Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: Devotions for Beginning Readers by Crystal Bowman

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Tommy Nelson, via their Tommy Mommy Program, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Today I have a lovely book for you that not only teachers your children about God's love,
it helps them read!


Devotions for Beginning Readers cover

Synopsis:

Build confidence in young readers as they learn about God's love.

Devotions for Beginning Readers will help young readers build confidence in their reading skills as they are learning how to have a relationship with Jesus. Aimed at beginning readers from kindergarten through third grade, each devotional will include colorful illustrations and contain short sentences and scriptures from the International Children’s Bible. Also featured is a “today’s word” segment, a vocabulary word that will be repeated throughout the devotion to help children develop their reading skills. Each devotion will close with a short prayer that helps children learn how to pray.Short, straightforward sentences and carefully selected words allow for pleasurable reading and easier comprehension.

With interactive, engaging, and educational text from bestselling author Crystal Bowman and award-winning producer Christy Lee Taylor, as well as beautiful, vibrant illustrations, this book will become a favorite in your home, Christian school, and church library. Whether reading alone or with a parent, children will build a foundation for language skills and a faith that will last a lifetime. 

Devotions for Beginning Readers sample 1

Review:   

I love when a book can do double duty! This book is aimed at early readers, ages 4-8. the author carefully selected vocabulary words that pre-kindergarten through second grade students would know, or would come into contact with. Thus kids can be confident reading the book by themselves out loud! It is always wonderful to hear your child speaking of God's love, and understanding the reasons for the things we do in our faith, like attending church and resting on Sunday! This book is perfect for younger children to lead family devotions with! older children and adults can find relevant bible passages, and tie it all in together, for wonderful family time! your child will adore this book, and it would make a lovely Christmas gift as well!


Devotions for Beginning Readers sample 2


About the Author / Illustrator:

Crystal Bowman is an award-winning author of over 75 books for children, including The One Year Book of Devotions for Preschoolers, My Grandma and Me, and J is for Jesus. She is a speaker for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and teaches at writers’ conferences. Whether her stories are written in playful rhyme or short sentences, Crystal hopes kids will want to read them again and again. A mother and grandmother, Crystal lives in Florida with her husband.

Christy Lee Taylor has long been involved in the arts. With a background in acting and modeling, she founded Abba Productions, Inc. Her first film as a producer was the family film Turkles, which won multiple awards. She speaks at many events and works with children in teaching and coaching roles. Christy won an award for a picture book series at the Florida Christian Writers Conference in 2011. She and her husband live in Florida with their son and twin daughters.

Giveaway:

One lucky BTHM will win their own copy of this lovely book!


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6 comments:

  1. It is a wonderful and important tradition. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Devotions are a get way to connect with your kids and with God.

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  3. It's never too early to start devotions and learn about the love of God!

    Nancy
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  4. I prefer evening devotions because you can devote more time to them without the morning rush!

    Nancy
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  5. I think its important to start devotions with little ones to build a firm foundation for faith at an early age.
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    Merry

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  6. The best time for us to have devotions is in the evening
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    Merry

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