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Book Review, “Do Baby Bears Have Mommies?” Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley authors

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Do Baby Bears Have Mommies? by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley is a wonderful book. It is a part of the I’ve Got Questions series. This adorable book is illustrated by Ailie Busby.

This book, written as a delightful children’s poem, is full of the type of questions that children frequently ask their parents. Some of the questions included in the book are: What do kangaroos keep in their pouches? How do earthworms get around? Are some ladybug boys? and Why are eagles’ wings so long?  Along with the lovely illustrations, this book has a rhythm that is sure to appeal to young children.

I enjoyed this book.  It is well-written and includes questions that are sure to hold the interest of young ones and amuse them throughout the book.  The pictures are simple, but well-done, and catch the eye. I especially liked the pages with the giraffes and the ducks.

I would recommend this book to parents, grandparents, and anyone choosing books for children ages 4-7.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

 

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Book Review, “When God Made You,” Matthew Paul Turner author

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When God Made You, written by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow, is a delightful children’s book. With its colorful pictures and catchy rhyme and rhythm, it is sure to be a favorite in any home with young children.

This book strives to inform children that they are loved. In fact, God not only loved them before they were born, but He planned and created every aspect of their being. The book tells little ones that God knew such things as their physical traits, personalities, and talents before they were even thought of here on earth. It encourages them to use their gifts for God’s glory from a young age.

I enjoyed this book.  It was charming and held my attention to the very end. The illustrations were interesting and appropriate for young children. I liked the idea that children can be taught about their importance and usefulness to God early in their development.

I would recommend this book to anyone with young children in their lives.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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Book Review, “The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional,” Mike Berenstain author

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The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional, by Mike Berenstain, is a delightful children’s book. The son of Stan and Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain continues the legacy of the Berenstain Bear family, inspiring families even today.

This beautiful hardback book includes 90 devotions for families with young children. Each devotion includes a Bible verse, a short devotion, and a prayer from Brother, Sister, or Honey Bear. Several also include a section entitled, “Carry On, Cub!”, which suggests specific actions children can take to execute the ideas discussed in the devotion. The book begins with a bedtime prayer for children to read.

This is a wonderful devotional for families. I especially enjoyed the beautiful illustrations and bright colors used throughout. The topics are practical areas of the Christian life that anyone would wish to instill within his child. Some of the topics included are: God Loves You Very Much, Be Kind and Helpful to Others, Be Courageous, Have Faith, Be a Good Friend, and God’s Gifts and Blessings.

I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to instill the Word of God in young children’s lives.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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Book Review, “Heroes of the Bible Treasury,” Zonderkidz publishers

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The Heroes of the Bible Treasury, is a marvelous children’s book published by Zonderkidz. A hardcover book, it contains six level two Adventure Bible I Can Read stories. Level two stories involve reading with help. They have longer sentences and language play for developing readers.

This book contains the following stories: Noah’s Voyage, Moses Leads the People, Elijah God’s Mighty Prophet, Joseph the Dreamer, Brave Queen Esther, and Paul Meets Jesus. Each story is written in simple vocabulary, easy for young readers. Each includes several pages to read, then a section entitled People in Bible Times and a section with various titles that gives fun facts related to the story. All are beautifully illustrated by David Miles with gorgeous age-appropriate pictures.

I enjoyed this book. It will appeal to any young child wanting to read the Bible for himself. The pictures are incredibly done and detailed enough to provide a little extra information not included in the words of the story.

 I would recommend this book to anyone attempting to encourage young children to form a habit of reading the Bible for themselves.

Kara

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Book Review, “Wild About the Bible,” Zonderkidz publishers

Wild About the Bible cover.jpgThe Wild About the Bible Sticker and Activity Book, published by Zonderkidz, features classic art from the Adventure Bible I Can Read stories. David Miles’ illustrations are beautifully done within this book.

This activity book includes fifty reusable stickers to use on the pages within. Activities include mazes, secret codes, coloring pages, crossword puzzles, complete the pictures, word finds, connect the dots, find the differences, and word scrambles, all with Biblical themes. There are also pages that require the child to find the correct sticker to complete the picture. The pages are thick and sturdy, ready to hold up for energetic children.

This is a wonderful book. The amazing illustrations draw one’s eyes and bring the Bible to life.  I especially appreciated the wide variety of activities, allowing for different preferences and interests. The reusable stickers are very practical for young children. I like the fact that they can be moved if stuck in the wrong places or accidentally put down in an unintended way.

I would recommend this book for early elementary age children who enjoy Bible stories.

Kara

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Book Review, “The Play-Along Bible,” Bob Hartman author

The Play-Along Bible coverThe Play-Along Bible: Imagining God’s Story through Motion and Play, written by Bob Hartman and illustrated by Susie Poole, is designed to be interactive. It is beautifully illustrated with lovely pictures to hold any child’s attention.

This Bible contains fifty Bible stories that are written to encourage children to combine actions with each story. The author suggests that parents perform the action or sound first, then have the child imitate each one. This book will instill a love of the Bible, reading, and spending time with parents or caregivers with its “fresh, multisensory approach.” It also encourages physical activity and social interaction, as well as growing the imagination. There are also four memory verses in the back of the book.

This Bible is an amazing addition to any children’s library. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to teach children Biblical stories in a fun and bonding manner.

Kara

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Book Review, “I Want to be Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook,” Stephen Elkins author

I Want to be Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook coverI Want to be Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook, by Stephen Elkins, is a delightful book. Elkins, a songwriter, record-producer, bestselling children’s author, and father of three children, has done an excellent job of putting together a quality Bible storybook for young children.

This book is designed to help parents teach their children character lessons by encouraging them to be “Just Like Jesus.” The stories are paired with colorful illustrations that both parents and children will enjoy. Each story includes three sections: Jesus in the Bible, Jesus in Me, and a Prayer for Today. Each ends with a simple statement to sum up the lesson, such as “To be just like Jesus, I will show endurance.”

I loved this book. It is well-written, including topics such as responsibility, humility, persistence, sincerity, prayer, mercy, endurance, confidence, forgiveness, and truth. The illustrations are beautiful and very cute. I would recommend this book to anyone trying to teach young children character traits that Jesus exhibited.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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