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Children’s Corner — Tiny Bible Tales

27 Jun

Tiny Bible Tales, a series of board books, shares the stories of the Bible’s bravest heroes with gentle, rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations.

Daniel in The Lion’s Den

When Daniel is thrown into the lion’s den, it will take all of his prayer and faith to save him. This board book combines quiet, rhyming text with simple and colorful art to tell one of the Bible’s most treasured stories.

To purchase, click HERE.


Miriam And Pharaoh’s Daughter

To save baby Moses, Miriam and her mother place him in a basket and set him adrift on the river. As Miriam watches from the reeds, she hopes that someone will find and rescue him. And someone does — Pharaoh’s daughter! This board book combines quiet, rhyming text with simple and colorful art to tell one of the Bible’s most treasured stories.

To purchase, click HERE.


W. C. Bauers is a husband, father, publishing industry veteran, bibliophile, and popular author of children’s books and science fiction. His works include the TINY BIBLE TALES and UNBREAKABLE and INDOMITABLE (THE CHRONICLES OF PROMISE PAEN).

His interests include Taekwondo, Military History, Munchkin (especially Space and Spy), small arms, and French-press brewing. He lives in the Rocky Mountains with his wife, three boys, and the best rescue in the ‘verse.

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My Impressions:

What incredibly adorable books these two are! These favorite Bible stories — Daniel and the lions and Moses’ childhood — are told in a charming and understandable way for even the littlest kid. I loved the rhyming verse that succinctly tells the story, hitting all the important parts. The illustrations are colorful and engaging and are sure to catch and keep your child’s eye. Both are sturdy board books that will stand up to the constant reading that is sure to come. These two are not the only books in the series — be sure to check out all of them.


Audience: children ages 3-5.

(Thanks to Penguin Young Readers for complimentary copies. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)




Children’s Corner — Amos Faces His Bully

11 Apr

Amos is targeted by the town bully because he is so small. When word reaches Amos of his friend David’s battle with Goliath, he thinks back to what David told him about putting his faith in God’s protection. Perhaps the same God can help Amos face his bully too.


To purchase, click HERE.



Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author, and editor. A 2005 graduate of Long Ridge Writers Group, Cheryl began her career focusing on article writing. She specializes in time management and organization, but has also written about everyday life in the 1800s, gardening, parenting, and women’s health issues. In 2008, she changed her focus to fiction writing for children. Her first picture book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing (GAP).  A Christmas Kindness, an early reader, was released by 4RV Publishing in 2012, with a digital version following in 2014, and Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving (Guardian Angel Publishing, 2016).

Ms. Malandrinos has edited numerous manuscripts in a variety of genres and ghostwritten a Christian chapter book. Cheryl has been a panelist at the WriteAngles Conference that takes place each fall at Mount Holyoke College and offers writing workshops in her local school district. A book reviewer and blogger, Cheryl lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.


My Impressions:

Cheryl Malandrinos has written a clever book that combines a beloved Bible story with a lesson for modern day kids. Amos Faces His Bully, targeted towards children ages 4-8, introduces a young boy who endures name-calling and ridicule from bigger boys in his village of Bethlehem. But his older friend, seventeen year old David, shares wisdom gained from experience. It’s not about being brave or big, it’s about having faith that God can and will protect with His presence. I loved the creative twist Malandrinos brings to the David and Goliath story. The reactions of Amos and the other boys in Bethlehem mirror the awe many probably had at the audacity David exhibited in facing down the Philistine’s giant. While teaching about standing up to bullies, the book also opens the door for reading and talking about scripture — a win-win for parents!

Whether Amos Faces His Bully is part of family reading time, or used to practice reading skills, it will definitely become a favorite with your kids.


Audience: children ages 4-8.

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

Children’s Corner — The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds And Epic Creations

28 Mar

Begin your adventure here! The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations: 60 Ultimate Try-Something-New, Explore-the-World Activities contains lessons on knot tying, writing coded letters, building tree swings, and more, perfect for kids ages 8 and up. Boys and girls will love this interactive book filled with step-by-step guides and fun, full-color illustrations, and parents will enjoy the key verses and biblical takeaways that make this the perfect companion to the NIV Adventure Bible, the #1 Bible for kids. From easy, do-it-yourself crafts to fun outdoor activities, this book will show kids how to find adventure indoors and out.

Adventures include:

  • Top-secret coded letters
  • Geocaching fun
  • Identifying animal tracks
  • Camping like a pro
  • Learning sign language
  • Bible arts and crafts
  • And more!

To purchase, click HERE

My Impressions:

Mom I’m bored! I bet we have all heard that refrain at least one or two (or a hundred) times over the course of school breaks and summers. I know when my kids were young I did. How I wish I had had a book like The Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds And Epic Creations way back when! This book is geared for kids ages 9-10 and has 60 fun activities and crafts that will keep them engaged. Each activity has a list of what you need and instructions on how to do it. It also has a statement to think about along with a scripture reference that ties into the activity. Some activities are perfect for rainy day crafting while others will get your kids up, out, and moving.  I loved the variety of the activities, but I really loved that each one pointed to God and His work in the world and in our lives. The Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations is great for kids and parents to connect with each other and to start conversations about the world around them and the God Who created it.


Audience: kids ages 8-10

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


Children’s Corner (+Giveaway!) — Numbers in The Bible and Colors in The Bible

20 Mar

In this energetic counting primer, children are taken on a number-filled tour of beloved Bible stories. Little ones will learn their numbers and be introduced to the world of the Bible as they count the Ten Commandments, the seven days of Creation, and the three lions in the lions’ den. Created with fresh, modern illustrations, this educational board book is sure to captivate curious toddlers.

To purchase, click HERE.

In this energetic board book, children are taken on a colorful tour of beloved Bible stories. Little ones will learn about colors and be introduced to the world of the Bible as they read about the green Garden of Eden, the yellow deserts of Egypt, and the blue Jordan River. Created with fresh, modern illustrations, this colors primer is sure to captivate curious toddlers.

To purchase, click HERE.


My Impressions:

Bright and colorful illustrations, bold letters and numbers, and glimpses into beloved Bible stories combine in two new board books for the toddler set. Colors in The Bible and Numbers in The Bible are great ways to teach your kids the basics plus create a love of reading. But the biggest perk to these books is the introduction of Bible stories to your littlest kids. Each number or color features a story that your kids are going to want know more about. With scripture references provided, you can use these books to launch into a deeper reading of the Bible. And learning about God is an activity for all ages!  Sturdy board books, these two will take a beating. And that’s a good thing because you can depend on them being requested over and over again.


Audience: toddlers.

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



The folks at Worthy Publishing are generously giving away a copy of each book to one of my readers. To enter just leave a comment with whom you will be sharing these books. The giveaway will run through March 28.

Children’s Corner — 1, 2, 3 God Made Me

14 Mar

Count along and you will see how wonderfully God made me!

Freckles, fingers, toes, and nose—this delightful counting board book helps toddlers recognize parts of the wonderful bodies God gave us. Count from 1 to 10, and then start over again, thanking God along the way! 

In the Little Words Matter™ board books, it only takes a few words to tell a big story. Crafted especially for toddlers, these books make biblical truths easily understandable and enjoyable for little ones and their parents too!

To purchase, click HERE.

My Impressions:

1,2,3 God Made Me is more than a preschool counting book or a book to help kids recognize parts of their body. Its colorful illustrations that include a diverse group of kids and the message that God is our creator make this board book a perfect way to introduce God’s love. I loved the inclusion of complimentary Bible verses — it’s never to early to introduce scripture memorization! This one is apt to become a favorite read for your toddler, so get ready to enjoy this one over and over!


Audience: toddlers.

(Thanks to B&H Publishers for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


Children’s Corner (+Giveaway!) — That Grand Easter Day!

5 Feb

An engaging picture book about the first Easter Day, with a fun cumulative story structure.

That Grand Easter Day! is a cumulative story that begins with the stone in front of the tomb and ends with a new beginning — the Resurrection of Christ. The lively narrative builds as it progresses, adding people, objects, and animals that may have witnessed the events of that day long ago. Little ones will love the repetition, which adds a pleasing level of predictability and helps to make the story of the first Easter more memorable.

The upbeat, reverent story is accompanied by luminous illustrations which bring the story to life. This engaging picture book will be a read-aloud favorite at Eastertime and throughout the year. Ages 4-7.


Jill Roman Lord is a wife, mother of three amazing kids, runner, author, writer, nurse anesthetist and Jesus lover. She is an author of Christian Children’s books. It is her desire in her writing to draw children closer to Jesus and to provide books that parents (or grandparents or caregivers) can enjoy reading with the kids snuggled on their laps.

Jill is a Christian and loves Jesus to her core. He is her all-in-all. She tries to follow His lead but messes up a lot. She looks forward to all God still has in store for her in this journey called life. Charlotte, NC is home to Jill and her family, and you can find her running, hiking, and golfing.

Connect with Jill on Facebook, Goodreads and also on her Amazon author page, Jill Roman Lord.

Alessia Trunfio is an Illustrator, Background Artist and Animator based in Rome.


My Impressions:

Does anyone under the age of 50 remember the poem The House That Jack Built? It was a favorite of mine while growing up. I loved the repetition and the fun associated with this beloved nursery rhyme. In the same vein of cumulative story structure, Jill Roman Lord retells the most important story in the world, the story of Jesus’ resurrection. With the beautiful illustrations, the rhyming structure, and the message of the gospel of Christ, That Grand Easter Day! will soon become a favorite with your family. Unlike the old English nursery rhyme, the story that Lord tells changes as the miracle of Easter Day unfolds. You and your child will meet the many people involved in the story — the Roman guard, the women who came to anoint Jesus’ body, the disciples, the angel, and finally Christ Himself as He appears alive! The story begins and end with scripture promises of eternal life — a great way to introduce the story and begin discussion. A great addition to a family library, That Grand Easter Day! will become a perennial family favorite.


Audience: children ages 4-7.

To purchase, click HERE.

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



A big thank you to Worthy Publishing! They are generously giving away a copy of That Grand Easter Day! to one of my readers. Leave a comment letting me know who you will share this book with. The giveaway ends February 19th.

Children’s Corner — Jesus Loves You!

31 Jan

God’s only son, Jesus, wants you to know that He loves you. He loves you more than you can ever imagine. He watches over you to make sure you are okay and knew you even before He created you. That’s how special you are to Him. Won’t you spend some time with Jesus today? Jesus Loves You is the 2017 winner of the CSPA Book of the Year for Children’s Gift Book.



Christine Topjian (M.Ed.,B.Ed.,B.Comm.) is first and foremost a committed Christian.  She has also been a Certified Teacher in both Canada and the US and has been working as an intermediate school teacher for over a decade and also enjoys managing real estate, being a published author (2 books so far with many more to come), running a popular socio-political website (prosperingarmenians.com), in addition to being a media producer. She calls Toronto home and loves to travel and to cook.  She is an avid lover of good quality coffees and lattes.


My Impressions:

Don’t let the kid-friendly illustrations fool you! Jesus Loves You! may be a children’s book, but it delivers an important reminder to everyone that Jesus is right in the midst of your life. I have to admit, I expected a book suited for kids preschool to early elementary when I first saw this book. But as I read it, I realized Jesus Loves You! is relevant for all people — from toddler to senior. The book takes a child through his growing up years, through all the life changes (joys, stresses and sadness included) to a conclusion of a life spent walking with Jesus. Yes it is a kids book, but parents (and grandparents) will find themselves treasuring God’s promises. Perfect for multigenerational reading time, Jesus Loves You! will spark sharing of just how much Jesus does indeed love us.

Highly recommended.

Audience: kids of all ages 😉

To purchase, click HERE.

(Thanks to Book Publicity Services for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)