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

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*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.

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*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.
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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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Family Honor Plate

Do you have a sibling? I do. I have one sibling named Emily. Is it really hard to get along with them sometimes? Yes. I know that nobody’s perfect and that in most families, siblings struggle to get along. That’s why I was happy to see the Family Honor Plate.

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Family Honor Plate

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On the plate, it shows virtues, which I like, but I also liked the table discussions that came with it too.

Here are the materials that came in the box for us to put together our Honor Plate:

We took a little while to read the instructions and then finally came up with an idea for our Family Honor Plate…

In this photo below, we were working on our plate. I did the grass and the blue sky, and Emily did the sun and the lightened blue sky.

Some notes about the plate from the creator:
1) Mom and Dad – Be the example. Be the role-model.  Our children are watching us and learning from us.
2) Be on the lookout for good choices and attitudes and point them back to the virtues and character it shows.
3) Celebrate their character by presenting a meal on the plate for good choices that are made.

Message of our plate: My sister and I made a plate of a clear blue sky with a sun and green grass. I thought it was a clue when we started to be positive. Sometimes in life we struggle with that, and I thought it was a great message. And remember, it’s the connection, the joy that brings us together at the table.

About the cards:
Every question is followed up with “Why?” to take everyone’s answers to a deeper more intimate level. That’s where the magic is and the real conversation starts. So now when even a simple question such as…”What is your favorite dessert?” for example, rather than someone answering “Apple Pie” and then moving on to the next person, the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with them when they came to visit.” Her house always smelled of fresh baked pies and she gave the best hugs when we walked in the door.”

Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we are raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.

More about the creator Michelle – https://honorplate.com/pages/about-us

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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.

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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.

God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible

Today I thought, “Yes! I have finally established my God-time plan!” God Time is what I call me doing my devotional, praying, and reading the Bible.  I discovered my plan a couple months ago. Different stories are a bonus for me. This was an excitement for me when I saw it because I thought, “Devotional? Wow, cool!”

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*God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible

Released: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Price: $17.99
Page Count: 224
Ages: 4-8 years

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What is it about: This book is a book of Bible stories, and also little snippets to help you along the way.
Like: I like that it’s a combination of a devotional (the little snippets) and the Bible.
Dislike: I didn’t dislike anything.
Recommend: I would recommend this for kids ages 6-9.

A NOTE FROM MELODY’S MOM

Rick Warren takes 40 stories from the Bible and weaves in details of how God was able to help each of the people in the Bible find out what they were meant to do with their lives. We aren’t always able to see what purpose we have in the little everyday moments but it was the same for many of the people in Bible times. They were usually ordinary people doing ordinary things that God made extraordinary when they lived out their purpose. The themes from each day’s story is relatable to young children and the “Think, Remember, Question” section at the end of each story’s 6-page spread wraps up the reflection time well.

God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible illustrates the 40 foundational principles written in the #1 New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren. With child-friendly language, engaging illustrations, and a chronological approach, Pastor Warren introduces each Bible story with a theme that aligns with one of his foundational principles. He wraps up the stories with a closing thought targeted to early readers. The colorful illustrations and narrative tone bring these beloved Bible stories to life for readers young and old. God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible has foil decoration on the cover.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader will receive a copy of God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible. Giveaway ends Saturday, November 25th. (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)

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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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Lizzy the Lioness

If you turn on the TV or computer, you may sometimes see the news stories and headlines of current events around the world that may cause fear. There are natural disasters, diseases, wars, and so much more that can make us afraid. Even adults are scared of uncertain times, and we may need a reminder that God is in control even when things seem to be a mess. Lisa Bevere’s children’s book Lizzy the Lioness gives us a glimpse of what it means to be brave. – Joyce (Mom)

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Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Author/Illustrator: Lisa Bevere / Kirsteen Harris-Jones
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
Page Count: 32
Ages: 4–8

*Lizzy the Lioness

Review by Emily, age 8

Lizzy is very brave. She meets a girl. She rescued the girl from baboons. Instead of attacking the baboons. They fiercely roared the baboons away. That is why I think she’s brave.

If you’re not sure about a situation, it is good to ask for help before you act.



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More info :: Powerful Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere has authored her first children’s book. Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world. Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!

 

OTHER REVIEWS

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