Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Books for the Easter Basket for Middle School girls

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books, free of charge,from Zonderkidz and Penguin/Random House, 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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As kids get older, they still want Easter baskets, but you don't want to fill them with toys, right?

These 2 new books are perfect for adding to a younger girl's (6-10) basket!

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 Brave Girls: Beautiful You by Jennifer Gerelds


Sometimes it’s tough being a girl!
Whether you are outgoing or shy, a tomboy or a girly girl, silly or serious, it can be really hard to feel comfortable with yourself. This devotional is filled with stories and thoughts about how God created us to be healthy, strong, and confident—both with our bodies and our minds—because we are daughters of the great heavenly Father. 

The goal of Brave Girls is to encourage you to appreciate yourself as God made you and to help you grow strong in your relationship with Him. Beautiful You will help you really see yourself as brave and beautiful inside and out . . . just like God made you!


Easter is the perfect time to start your daughter on a devotional, as it the holiday is perfect for starting discussions on God's grace and redemption for us. This book then takes that thought and teaches girls through daily thoughts and bible verses, about God's love for them as he made them. It helps them to understand they are beautiful and strong, and keeping God in their life is so important. The daily devotionals also make for great family discussions. This is another great entry into the Brave Girls family of books!

About the Author:

Jennifer Gerelds, mother of four school-aged brave girls, has been writing devotional books for children and adults for almost 20 years. In addition to theBrave Girls series, she has written for MagnifyGod's Little Princess and God's Mighty Warrior brands, Precious Moments, and numerous other children's devotionals. Her adult devotional works include Shine On Beautiful Soul! and When God Thinks of You, He Smiles. Jennifer and her husband, Todd, have been married over 20 years and currently live in Birmingham, Alabama.

My Life in Pictures by Deborah Zemke

Fans of Amelia’s Notebook and Judy Moody will love this friendship story bursting with doodles and pictures
Bea Garcia is an artist. She draws anywhere and everywhere—but mostly in her own notebook.  When Bea’s first and only best friend Yvonne moves to Australia, not even drawing makes Bea feel better. And things only get worse when a loud, rambunctious boy moves in next door. He’s nothing at all like Yvonne! But with a little imagination and a whole lot of doodles, Bea Garcia might just make a new friend. 


Deborah is a favorite in out house (thanks to Cock-a- Doodle Oops), so Miss Grace was thrilled to check out this new book in her new series aimed at girls! Her wonderful hand at illustration is back and this is a fun book, especially for girls who loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but wanted similar books about a girl. As you can see, the book is in easy read for grades 1-3, but it is fun and full of life problems (not wanting to get up in the morning, little brothers, loosing a best friend, the first day of school, etc) that younger kids can relate to. Don't be surprised if you hear lots of giggles and laughter while your daughter is reading this book!

About the Author:

Deborah Zemke has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including the wildly successful Doodles place mat series. Her work has also appeared in several magazines. She is also the designer of the ITC Zemke Hand font. Check out her website for more info

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