Reuben faces tough decisions every step of the way. What to do when confronted by danger or lost in the woods? How to respond when a stranger offers a lift at night or when a police officer is asking what happened? What will he say when his maths teacher asks him what he was thinking about or when the school alarm goes off? More importantly, will he ever discover what was making the noise in the ditch at the start of his journey?
Join Reuben on this interactive journey as he learns the importance of telling the truth in any and all situations and suffers the consequences when he chooses not to do so!
Saving Joey (Book 1) is the story of a young, black, teenage girl who abandons her newborn. She wraps her baby in a blanket and places him in a basket. Leaving him on the streets of Chicago in below-freezing temperature, she waits for her baby to be found. Why? Fortunately, a man rescues the newborn, Joey, from the snow and ice-covered stairs one late evening as he was going to work. With neighbors and police involved, Joey is sure to have a future, after all. Find out what happened to young Joey.
only about angels but also about the beauty and innocence of creativity and imagination of children.
I hope your child enjoys the story of Alieya and her cat Tajo as she enjoys life with her family. I hope your child also begins to ask questions about God, creation, and angels. And through this, may you also explore God's Word and come to know Him in a deeper, more personal way.
Author: Ginger Sanders
Fireflies is a wonderful little book of a family with a loss. It explains death to a child in a simple way, showing hope and love. Tyler is puzzled why his little brother left to go to heaven, but after a friend shared with him about what death really is, Tyler was comforted and had peace. The book also has a Memory Page in the back of the book, along with 'How to Lead a Child to Christ'. Author has released copyright on this page so it may be copied and shared in a children's ministry area.
The illustrations are bright and colorful, giving joy to the story. Little hidden messages are scattered throughout the book.
Reviewer: Elsie Stoltzfus
I love horse stories, and this one was not a disappointment. Well written and engaging, it was a joy to read.
What knocked a star for me was the fact that everything turns out well only when Mary disobeys her father. I heartily dislike that, especially in a book meant for children. And I admit it, the portrayal of a super sensitive, slightly overbearing parent has never been attractive to me.
Other than that, I loved it! As I've said, it's engaging and fun, and more than anything else, it's about horses.
Reviewer: Kelly Miller
I love reading scripture into the lives of our children and grandchildren and when I saw the front cover of the book, Nothing to Fear, I was drawn in. The baby on the front is sweet and it's hard not to have an "Awww" moment. The 'story' is the scripture, 2 Timothy 1:7, with the author's added phrasing "I know I have nothing, nothing to fear, nothing to fear, when Jesus is near" 4 times throughout this small book.
All the pictures within the book are of babies and toddlers and although they are cute, they could use better editing to make them brighter and clearer. Each picture also has a little bumblebee picture logo (for lack of a better word) on it. When reading the book with my 2 year old granddaughter, that little bee became quite troublesome. With "What that bee doing?" and "That bee bite the baby?" being repetitive questions.
Although I thought that the cuteness of the babies in each picture would be fun for my grandbabies to look at, they were quite disinterested in the book and kept trying to flip the pages to get to the end. I think the scripture verse that was chosen was above the level of toddlers who really don't have a strong concept of what fear is or what it means to have a sound mind.
The writing did not flow in a natural sing song manner as seemed to be the author's intention, judging by the back cover write up, and I struggled to find a rhythm when reading it out loud.
This book would be wonderful for infants who don't have questions and would just enjoy the pictures of the babies.
Reviewer: Margaret Welwood
What a beautiful rendition of some very comforting Scripture! And what could be more appropriate than pictures of happy babies on every page, along with a happy dancing bee? I'm so glad I have this book to read to my young grandchildren--the poetry and the pictures are a hymn of praise to the God of all comfort, and a message of joy and safety to little ones.
Reviewer: Margaret Welwood
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6, KJV)
There is a great deal of truth, wisdom and sound doctrine in the pages of this book, and the love of the writer for God and His Word, and for the people God has created, shine though his words.
However, I feel that there is far too much information for the age group for which the book is intended.
To begin with, I took the liberty of checking out a section with the Fry Graph, and it yielded a score of grade 7. However, this book is intended to be read by children between the ages of eight and twelve, and their parents.
Even more problematic is the mass of information, some of it repeated, that is presented. In order to make the book accessible to eight- to twelve-year-olds, I suggest the following:
I hope my comments will not be seen as discouraging; they are not meant to be. Although I haven’t written much for tweens, I am somewhat familiar with this age group and believe that the above suggestions may help to make this important information more accessible. As it stands, I believe this book is a valuable resource for adults who work with this age group in a Christian setting.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Once again author Glynis M. Belec has brought children a book they will not only love to read (or have read to them), they will learn a valuable lesson about life.
The pictures in this short, full-colour children's book, add to the story and will be sure to draw both child and parent in. As Homer the frog is focused on one thing only - catching flies - he loses sight of the dangers around him and the obstacles that might be in his way to catching breakfast.
Homer lands himself in trouble, quite literally over his head and children will learn valuable lessons from his mistakes. While the back of the cover shares that the lesson children will learn is to never give up, it will also teach them to be aware of their surroundings. Sometimes children can be so focused on a task while at play they inadvertently wander into danger. I had a strong-willed child who did that often when she was growing up and probably could have learned a lesson or two from this delightful little book. If you love to read to your children or grandchildren this would be a perfect book to cozy up to.
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Galloping Gus by author Glynis M. Belec is a delightful rhyming book that children of a young age are sure to love.
Gus, is a school bus who loves to splash in the puddles, but his driver Simon like Gus clean so naturally he avoids getting Gus dirty. So at night Gus sneaks out to splash in the puddles. He's very disobedient school bus! Simon can't figure out why Gus is always so dirty in the morning, when he puts him to bed nice and clean, with his chrome all polished. So one night he tucks Gus into bed and waits to see how he is getting so dirty. Unfortunately for Gus, he soon learns how deceiving someone can really hurt.
Kids will learn why they should obey and the importance of forgiveness in this charming little book appropriate for ages 2 to 6.