible is a study Bible that will appeal to elementary aged children as they discover all that God’s Word holds for them. Using the easily readable NIV translation, this Bible adds a number of features that will make the Bible real — information on setting and author, meanings of names, and explanations of concepts. There’s even a quick quiz to help kids retain what they have just read. This Bible is just the thing to engage young minds and encourage them to explore what God has for them.

Recommended.

Audience: children ages 6-10.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

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

Children’s Corner — Found

28 Feb

51ru0piqowl-_sy498_bo1204203200_From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

 

 

b1o09dwbp8s-_ux250_Sally Lloyd-Jones is a Brit who came to the US in 1989 “just for a year.” She’s still here.

Born in Kampala, Uganda, raised in East, and West Africa and at a boarding school in the New Forest, the first book she ever remembers reading all the way through was THE COMPLETE NONSENSE by Edward Lear. Things have not been the same since.

She lives in Manhattan and enjoys dividing her time between the front half of her apartment and the back.

http://www.sallylloyd-jones.com

51rfq3zhwpl-_ux250_Some time ago, a boy called Jago arrived here on Earth with a burning ambition to be ….

Superman, Indiana Jones, or quite possibly King Arthur.

Afer a little hard work and an awful lot of drawing I settled on my fourth choice of career, illustrating children’s books, something I reckon I could be quite good at one day.

I live in a slightly damp wetsuit in Cornwall with my fantastically lovely wife Alex, beautiful daughter Lily Peach and small round son, Rudy.

I work almost entirely digitally, using a couple of Macs and an iPad in a secret blend of the finest textures, papers and digital paints. I could tell you how I make each picture, but then I’d have to kill you.

I enjoy working on children’s books and am drawn to stories with a hint of eccentricity.

jagoillustration.com

My Impressions:

Your Easter basket shopping just got easier! Found, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, is the perfect way to show your child God’s love. With simple verse based on Psalm 23, your child will easily understand all the ways God cares for him. The Good Shepherd is beside his little lamb through all things, including times that are scary. I loved the simple, yet effective, illustrations. That little lamb is very expressive, smiling and content when in the arms of his shepherd. Found comes in a sturdy board book format suitable for the smallest of readers. It will hold up to the multiple readings your child is sure to request. I can’t wait to share this one with a little friend!

Highly Recommended.

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 — 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.

Recommended.

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!

Recommended.

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.

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Top 10 Children’s Picture Books

7 Days of Awesome

Baby Wren And The Great Gift

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Christmas Love Letters from God

God Made You Nose to Toes

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How Big is Love

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!

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The Legend of The Easter Robin

Night Night, Farm

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A Night of Great Joy

Would A Worm Go On A Walk?

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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.)

Recommended.

Audience: children 4-8.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

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