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Do you Believe in Wishes by Janki Mehta–Book Review

This book is an early reader and is supposed to encourage reading, as well as teach children to be kind, honest and well behaved. It is all about a little fairy who grants wishes to good little children. There are two stories in this particular book. The first story shows a little girl who lost her ring in a beautiful garden, and Fairy Ella shows her a few rings that aren’t hers to see if the little girl is honest, and if she is, she gets a wish granted. The second story follows Ella as she searches a town for a child who is being good, and if they are a good boy or girl she will grant them a wish.

This was a cute book. My kids loved the beautiful pictures. They look just like the cover, like they’re hand drawn/painted, and very pretty. They loved the stories with the little fairy. My children love books and this one was no exception. For little children who love fairy tales and make believe this is a perfect story book with beautiful pictures! It’s hard for me to judge exactly what reading level to put this on since it’s recommended as an early reader. I would say maybe late first grade or second grade. Since I’m not an expert here’s a sample sentence from the book to give you an idea for your child:

“While resting she heard something, it was a sound of laughter.”

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**I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

Bible Story Coloring and Activity Book–Book Review

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This activity book is perfect for children of all ages. If you want it for your own children or just for activity/coloring pages for using in your Sunday School class. I was very impressed with the variety of activities in this book. I mean typically you get a book like this and it’s a lot of coloring pages with pretty much the same types of activities throughout the book, but as you can see from my pictures below, there are beautiful coloring pages, secret code activities, word searches, dot-to-dots, acrostics, and there are many, many more. According to the back of the book there are more than 200 coloring pages, and more than 150 activity pages in this book.

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I know my kids are going to love doing the activities in this book. I love it because it reinforces the Bible stories I’ve been teaching them about. Another feature I was impressed with was that this book is arranged in chronological order with references to where you can find the story for each coloring page/activity page in the Bible. I highly recommend this book for parents and teachers alike, it will be an amazing resource for anybody who is teaching kids, their own or just in general. I will say that any verses that are quoted in this book are in the Christian Standard Bible version. I personally use the King James Version so I will just change those when I use them to my preferred version, but I wanted to let others know in case that’s a deciding factor for you.

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Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen–Book Review

 

Spring is a time where things come back to life, and new life is just beginning. This rhyming devotional for children shows the Really Woolly characters learning not only about spring, but about the Easter story. Your kids will love it!

 

I love getting new devotionals for my kids. I love to teach my kids about God and His love for us. These rhyming devotionals are especially nice for smaller children. The illustrations in this book were beautiful and perfectly suited for your kids. Each devotional starts with a Bible verse, then is written in a cute rhyming fashion. At the end is a prayer starter for you and your kids as you pray together. I am going to give mine to my kids on Easter, but I know they’re going to love it! Be sure to grab your copy today (available February 21)!

**I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Look Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thought and opinions are my own.

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Goodnight Manger by Lauri Sassi–Book Review

Since Christmas is fast approaching, here’s a book your kids are sure to enjoy! Grab your copy today!

 

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Lights in a Dark World

_240_360_Book.1731.coverThe most important part of Christmas is not toys or Santa Clause, but the birth of our Savior. This book takes Christmas story and brings it to life in a new way. It brings out things you might not think of such as all the noises of the stable keeping the little baby Jesus awake at night.

I really enjoyed this book. I know my children will love it when I read it to them at Christmas time. The illustrations were absolutely beautiful. The one thing I didn’t like about it was how it included the wise men at the stable with Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, when they didn’t come until Jesus was a little older and they were living in a house in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:11). Overall, it’s a great book for your kids that tells the most important story of all!

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The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Mackall–Book Review

_240_360_Book.1809.coverWhen Tressa discovers a robin building her nest outside one of her grandmother’s windows, she becomes very enthralled with it. She watches as the robin builds a nest and eventually lays some eggs in the nest, but then a frost comes. Tressa worries about the family of robins and whether or not the eggs will make it through the cold, as well as whether other animals will get to the eggs. Tressa’s grandmother tells her the story of the legend of the robin and how it got it’s red breast as they prepare for Easter.

This was a wonderful story that reminds us of the true meaning of Easter through the story of the robin. It uses the symbolism of the red breast as a visual reminder that we can use every time we see a robin. I had never heard this story and I loved it! I plan to give this to my girls as an Easter present, but I know they will love it was well. It was beautifully illustrated by Richard Cowdrey.

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The Rainbow Egg by Linda K. Hendricks, M.D. –Book Review

Rainbow EggHope the chicken lives in the woods, but when she lays an egg and has no nest for it, she realizes she must find a nest for her egg. Her search leads her to the Rainbows who want an egg desperately, but cannot lay an egg no matter how they try. Follow Hope’s journey and see what happens when her egg hatches.

I think this was a beautiful story with great illustrations for kids. It would be the perfect story for a child who had been adopted. It shows the love that the mom had for the baby, but that she knew it would be better for the baby if it grew up with the other family who had a nest (home) and had desperately wanted a baby, but couldn’t have one. It’s a unique story, I’ve never read a book like this for children.

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God’s Good News Storybook by Billy Graham–Book Review

_240_360_Book_1723_coverWe are given the opportunity to teach our children about God and His Word. This book has Bible stories from both the Old and the New Testament with accompanying devotional thoughts from Billy Graham. It includes the stories of Creation, Noah, David, Jesus, etc. to include 60 stories in all.

This book is a fantastic devotional for your little ones! It is well written and beautifully illustrated! I can’t wait to start it with my children (I’m using it as a Christmas gift, so I haven’t read it to them yet.) I loved the devotional thoughts from Rev. Billy Graham and the illustrations were so beautiful I know my children will love them too! I believe that teaching my children about God and all He’s done for us is the most important task I’ve been assigned to. I highly recommend this for parents to read to their children!

**I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. 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 255 < http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”