Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Goodnight Manger by Laura Sassi


Book Description

The board book edition of Goodnight, Manger, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth.

It's bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels' joyful hosanas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it's just too loud. Until Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars.

With sweet, rhyming text in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the manger story.

This cardboard book would be a sweet addition to the yearly Christmas stories.  It may even become a favorite.  The true meaning of Christmas is woven in this rhyming, chunky, cardboard book.  Preschoolers will love it.  The illustrations are bold and colorful.  This one will be added to our church nursery. 

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Kosmos Christmas Delivery by Deb Kalmbach

The book is told by Kramer, the dog, point of view.  Kramer was the first dog in the family and didn't like is when the family decides to add another dog to it.  Kosmo is untrained and unlearned, but loved and Kramer is jealous.  Kosmo is nothing but trouble so Kramer thinks.  Kosmo wants to have adventure and one day his dream comes true.  One day he escapes....Will this solve Kramer's problem? well you'll have to buy the book to find out what happens.

This story is a fun Christmas adventure book.  A good book to add to your yearly reading collection.  I know with kids in the house there are books that are read and read and read again.  Well loved is what we call them.  Buy the book here.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Christy Nockels: The Thrill of Hope


Beautiful voice, beautiful music to add to your Christmas music collection.  Christy's voice is so sweet and clear you think the angels are right there in the room with you singing.  I've never heard her before but she's growing on my.  Visit Christy's website here

Track List

  1. The King is Coming Prelude
  2. Advent Hymn
  3. O Come O Come Emmanuel
  4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / O Come Let Us Adore Him
  5. Angels’ Lullaby (Mary’s Song)
  6. Song In The Air (featuring Chris McClarney)
  7. Dance at Migdal Eder
  8. Wrap This One Up
  9. O Holy Night
  10. Amaryllis
  11. Silent Night (Holding Us Now)
  12. Our Christmas Song / Make Good Your Christmas Day
  13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  14. Joy To The World / The King Is Coming
Listen to sample here.

Inspired to share her first Christmas album with the world, Christy Nockels will unveil The Thrill Of Hope on November 4The Thrill Of Hope introduces Nockels' take on holiday classics mixed with original songs, including “Song In The Air,” “Wrap This One Up,” Amaryllis” and “Our Christmas Song,” penned originally.The album is steeped in scriptural references from Isaiah, Genesis, Micah and more, along with family memories as Nockels invited other family members to take part in the project as well. Nockels worked with husband Nathan Nockels (Passion, Matt Redman, Laura Story) to create the LP.

“’The thrill of hope’ I thought to myself…this story is worth telling, yet again,” shares Nockels. "My hope is also that someone will be sitting in traffic on a cold, winter night on the way home from work and literally be moved by the Holy Spirit that our King has come, that He’s with us now and He’s making all things new again. After all, that’s the thrill of hope!”

A free copy of this CD was provided by the Media Collective .

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Monday, November 21, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Ace Collins


Celebrate 31 days of a Christ-filled Christmas season.

For Christians worldwide, the month of December is filled with joy and wonder as we anticipate the celebration of Christ’s birth. There is no other time of the year that can compare to the Christmas season for both the young and young at heart.

From December to New Year’s Eve, reawaken the wonder, joy, and magic that is Christmas with daily scripture and inspirational readings of stories behind popular Christmas traditions, carols and movies. Enjoy a wealth of fun activities to help make the most of the season, including heartwarming holiday recipes and homemade gift ideas.

With this soon-to-be-cherished holiday devotional, best-selling author Ace Collins will capture your imagination and help to make each day of December more memorable and meaningful to you, and those you love, by shining a light on the real spirit of the season.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a book that once you read it you'll want to refer back to it year after year.  The devotionals are not the only items worth grabbing to read, but you'll love the daily recipes, gift ideas or fun activity that is shared on each day in this devotional.  You'll probably grab for the book all through out the year not just during the Christmas season.  I loved reading each daily devotional as well as the daily carol the the story behind the song and lots of recipes right at your fingertips.  I can't wait to get trying the recipes.  I haven't found one in the book yet that I didn't want to try they all sound wonderful.  This book is a very festive and practical book to keep within arms reach at all times.  

Ace Collins is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than 60 titles, including "The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas," "Darkness Before Dawn," and "Lassie: A Dog's Life." Ace frequently speaks across the country and on radio and has appeared on national television shows, including "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "CNN," "Fox and Friends," "Entertainment Tonight," "The Early Show" and more. When not writing, he works as a magazine editor and graphic designer, as well as host for a charity organization radio and television broadcast. Ace and his wife, Kathy, are based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

There's a Bumbie Under My Bed by Bethany Ramos


Inside the Book

Title: There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed
Author: Bethany Ramos
Publisher: Saturn’s Moon Press
Pages: 24
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed tells the story of a boy who can’t go to sleep because of all the monster bunnies keeping him up at night. Told in the first-person narrative, the little boy delays bedtime, using his flashlight and hand to create scary and silly bunny shadow puppets on the wall. According to the boy, friendly, spooky characters like the Bumbie (bunny zombie), Were-bunny (werewolf bunny), Bunny-stein (bunny Frankenstein), and Count Hop-ula come to visit him in the night. At the end of the book, his mother comforts him to sleep by telling him to let his imagination rest — and put the flashlight away.


  There's a Bumbie Under My Bed! is a book with great imagination.  The bunny monsters are made up friendly characters that come to life after mommy shuts off the light and closes the door.  The little boy creates friends to play with using his flashlight.  The back of the book has a page showing how to make your own shadow monster using a flashlight.  Very cute book and I love the monster names.  

Meet the Author

Bethany Ramos is a children’s book author, editor, and blogger. She is a regular contributor to SheKnows.com. Bethany’s first children’s book, Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti, was published through 4RV Publishing in 2016. Her second children’s book, There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed, was published by Saturn’s Moon Press, also in 2016. Her first chick lit novel, 5 Stages of Grief, was published by Black Opal Books in 2011; her second chick lit novel, Adventure to Love, was published by Soul Mate Publishing in 2013.
Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.


A copy of this book was provided by.....
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Where Jesus Slept by Norma Lewis with Giveaway

Read to end of this post to find out how you can win a copy of this book.

About the book:
“This is the bed where Jesus slept. This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.” From here, the story builds with each spread, adding a new element and explaining the relationships among the participants and witnesses to the first Christmas. From Jesus sleeping sweetly to the wise men bringing gifts, this charming book reminds readers young and not-so-young of the joyous event we celebrate at Christmastime. Children will love the delightful illustrations and the engaging repetition in this cumulative tale.

            Format: jacketed hardcover
            Trim size: 10x10
            Page count: 32
            Retail price: $16.99
            Reading age: 4-7

About the author:
Norma Lewis is the author of ten books. She lives in Grand Haven, MI, with a marmalade cat named Scalawag. They both love spending time with her six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to twenty.
Christmas is on its way and Where Jesus Slept by Norma Lewis is a beautiful book to add to your selection of book reads on those days leading up too the 25th of December.  It will quickly become a favorite of all that love the manger story, both young and old alike.  There isn't much rhyming throughout the book, but the repetitiveness will capture youngster and the young at heart.  Beginner readers will love the fact that it is easy enough for them to read and help booster their confidence along the way.  The story is written along the lines This is the house that Jack built.  It starts with "This is the Bed where Jesus slept..." and builds from there.  We move to the straw, cow and stable continuing to focus on Mary, the angel, the lamb and shepherd , and moving on to the start and wisemen.  The illustration of the cover is just one awesome example of the beautiful illustrations throughout the book.  This book will be heading into the church nursery for all to read at our church. 
Now, How would you like a chance to win a copy of this book for your own sharing?  Tell me in a  comment who you would like to share this story with this Christmas season.  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you.  I'll choose a winner of this book on Black Friday, Nov. 25th. 

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

SAY & PRAY DEVOTIONS: First Words, Stories, and Prayers by Diane Stortz

Giveaway with this post read to end to find out how to enter


Bestselling children’s author Diane Stortz has sold nearly 300,000 books—Bible storybooks, devotionals for children, and more. This brand-new title, Say & Pray Devotions, is the perfect beginner devotional for little ones.

Parents who already know and love the Say & Pray Bible will love Say & Pray Devotions as it helps their youngsters continue to engage their faith in a personal way. Featuring the same fun style of artwork and the educational elements as Say & Pray Bible, this devotional for little ones will teach the basics of identification and comprehension while sharing biblical principles for life. Each devotion offers a topical message to help little ones learn and follow biblical principles.

This book is a hardback chunky cardboard book.  It is just right for preschool age children.  It will help them learn picture and word associations.  Each devotional is very short.  The devotion is double page spread with cute preschool picture.  They each have a theme from family, to helpers, friends and zoo.  There is a short two line poem about the daily featured theme along with a memory verse and a prayer as well as a fun picture with the sight words to match.  It is such a cute, adorable book.  Christmas is coming and this would make an awesome gift for your toddler.  I'm going to add this book to the church nursery. 

Get more information here.

Now for the giveaway.  I have been given an extra book to give away to one of my blog readers.  Tell me who you'd like to share this book with in a comment below.  Be sure to leave a way of contact.  I will choose a winner next Saturday, Nov. 19th.  

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