Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Keeping Kids Reading as Summer Drags on!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books, free of charge,from Zonderkidz Publishing for giveaway and 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 them,  all opinions are my own.


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Ah Summer, it's almost over and the kids are bumping against the walls.

Well they are at my house! With this severe heat, there isn't much outside time without dehydration!

So books and crafting has been a great inside solution this Summer.

Her's 2 of our new favorites, that are also perfect for Back to School reading!


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Snuggle Time Psalms

Written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, this book is a collection of fifteen bedtime poems that helps bring children closer to God as they snuggle up and drift off to sleep. It comes out early next month.

Did you think the book of Psalms was only for adults? Think again! Snuggle Time Psalms is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the poetry book of the Bible. This padded cover board book uses simple concepts, rhyming text and adorable art to help children engage with the Psalms.

snuggle time psalms collageBeginning with “Bedtime Peace” and ending with “Wonderful Me!” this collection of fifteen bedtime poems enables young children to discover the One who holds them in his arms, leads them like a shepherd, created them just as they are, and cherishes them with a love that never ends ... snuggle and see!

snuggle time psalms sampleThe book is perfect for kids under the age of 5 to have parents read to them, and then for the 4-6 age group to use as an early reader. The illustrations are SO charming, and the book is perfect for small hands to hold, that it will be be an immediate hit with your little ones. And there is the added bonus of introducing them to bible verses! It would also make a lovely gift too, with a stuffed animal or two from the illustrations!


and now for older kids...........

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Earlier this year I shared with you the great new Christian book series for kids, written by country singer Natalie Grant, the Glimmer Girls, and today I have the newest installment for you, that also comes out early next month!


Miracle in Music City:
In this third title in the Faithgirlz Glimmer Girls, the Glimmer Girls are at it again—looking for a mystery to solve. Gloria wants her daughters to learn they aren’t too young to make a difference, so she gets them involved in her annual benefit and auction. But as things often do with the trio of smart and sassy sisters, twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister, LuLu,  get themselves and their nanny Miss Julia, involved in a lot more than just helping mom raise money for a worthy and wonderful cause, in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee! in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee!

Miss Grace raced thru this latest installment, calling it her favorite one of the series, The mystery was good, the siblings worked together and they learned a few lessons along the way, like how great is is to serve others, and fulfill God' wish for us! It's the perfect size book for age group, ages 9-12, though I think grades 4-4 will probably enjoy it the most. She can't wait for book 4, and any series that keeps my child reading is a winner with me!

If you pre-order the book, before August 1st, you can get a FREE star necklace from Natalie too!


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Giveaway:
One BTHM reader will win their own copy of  
Miracle In Music City




About the Authors/Illustrator:

Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England.   Her stories and poems have been published in children’s magazines where her writing reflects a deep passion for bringing the Bible to life for young children. Glenys lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, David.


Cee Biscoe has been illustrating picture books full-time since early 2008. Her first picture book, Gruff the Grump, was one of the “Reads of the Year” in the Red House Children's Book Awards 2010. Since then she has illustrated several picture books and board books for a variety of publishers, including Grandma Kisses. The board book Sleepy Me was selected for inclusion in the 2012 Bookstart pack, and Messy Me was shortlisted for Lancashire County Council's Early Years Book Awards 2012. She completed an MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art in 2008.

Natalie Grant:Since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album Awaken, multi-grammy nominated artist Natalie Grant has remained one of the top selling Christian and Gospel artists with over 3 million in sales.  The Gospel Music Association has named her the Female Vocalist of the Year five times, and she has had multiple songs and albums on the Billboard charts. More important than accolades, her passion is to help people across the globe discover their God-given calling and encourage them live it out to the fullest potential.  An outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking, Grant cofounded Hope for Justice International a multinational organization that rescues and provides complete restorative care for victims of trafficking.  Grant makes her home in Nashville, with her husband producer, and songwriter, Bernie Herms, and their three children: twins Grace and Bella and their youngest, Sadie.  Follow Natalie at www.nataliegrant.com 

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