Friday, March 10, 2017

Fun titles for kids of all ages in March from @Zonderkidz with Reviews

I received complimentary copies of all of the following books.  
9780310749806, The Legend of the Sand Dollar, Newly Illustrated Edition : An Inspirational Story of Hope for Easter, Chris Auer
The Legend Of The Sand Dollar, Newly Illustrated Edition

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Sand Dollar renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Chris Auer. With new vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Sand Dollar tells the story of Kerry, as her cousin Jack reveals to her the deeper meaning of Easter hidden within something as small as a sand dollar. This Easter tale reminds everyone everywhere that when Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all.

Author:
 Chris Auer, an Emmy nominated screenwriter, is the author of Molly & the Good Shepherd, The Littlest Magi, the 2:52 Mysteries of Eckert House series, and he adapted The Legend of the Candy Cane for video. He teaches screenwriting and producing at Savannah College of Art and Design. Chris is passionate about storytelling and hopes to reflect the reality of God in the lives of children through story. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Cassandra's Review- I really enjoy this book and the message it brings to everyone who reads it.

9780310757696, Ready, Set, Find Easter

Ready, Set, Find Easter

Get ready to follow Jesus as He enters Jerusalem, shares the Last Supper with His friends, and walks in the garden of Gethsemane. This holiday board book is perfect for young children who will love finding the 48 objects hidden on the pages while reading the classic story of Easter, accurately retold and with scripture references. On your mark, Ready-Set-Find!

Cassandra's Review-  The kids had a great time finding the beautifully illustrated pictures.


9780310753810, The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker and Activity Book, Jan & Mike Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker And Activity Book
By Jan & Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears come to life this joyful Easter season with puzzles, activity pages, and more than 50 reusable stickers in The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker and Activity Book.

Featuring Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, and Honey and the rest of the Bear Country gang, kids are sure to find lots to do helping Honey Bear find hidden Easter eggs and chocolates around the Bear family treehouse, doing crosswords and word searches with Brother and Sister, and even helping out at the Easter sunrise service at Chapel in the Woods.

Authors Jan & Mike Berenstain
Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too.  Though Stan died in 2005, and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures from the family home and studio in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks much like the sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.

Cassandra's Review-  Not only are the bears celebrating but the fun stickers will have little ones very entertained.

9780310748823, The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets, Mike Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets
By Mike Berenstain

In the newest Berenstain Bears Living Lights title, The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear love their pets Little Lady, Gracie, Swish, and Cutsie … they are just like part of the Bear family. So when Preacher Brown holds a special Blessing of the Pets service on Sunday, the Bear family joins in. But what starts as a peaceful gathering of Bear Country neighbors and their animal friends on the lawn of the Chapel—including dogs, cats, rats, goats, and even a snake or two—ends up needing a little heavenly intervention.

Cassandra's Review- The book is not just a great reading experience, but it holds such a blessing for everyone especially the pets.


9780310759799, The Beginner’s Bible Activity Book
The Beginner's Bible Activity Book

Bible stories have never been so fun and interactive.

This activity book provides young children with mazes, connect-the-dots, word puzzles, matching games, and more, all using beloved characters and stories from The Beginner’s Bible.

Cassandra's Review- A simple book depending on your little one's skills, but it was really fun to work through with my family.

9780310759553, The Beginner’s Bible Coloring Book
The Beginner's Bible Coloring Book

The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold.  

Loads of coloring fun and faith for little ones! Children can now color to life more than sixty favorite Bible stories and characters from The Beginner’s Bible. After coloring, the pages can be displayed to encourage creativity and memory of the classic Bible stories.

Cassandra's Review- Coloring fun for hours with this wonderful book.

9780310757900, NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible, Hardcover

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened once upon a time. The NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible contains a presentation page and also highlights six great stories from the Bible on 24 full-color inserts. Each story is told on four pages in full-color, illustrated splendor. Also contains the complete New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible.

Stories include:

God Makes Man and Woman
Isaac and Rebekah
Ruth Finds Happiness
Queen Esther
Mary and Joseph and an Angel
He Lives!
We all have our own tale to live and what better place to look for help and encouragement than the greatest story of all.

Cassandra's Review- Beautiful to look at and a great gift for any age although the younger kids might really enjoy it the most.

9780310757924, Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible, Omar Aranda
Once Upon A Time Storybook Bible
By Omar Aranda

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened “once upon a time.” The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible highlights powerful and inspiring stories from the Bible, beautifully illustrated with fantastical artwork by Omar Aranda. Stories include: Ruth, Abigail, Esther, The Parable of the Lost Sheep, The Prodigal Son, Mary Magdalene, and many more. Each captivating story is told in a way that will get children excited about reading the tales of real heroes of the Bible.

Author
Omar Aranda studied Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was born. Many top publishers and companies worldwide have commissioned him for projects including story artwork, comics, and character design. He started his career as an artistic painter but now devotes all of his time to illustrations for children's products.


Cassandra's Review- We all know those simple words Once Upon A Time are going to be the beginning of great tales, and this book is filled with faith based ones for your kids.
9780310761198, Faithgirlz Promises for You Coloring Devotional : 60 Days Discovering God’s Hope and Love
Faithgirlz Promises For You Coloring Devotional
60 Days Discovering God’s Hope And Love

Take time to enjoy God’s Word and color images from his beautiful world. In this 60-day coloring devotional filled with unique illustrations and patterns, you will read about God’s unchanging promises through NIV Bible verses, paired with detailed line art. Each page is printed on high-quality, thick paper stock that won’t bleed through. And when you’re finished coloring with markers, metallic pens, or colored pencils, you will have a chance to reflect and journal about each promise from Scripture, and find inspiration for every day. Perfect for girls 8-12.

Cassandra's Review- While my children did not want to "mess up the book" You can color the pages and experience a great devotional at the same time.

9780310749301, For Love and Honor, Jody Hedlund
For Love And Honor
By Jody Hedlund

Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

Author
Jody Hedlund is a best-selling and award-winning author who loves fairy- tales and happily-ever-afters. She makes her home in Midland, MI with her husband and five children. When she's not writing another of her page-turning stories, you can usually find her sipping coffee, eating chocolate, and reading.

Cassandra's Review- This one is for the older youth.  It is a clean story with hints of drama and romance, but it was a nice pace and easy to understand.


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