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Why Reading Aloud to Children Matters

Jim Trelease was for 20 years an award-winning artist and journalist before turning his career toward education in 1979. He had been reading aloud to his two children each night, as his own father had once read to him. And he had been visiting classrooms as a volunteer, to talk about careers in art and…

The Books I Bought for March: Easter Recommendations

Besides fun and festivity, holidays offer families opportunities for teaching children more about faith and for giving children gifts. And books help families do both. A book in an Easter basket makes a gift that will last much longer than another chocolate bunny, and a book about Easter can expand the child’s experience of the…

New Life for Happy Day Books–Faith That Sticks!

I’m always happy when good books get a new life! Tyndale House acquired the Happy Day Books line from Standard Publishing and has done a wonderful job creating fun and entertaining sticker + activity books from 8 of the titles! Now 24 pages, not 16, these paperbacks also offer a page of large, colorful stickers…

The Book I Bought for February: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wanted to honor Black History Month with this month’s book and found this 2001 board book by Johnny Ray Moore, published by Candy Cane Press (Ideals) and illustrated by Amy Wummer. In simple words and using experiences young children understand, the book introduces King’s story and his work to end segregation. Readers learn that…

Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

Will you be giving or sending Valentines to your children or grandchildren this week? How about a book for Valentine’s Day too? The two Christian stores I visited this week had lots of Valentine merchandise, but no displays of Valentine books. But holidays can be wonderful teaching and learning times for children and families. Books…

The Book I Bought for December: A Christmas Journey

This wonderful retelling of the Christmas story, written and illustrated by Susie Poole, starts at creation and ends in Nazareth after Herod has died and Mary, Joseph, and Jesus can safely return from Egypt. Yes … it’s quite a journey! This 40-page picture book (B&H Kids) puts the Christmas story into context for kids and…

Preteens Can’t Put These New Devos Down

This weekend on ChristianChildrensAuthors.com I’m reviewing Dare U 2 Open This Book and Just Sayin’ by Carol McAdams Moore. These books have such a great look, inside and out! And the content is even better! Learn more here.       

The Book I Bought for November: I Can Learn the Bible

The subtitle clinched it: 52 Scriptures Every Kid Should Know. I want kids to know God’s Word! So a book to help with that and with such a great contemporary look–this one had to be my choice for November. One thing I really like about this book is that it’s a guide for parents. If…

The Book I Bought for October: For Such a Time as This

The title of this just-released book for girls, of course, comes from the book of Esther. A Jewish girl turned queen of Persia is asked by her uncle Mordecai, “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther’s actions impacted not just the Persian kingdom but…

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