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Children’s Books for Your Easter Baskets

I’m blogging just once a month in 2018, on the first Wednesday of each month. Easter comes early this year, on April 1. To help you plan how you’ll fill a basket for your child or grandchild, here are three books that have caught my eye. I haven’t seen them in person yet, so take…

Recommended: Fire Road

Fire Road: A Memoir of Hope, by Kim Phuc Phan Thi (Tyndale House Publishers, 2017) The cover sold me; I knew I had to read this book. I had just finished watching all episodes of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary of the Vietnam War. And I remembered seeing the photo on the cover years ago. June…

Nonfiction for Tweens = Great Christmas Gifts

Are there book-loving tweens on your Christmas gift list this year? Help them know God better and enjoy a great read at the same time with any of these four new nonfiction titles.        Cold-Case Christianity for Kids and God’s Crime Scene for Kids: Investigate Creation with a Real Detective, by J. Warner Wallace…

New Children’s Books for Advent and Christmas

Books should be part of every child’s Advent and Christmas, whether you give them as gifts, stuff them in stockings, or pile them under the tree to enjoy throughout the season. Here’s a look at some of this year’s new Advent and Christmas books for the kids on your list. Snuggle Time Christmas Stories, by…

Here’s How You Can Help Houston

I keep wondering how it would feel to be a mama or grandma in Houston today, needing rescue or shelter, food and necessities. How grateful I’d be for that bottle of water or box of diapers, and for the people who provided it. People I’d probably never meet. Strangers “out there” who simply care. But…

Fun Facts and Books about the Presidents

Did you know that • Thomas Jefferson invented the first chair that could spin around? • John Quincy Adams kept his pet alligator in a bathtub in the White House? • Theodore Roosevelt’s children once gave a pony a ride in the White House elevator? • William Howard Taft was the first president to throw…

5 Children’s Books to Brighten Winter

When Punxsutawney Phil looks around tomorrow morning, will we know how much longer winter plans to stick around? Well, probably not. But whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, a few good books can warm up winter days and help children learn more about our good God. Here are five to consider. The Wonderful…

15 Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

“We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Why not include a children’s book in your Valentine’s Day plans and purchases this year? The right book can help your child or grandchild understand more about God’s love! Here’s a list of 15 new and classic books for kids for Valentine’s Day for you…

8 Kids Devotionals to Start 2017

The right children’s devotional book helps you as a parent or grandparent involve kids you love in forming the joyful habit of spending time with God’s Word each day. Here’s a list of 8 newer and upcoming devotionals for you to check out. Whatever Is Lovely: 90-Day Devotional Journal, by Allia Zobel-Nolan (Zonderkidz) for tween…

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