Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fun, Interactive Bible Storybook for Kids - My Review of Read and Share Look, I'm Reading Bible Storybook

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Gwen Ellis
Illustrated by: Steve Smallman

There are a variety of children's Bibles out there, and each one seems to have something different to offer. I was excited to have the chance to read and review the Read and Share Look, I'm Reading Bible Storybook.

Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook  -

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are kind of cute. Not my favorite, but still fine enough.

Who the book is for:

This is good for those about three through six, I think. Some younger/older children might enjoy it.

What I liked:

I like the fact that children can interact with the book and "read" along.

I like the simple stories.

I like the variety of stories - some that are not included in the average children's Bible.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn't like in this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, as far as children's Bibles go, I thought this one was pretty good.

I give the Read and Share Look, I'm Reading Bible 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Love the Focus on Germany - My Review of Classic German Baking

Published by: Ten Speed Press
Written by: Luisa Weiss

My grandmother came to America from Germany when she was a little girl. She shared a few recipes with our family through the years that may have been German in origin, but not as many as I would have liked to have had the chance to try out and taste. Now that she is gone, I think that it would be interesting to try out some of the recipes that my ancestors enjoyed back in the day.



What I liked:


I love that there is a mix of recipes included in this book.

I like the simple cover design.

I like that this is focused on a single country and the foods eaten there.

What I didn’t like:


I always long for a cookbook to be full of pictures, so I was a little disappointed to find that this one does not have many included in it.

My conclusion:


Overall, I think that this is a fun book to check out and have around, and the recipes will be interesting to create.

I give Classic German Baking 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Cute and Fun Read - My Review of Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrated by: Robert Dunn

I love all of the little children's Bibles that are ou there, and there are so many available. I was excited about having the chance to read and review Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories.

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories  -     By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen, Robert Dunn


The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are really cute, gentle, and fun.

Who the book is for:

This book is something that will be enjoyed by babies, toddlers, and other young children. I think it would be best for two to five year old kids or so.

What I liked:

I like the pictures. As I said, they are cute.

I like the rhyming and fun stories.

This is fun to read.

The stories are pretty true to the Bible.

There are a lot of stories in this book.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn't like in this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this book was cute and fun.

I give Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Not Sure What to Think - My Review of Love Letters from God

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Glenys Nellist
Illustrated by: Rachel Clowes

I enjoy having the chance to read and review various children's books, and I am excited to have the opportunity to share another Christmas one with you. Christmas Love Letters from God is a book that shares Bible stories related to Christmas and that also includes "letters" that are supposed to be from God to the child who is listening to the stories.

Christmas Love Letters from God  -     By: Glenys Nellist, Rachel Clowes

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book remind me of paper dolls. I don't dislike them, but they are not as cute as some books out there.

Who the book is for:

I think that babies and toddlers can listen to this book along with their families and that school-aged kids will enjoy it, too.

What I liked:

I like that this book starts with a story of Isaiah. Most children's Christmas stories do not start that far back.

I like the way that the stories are written very true to the Bible.

I like the "letters" that are supposed to come from God for their positive messages...

What I didn’t like:

...and yet I don't like them because they are written by humans who are trying to think in the way that God thinks and who are trying to write their own version of his word. I am torn in regard to this book because of those letters.

My conclusion:

Overall, I'm not sure what I think of this book.  There is much good here and yet I don't really like the letter idea.

I give Christmas Love Letters from God 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Princess Read for Christmas Time - My Review of A Royal Christmas to Remember

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson
Illustrated by: Omar Aranda

I enjoy reading children's books and then passing them on to my nieces and nephews, and I know that one niece is going to especially love A Royal Christmas to Remember.

A Royal Christmas to Remember  -     By: Jeanna Young, Jacqueline Kinney Johnson

The illustrations:

I like the glitter and the beauty. I like the princess-themed, fairytale kind of pictures.

Who the book is for:

I would say that this book is probably appropriate for those aged five through eight or so, but parents would need to determine if it is good for their own child or not because of some mild scariness that is included. Some younger children might do fine with it.

What I liked:

I like the sparkly, fun cover.

I like the images.

I like the way that this book shares a story of princesses while also including a message.

This book is written well.

What I didn’t like:

Parts of this book might be a bit scary for very young children.

Some of the words in the book will not be understood by young children.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is a great book for princess fans.

I give A Royal Christmas to Remember 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, October 7, 2016

An Interesting and Enjoyable Read - My Review of Fraying at the Edge

Published by: Waterbrook
Written by: Cindy Woodsmall

I have never been too interested in Amish fiction, but I thought that the story of Fraying at the Edge sounded like something that would be interesting. And I was right.

In this book, two young women have to switch lives as it has been found out that they were switched at birth. One girl must move from living with the Amish to living a life completely different from the one that she has known, and the other must move in with the Amish.



What I liked:


The story in this book is very interesting and different.

The characters are all either likable or fun to read about.

The story has some very touching moments.

I enjoyed reading a more realistic take on the Amish life, one that did not glamorize it as much as some books do.

What I didn’t like:


The whole story is a little bit far-fetched, but I still enjoyed it.

The author seems to find the Amish belief that families should be as large as God wants them to be to be the biggest fault with their faith, and I, on the other hand, find that to be one thing that they believe that is truly good.

My conclusion:


Overall, I found this book enjoyable to read.

I give Fraying at the Edge 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fun Christmas Book - My Review of Ready, Set, Find Christmas

Published by: ZonderKidz

I love having the chance to check out new children's books, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review Ready, Set, Find Christmas.



The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are pretty cute. Not my favorite style, but still colorful and cute.

Who the book is for:

This is a boardbook, but I know that my five-year-old niece and six-year-old nephew will enjoy searching for the various objects in it along with their younger siblings. This is good for babies through school-aged kids.

What I liked:

I love the opportunity for kids to interact with the book and find the various pictures on each page.

I like the tabs on the pages that make it easy to flip through the book.

The story is short and cute.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in this book that I did not like.

My conclusion:

Overall, I like this book.

I give Ready, Set, Find Christmas 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Enjoyable Read with Heart - My Review of Just a Kiss

Published by: Thomas Nelson
Written by: Denise Hunter

I have loved many books by Denise Hunter, so I was excited to have the chance to read and review Just a Kiss.

This book tells the story of a man who was injured while serving his country and who comes home a different person than he was when he left. This man has loved one particular woman since he was a teen, and this is the story of the two of them falling in love.



Who the book is for:

This book is good for anyone who loves a story that has heart. Those who are looking for a romance that has a story to it will enjoy this book.

What I liked:


The characters in this book are interesting and the kind of people that I like to read about.

I like the relationship that is shown between various characters and the way that the book is focused on the whole family.

This book made me smile and laugh.

The chapters are short, and I thought that worked well for this book.

What I didn’t like:


There is nothing in particular that I didn't like.

My conclusion:


Overall, I enjoyed this book.

I give Just a Kiss 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.