Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Book Review: Eddie and the Dangerous Rescue

Eddie and the Dangerous Rescue by Judith Grimme is an exciting read for children.  It is Volume 2 of The Front Porch Diaries.

This easy to read chapter book takes children along for the fun and excitement that the Miller children embark on.  This book weaves the childhood adventures of Eddie, Jon, Lucy and their younger sister Carly along with wholesome family values in a lovely story that takes place during the late 1960's.

This book is an great read that the entire family can enjoy.   According to Reading.io this book is on a 6th grade reading level.  I like that it highlights healthy family relationships and problem solving.  I don't consider it necessary to have read the first book in the series to follow along with the storyline.

As I read through the "About the Author" section, I found it admirable that her desire for the Front Porch Series is to "depict strong, healthy families, communities and childhood friendships and to show children that family life can be good".  Isn't that a great mission for children books to be based on?  I think so!

My daughter (age 9) really enjoyed the excitement of the children's excursions.  She liked the story so much she wanted her sister and I to join in.  She read it aloud to us and I was enthusiastically waiting to hear how the twist and turns the book takes would eventually end.

There are fun extra included in the book.

1. Five Basic Rules for Speaking French
2. French-English Glossary
3. French Word Adventure
4. Word Hunt
5. A fun journal page to fill out

Volume 3 and 4 are expected to be released sometime this year.

I think this would be a great series for young children to read!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy to review from the BookCrash review program. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Book Review: It's a Jungle in Here

It's a Jungle in Here by Kristie Wilde is Book 3 from the Joyful Creation Series.  She is the author, illustrator and publisher for the joyful creation Series. God's creation is highlighted in the beautifully illustrated book.  She did a magnificent job depicting the various details of God's creation.

This adorable book walks the reader through the jungle and the animals that call it home.
Do your children love butterflies, lions, tigers?  They are all here!

How about the okapi?  Don't know what an okapi is? Neither did we.  We learned it is a mammal that although it looks like a zebra it is part of the giraffe family!
There is an added bonus at the end of the book.  Included is a glossary detailing the various animals listed in the story along with some additional facts on habitat and characteristics.

I love the author's forward to the book.  Her loving and powerful words to children are definitely an encouragement to their little hearts.  They are truths that need to be spoken to children daily.   God loves them just as they are!

This series is so much fun and a delight to read.  Go out and grab all three books in the series. They are great reads for little ones.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Book Review: The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible

The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible by Jared Kennedy is a beautifully thought out book.  There are 52 stories drawn from Scripture evenly divided between the Old and New Testaments.  The book starts from Genesis with Adam and Eve and ends with the glorious return of Jesus Christ.  At the end of each story a question is presented which is a great resource to get little minds thinking about the Word and how to express their faith.

The wording is easy enough for a toddler to be able to comprehend the message of the Gospel.  My 8 year old daughter reads this book to her 3 year old sister and they enjoy the beautiful message of hope found in Jesus that is easily understood.  While this book is substantial in size and weight both my daughters are able to handle it with ease.  The glossy but sturdy pages will certainly stand the test of time and little hands handling the pages.

From stunning illustrations to the truth of God's promises fulfilled through Jesus Christ, this book is a great resource which I highly recommend.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from for an independent and unbiased review.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Book Review: Praying For Girls

Praying for Girls: Asking God For The Things They Need Most by Teri Lynne Underwood encourages mothers to approach the Throne of God boldly in prayer on behalf of their daughters.  The straightforward approach focuses on the need and the importance of prayer to stir moms up to pray effectively and confidently!

This book has so many resources.  At the end of each chapter their is a "Just for Moms" section, in which the author encourages moms to press on in hope, through personal life stories and relatable everyday occurrences.  The section titled "Girl Talk" focuses on a variety of activities for moms to do alongside their daughters such as doing arts & crafts with younger daughters or going out for smoothies with older daughters and discuss message from the chapter just read.

Teri Lynne has also included 200 Scripture based prayers to guide moms to pray for key areas in their daughter's lives such as:

                                     *Her Identity
                                     *Her Heart
                                     *Her Mind
                                     *Her Relationships
                                     *Her Purpose

It is so important to be lifting up a fervent and effectual prayers for our daughters.   The conviction that we have of the power of prayer moves us to draw closer to HIM.  This book was such an encouraging read and challenged me to pray.

I have visited Prayers For Girls website and it has a wealth of information and personal testimonies from praying moms.  Go check it out and sign up for their monthly prayer calendar!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Cross Focused Review for an independent and unbiased review.