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

ArynChildren's Bookshelf, Christian Nonfiction, Faith, Family6 Comments

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

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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

45+Unique Bookish Gifts for Kids Who Love to Read

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It’s #ChristianBooktober 22nd already??? Where has October gone? Well, today we are going to talk about kids who love to read… Kids who love to read get to experience some of the most amazing adventures! From exploring time and space to character traits and emotions, bookworm kids have a head start in life. As parents, you want to do everything you can to help, from reading to your child to supplying them with a variety of good books, right? Sometimes though, we need to add to the books. (gasp yes, I admit that books are not everything!!) Whether you want … Read More

44 Best Bookish Games & Bookworm Word Games

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Welcome! Today is #ChristianBooktober, Day 15, and I have some Fantastic Bookish Games to share with you today!! Some are classic bookshelf games, and then there’s the wonder of bookworm word games to play with friends and family! If you’re just joining us, this is a 31-day writing challenge, and I’m doing as any good Libraryan would, and we’re covering everything Christian Book Fun! So far, we’ve had everything from Biblical fiction to Bible studies and Futuristic Romantic Suspense… and of course, some Fantastic Bookish Goodies! There’s even a collection of ideas especially for kids who love to read! But … Read More

Are There Really 3 Steps to Salvation? Faith 101

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Are there really 3 steps to salvation? What does it mean to be born again? After all, we can’t exactly go back into mom’s womb a second time, can we? (Asks a church leader in John chapter 3) I’m writing this post for 4 people:1: Anyone who is curious about becoming a Christian. 2: New Believers who want to know the next steps after salvation. 3: Christians who want to share the wonderful Savior but aren’t sure how. 4: Me. I need the practice in sharing the 3 steps to salvation.  My assignment is to “always be ready to explain the hope that is within me” … Read More