Archive for the ‘Children’s Books’ Category

Cooking Fun

If you have a little chef in the making, this is a great cookbook.


My daughter found it at the library and is having lots of fun with it!

Books mentioned in this post:

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook by Kate Macdonald


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We try to have a worship time with our kids on a daily bases (try is the key word there, I’m still working on that whole consistency thing), so I’m always on the look out for good, Bible themed children’s books.  These are some of our favorites!

This is a great book for teaching “memory verses”. Each letter of the alphabet has a corresponding Bible verse, and a story that illustrates the meaning of the verse. We’re on our second or third run through already. My kids really enjoy it!

This is another favorite around our house. The author uses examples from the animal kingdom to illustrate Biblical principles.

This is one of my all time favorite books! The illustrations beautifully capture the meaning of Psalm 23.

Books mentioned in this post:

My ABC Bible Verses:Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts by Susan Hunt

My Big Book of 5-Mintute Devotions by Pamela Kennedy with Douglas Kennedy

Psalm 23 illustrated by Tim Ladwig

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Library Favorites

These are two of our favorite books to check out from the library.

Shows the true meaning of making pancakes from scratch!

A charming story with great illustrations.

Books mentioned in this post:

Pancakes Pancakes by Eric Carle

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett

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A Beautiful Book

While traveling in the Yosemite area this summer, I came across this book:

Lovely both in text and in illustrations, this book tells the story of a Sequoia tree as it grows through time in what is now Yosemite National Park.  In conjunction, the author tells the story of several important  world events that would have occurred during the trees different phases of development.  The bottom of each page has a timeline depicting a variety of interesting people and events.  My children enjoyed the book, and I  enjoyed reading it to them!

Books mentioned in this post:

The Tree of Time: A Story of a Special Sequoia by Kathy Baron

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For a family that enjoys books as much as we do, finding a treasury of good stories all wrapped up in one book is always nice.  These are some of our favorites.

If you like animal stories, this book is a must. Charming, funny, and it will definitely pull at your heart strings.

This book is a great deal! Some really great titles are included.

This collection would be a wonderful addition to any child’s bookshelf. “Blueberries for Sal” is just one of many stories included.

Books mentioned in this post:

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children by James Herriot

HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child’s First Collection by Tegen Katherine

Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury by Robert McCloskey

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These are books that my kids return to over and over again.

An entertaining story about a police officer and his unique canine partner.

There are several books in this series about a ballerina with uncommonly large feet. My daughter runs for these books every time we go to the library.

My kids love this book about a little girl who loses her guinea pig, then uses the situation as inspiration to write a story for a school assignment.

Books mentioned in this post:

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young

Patches Lost and Found by Steven Kroll

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I love children’s books.  As a mother and teacher, there’s a natural affinity I suppose.  I love how a few well said words, and some nicely done illustrations can stir a life long affection for the characters and stories of our youth.  I love how I get excited when I see a childhood favorite of mine, eager to share it with my own children.

Such a fun story! My Dad used to read it to my siblings and I, and now it sits on my own children’s bookshelf.

I love how a book meant for children can bring tears to my eyes, stirring my heart with it’s beauty and simplicity.

This is such a beautiful and sentimental book. A favorite of mine.

I love how tales meant for children can teach me, and grow me, and touch me.

These stories have done so much for me on my journey of faith.

Kids of all ages, pick one up and enjoy!

Books Mentioned in this Post:

Septimus Bean And His Amazing Machine by Janet Quin-Harkin

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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