• Three Cups

    Three Cups By Tony Townsley with Mark St. Germain Published by Thomas Nelson Through a story of a little boy receiving three nondescript cups for his birthday, authors Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain teach the principles of financial stewardship to young and not-so-young readers alike. Told in first person from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, who is none too excited to open his birthday gift only finding three cups that he recognized from his family’s own cupboard. When his mother shows him the accompanying envelope of money, she explains he will now be receiving a weekly allowance.  She continues to explain how he is to divide his allowance…

  • Heaven is for Real for Kids

    Heaven is for Real for Kids A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back By Todd & Sonja Burpo Published by Thomas Nelson Although I have heard about the grown-up version of Heaven is for Real, but have not read it as of yet, I was excited to have the opportunity to review Heaven is for Real for Kids. Being a mother of three young children, I am always happy to see Christian books geared toward kids.  And this book does not disappoint. Very captivating and well illustrated, Heaven is for Real for Kids is the story of Colton Burpo’s “trip to heaven and back” when…

  • Just In Case You Ever Wonder

    Just In Case You Ever Wonder By Max Lucado Published by Thomas Nelson I was so excited to see Just In Case You Ever Wonder in the list of books available for review through BookSneeze from Thomas Nelson Publishers.  I have been reading this book to my now nine-year-old boys and five-year-old daughter since they were small.  As all my children are adopted and have their own unique stories, I have enjoyed adapting the storyline to fit their specific circumstances as I read it to them.  It has always been priority to be sure my children know about God and His saving grace through His Son Jesus Christ.  Just In…

  • Thank You, God, For Blessing Me

    Thank You, God, For Blessing Me By Max Lucado Published by Thomas Nelson Little Hermie is caterpillar. Little Hermie is also the star in a series of adorable little books for toddlers written by established author and speaker Max Lucado. Little Hermie demonstrates to toddlers how to be thankful for everything God has blessed them.  As Little Hermie “looks around and smiles at all he sees,” he begins to pray. Thank You, God, For Blessing Me is a prayer from Little Hermie thanking God for his many blessings including food, eyesight, friends, family, flowers, stars and playtime. He also asks God to help him be kind and obey.  Very cute…

  • Love You More

    Love You More The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter By Jennifer Grant Published by Thomas Nelson Written in an easy-reading, light-hearted style, Love You More is a wonderfully inspiring read!  Much more than a story of one family’s journey through international adoption.  Love You More is the Grant Family’s story.  Adoption just happens to be a part of that story.  Jennifer Grant and her husband, David, are parents to four children.  Jennifer gave birth to three of their children.  Their fourth child, Mia, was born in Guatemala and came into their family through international adoption. Grant relays the ups and downs of their adoption journey, as well as ups…

  • Hermie, A Common Caterpillar

    Hermie A Common Caterpillar By Max Lucado Published by Thomas Nelson Hermie  is caterpillar. Just a common caterpillar. A  sad common caterpillar. Hermie and his friend Wormie see other of God’s creatures with what they see as more beauty, talent or gifts that they have been given. But when they talk to God about how “common” and unimportant they feel , God gently but faithfully reminds them that He is not finished with them yet!  Young readers will be encouraged as they are reminded that they too are a work in progress – and that God has a plan for their life as they seek Him. Listed as a Level…

  • Night Night Blessings

    Night Night Blessings By Amy Parker Published by Thomas Nelson Night Night Blessings is a simple little book geared toward younger children. Not too complicated for little ones to understand. Not too long for their attention span. Written in a first person, prayer format, the rhyming text describes various things to be thankful for.  From the beginning of the day, with pancakes stacked high, to the twinkling stars as the day ends, there are so many things for which to thank God. The illustrations are very well done.  From wispy hair, to bold but subdued colors, the overall mood of the book provides a pleasant and calming effect for a…

  • Smack-Dab in the Middle of God’s Love

    Smack-Dab in the Middle of God’s Love By Brennan Manning & John Blase  Published by Thomas Nelson Misses the mark.  Smack-Dab in the Middle of God’s Love is a simple little book geared toward younger children. Not too complicated for little ones to understand.   Not too long for their attention span. Repetitive text captures their attention and involves them in the story as they begin to recognize the bold-font phrase “smack-dab in the middle”.  Unfortunately, Smack-Dab in the Middle of God’s Love misses the mark. Thouh it does a good job reminding little ones of God’s perfect, unconditional, never-ending love for them, a greater opportunity is missed. As Willie Juan…