Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Review: The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln by:R Arroyo

 

About the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author and news anchor Raymond Arroyo comes a fun picture book biography of Tad Lincoln, his relationship with his father President Abraham Lincoln, and a story about a parent’s love for his son and the wisdom of a child. Part of the Turnabout Tales series that explores the hidden, pivotal moments that define some of history’s greatest men and women.

Tad Lincoln was forever getting into trouble. He bounced around the White House making mischief and annoying almost everyone but the president. Yet Tad was his father’s joy and comfort amidst a brutal war, a family tragedy, and the toll of holding the nation’s highest office. When Tad befriends a turkey meant to be Thanksgiving dinner, his plea for the pet to be spared teaches Abe a lesson about mercy. It also starts the tradition of the Thanksgiving turkey pardon, a tradition that presidents carry on to this day.

My Review:

 I love biographies. I have always loved them even as a little girl. Lincoln was always my favorite president to read about. I loved this book! So precious and I read it from cover to cover even the important facts in the back of the book. Its really neat to know our history and the history of the nation. Good or bad. Its just good to know. This story was very moving and I liked finding out more about the Thanksgiving holiday, white house style. 

 The book had some sad parts but it was mostly sweet and uplifting. It gives our children a really good look at the former president and and his family.

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.

Review: Wimee Learns About Money by:Kammeraad

 

About the Book:

 Join your favorite robot Wimee from the show Wimee’s Words (as seen on PBS) as he learns about what money is and how it works. Readers will have fun as they discover earning, spending, saving, giving, and other money facts. Wimee is excited! He has received some money from his grandmother as a gift. But he isn’t sure what to do with it. Join Wimee and his friends Moby and Siblee in the park, as they get a lesson in money facts from Mr. Bill. Then follow along as Wimee puts a plan together for how he can use his money.

 

My Review: 

 Mr Bill teaches the gang about coins and paper money. It was fun to read how Wimee doesnt understand what these things are and how he watches in amazement. After Wimee receives some money in the mail from his grandmother he looks for is friends to help him decide what these things are. He finds them at the park for the day. Everyone is gathered around the fountain watching the water ripple and splash. 

 Mr bill proceeds to tell Wimee and his friends what money is and what it can be used for. Then Wimee asks why do people throw money into the water.Then they all want to know how they can get some of this "money". It was sweet little story and it teaches your child, as well. 

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Review: Double Take by:L Eason

 

About the Book:

Detective James Cross has been honorably discharged from the Army Criminal Investigation Division due to wounds sustained when an IED blew up near him. Now with the Lake City Police Department, he's rooming with this good buddy and partner, Cole, while he figures out his family dynamics.

Physician Assistant Lainie Jackson is eighteen months out from an attempted murder perpetrated by her ex, which ended when she managed to grab the weapon and shoot him. When he appears to have survived and is back to finish the job he started, Lainie insists it's not possible. But someone keeps trying to kill her, and she keeps seeing his face.

Together, Lainie and James must work together to find out who, exactly, is after her and why he wants her dead. And failure is not an option.

My Review:

 So not surprised that this one was a spine tingler. Lynette Eason is known for her page turning suspense filled writing. Double Take will literally have you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what is going on and with whom. I loved it!

 Every single second I was like I know who it is. Then the next second I was wrong and on to my next suspect. A very engaging read and one that you will not be able to put down. I cant wait for the next book in the series.

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Review: God, I Feel Scared by:Nietert/Fortner

 

About the Book:

Kids have big feelings, but none of their feelings are too big for God. In this picture book from licensed counselor Michelle Nietert and Tama Fortner, young readers will explore what it means to feel scared and discover how to manage their emotions in a healthy way. Scared is a feeling that can be hard to face, but if we listen to it, we can learn things about ourselves. In  God, I Feel Scared , children will discover that it’s okay to be scared and that God is with us in all things, including fear. With simple, accessible text, scared becomes an emotion that kids don’t need to avoid and instead something they can use to better understand themselves and grow closer to God. The bright, emotive art by Nomar Perez will draw kids in, and a note in the back provides tips and techniques parents and caregivers can use to help young children process their feelings in a beneficial way.

My Review:

 Children are sometimes shocked that they can rely on God to get them through a lot of the emotions they experience. My children once taught that God is listening to even the smallest or simplest prayer, they began to reach out to Him regularly. Feeling scared is a real emotion and it needs to be addressed almost immediately to help them navigate it. Who wants their child to be terrified constantly? No one!This book teaches children there are different options when we feel scared.

 Whether it be talking to another person or reaching out to God in prayer. Someone can help and we don't have to feel all alone in such a big sometimes frightening world.

 A great read for little's!

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.


Review: Faithful Friends by:M Kelleher

 

About the Book:

 Charming and whimsical handmade doll photographs illustrate the stories of over 40 men and women of the Bible in this one-of-a kind Bible storybook. Bring some cozy charm to your child’s room and a touch of whimsy to story time, with this beautiful keepsake book of characters from the Bible. This accessible collection includes both familiar and lesser-known figures like Noah, Joseph, Esther, John the Baptist, Miriam, and many more. Each story is told in a short, easy-to-understand passage and accompanied by a photograph of a handcrafted doll, specially made to capture both the character and themes of the story. Faithful Friends Expert crafter Marcy Kelleher sells heirloom dolls of saints, literary figures, and Bible characters in her online shop, Marzipantz which has a distinct cottage core, handcrafted style. Her husband, teacher Michael Kelleher, wrote these biographies and together they hope this book brings joy to your life as you share these stories with the children in your life.


My Review:

 Such a sweet collection of different Bible story friends all contained in one book. The book outlines over 40 different stories. Each story has a scripture reference along with a short Bible story summary. I loved each take on the individual synopsis' and the illustrations were precious. They each have a ragdoll appearance that I find appealing. 

 Great idea for a book for little ones!

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Review: The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book by:S Lloyd-Jones

 

About the Book:

 This is your guide to a complete and creative celebration of the holiday season, filled with crafts, games, recipes, songs, and activities for every day of Advent.  The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book  highlights the significance of the Nativity and meaning of God’s most precious gift. The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book  is a journey through the Bible stories in both the Old and New Testaments that lead to Christmas. It   This Christmas, start new holiday traditions with your family with The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Activity Book, based on the bestselling  The Jesus Storybook Bible , with over 6 million copies sold.   Other titles by Sally Lloyd-Jones   The Jesus Storybook Bible, The Jesus Storybook Bible Christmas Collection , and  Song of the Stars .


My Review:

 This Advent activity book is going to be so much fun. It literally has lots of different types of Advent activities to do to prepare for our Saviors birthday. And its not just a resource for crafts or activities its anything under the sun that fits into that category. A jigsaw puzzle, a recipe, a craft project, the sky is the limit.

 Different Bible stories are touched on throughout because all of it should lead back to Jesus and this book does just that. A wealth of knowledge and a good Advent resource for all ages. 

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Review: Read and Rhyme: The First Christmas by:G Nellist

 

About the Book:

 From Glenys Nellist comes Read and Rhyme The First Christmas, a sweet lift-the-flap board book that tells the story of Jesus’s birth through interactive rhyming and colorful illustrations. Children will enjoy guessing the hidden rhyme that fits into the story and discovering how Mary and Joseph made it to Bethlehem in time for the birth of baby Jesus.

Read and Rhyme The First Christmas:


Provides interactive rhyming fun with 24 sturdy flaps
Tells the story of the first Christmas in easy to understand, perfect to read aloud rhyme
Is written by bestselling author Glenys Nellist


My Review:

 Such a fun and entertaining way to usher in the holiday season. Little sweet souls will enjoy this board book that is just perfect for their little hands. But it holds so much delight and purpose. It teaches them about the true meaning of the season in such a precious way. 

 This book is just more about reading a story to your little one. It has tabs for quick access to any one part of the story and it has flaps that can be lifted. It is a hidden rhyme book which can be a lot of fun for both parent and child.

 I loved the sweet rhymes and the lovely illustrations.

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.