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Children’s Corner — God Loves The Animals

15 Jul

Take a beautiful nature walk through Bear Country with the beloved Berenstain Bear family. Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear savor the great outdoors and greet all their animal friends.

This point-and-learn board book helps early readers learn animal words!

There’s a family of ducks nestled amongst the cattails, a horned owl perched in a tree, and a rabbit making trouble in a cabbage patch! And whether the animals have fur, feathers, or scales, God makes sure they have a place to live and food to eat.

As you read aloud, toddlers will delight in pointing out all the different creatures throughout Bear Country as they are comforted by the message of God’s boundless love.


My Impressions:

The Berenstain Bears are back with a cute board book that focuses on the animals in God’s creation — God Loves The Animals. Each page of this colorful book points to specific animals and their environment. I loved this! Kids learn that an alligator looks like a log and that a skunk and a possum live in a designed-just-for-them home. Besides the variety of animals that God has made, children can see the provision He has set up for each one. I predict God Loves The Animals will become a favorite for the whole family.


Audience: preschoolers.

(Thanks to Zondervan for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


Children’s Corner — Jesus Loves Me: A Sing-Along Book

28 Jun

Read or sing along with your little one’s favorite song! Jesus Loves Me pairs sweet, snuggly illustrations with the text of the familiar children’s song. This newest board book in the beloved Sing-Along series also features a padded cover perfect for little hands, and is sure to delight children and parents alike.


To purchase, click HERE.



My Impressions:

All the woodland creatures come out to sing of Jesus’ love in the new board book Jesus Loves Me: A Sing-Along Book. Rabbits, bears, deer, and foxes all join in the refrain as they hike, play instruments, and picnic in the woods. The illustrations are cute, while depicting in easy to understand images what the words of the song express. The tiniest of children will enjoy turning the pages with the accompaniment of this classic song. Perfect for bedtime, Jesus Loves Me is a great book to instill the truth of Jesus’ love.


Audience: preschoolers

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Children’s Corner — 100+ Little Bible Words

26 Apr

These 100+ little words tell a lot about the Bible! 

On each page, toddlers will enjoy finding lots of favorite words and learning new ones too. Even the youngest readers will be introduced to all they can discover in the Bible — picture by picture and word by word! 


To purchase, click HERE.


My Impressions:

Filled with cute and colorful illustrations, 100+ Little Bible Words teaches your child vocabulary words while sharing beloved Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. Each two-page spread is introduced by a Bible verse and 15+ words that will encourage and challenge your child. Some of the words are easily recognized from the picture, while others represent concepts in the Bible story. For example, in the story Daniel and the Lions, children will recognize the king and the lion, but are also shown what it means to be safe. This book is a great way for parents to help build their child’s vocabulary and teach about God’s love, protection, and provision. With 19 stories to choose from, you and your child will have lots of great reading time ahead!


Audience: children 4 and up.

(Thanks to B&H Publishers for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Top 10 Tuesday! — Children’s Picture Books

31 Jan

This week The Broke And The Bookish have challenged us to share our favorite graphic novels, comic books or picture books. I have been incredibly blessed to receive for review some absolutely beautiful and charming children’s storybooks. My children are all grown now and no grandchildren have arrived. Yet! But I still love reading these books. For now I get to share them with my little friends (until grandchildren start arriving at my door 😉 ).

To find out what other bloggers are sharing this week, click HERE.


Top 10 Children’s Picture Books

7 Days of Awesome

Baby Wren And The Great Gift


Christmas Love Letters from God

God Made You Nose to Toes


How Big is Love

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!


The Legend of The Easter Robin

Night Night, Farm


A Night of Great Joy

Would A Worm Go On A Walk?


What are some of your favorites?

Children’s Corner: All Things Bright And Beautiful

6 Feb

61BFCT9FHQL._SY497_BO1,204,203,200_All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. Here artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of all things bright and beautiful. Ages 4-7.

Cecil_F_AlexanderCecil Frances Alexander was born in Dublin, Ireland, the third child and second daughter of Major John Humphreys (of Norfolk, land-agent to 4th Earl of Wicklow and later to the second Marquess of Abercorn), and Elizabeth (née Reed). She began writing verse in her childhood, being strongly influenced by Dr Walter Hook, Dean of Chichester. Her subsequent religious work was strongly influenced by her contacts with the Oxford Movement and in particular with John Keble, who edited one of her anthologies. By the 1840s she was already known as a hymn writer and her compositions were soon included in Church of Ireland hymnbooks. She also contributed lyric poems, narrative poems, and translations of French poetry to Dublin University Magazine under various pseudonyms.

A1Mk3ggVqDL._UX250_Katy Hudson was raised in Middlesbrough, England and started her Illustration career as a small child drawing on freshly emulsioned walls around the house! Her parents quickly dissuaded this medium and encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead.

The idea stuck (the pencil was updated to an ink pot and pen in some cases) and after some lovely time at Art College and a degree in Illustration Katy is now a freelance Illustrator working at a desk in an old London library.


My Impressions:

The classic hymn, All Things Bright And Beautiful, comes to life in the whimsically illustrated picture book of the same name. Featuring the wonders of God’s creation, this book is perfect for family reading time where parents and children can share the seen and often unseen things of the world around us. The words emphasize God’s creative nature and the accompanying detailed and colorful illustrations reinforce the joy of discovery. This one is a highly recommended choice!

Highly Recommended.

Audience: children ages 4-7 and their parents

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Worthy Publishing for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)