Showing posts with label book review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book review. Show all posts

VOOKS The 1st Storybook Streaming Service Review + Giveaway!

Introducing the 1st storybook streaming service, VOOKS. A new way for kids to read and learn with new titles weekly and hundreds of books with no ads. Currently they are giving teachers of both public school and private schools worldwide their 1st year of VOOKS completely free, go here to take advantage of this generous offer if you are an educator. VOOKS focuses on teaching children the value of kindness, sharing, caring, helping and more through their carefully selected books. Each book is beautifully illustrated and narrated with clear mood setting audio. VOOKS strengthens literacy and vocabulary & promotes independent learning! A new fun and exciting way for both children and adults to enjoy reading together!

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family Book Review! #gospelparenting #flyby

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything "right" and raise up "good" children, it's easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God's plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children's hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.

All Things Bright and Beautiful Children's Book Review! #AllThingsBrightandBeautiful #FlyBy

First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. All Things Bright and Beautiful is a story expressed by Katy Hudson's beautiful watercolor illustrations bringing new life to the words. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of "all things bright and beautiful."

The Life We Never Expected by Andrew & Rachel Wilson Review! #lifeweneverexpected #FlyBy

Andrew and Rachel Wilson know what it means to live a life they never expected. As the parents of two children with special needs, their story mingles deep pain with deep joy in unexpected places. With raw honesty, they share about the challenges they face on a daily basis—all the while teaching what it means to weep, worship, wait, and hope in the Lord. Offering encouragement rooted in God's Word, this book will help you cling to Jesus and fight for joy when faced with a life you never expected.

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids Book Review! #8SimpleTools #FlyBy

Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship with your child will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in their heart, and ultimately, seeing them flourish.

Glimmer Girls: Girls Book Series by Natalie Grant Review! #GlimmerGirls #FlyBy

In Natalie Grant’s new Faithgirlz Glimmer Girls series, readers meet 10-year-old twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister, LuLu, as they embark on international adventure and mischief thanks to their famous mom who travels all over the world singing beautiful songs and a slightly wacky and sometimes negligent nanny named Miss Twist.

The Plans I Have For You Devotional and Journal Review! #PlansIHave #FlyBy

    The Plans I Have for You 90 Day Devotional and The Plans I have For You Journal is written by Amy Parker and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton. Created to prompt creative thinking and exploration of the talents and personalities that make us special, and then helps explore how God may use our unique traits to spread love and joy and make the world a better place. Teaching and inspiring kids to dream about their future, to focus on faith, love, and joy, and recognize that God has a plan and purpose for each and every one of us.


Quite a few parents want to see positive character traits in their children but wonder how to instill them. Hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" Korie and Willie Robertson, receive loads of letters and messages from fans asking how did they raise such good kids. As Korie will tell you, it wasn't easy, but it is possible. A straightforward approach to parenting, Strong and Kind helps parents identify the character traits they want to see in their children along with the tools for putting them in place. Read my full review here.

CAPTIVE Book Review! #FollowYourPurpose #FlyBy

I still remember turning on the news and seeing an escaped prisoner Brian Nichols peacefully surrender. This was back in March 2005 and I still remember the headlines. Then Brian, who had just murdered a judge, a court reporter, a deputy and a federal agent and escaped in a stolen vehicle. This man then held a woman named Ashley Smith hostage in her apartment. Ashley had just started getting her life on track to provide a great environment for her daughter. But her life was turned upside down in an instant.

Checked Out: A Dead-End Job Mystery by Elaine Viets Book Review! the newest hardcover in the national bestselling Dead-End Job Mystery series, Helen Hawthorne quietly goes undercover at a local library to search for a missing masterpiece. Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Cateman Kingsley has hired Helen to find a missing John Singer Sargent painting, owned by her late father. After his death, many of Davis Cateman’s books were donated to the Flora Park library, and his daughter suspects the small watercolor—worth millions—was tucked away inside one of those dusty tomes...

Apericots "I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie" Tote Library Bag Review!

Have you ever been so passionate about something you wanted the whole world to know? If you have ever worn a shirt with an image or text you are expressing yourself through clothing. This is the same for anyone making a statement and not even realizing it. For those of you who do realize you like to express yourself and those of you who haven't realized it yet, go to Apericots.

Fashionably Dead Down Under: Book 2 of the Hot Damned Series Review!

After reading what seemed to be an endless sea of copy-cat writers waisting my time and disappointing me at every turn. Then one day I stumbled across Fashionably Dead and it was calling to me, I had to give this book a chance. I am so very glad I did. Robyn Peterman left me completely hanging after book 1 of her smokin' Hot Damned series. In Book 1 Fashionably Dead readers are lured in with Robyn's unique display of words that left you screaming for more. 

An Alphabet Aliens Adventure Children's Book Series Review!

Each book in the Alphabet Aliens series is its own adventure, focusing on a unique alien character and a particular letter of the alphabet: Alphie has an anteater whoʼs allergic to apples; Bebe was born to bounce, but not on the bed; and Coco can change color, just like her pet chameleon. The books are great to read aloud and have the added educational benefit of phonetic alliteration and the introduction of a few challenging but fun new words. There's a guide to "tricky words" in the back of each book. The books have bold retro illustrations and are small enough to be easily thrown in a bag or even a pocket.

Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman Book Review!

Tired of reading the same thing over and over but from a different author? I was too. The same plots that I was always able to predict. The same outcome that really left me irritated that I wasted my time reading. I really love to read paranormal romance fiction books. When I come across something worth my time and yours, oh trust me I share. That's why I am keying you in on this awesome book by Robyn Peterman. Not only is she a wonderful author but she knows how to keep you guessing. A breath of fresh air and quirky. I have honestly never read anything remotely close to her book. In Fashionably Dead the characters have mouths of sailors and that not only shows you just how original she is but how unique of a writer Robyn is. It's fresh, upbeat and unpredictable. Really I kid you not! The plot is not a cookie cutter that has just been rearranged. It is unlike anything I have ever read. You will agree I know. This book not only lours you in but hooks you so you can't stop reading. Turning to the next page is never enough, this beginning to an awesome series is sure to leave everyone wanting more. Everything is written perfectly! It has it all; funny, sad, love, hate, danger, happiness, lust, turmoil, and well.. you name it, it's in there. I am so ecstatic to have come across Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman! The only downfall is waiting until March 2014 for the next book to the series to come out. Counting the days and trying not to bite my nails in suspense.

The Potty Boot Camp by Dr. Suzanne Riffel eBook Review!

The Potty Boot Camp is a wildly successful potty/toilet training program that has been in business since 2007.  There are thousands of kids who are very proud 'Potty Graduates' and their loyal customers continue to refer friends and families for years to come. The most unique aspect of the program is FREE email one-on-on coaching services as the parent embarks on the training program. The eBook is a quick and easy read - most parents can read the entire book during naptime, and the program is as easy to follow as a cookbook recipe.

The Secret To Happiness - HUGO The Happy Starfish Book Review!

I previously shared with you all earlier in a post about this awesome author when I
was offered the chance to review "Hugo The Happy Starfish - The Last Bully".
I love books that teach kids about life lessons and that they actually learn from it.
Suzy Liebermann has written this charming series of children’s books to help educate
children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices, and the consequences that follow.
I had the opportunity to review the Hard Copy Book complete with dust cover.
"HUGO The Happy Starfish - The Secret To Happiness" by Suzy Liebermann.
In this book Hugo – is a little starfish with a BIG HEART.
His passion is to make others happy but he still has a lot to learn.
Luckily he does not only have a big heart but also a CURIOUS MIND.
Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and
ecological alertness – all amid the backdrop of a magical underwater world and mystical islands.
This book also features parts of the story in Spanish so your child can learn words in a new language!
I really loved reading this book with my daughter as much as the previous book.
Illustrations and story plot are both completely outstanding.
My daughter really enjoyed following along with the story and now can't get enough.
Adults strive to teach children to share with their communities.
Encouraging children to give teaches them empathy, as well as a sense of social responsibility.
Children can feel empowered by giving and sharing with others.
Each book offers a themed vocabulary to introduce the Spanish language to the reader.
Each book also comes with a number of worksheets you can download at no cost on their website.
For more info on the products and the author your can go to 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

The Last Bully - HUGO The Happy Starfish Book Review!

I shared with you all earlier in a post about this awesome book when it
was offered in the eBook edition for FREE for only a few days.
Many of you have already had the chance to enjoy this cute story with your kiddos.
I had the opportunity to review the Hard Copy Book complete with dust cover.
"HUGO The Happy Starfish - The Last Bully" by Suzy Liebermann.
In this book Hugo encounters some not so friendly bullies.
When Hugo witnesses these bullies picking on his friend,
Hugo realizes that something needs to be done.
He starts an anti-bully club and through that, teaches the bullies how to be kind and respectful.
This book is great at teaching children that we all have our unique
differences and that's what makes us great!
The book also teaches children how to deal with bullying.
This book also features parts of the story in Spanish so your child can learn words in a new language!
I really loved reading this book with my daughter, it is also illustrated very well.
We all know how terrifying it can be to experience bullying first hand,
and it's a problem that occurs in schools everywhere.
Suzy has found a great approach to teaching kids about dealing with bullying.
It's never too early for children to learn about bullying!
Get this on eBook yourself in 5 different languages!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.