Oh My Godmother: The Magic Mistake is from the Oh My Godmother Series written by cat lovers, Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson. This duo work wel...moreOh My Godmother: The Magic Mistake is from the Oh My Godmother Series written by cat lovers, Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson. This duo work well together! And, I believe they will be successful with this new series.
If you like Tinker Bell or fairies then the Oh My Godmother: The Magic Mistake could be right up your alley! It is a contemporary fairytale written with middle schoolers in mind. But I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so much fun to read! It made me laugh and cry. Seriously!
Middle School and Magic Don't Mix
Tap! Tap! Tap! It's Katarina Sycorax, a three-inch fairy godmother, seeking out twelve year old Lacey Unger-ware to be an apprentice for the Godmother's League of Fairies. What an honor! Um, no!!! The horror of it all is that she must attend the academy for one hundred years. She'll be separated from her family and friends, not to mention her cat Julius. If she refuses, she could be cursed forever. What's a girl to do? What a nightmare! To top it off, Lacey must complete a test to help one special lady find her true love and arrange the whole wedding before the deadline. Lacey and her entourage of best friends gather together to help her before time runs out. Unknowingly they try to help her. They have no idea Lacey may disappear from their lives forever.
Oh My Godmother: The Magic Mistake is a wonderful story jam packed full of adventure, fun and friendship. I think your young adult will enjoy every page. It is age appropriate and good clean fun. (less)
"There's nothing more wonderful than being a grandparent!" Phil A. Smouse
My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook Written by Phil A. Smouse Illustrated by...more"There's nothing more wonderful than being a grandparent!" Phil A. Smouse
My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook Written by Phil A. Smouse Illustrated by Ela Jarzabek
My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook is written by Phil A. Smouse. Mr. Smouse is an accomplished writer, illustrator, and graphic artist. He has written over forty children and adult books, including God Calling for Kids, 365 Bible Promises for Little Hearts, I Can Read God's Word and many more. He loves to write and illustrate bible based stories for children. He and his wife live in Pennsylvania with their two children and beautiful granddaughter.
Ela Jarzabek is a talented artist and illustrator from Poland. She is a recent graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She has been creating her own stories and illustrating them ever since she was a small child. She continues to work as a freelance illustrator.She loves creating animals and princesses.
My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook is a wonderful way to connect with the grandchild or grandchildren in your life. Each of the fifteen stories are short and easy to understand for younger children. The illustrator makes the stories come alive with the cute illustrations. The Love Note from Grandma and the Love Note from God help tie up the story with thought provoking questions that get your grandchild more involved. The Love Note from God is a simplified version of a Bible verse to bring it all to a close.
This Bible storybook is written for ages two to five. It is a great read-a-loud for an older child like my eight year old daughter. She smiled as she read it to me. She loved the beautiful illustrations featured throughout the storybook. I look forwards to reading My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook when my grandchildren visit with me. The stories are short and to the point which allows for the shorter attention span of younger children. It only takes a few seconds to make lasting loving memories. Sharing the Love of God generation after generation is a beautiful blessing we should all want to pass on.
Phil A. Smouse has many wonderful children's Bibles, devotionals and books that are great to share with your child or grandchild.
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May God Bless You, ~GAhome2mom http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/ Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a free complimentary copy through Tyndale Bloggers Network at Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review of My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook by Phil A. Smouse.(less)
I spend most every night reading this and the Disney Princess Collection to my daughter at bedtime. She can read it for herself but it's not the same...moreI spend most every night reading this and the Disney Princess Collection to my daughter at bedtime. She can read it for herself but it's not the same when mommy can read it to her. If you child loves the Disney Princesses then I recommend reading this one to them. It is a great bonding experience for parent and child. (less)
The Wayfinding Bible NLT is an excellent study guide for believers who want to get into the thick of the Bible quickly. The unique feature to this st...more The Wayfinding Bible NLT is an excellent study guide for believers who want to get into the thick of the Bible quickly. The unique feature to this study guide is its “Wayfinding” system. You start off with three options, Flyover, Direct and Scenic. Each route offers three different study types depending on what the reader is looking for.
The Flyover Route compasses 54 readings and allows the reader to get a chronological view of the events of the Bible. I checked this one out myself. It starts from Adam and Eve, moves on to Noah, then Abraham, Jesus, and beyond to his resurrection and his return mentioned in Revelations. It jumps from reading one or two chapters to skipping over into another book entirely following a timeline of events.
The Direct Route has 215 readings which can be finished in less than a year. This route gives you a deeper perspective of how the Bible stories mesh together.
Lastly is the Scenic Route. In 386 readings the reader is guided deeper and deeper into the richness of the Bible. It touches on popular stories to the unheard of ones.
Each route is given a color and a runway strip that sits on the top of the page. The runway has dot points that show the reader which chapters and verses must be read. At the end of the line is an arrow with a page number attached to it telling the reader which page to flip to after finishing their “travel.” There are also little icons for the routes that sit next to the verses signaling to the reader where their route starts and ends.
Along the journey, the reader will be directed to read a passage and two paragraphs called the Observation Point and the Exploration Point. These three feature some interesting ideas and paraphrases the stories on the route.
Other features to the Wayfinding Bible include: Book Introductions, a Bearings Map, Historical Markers, Scenic Overlooks, Side Trips, and Thru-Hiking, a fun feature that sets up an entire reading of the whole Bible with daily directions of what should be read starting from Genesis all the way to Revelations.
The Wayfinding system is an interesting one. It is effective and informative leaving one feeling satisfied after each read. There are a lot of things that were mentioned that I hadn’t thought of before until it was pointed out by the prompts.
While I was reading, I felt like I was carefully dissecting the Bible into tiny little details that all added up to a bigger picture. The feel of the study guide gives a sense of traveling thanks to the route system and with the goals set before me it made me want to continue till I reached the end of it.
Wonderful and completely comprehensive, the Wayfinding Bible is a great addition to any believers’ library. I enjoyed this study guide’s exploratory aspect and recommend it for those who want a nice Bible with a “get it fast” approach to reaching those stories that you need to read up on. (less)
The NIV real-life Devotional Bible for Women is a beautiful hard cover Bible with 366 days of devotionals by more than two dozen faithful women from t...moreThe NIV real-life Devotional Bible for Women is a beautiful hard cover Bible with 366 days of devotionals by more than two dozen faithful women from the Proverbs 31 Ministries. The introduction shares both the Old and New Testament Books of the Bible followed by a listing in alphabetical order. You can learn more about the NIV version of the Holy Word. You can learn more about each of the authors and contributing writers along with their devotionals listed in the rear of the book. Also, included is the Topical Index and Table of Weights and Measures pages to help you learn more about the text.
It feels good to know that when I want to read a devotional there is no pressure to begin with Day 1, Day 2 and so on. With the recent passing of my step-father I have been concerned about my siblings. I simply refer to the Topical Index and find the word "siblings". There are three devotionals pertaining to siblings of which one talks about sibling rivalry. I start the day by reading "Run the Right Race" a story about sisters Rachel and Leah written by Rachel Olsen located on page thirty-seven in the Old Testament book of Genesis chapter 29. Also, I find encouraging words about sibling rivalry, a Bible verse to meditate on and follow up verses to explore.
I recommend reading the new NIV real-life Devotional Bible for Women if you seek and want to grow deeper in your spiritual walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. Reading devotionals from the new NIV real-life Devotional Bible for Women offers encouragement which feeds my spirit on a daily basis. This devotional Bible would be a great gift to share with family or friends. What a special gift idea for and upcoming birthday or holiday!
As an added blessing, with every New International Version(NIV) Bible purchase you help Biblica (www.biblica.com) translate the Word of God and provide free Bibles to people in need all around the world.
As an added blessing, with every New International Version(NIV) Bible purchase you help Biblica (www.biblica.com) translate the Word of God and provide free Bibles to people in need all around the world. (less)
Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses is wonderful book that should be read and reread over and over again. Love: The Greatest Thing in the...moreGreatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses is wonderful book that should be read and reread over and over again. Love: The Greatest Thing in the World is based on I Corinthians 13 and the main reason for purchasing the book. It is a great book to share with others.
I heard it can be found for free online. The book I have was forwarded by D. L. Moody and contains seven stories in all. (less)
I wish this book had been written decades ago with my oldest daughter. Since then, I have had four more daugh...moreBringing Up Girls by Dr. James C. Dobson
I wish this book had been written decades ago with my oldest daughter. Since then, I have had four more daughters.Recently, I have become a single mom, just divorced, and it scares the heck outta me that my girls have lost their father figure. Bringing Up Girls has many chapters about the father and daughter relationship such as discussing the importance of why dads matter in their daughters life. With my recent divorce it has frightened me that my girls no longer have a good male role model. Yes, mom's do matter--and I must admit that I feel the burden of being the best mom in the world because of their father's shortcomings.
I highly recommend Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James C. Dobson for counselors, fathers, mothers and grandparents. If you are going to read one book this year, give a book this year as a gift, or in need an idea for a subject in a class, use this book. It will open your eyes very deeply by sharing how relationships between mother and daughter, father and daughter is vital for your daughters growth into adulthood.
Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing this book for free.(less)
When I picked up “In Grandma’s Attic” and “More Stories In Grandma’s Attic, I was excited to see what fun stories would be inside. I was surprised whe...moreWhen I picked up “In Grandma’s Attic” and “More Stories In Grandma’s Attic, I was excited to see what fun stories would be inside. I was surprised when I found out that the stories are all true accounts of the author’s grandmother’s life on a farm. This made the book even more delightful! The cute and crazy things Grandmother Mabel did as a child will make you laugh and then ponder the biblical moral placed in each story. The books are wonderfully written by Arleta Richardson who retells the stories in a easy-to-understand style which is great for all ages to grasp. Each chapter is short, so it’s great for a quick bedtime story or something fun to read in between daily tasks. I really love this series and I highly recommend it for some light reading or to share with that little special someone.(less)
Author Joanne Ryder and illustrator Lynne Cherry do a wonderful job with the story "Where Butterflies Grow". Throughout this wonderfully illustrated b...moreAuthor Joanne Ryder and illustrator Lynne Cherry do a wonderful job with the story "Where Butterflies Grow". Throughout this wonderfully illustrated book your child will learn about the life cycle of the black swallowtail butterfly. While reading the story ask your child to find other animals displayed throughout. They will find bunnies, a skunk, mice and many other nature friends.
The author ends the story by sharing "How to Grow Butterflies in Your Own Garden". Also, you will find a before, during and after section of activities to do with you child.
My five year old daughter was delighted to have me read "Where Butterflies Grow". As a homeschool parent I believe this book is very helpful in teaching the life cycle of a black swallowtail butterfly. It is both educational and entertaining. I would recommend this for any home or public library.
This book is geared towards children preschool to second grade. (less)
Thank You, World by Alice B. McGinty is a rhyming story about eight children from different countries: United States(North American), Mexico(North Ame...moreThank You, World by Alice B. McGinty is a rhyming story about eight children from different countries: United States(North American), Mexico(North America) Mali(Africa), Saudi Arabia(Asia), Bolivia(South America, and China(Asia). As you read the story to your child you can point out the differences of each child and the similarities of each culture. Try using a globe to point out each country as well. (less)
Molly and friends learn about cooperation in "What's the Big Idea, Molly?" They must pull together in order to create a special birthday gift for thei...moreMolly and friends learn about cooperation in "What's the Big Idea, Molly?" They must pull together in order to create a special birthday gift for their friend Turtle. What a wonderful book to share at a young child's birthday party!
This book is geared towards children ages 4 to 8. My five year read part of this story to me aloud. What a thrill! (less)