The Action Storybook Bible Giveaway

We love having the freedom to provide numerous avenues for our children to learn God’s word. Obviously, we want them to grow to read and love the Bible. But it is so helpful when you have young or struggling readers to have alternate styles that are attention grabbing and appealing. So when I had the opportunity to review the new Action Storybook Bible, I wanted in!

The graphics in this storybook Bible are amazing! Reminiscent of all those great comics that have become crazy popular movies – this storybook will grab the attention of even the most reluctant reader. What I really love is at the end of each chapter, there is a wrap-up page that helps parents to walk their young children through each story and how to apply it to their lives.

Learn more and purchase a copy here. 

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

 

More about The Action Storybook Bible:

Discover your family’s place in God’s incredible story and together put your faith into action with the new The Action Storybook Bible from David C Cook! Explore God’s redemptive story together with your children ages 8 and under in the 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God’s story. Master-artist Sergio Cariello created more than 350 brand-new illustrations to captivate your family and help you recognize how God is moving through each story.

Join the adventure to begin to figure out where you fit into God’s beautiful and exciting plan for the world by entering to win the Kindle Fire giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on September 29. The winner will be announced October 2 on the Litfuse blog.

{I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.}

Our Homeschool Plans 2017-2018

It’s that time of year! Our homeschool plan is finalized and submitted to our local school district. Right now, my tentative plan is to start school by August 23. I think. We may start math earlier than that. In our homeschool this year, we have Lael (11th grade), Alyssa (9th grade), Lauren (5th grade), and Addie (2nd grade).

 

Here’s the plan – 

 

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Books For Easter 2017

Am I the only one that still feels like Easter should be a month away, if not more? Where did March go? But with just over a week left, it’s the perfect time to finish up your Easter shopping with some books. We all want our kids to learn more about following Jesus, so why not place a book in their Easter baskets with that candy?

I’ve got one book recommendation for each age group – preschoolers, early readers, tweens, and teens. If you have a girl in your life, these books are great additions to their book collection. Fresh new books, reading outside in the sunshine – perfection. (Now we just need sun here in Northern New York!)

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{review & giveaway} Bunny’s First Spring

I love this book.

There isn’t any other way to start this post. I just totally love this book. Sally Lloyd-Jones, the acclaimed author of the Jesus Storybook Bible, has written a wonderful new story.  Before I get any further into my gushing, here is some more information about Bunny’s First Spring.

BunnysFirstSpring When a bunny is born in spring, he sees the world as green and new and full of hope.  But as the seasons change, the bunny worries that the earth may be dying.  In bestselling author’s Sally Lloyd-Jones’ latest picture book celebrating the Easter season and rebirth, nature speaks to the bunny, assuring him of something more. Award-winning artist David McPhail’s whimsical illustrations reflect the beauty of the world around us as Lloyd-Jones’ inspirational text prompts readers to celebrate the changing seasons and the miracle of nature’s rebirth. {source}

Why have I fallen in love with this children’s book? It’s just beautiful! The illustrations are charming and pretty, with details that had us stopping on each page so my four year old could point something out to me. The story is beautiful, like poetry. You feel the emotion and change in Bunny’s experiences as the seasons move along. And the end is triumphant, as it should be.

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Maybe you’re thinking that a story about spring should have more to do with the resurrection of Jesus. Well, maybe. But I think young children learn so well from object lessons. The glory of summer, the beautiful fading of autumn, the quiet death of winter, the victorious emergence of  spring. Even in the dead of winter, there is new life beneath the surface.

Sound familiar to anyone? The beauty of the Gospel is that you can find whisperings of it everywhere. Because He is the creator of everything! His signature is all over creation. This seemingly simple children’s story demonstrates that.

This beautiful story pulled all of my daughters in the first night I read it. Okay so my thirteen year old was just wondering what we were doing …  but she stuck around to hear the end of the story. It has moved to the front of the line in our house. We adore this book. And I’m so happy to have a copy to give away to one reader!

If you’d like to enter to win a copy of Bunny’s First Spring, comment below telling me your favorite children’s book. The giveaway will end on January 26, 2015 at 8pm. Winner will be notified by email so please be sure to leave your email address!

This giveaway has ended. Comment #4 – Joan – is our winner! Thanks to all who entered!

{I received this book in exchange for an honest review as a part of the Z Blog Squad. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made. Giveaway is sponsored by Zondervan.}