Books for Young Readers

Here’s a look at some new resources from Zondervan this month for your family:

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*NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls

When I was younger, one of my favorite pastimes was coloring. I especially liked drawing. Right now, I’m doing Bible journaling, which is similar to what is in this Bible except there’s no outline for you to color in. I think they are really beautiful, just like the name of the Bible states – Beautiful Word, and I like the designs. There’s also room for you to color on your own,  which is wonderful because I think every young artist needs room to be creative. – Melody, age 10

Get your own copy *HERE.

*Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women

Each day’s devotional reading contains a Scripture, some thought-provoking content, and a spot to jot down some reflections. There is a reminder for each day of how the God of the universe adores each one of us through the big and small things, through the struggles and celebrations, and through the everyday moments we live.

Get your own copy *HERE.

*My Bible Story Coloring Book

It is a Bible in a coloring book form. You can use it as a devotional. There are 32 Bible stories. I like it because there are a bunch of nice pictures. I recommend it to people ages 5 and up – even adults who like to color because it is good! – Emily, age 8

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*The NIV God’s Treasure Holy Bible

This Bible “maps” out some key parts of the Bible for kiddos who may be overwhelmed by all the information in the Bible or may not know where to get started. Each book starts with a short summary, highlights a few important stories from the book,  and features some “Treasure Verses” along the way. This is complete New International Version (NIV) of the Bible with 12 full-color pages of additional content.
Get your own copy *HERE.

OTHER REVIEWS

– NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls – Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads
– Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women – Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads

– My Bible Story Coloring Book – Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads
– The NIV God’s Treasure Holy Bible – Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads

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Let the Little Children Come

It has been awhile since I’ve seen Gospel tracts. The 8-year-old got a hold of these before I did and had her eyes wide when she looked at them. (See pic below.) I went to see what she was looking at, and my initial response was, “These ain’t your grandma’s Gospel tracts.” :p hahaha! Take a look and see what I mean!

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Let the Little Children Come

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Let The Little Children Come has some great tracts and other evangelism tools and resources for sharing the message of salvation through Jesus. The tools are fascinating and draw a child’s attention in to see or hear the message. I’ve never seen some of these interesting ways to present the story of God’s love to kiddos. They are more unique and fun than some of the Bible tracts of my own childhood. These are perfect for sharing with children who are interested in the Good News.

The video below shows how the animated tracts work. If you click on any of the links below, there will be a description and/or video of how to use each of the resources.

Animated Tracts + FlipAbouts

John 3:16 | Christmas Story | Where’s Everybody Going?
– Gospel Buttons | John 3:16

  

Pop-up Tracts + Other Evangelism Tools

The Most Amazing House | The Lost Easter Egg
– Salvation Bracelet | Wordless Book | Silicone Salvation Bracelet

From a quick glimpse at the website, you will see there are also resources in Chinese and Spanish. There are also lots of other great ideas on their Resources tab too.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. ” This post may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on a product link, I’ll receive a tiny percentage at no extra cost to you.

Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women

Some things may never change, but the world is certainly a bit different from when I was younger. There seem to be more “layers” to life than ever before with new developments in technology and upgrades to everything you can think of. If this fast-paced life may be a little overwhelming to us older and wiser folks 😉 I can’t imagine what it may be like for someone who is in the midst of growing up and figuring out their place in the world. I am thankful for reminders of how loved I am by those closest to me but also by the God who created me. The message of Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women is a timely message for those growing up in this social media world of never-ending changes.

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*Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women

Released: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Zondervan
Price: $14.99
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 224
Ages: 13+ years

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Each day’s devotional reading contains a Scripture, some thought-provoking content, and a spot to jot down some reflections. There is a reminder for each day of how the God of the universe adores each one of us through the big and small things, through the struggles and celebrations, and through the everyday moments we live.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader will receive a copy of Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women. Giveaway ends Saturday, December 9th. (Giveaway open to continental US residents ONLY. If you have been a winner of one of our giveaways in the last 30 days, you are not eligible for this giveaway.)

For your chance to win, leave a comment below sharing your current favorite book or just say “Howdy”. For extra entries, tweet about the book, share on Facebook, or leave a comment on any post on our family blog Keeping Up with the Moys. Leave separate comments for each extra entry with a link to entry if possible.

OTHER REVIEWS

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christianbook

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. ” This post may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on a product link, I’ll receive a tiny percentage at no extra cost to you.

Museum of the Bible Books

This summer, we were doing Bible trivia. I thought, “How do these people know so much? They must read their Bibles more than I do!” Honestly, though, I DO know something. I know that Jesus came down to Earth to set us free from our sins and that he died on the cross and rose again.

So now I think again. Maybe I do know something. I know more than I think I do.

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*Children of the World Storybook Bible

Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Illustrator: The illustrations in this book were collected from children around the globe. The children range in age from 8 to 12 and their names, ages, and locations are identified for each drawing.
Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 256
Ages: 5–8

I like that it references many of the verses in the book and that it outlines the stories in a simple way for kids to understand. I also like how the kids who illustrated the pictures come from different places all over the world and they’re different ages, too. I would recommend this to kids 6-9. – Melody (age 10)

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*Wild and Wacky Things in the Bible

Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Author: April Lotempio
Price: $12.99
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 160
Ages: 6–9

I like the fun facts on the side. This book kind of teaches you things you’ve never learned about before. I would recommend this book for kids ages 8-12. – Melody (age 10)

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*That’s So Weird!

Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Author: Kathleen Long Bostrom
Price: $9.99
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 112
Ages: 5–8and.

This book is about weird and interesting things of the Bible. It shows a fact and the Scripture reference. I like the photographs that tell about the fun fact and illustrated pictures too! I think it should be for everyone ages 3 & up. Hope you like it! – Emily (age 8)

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*What’s the Bible All About?

Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Author/Illustrator: Patricia A. Pingry/Pablo Pino
Price: $7.99
Format: Board book
Page Count: 20
Ages: 2–5

When we think of the Bible in relationship to kiddos, we usually think of the stories in the Bible. The characters who God uses to do great things, like kill a giant, cross a big sea, or lived through being inside a fire. But this little board book takes a different view. It gives an overview of what it is and how it was written too but also keeping it simple enough for little ones to understand. – Joyce (Mom)

Get your own copy *HERE.

We would have loved to visit the Museum of the Bible when we were in Washington, D.C. earlier this year, except that it just opened!

Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. In 2017, Museum of the Bible, which aims to be the most technologically advanced museum in the world, will open its 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum just three blocks from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. A digital fly-through of the Museum is viewable HERE.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader will receive a copy of one of the books in the Museum of the Bible book collection! Giveaway ends Saturday, November 25th. (Giveaway open to continental US residents ONLY.)

For your chance to win, leave a comment below sharing your current favorite children’s book or just say “Howdy”. For extra entries, tweet about the series, share on Facebook, or leave a comment on any post on our family blog Keeping Up with the Moys. Leave separate comments for each extra entry with a link to entry if possible.

OTHER REVIEWS

– Children of the World Storybook Bible :: Amazon | goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook
– Wild and Wacky Things in the Bible :: Amazon | goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook
– 
That’s So Weird! :: Amazon | goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook
– 
What’s the Bible All About? :: Amazon | goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook

+We received these books from WorthyKids/Ideals for free in exchange for an honest review.

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The Star

We are a bunch of writers and storytellers around here and a few months ago we were thinking of taking already-written stories and telling the stories from the point-of-view of another character. We did think of writing a story from the donkey’s viewpoint of the Christmas story, but now we don’t have to! It is going to be on the big screen! The Star releases on Friday, November 17. Let us know if you’ll be lining up to watch…or even come watch with us if you are in the area!

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The Star

Theatrical Release: November 17, 2017
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG
Run time: 52 minutes
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Featuring the voice of: Steven Yeun, Zachary Levi, Kelly Clarkson, Patricia Heaton, Tracy Morgan, Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Plummer, Mariah Carey, and more!
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I remember performing in The Small One musical in elementary school and this movie reminds me of that story. A small donkey longs for something beyond the typical donkey life. In The Star, Bo leaves the village mill and goes on an adventure of his dreams. He encounters a sheep named Ruth who has lost her flock and a dove named Dave who has some major goals. There are also three funny camels and other eccentric stable animals. They all become heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas. We are looking forward to watching this one. From the looks of the trailer, it’s going to be a fun one for the whole family.

There are some activities on the website for the kiddos. It is a great way to connect to the story before they watch it in theaters. Here’s an Animated Coloring Book.

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Books for Young Readers [September 2017]

Here’s a look at some new resources from Zondervan this month for your family:

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*Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions

Note: ANTs = Automatic Negative Thoughts

Melody (age 10):

I think a lot. I also ask a lot of questions. This is something my family knows, but sometimes, my thoughts can be negative. I liked Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions because it’s a method to keep ANTs away. Including my own!

I would recommend this book to anyone who (a) thinks or (b) thinks negative sometimes and also to everybody because EVERYBODY thinks negative sometimes…and we all need a boost.


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*May The Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers + Holy Bible (NIrV)

From Joyce (Mom):

I would have never come up with the idea for this book and Bible. The bedtime prayers book is a book with rhyming prayers and a Bible verse. BUT the super cool added feature is that this book GLOWS IN THE DARK! It sure is exciting to this mama, so hopefully, it is exciting for your kiddos too!

The May the Faith Be With You Holy Bible is perfect for kiddos ages 6-10 who love outer space, intergalactic themes, Star Wars, or just reading the Bible. There are a few spreads that point to answers to questions or topics to discuss, like the Fruit of the Spirit page below.


Get your own copy of the prayer book *HERE. and the Bible *HERE.

*Day Dreams & Movie Screens

From Emily (age 8):

Day Dreams & Movie Screens is about a girl who has a wonderful family and life. She also is reading a Bible and going to be in a movie and making a speech. It is an adventure with her family and her dog named Austin. 😉

Get your own copy *HERE.

OTHER REVIEWS

Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions – Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads
May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers – Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

May the Faith Be With You: Holy Bible (NIrV)Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christianbook | Goodreads
Day Dreams & Movie Screens – Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads

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Same Kind of Different as Me

I love a good story. Whether it is a made-up story from a book or a story my grandmother told me about her childhood, I think stories have a way of connecting people. Our church has been celebrating different “heritage months” through the year, and it has brought about many stories. There have been stories of success, of failure, of anticipation, of hope, of hope lost, of grace, of forgiveness, of hate, of hate received, and of love. Same Kind of Different as Me is a movie releasing in theaters on October 20, and it makes me think of stories that some in our community may be living out.

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*Same Kind of Different as Me

Theatrical Release: October 20, 2017
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 2:02:41
Studio: Paramount Pictures/PureFlix
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, Jon Voight
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This movie is the story of an international art dealer who must become friends with a dangerous homeless man so he can save his struggling marriage. They embark on life’s journey together and lives are forever changed.

same-different

I’m looking forward to watching this one because I think it will be one of those stories where we will reflect on how we are living our lives in this world. It might even be a movie that some won’t want to watch because of the same reason. I’ll be sharing more as it gets closer to the release and afterward, too.

If you’ve ever had someone in your life who is different than you are, this might open your eyes and heart to get to know their story…or to share your own story. Rich/poor, educated/uneducated, introverted/extroverted, young/old…you can plug in all kinds of opposites here and find that even the most different of people may be more like you than you think.

Check out the trailer below and then make sure to visit the official film site where you can buy tickets, access video, photos, downloads, news and more!

GIVEAWAY – 2 FANDANGO TICKETS

One lucky reader will receive 2 Fandango Tickets to see Same Kind of Different As Me in theaters! Giveaway ends Monday, October 16th. (Giveaway open to continental US residents ONLY.) Fandango voucher for tickets will be emailed to the winner.

For your chance to win, leave a comment below sharing your current favorite movie/film or just say “Howdy”. For extra entries, tweet about the movie, tweet about the giveaway, share on Facebook, or leave a comment on any post on our family blog Keeping Up with the Moys. Leave separate comments for each extra entry with a link to entry if possible.
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