Category: Children’s Book Reviews

God’s Great Creation {Book Review}

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The Adventure Bible God’s Great Creation is great book that children can read on their own or with just a bit of help. My six year old daughter is eager to learn more about the Bible and this particular reader has made that simpler to do. She was able to read this level 2 I can Read selection through with very little help from me. I’ve caught her reading it numerous times over the week and she’s priding herself in knowing the order of which God created the world, the animals, night, day, elements, people in it, and so forth. I really like that this story doesn’t leave out any important details. I was excited to learn that this book covered not just the creation but the fall of man as well.

In this reader there are 32 pages. Every page features well done illustrations that aren’t goofy or over the top.  The story isn’t wordy and it’s straight to the point. The words are pretty easy to read for a child and only recall my daughter needing help with two or three. At the end of the book there’s a page that a page that features People in Bible Time with a short bit of information about Adam and Eve, there’s a Bible verse and an area called Words to Treasure which talks about the story just read and reminds us of God’s love for us!

I would recommend this book! It’s a great way for a child to learn about the Bible that’s on their level. The illustrations are appealing and add well to the story and the bit at the end is a great reminder of what was just read. Great when read alone or with the family! An excellent prompt for conversations about God’s love and how our world began!

Interested in Purchasing? God’s Great Creation (I Can Read! / Adventure Bible) can be purchased on Amazon.com for $3.99 as of this posting.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program (http://booklookbloggers.com). 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.

Treasury of Bible Stories Review & Giveaway

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The Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times from the Magnificent Tales Series is one of my kids new favorite books to read and have read to them during the day as well as at bedtime! This book has done a good job in taking many well known Bible stories and has broken the stories down for kids in an fun and easy to understand way.

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My first thoughts about glancing at this title is that it is a very nice treasury of stories and I wasn’t wrong. The book is strong hardcover and 351 pages in length. There are 17 Bible stories which include focus on several characters as well as a few parables such as the story of the Good Samaritan & The Wayward Son. Children will learn about Adam & Eve, Noah, Moses, Jesus, David, Esther, and many more. Each story begins with a title and mention the Biblical scripture each is based upon. The illustrations are very colorful and do well to capture the attention of reader and listener. My kids loved the illustrations and would stop me from turning the page till they were done taking in every detail!

P1160054 The lyrical rhythm and rhyme to the writing is ever so simple to read. I started reading these to my children and then caught my six year old daughter reading these on her own and to her brother. My son got pretty excited when he saw the burning bush in the story of Moses. He told me he learned about that in church! I’m so glad he’s making connections and I can reinforce what he’s learning in his class here at home too. Honestly, these stories really are a great gateway for conversation if your child tends to have any questions. We’ve been talking about even those these things seem pretty amazing that they really did happen long ago!

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This is a great book for children age 4-8 years old in getting them interested to learn more about God and what we can learn from those mentioned in the Bible. It would make a nice gift or the next perfect read for those evening Bedtime Stories. My kids said they really liked it and they’ve picked this one up numerous times throughout the day to take in. That’s a real winner, if you ask me.

Interested in Purchasing?  The Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times (Magnificent Tales Series) is available on Christian Book ($14.99) as well as on Amazon.com ($17.87). Pricing is subject to change as of this posting.

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

bbearpcmkThe Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers is a cleverly written story that teaches children about getting a long. This book is a good one to have on your shelf as your child is learning what the Bible says about our character and how we should treat each other. If a child is in school but not limited to just, they’ll start picking up on certain group of kids that tend to isolate themselves from another and witness behaviors such as not getting along and even bullying due to differences!

The Bible verse the book begins with is Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be callled the Children of God”. Brother and Sister Bear notice two groups of friends at school that just don’t get along even though they get along well with both. Things really get into a mess when a school play is put on and these groups have to learn to work together. Brother and Sister bear are good examples that sometimes we should step in and try to make peace between others when it arises.

There are 24 pages in this book in this 8×8 sized book. I like the book isn’t overly large and can easily be brought along with us in the car or stored easily on our bookshelf. The illustrations are done in the classic style I’m used to when it comes to Berenstain Bears books. The story is written well for the 4-8 year old age level it’s aimed at. My kids ages 6 and 3 1/2 sat through this whole story and seemed well received. I’m sure we’ll be reading it again and again.

Children will learn that having peace doesn’t always mean you’ll be the best of friends and that it can take work. This book opens the door to a world of discussion with your kids. As a parent, I really like that at the end of the story there’s a Activities & Questions from Brother and Sister Bear page. On this page, there’s three questions in which some apply to the story and to a child about peacemakers they noticed in their own life. Following the questions, there’s a Get out and do it section which gives a family the opportunity to work together and keep each other accountable in being peacemakers whether it’s at home, school, or wherever else.

I would most definitely recommend this book for any home, school, or church setting. This lesson can be applied to one of any age. My daughter was able to read most of the words in this book all on her own though I would suggest this book would be best read along with an adult so the the life lesson is understood and discussed in manner of what they should do if they note disagreement going on between others or between themselves and a classmate.

Interested in Purchasing?  The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) can be purchased on Amazon.com for $3.59 as of this posting.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program (http://booklookbloggers.com). 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.

Promises for God’s Princesses Book Review

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Promises for God’s Princesses is a devotional book that is geared toward girls ages seven to eleven years old. This book is a ideal pick to getting girls interested in starting daily devotions or if they are just looking for another great one to add to their collection. This book is an ideal choice for all girls no matter what their interest or specific personality type.

In this book there are 100 devotions. The devotions are numbered but not dated. I like the the devotions aren’t dated because if one is missed, you can simply just read the next one without worrying about falling behind. Each of the devotions start with a title followed by scripture and a short devotion inspired by the scripture mentioned. At the end of the devotion, there’s a application which asks questions and encourages the reader to reach out to God in prayer pertaining to what was read. I would say each devotion could be read in about 10-15 minutes and the application time depends on the style of the reader. I know as well as praying, some girls like to journal and this book would fit well with any specific style as a leeway. Continue reading