Saturday, June 20, 2009

100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs

TITLE: 100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs
AUTHOR: Stephen Elkins
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson
If you have young children (toddlers through primary aged), I would like to recommend a wonderful Bible story book for you. It is called 100 Bible Stories 100 Songs created by Stephen Elkins with illustrations by Tim O'Connor. This illustrated storybook is perfect for Bible story time before bed or for the early readers to read themselves.

The book has 100 Bible stories told in a concise, easy-to-read format. The story is on one page along with the title of the song, and on the facing page is a picture with three application sentences related to the story. The illustrations are colorful and appealing. The two CD’s have 100 songs that correlate with the 100 Bible stories. You’ll hear many old favorites like “Be Careful Little Eyes” and “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock” as well as hymns like “Amazing Grace” and many other songs I’d not previously heard.

I was excited to receive this before we left on our recent trip. It was perfect to take along in the car. I’d read a few stories to my son and then he’d listen to the CD. My son totally loved both the stories and the songs. This is a wonderful resource to help children hide God’s Word in their hearts.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms

TITLE: Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
AUTHOR: Julia Rawlinson
ILLUSTRATOR: Tiphanie Beeke
PUBLISHER: Greenwillow Books

Fletcher the fox is so excited to find what he thinks to be white snow flakes falling to the ground. He hurries to tell his friends to come play with him in the snow. When he gets back to the spot, he realizes it really wasn't snow after all. The animals all enjoy the blossoms though. The illustrations in this book are amazing and very enjoyable. Preschool through primary aged children will enjoy this story.

My son and I enjoyed this story and the illustrations. It was our second book to read about Fletcher.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Budgie & Boo

TITLE: Budgie & Boo
PUBLISHER: Abrams Books for Young Readers

This new book from David McPhail is about Budgie the bear and Boo the bunny. Even though they have their differences, they are best friends. The two have adventures and help each other solve problems throughout the day. Preschool through primary aged children will enjoy this story of friendship.

My son and I enjoyed this sweet story of friendship.