The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs is excellent read leading up the Easter holiday. The author does a beautiful job at giving readers an eye-opening and fresh look at the story of Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene and their important roles surrounding the life, death, and resurrection of our Saviour Christ Jesus.
Where Does Love Hide? by Mary Manz Simon is simple way to introduce younger children to acts associated with showing our love toward one another. The illustrations by Hannah Wood draw readers and listeners in keeping engagement from start to finish. The imagery features bright colors and smiling faces on every single page.
Precious Moment Little Book of Love is really sweet. It would be a wonderful book to present to children of all ages or even adults that are fans of Precious Moments. It’s great to enjoy during the month of February when we celebrate Valentine’s Day. However, it’s really also a great book to share anytime to say I love you and also to remind one of God’s everlasting love for us!
The Berenstain Bears’ Caring and Sharing Treasury by Jan Berenstain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Berenstain Bears’ Caring And Sharing Treasury is a five-book collection. The hard-cover book is a nice size. The fact five books are compiled into one is a huge space saver. I appreciate the space saving because we live in a small house. Plus having all five books together prevents the need to bring multiple thin and likely paperback books along on a trip in the car, plane, or wherever else when away from home.
The stories you’ll find in this collection are:
Jobs Around Town
Love Their Neighbors
The Biggest Brag
Each of the stories provides and applicable message that a child as young as four can understand. Moral behavior such as being careful with out words, helping others, acting in love, and so forth can be taken away from stories shared. These stories with gentle conversation from a parent, grandparent, or talk after can help children grow in their faith and character.
There are no page numbers or an index in this collection. To find a single story quickly isn’t an option. It would have been nice if there was a page number or a ribbon bookmark included for quick navigational purposes. This doesn’t take away from the context of the stories at all it would have just been a nice feature to have.
I recommend this book. It features the same Bear family characters that I learned to love as a child. I am pleased I can share this book with my three children ages 8, 5, and 6 months old.
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I admit that parenting can be really hard. Some days it’s wonderful and other days I really hate it. There’s so many sources out there and everyone is willing to chime in to give advice that it’s enough to make ones head spin. David Tripp’s book “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” differs from the rest because it gives us advice taken straight from the gospel. Instead of scratching our heads and feeling hopeless we’ll instead be encouraged, inspired, relieved, and hopeful knowing our Father God has a plan.
The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey is a darling offering. The tale is tender and illustrates in picture and writing of the compassion and faith often found and focused upon by Christ followers during Easter time. One could just read the story and discuss it or they could also in-cooperate it into their own families traditions to celebrate each and every year.