Author: Marcia Lee Laycock
Illustrated by: Kyla Wiebe
Release Date: October 1, 2022
Publisher: Siretona Kids
Merrigold is a little girl who thinks she needs a new home. She visits several animal characters and soon realizes that their homes aren’t suited to her at all. A wise piglet finally tells her to go home to her own house and when she does she realizes she already has the very best home and the very best parents in all the world.
Meant to help parents and grandparents cultivate contentment in the children they love, this story is a ‘the grass is not always greener’ or should I say, ‘the house is not always better’ story with an ending reminiscent of the story of the prodigal son. Parents and grandparents will have an opportunity to talk about being grateful, unconditional love and forgiveness in terms the child can understand.
The Teacup Tree
Author: Gordon Kubanek
There is a special love between children and their grandparents. This deceptively simple story of an old farmer and his granddaughter will catch you by surprise.
This friendship between a tree stump, a lonely grandfather and his chatty granddaughter will melt the hardest heart. The best thing to do after reading this story is for every parent or grandparent and grandchild to give each other the biggest bear hug imaginable, and then go outside to hug a tree, together. This beautifully illustrated story is geared for children ages 6-9 but will warm the heart of everybody who feels that every moment with their child is precious. Is there a message in this heartfelt tale? While life has loss, more importantly, it has love and the joy of sharing.
As you enjoy this special time in your life with your young child remember that "Forever is a short time."
Animals in the Bible
Author: Kimberley Payne
Did you know that lions can go five days without drinking water? Learn more about lions and other creatures found in the Bible - all part of God's marvelous creation.
This entertaining and educational book offers children loads of fun while they learn about the Bible.
Inside you'll find:
* Bible stories about the animal
* Fascinating facts about each animal
This engaging and instructive book is an introduction to animals and their Bible stories ideal for 6-to 9-year-olds, for home or school use and classroom sharing in Grades 1-3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Animal Life.
Author: Alice Faye Duncan
Release Date: January 11, 2022
The true story of Black activist Opal Lee and her vision of Juneteenth as a holiday for everyone celebrates Black joy and inspires children to see their dreams blossom. Growing up in Texas, Opal knew the history of Juneteenth, but she soon discovered that many Americans had never heard of the holiday that represents the nation's creed of "freedom for all."
Every year, Opal looked forward to the Juneteenth picnic--a drumming, dancing, delicious party. She knew from Granddaddy Zak's stories that Juneteenth celebrated the day the freedom news of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation finally sailed into Texas in 1865--over two years after the president had declared it! But Opal didn't always see freedom in her Texas town. Then one Juneteenth day when Opal was twelve years old, an angry crowd burned down her brand-new home. This wasn't freedom at all. She had to do something! Opal Lee spent the rest of her life speaking up for equality and unity. She became a teacher, a charity worker, and a community leader. At the age of 89, she walked from Fort Worth, Texas to Washington, D.C., in an effort to gain national recognition for Juneteenth.
Through the story of Opal Lee's determination and persistence, children ages 4 to 8 will learn:
Featuring the illustrations of New York Times bestselling illustrator Keturah A. Bobo (I am Enough), Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free celebrates the life and legacy of a modern-day Black leader while sharing a message of hope, unity, joy, and strength.
Trees in the Bible
Author: Kimberley Payne
Series: Exploring God's Word #1
In the Bible, trees are often used as location markers and gathering places. They are also used as symbols of success and are highly valued. Would you like to learn about God’s creation?
Trees are a part of the stories of characters such as Abraham, Elijah, Noah, Solomon, and Moses. Each of the chapters includes a Bible story told from the viewpoint of the tree, and fast facts to help identify the specific tree. Challenging questions support each story. Glossary and “People of the Bible” sections and project suggestions are provided to enhance your learning.
Surprise your friends and family with your tree knowledge and gain a renewed appreciation for God’s creation!
Treasure at Fort Arbuckle
Author: Tyler Mayhan
Buried treasure? Let's go find it! In Treasure at Fort Arbuckle, the first title in the Triangle M series, Shawn learns of a treasure buried by his ancestor during the American Civil War. The Mason family's search for Elisha's hidden fortune unearths more than they bargained for and leads to discovery of true riches.
The Boy Who Ate America
Author: Nathan Smith Jones
Illustrator: Casey Nelson
This illustrated children's picture book told in perfect rhyme teaches children and adults that acquiring things won't bring us lasting peace and happiness. Rather, the only way to be truly fulfilled is to feed our souls by feasting upon "the Word."
The Big Red Chair
Author: Brenda J. Wood
The Big Red Chair is an entertaining yet heartfelt book. While it was written for grieving children people of all ages will enjoy its message
My grandchildren found it a great help when they lost their grandpa. I think you will to.
Author: Karen Whiting
52 Weekly Devotions for Families Called to Serve is a unique devotional that is written for families who have members that are called to serve in first-responder roles like military personnel, police officers, and EMTs, or are called to serve in their churches and communities. Each week features a family beatitude to focus on with a devotion and related Bible reading, activity option, chat prompt, scrapbook/prayer option, frontline tips, and a prayer. This devotional is designed to work with your family, if you have 5 free minutes, or up to an hour, you can customize it to fit into your schedule. Perfect for children ages 4 to 12 years, with activities ranging from preschool-age to middle school-age.
The Lantern Hill Light Parade
Author: Meadow Rue Merrill
Series: Lantern Hill Farm #4
In The Lantern Hill Light Parade families celebrate fall. Fall is often a dark time of year. The days grow shorter, the nights longer, and the season can be filled with traditions that frighten children. Molly, her cousins Jacob and Sammy, and their friends bring something that glows to a special celebration at Aunt Jenny and Uncle Gerry’s farm. Holding up their lights, they have a parade to combat the darkness. Aunt Jenny gives each child a Bible, telling them that Jesus is the light of the world.
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