Category: Children’s Book Reviews

Around the World with Kate and Mack {Book Review}

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Around the World with Kate and Mack is an exciting book that my whole family has been enjoying over the last few months! Wycliffe Bible Translators released this title in the hopes to introduce Bible translation and its importance to children of all ages. I believe they’ve hit the mark in an exciting way!

This book takes readers all around the world following Kate and her bird Mack. The two teach us about different cultures, languages, countries, and facts that are fun and unique. I’ve been reading this book to my 4 and 6 year old. They told me the like the colorful illustrations and learning about different places in the world. I think the illustrations are excellent. Continue reading

The Berenstain Bears And The Biggest Brag {Book Review}

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The Berenstain Bears And The Biggest Brag is great book written to teach kids the importance of not gloating and being boastful! It’s an excellent choice book for  life lessons and personal character study. It gives children the opportunity to look to the Word of God for answers and instruction.

I so very much want my kids to learn not to be a poor sport in interacting with those around them. No one likes someone that floating their own boats. I really want them  to take into the consideration of others and what they may feeling.  Traits such as this don’t come naturally so I’m glad the Berenstain Bears offers a book on the subject. Continue reading

A Love Letter From God {Review and Giveaway}

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My children have asked what God thinks about them. In answering this question, I tell them that God speaks to us through his Word the Bible and if we take time to look around we can see His love continually surrounding us. To give my kids more of a visual and tangible example of this, I’ve turned to author P.K, Hallinan and illustrator Laura Watson’s latest book A Love Letter From God.

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My son and daughter adore this book. They were drawn in right away by the colorful illustrations and the unique cutout designs of stars, flowers, circles, and hearts on each and every page. The nature scenes are comforting and beautifully done. There are boys and girls off all colors and race! There are also many insects and animals! My kids had fun pointing out something on every page. I can tell that careful thought went into creating this children’s book, even certain words of the text is highlighted!

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The writing is lyrical and in rhyme making it flow well as it is being read. I think this book is wonderful. It’s a good bedtime read or for when your kids may be having a hard day. This book to us is beautiful, encouraging, and comforting. I certainly recommend it and think it would make a great gift with Valentine’s Day coming up.

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Maddi’s Fridge {Book Review}

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Maddi’s Fridge by author Lois Brandt and illustrator by Vin Vogel is a children’s book about childhood hunger and poverty. It’s a book that most probably won’t be running out to pick up to read to their kids but I believe it’s important to do so. Issue books are so very important as they prompt readers to look beyond their lives and to reach out to those around them. Not just family or friends but those we don’t know either. Being kind, considerate and thoughtful in big or small things can cause more of an impact and blessing than one would imagine.

mf-layout-3In this book, we are introduced to Maddi and her best friend Sofia. These girls are neighbors as well as classmates. After playing in the park together, the girls are hungry. At that time, Sofia discovers her friend has very little in her families fridge. But Maddi makes Sofia promise not to tell anyone. A dilemma is presented because Sofia wants to do something to help her friend but she doesn’t want to break a promise either.

mf-layout-5Throughout the story we see Sofia asking questions and learning about nutrition. For instance. she learns that fish is a good source of protein, that eggs are good for you, and burritos are very good as well. There’s a lot of talk about different foods. Foods that are generally staples in most peoples homes. The foods mentioned are usually those that most food banks gather and give to needy families. She starts sharing certain things at lunch with her friend but decides it was better to break her promise of not telling and do something more.

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At the end of the book, there’s a page dedicated to helping those who have empty fridges. There are many things listed to do and what to look for in knowing if someone might need help.  It handles a weighty topic extremely well. The story is easy for children to comprehend. The illustrations are done well and express the feelings and emotions of the characters perfectly.

This book I can’t recommend enough. Children ages 4-8 years old I believe would most benefit and I believe in would be a good call to action read in a home, school, or church group meeting.

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.