A Great Bedtime Bible Stories Book: God’s Words to Dream On

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Bedtime is an EVENT around here. Snack, Teeth, Books, One more drink of water… I’m always on the lookout for another great bedtime Bible stories book to read with the boys. So when Celebrate Lit offered a couple on tour, I signed up! (I can’t wait to share the other one with you, but I agreed to wait until next month, so be on the lookout!) Why I Like This Bedtime Bible Stories Book The illustrations are beautiful, the stories short enough to keep kids focused, and each story has a blessing, a prayer, and a scripture. The verse may … Read More

The Real Easter Story: The Top 10 Best Easter Story Books

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children reading, Best Easter Story books

The Real Easter Story is so special. I don’t think we truly grasp just how privileged we are, to have such free access to forgiveness and love. And if we as adults struggle with wrapping our minds around it, then we need to think about our kids. The meaning of Easter for kids can be overwhelming. But, between the ages of 4-14, they are far more likely to understand and accept the truth, and run with it their whole lives, than if we wait until “they’re old enough to understand” or some such sentiment. That is exactly why I love … Read More

What Makes a True Friend? Visit the Land of Twilight and See

ArynChildren's Bookshelf, Christian Fiction, Family, Young Adult (Age 12+)5 Comments

Middle school is a tough age. (And probably every age group after that, too…) When you’re going through all of that, you really need a friend. But what makes a true friend? How would you describe a true friend in 10 words or less? And then, the hardest question. Do you show any of the qualities of a true friend yourself? Journey to Twilight with 6th Graders Lorna and Sam to find out more!

Darling Hedgehog Goes Down A Foxhole

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Darling Hedgehog in a pink tutu

Darling Hedgehog Goes Down a Foxhole looking for her parents, and finds something else entirely! We enjoyed this cute, whimsical story and gorgeous illustrations. If your child is easily distracted, you will be able to relate to today’s story! I can’t promise they will learn better focus, but I believe you’ll all enjoy the story, and find more than a few conversation starters! Today’s story is courtesy of Celebrate Lit, and I hope you enjoy it! A Book of Wisdom for Kids Book: Darling Hedgehog Goes Down A Foxhole Author: Auralee Arkinsly Genre: Early reader chapter book Release Date: September 13, 2019 Darling Hedgehog … Read More

Meet the New NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

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Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

Today we get to explore the new NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls! I don’t believe my idea of a “perfect Bible” exists. If it had all of my favorite features, it would be WAY too big and heavy for everyday use. Things like maps and definitions, cross-references and mid text explanations and footnotes, wide margins, color-coded, places to draw and take notes, etc. which is why I’m okay with having several Bibles, and taking advantage of Bible apps. I’ve been brave enough to write in my Bible for about 20 years now, but I haven’t had one actually … Read More

100+ Best Middle-Grade Books of All Time

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Today let’s talk about how to determine the best middle-grade books of all time. (and yes, I plan on tackling a quality high school reading list soon, too) The Best middle-grade books of all time are timeless – the story isn’t so bogged down in some issue that would not apply 20 years later. Ageless: Tthe best books for middle school students are truly enjoyable (and understandable by) 1st graders and grownups alike. The best middle-grade books of all time are personable – it is easy to connect with the characters, both the kids and the adults. Moral lessons discovered, … Read More

2 Of The Best Stories About Colors for Believers

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As far as stories about colors go, there are a lot of solid options out there. But I was recently given 2 brand new picture books about colors through Celebrate Lit, and Wow! You are not going to want to miss these books. If you have: kids 10 or younger, these are for you! any imagination, these are for you! A love of Narnia, these are for you! ? *Please note that this post contains affiliate links, where at no extra cost to you, if you purchase through my link, I may receive a small percentage to help support this … Read More

Fun Bible Stories for Kids: 12 of the Best Bible Storybooks

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8+ Go-to Bible Storybooks

First off, I struggle with finding fun Bible stories for kids. Sometimes I get a Bible Storybook home and find out it’s not theologically sound, or it’s totally watered down. I’ve gotten a few that had me itching to throw them away, and if you know me and books, that’s just not normal! I Love Books. I can rarely stop in the middle of a book, and won’t, unless it hits my 3-strike tolerance for inappropriate content. Poor writing or typos don’t usually phase me. Theological issues, well, that’s the only other thing that can stop me. Especially if it is something … Read More