Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Blessings by Kim Washburn

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Celebrate fall with Pumpkin Patch Blessings by Kim Washburn and Jacqueline East. The sweet rhyming text by Kim Washburn and whimsical illustrations by Jacqueline East bring autumn alive for readers young and old as they take in the fun of the fall season and remember how much they have to be grateful for.
Celebrate fall with your young ones.  Kim Washburn has penned an adorable rhyming book just for preschoolers and the young at heart.  This chunky cardboard shaped book would be a nice addition to your fall books. The God's blessings of Fall are mentioned throughout the short 16 page book.  Finding just the right pumpkin for carving isn't the only thing you can do with your pumpkin.  However, I'm not going to spoil it you'll have to get a book to find out what else you can do with your pumpkin. The illustrations are bold, bright and whimsical. 

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Friday, August 12, 2016

I Love You Just Because by Donna Keith WITH GIVEAWAY

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I LOVE YOU JUST BECAUSE:

Through adorable, cuddly art and fun rhyming text, I Love You Just Because will help little ones understand their parents' love for them and that it doesn't have to be earned. With playful artwork and the same friendly bear family you already know and love from Donna Keith's first two books—I Love You All the Same and I Love You Even When—the sweet story of this book will touch you and your family and will remind you that family members love each other...just because.
Parents will gravitate toward the felt need and fun messaging of this book as it seeks to help them explain to their little ones that they are truly loved just because.


This is a cute book.  It is a hard board book just for little ones to read.  It is a message that small children need to be reminded of daily:  I Love You....because well.... there should be no because. This book is about a bear family and each bear is different in their own way...there is a panda, polar and brown bear cub.  Papa and Mama bear teach them that they love each one because they are special in their own way.  There is a scripture verse on each page to go along with the reason they are special. Very adorable.  This book will go in the church nursery for sure.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Chasing Grace

About Chasing Grace

A tragic accident threatens to destroy a pastor’s family and sets into motion a complex betrayal between two brothers, while exposing secrets no one wants to face.

Pastor Jonathan Matheson lives in a world of black and white, yet finds a way to navigate the “grey in-between” to work to his advantage, while facing one of the most tragic moments of his life. Set in small-town America and woven inside a tale of redemption, “Chasing Grace” is a story of how one family takes on the burden of guilt in order to make sense of their loss. While pointing the finger of blame at his brother, Pastor Jonathan also chooses to hide from the truth while trying to escape his own personal demons. “Chasing Grace” is loosely based upon true events and provides a powerful story about the redeeming power of forgiveness.



I found this movie to be quite an interesting movie.  Yes, it shows many negative aspects of alcoholism, but it also takes in the healing, forgiveness and closer there is in alcoholism as well.  This movie shows many things that alcoholism can do to a family.  The acting was performed well.  Though there was a death, shooting scene there wasn't any blood or gross parts just alluded to them (ex.: you saw the person with the gun and heard it go off but that is all).  If you want a movie that will help you open up to the drinking subject with your children then this would be an excellent one.  There are many talking and learning points in this movie.  It can bring out the discussions that is for sure. 


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Friday, August 5, 2016

Night Night, Farm by Amy Parker

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Moo moo, cows!

Baa baa, sheep!

When the sun sinks low down on the farm, the animals are all tuckered out from the day’s adventures. Join these adorable farm animals in pajamas as they say night night to the farm, to their mommies and daddies, and to God.

Your little ones will sleep until the rooster crows knowing that the God who made them loves them too.

Night night, farm!

Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 800,000 copies including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.

Night Night Farm is a whimsical board book.  In rhyming meter the book goes through the farm animals telling them good night.  Your toddler will love the animal and helping make the noise that each one makes.  Oh, wait they are suppose to be going to sleep not playing.  The most important message though is that God made all the animals.  The illustrations are bright and colorful as well which make for a perfect fit to setting the tone of this book.  It is a cute book your youngster is bound to love the book. 

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury 5 in 1 book


http://www.zondervan.com/the-berenstain-bears-caring-and-sharing-treasury

Book Description

Time after time the Living Lights, Berenstain Bears series has attracted young readers through creative and engaging stories that not only entertain but teach values and life lessons. Now, five of the series’ most loved books are available in a comprehensive bind-up. This Living Lights collection Back to School is sure to be a popular choice for Berenstain Bears readers who have enjoyed the series in the past.
This collection includes:
  • Jobs Around Town
  • Get Involved
  • Love Their Neighbors
  • The Biggest Brag
  • Gossip Gang
Berenstain Bears are at it again.  This new 5-in-1 book would be a beautiful addition to your bookshelf.  The theme and message can't be beat:  caring and sharing.  Lessons we need to teach our children at a young age.  Brother, Sister and Honey Bear are here to help teach your youngster.  However, if you have the stories individually don't rush out to buy this same stories just all bound together.  This is an excellent easy reader for those that are beginning to read books on their own.  This book will go in my classroom library for sure. 



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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Sockkids Say No to Bullying by Michael Johm Sullivan and Shelley Larkin

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the children's book The Sockkids Say No to Bullying written by Michael John Sullivan and Illustrated by Alexandra Gold. The tour will run from July 18 - August 15, 2016

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About the Book

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Title: The Sockkids Say NO to Bullying
Authors: Michael John Sullivan and Shelley Larkin 
Illustrator: Alexandra Gold
Genre: Children's Picture Book/Social Issues
Number of Pages: 56
Publisher: Insider's Report, Inc
Publication Date: June 7, 2016

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Book Description: The SockKids focus on educating children and adults how bullying affects us all and what we can do about it.

Do you know where your socks go when they go missing in the washing machine? Well, the SockKids know! The SockKids are a mismatched family of socks that sometimes time travel through the spin cycle, teaching universal lessons of love and kindness, and focusing on creating a greater awareness of the many social issues that children are faced with today. The SockKids help to educate and encourage children from 2 to 92 to find solutions in helping to make this a better world.

In this story, Sudsy and Wooly discover their human is being bullied at school and team up against bullies with Ethan’s newest friend, Olivia. They discover bullying hurts everyone and staying silent is not an option.

More Inside! Children’s counselor and licensed therapist, Jamie Ross, gives adults and children guidelines on how to handle bullies.

Take a look inside the book...

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 The SockKids say No to Bullying is a cute book.  The socks talk and carry out dialogue through out the book, so considered fantasy genre.  This book is geared toward those students getting ready for chapter books.  I wouldn't say it was a picture book because there is more reading on the page than picture, but each page has a small picture.  The story is wonderful and the message is a very needed on. It is a book that will keep a student's interest as to what will happen next. I was wondering myself what would happen next.  The talking socks are bound to get the attention of kids.  And I made a connection while reading when Ethan wore the mismatched socks.  Love it kids will definitely relate that is for sure.  I can't wait to see what other adventures the sockkids might come up against.  I'm totally putting it in my classroom library.

About the Author: Michael John Sullivan

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Michael John Sullivan is the creator of the SockKids. Constantly searching for his socks, he wondered whether the missing foot comforters had found another pair of feet to warm. Before his interest in socks, Sullivan started writing his first novel while homeless, riding a NYC subway train at night. Sullivan returned to his subway notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness (Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books imprint). Library Journal named Necessary Heartbreak one of the year’s best in 2010. His second novel, Everybody’s Daughter (Fiction Studio Books, 2012) was named one of the best books of 2012 by TheExaminer.com. Sullivan has written articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN.com, The Washington Post.com, Beliefnet.com, the Huffington Post, and America Online’s Patch.com service.

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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: August 15, 11:59 pm, 2016
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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Michael John Sullivan and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I Have Faith by: Davin Whitehurst



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About the Book:

Title: I Have Faith
Author: Davin Whitehurst
Publisher: Childlike Faith Publishing
Pages: 26
Genre:  Children
Are you ready to get your child excited about faith? “I Have Faith” puts your child right in the footsteps of Danny as he begins to learn about faith. Danny and his older brother have been wanting a dog, but both know their parents don’t think they are ready for a dog. When Danny’s mom begins teaching him what the bible says about faith, he puts his faith into action. After praying and releasing his faith for a dog, doubt and even his best friend keep telling him that he will never get a dog. Over time Danny never loses his faith in the promises of God and finds that God is faithful and that faith works. Come along on this journey that is a real life event that took place in the author’s life as a child.
This book has great illustrations that support a wonderful story about finding faith in God. As you are teaching your child about principals in the bible; this book will help you teach faith. What a wonderful experience it is when we can see our children begin to develop their faith in God, and grow from a tiny mustard seed to a firmly planted tree. The back of the book has a parent/child discussion which will help children gain understanding in faith and some scriptures that Danny’s mom used to get him excited about faith.

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Book Excerpt:
“Hi! My name is Danny.” This is how I learned to trust God and believe His word.
It’s called faith, and you have faith too.

I Have Faith is an excellent book to help show children what it takes to have faith.  It is believing but also acting on that belief.  There are discussion questions at the end of the book to help parents take the next step in teaching what faith is; as well as a page with scripture verses to help build faith.  I will put this book in my classroom library to allow my students to read it also. 

About the Author

Davin Whitehurst lives in the beautiful high desert of Southern Arizona with his wife and son. He is releasing his first book "I have Faith" in May of 2016 but has so many more that are in the making. The motivation behind the books are deeply rooted from in his own past. He is a living testimony of Proverbs 22:6. Growing up in Southwest Kansas and in a Christian household, he was trained up in the way he should go. By the time he became a teenager, Davin turned away from God and left church. Fast forward into his late twenties and God brought him back with a powerful calling. He and his family have been faithfully serving at Seed of Abraham Christian Center International for over seven years now. Proof that when we teach our children the way they should go. When they get older, they know where to turn and will not depart from God. Davin wants each book written to be a resource that parents have to help train their children in the way they should go. He writes stories in a simple way that will be fun and practical for every child. He wants children to get excited about faith and the things of God.

His latest release is the children’s book, I Have Faith.

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