Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Get the Kids ready for Fall! (Children's Book Review and Giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books, free of charge, from Zonderkidz Books, 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 them



And now for a couple of books that are PERFECT for getting the kids ready for Fall!

Can you BELIEVE it is ALMOST here?

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Pumpkin Patch Blessings

It’s fall and there are blessings all around us, especially in the pumpkin patch! Children will love the sweet rhyming text by Kim Washburn and the whimsical illustrations by Jacqueline East as they take in the fun of the fall season and remember how much they have to be grateful for.

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Review:

This is an adorable book that younger kids will delight having read to them, as it extolls all the wonderful things we all love about FALL! Plus it offers great education moments, as you have kids search each page for pumpkins and count them!

The colors are bright as you can see and it is ALL about pumpkins and Fall, without being about Halloween, making it perfect for anyone looking for a great Fall kids book, for the entire family!

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About the Author:
Kim Washburn has been writing for children for more than ten years. While working at Focus on the Family, two of her original stories were recognized by the Evangelical Press Association, including first place in the fiction category. Her nonfiction books for young readers have reached a wide audience—including Breaking Through by Grace: The Bono Story and Defender of Faith: The Mike Fisher Story.
About the Illustrator:
Jacqueline has been illustrating children's books for many years. She has worked above a chocolate factory, from a caravan by the sea, and now works from home near a city farm with her faithful dog curled up near her feet. She has illustrated books that have been published across the globe, and when asked what her inspiration is, she says, "everything!"

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The Berenstain Bears Holiday Cookbook
Be part of the fun and join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear as they cook up holiday favorites and some unique eats for friends and family with the all-new The Berenstain Bears Holiday Cookbook. Filled with traditional holiday favorites like Frosted Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Pie, Hot Apple Cider Punch, Cranberry Stuffing, and some unique and fun recipes like Papa Bear’s Paw-Licking Good Chicken Wings, this kid-friendly cookbook will help Bear Country families, and families and friends everywhere, have the most wonderful year of eating ever!

Young cooks and their adult assistants will find recipes for beverages, meals and sides, and sweets and treats.

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Review

This is a lovely cookbook, perfect for introducing younger children to cooking with their parents, or older siblings! 

The recipes are divided into 6 groups, of 7 recipes each- Valentine's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas Each section is prefaced with a page of gospel and tales from the Berenstain Bears. This is an adorable book, of easy recipes, that would be perfect for gift giving, no matter the time of year, and for a Family based hostess present too!

Check out this great recipe for Caramel Apple 'nachos' (recipe below) that is a great way to get that caramel apple flavor without little tykes having to try to eat through a large apple dipped in multiple layers of caramel! It's a great idea, perfect for any Fall parties! All the recipes are like this- easy breasy! We highly recommend it!


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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. 
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Giveaway:
One BTHM reader will win their own copy of Pumpkin Patch Blessings!



Good Luck!

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