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The Book I Bought for November: My Sing-Along Bible

Music helps us remember—educators and psychologists learn more about this all the time. (Marketers too, of course.) So teaching Bible stories and concepts with simple songs just makes sense. Stephen Elkins knows this, and he’s been doing it for a long time. Elkins is the president of Wonder Workshop. He’s a songwriter, arranger, producer, and…

The Book I Bought for October: Duck Commander Devotions for Kids

Children’s books written by celebrities usually don’t impress me. But if your kids are familiar with the Duck Dynasty family (and even if they’re not), they will love Duck Commander Devotions for Kids. And you will too. The 100+ devotions are a good mix of focusing on God (who he is and what he does)…

The Book I Bought for August: Lots of Jokes for Kids

Summer’s nearly gone. A new school year’s beginning—a happy but often challenging time for families. Sometimes you just need to laugh. And the grand-boys are coming! Many days in September we’ll have all four running around our house. The eight-year-old especially enjoys jokes—hearing them, reading them, telling them. So I had to pick up this…

The Book I Bought for July: You Can’t Sit with Us

Each month I buy a book to support retailers and other authors and to recommend to my readers. You can find this year’s picks for January,  February, March,  April , May, and June at those links and find a roundup of the books I bought for 2014 here. July is nearly gone … but I…

The Book I Bought for June: The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

Summer’s the perfect time to try cooking with your kids, and this new cookbook from The Berenstain Bears (Zonderkidz) could be your perfect companion. Subtitled Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult, the Bears’ Country Cookbook is intended for parents and kids to use together. Cooking with kids offers so many benefits! Learning life skills, practicing reading…

Dads, You Matter!

Did you know Father’s Day spending in the US typically runs 40 percent less than Mother’s Day spending? That could suggest that dads are less important to kids than moms. But that just isn’t true. Young, old, or in between—dads, you matter! Last month I flew to Seattle to celebrate my dad’s 90th birthday! With…

The Book I Bought for May: My Bible Animals Storybook

Prolific author Dandi Daley Mackall loves animals . . . and God . . . and the Bible . . . and kids. Tie those loves together and you can give kids . . . the 2015 ECPA Christian Book Award for children’s books! My Bible Animals Storybook is published by Tyndale Kids. (The ECPA…

The Book I Bought for April: God Is Always Good

Each month I buy a book to support retailers and other authors and to recommend to my readers. You can find this year’s picks for January,  February, and March at those links and find a roundup of the books I bought for 2014 here. Why do bad things happen, and where is God when they…

A Favorite Book for Babies!

When grandson #3 was born in 2012, my husband and I cared for him during the workday for four months. (We loved it!). Our daughter gave us our “orders” each morning. One directive I especially loved was “Be sure and read to him.” She is a speech and language pathologist and knows better than I…

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