Saturday, August 16, 2008

Some Great Kid's Books

I'm out of town for a few days but wanted to share some books with you before I leave. These are children's books. Sweet books.

I love reading kid's books. When I research, I usually start in the children's section of the library. I find kid's books help me build a foundation for when I make my way to the big-people books. I believe the same can be said for those who have questions about God. Here are three books that stir the imagination, answer questions and are perfect gifts for children and adults alike.


When God created My Toes by Dandi Daley Mackall is a sweet rhyming, relational story. My favorite line is: "When God created my nose, did he know I'd sneeze in a wintry breeze? Did we kiss like Eskimos when God created my nose?" Doesn't the idea of rubbing noses with God put a yearning in your heart? What an opportunity to show the intimacy of God and teach a child what Psalm 139:13-16 truly means?

The illustrations by award winning David Hohn are no less than perfect. This is a fun book with beautiful illustrations and a wonderful message.

To read more about When God Created My Toes or to order your own copy, click HERE.

God Loves Me More Than That is also by Dandi Daley Mackall. It shows the depth of God's love with cute rhymes and exceptional illustrations by David Hohn. Both of these books will be treasured and read over and over again.

Meet the Author:

Dandi Daley Mackall has published more than 400 books for children and adults, with more than 3 million combined copies sold. She is the author of WaterBrook’s two other delightful Dandilion Rhymes books, A Gaggle of Geese & A Clutter of Cats and The Blanket Show. A popular keynote speaker at conferences and Young Author events, Mackall lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, a menagerie of horses, dogs, and cats.

Meet the Illustrator: David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator who graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has worked as both a staff artist and an art director for a children’s software company in Portland, Oregon, a position which led to his art directing an award-winning project for Fisher-Price. Hohn’s recent projects include Lisa Tawn Bergren’s God Gave Us Christmas.

To read more about God Loves Me More Than That or to order your own copy, click HERE.
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God Gave us Heaven by Lisa Tawn Bergren answers every question a child might ask about heaven. This book is a perfect gift for any kiddo, but an ideal gift for that Grandpa who loves to read to his grandchildren, or needs help answering questions about heaven.



Illustrations are by Laura J. Bryant.

About the Author

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than one million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us Heaven is Lisa’s fourth children’s book, following in the tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.

Meet the illustrator: Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

To learn more about God Gave us Heaven or to order your own copy, click HERE.

3 comments:

admin said...

hi,

when i glanced through some kid's books i recollect my childhood.here on goodparenting.co.in i found some interesting article on ebooks

pprmint777 said...

All three books sound just precious! I bet my grandkids would love them!

Book said...

Thanks very much for the reviews. I'm always on the hunt for great children's books and have recently discovered Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks and DiscoveryBoxBooks (which has a special focus on teeth!) They have work by acclaimed children's books illustrator Helen Oxenbury appearing in the Storybox series for September. In addition to this, they also have some great activities for rainy days: http://www.storyboxbooks.com/potatoprinting.php, http://www.adventureboxbooks.com/macaroni-picture-frames.php, http://www.discoveryboxbooks.com/skittles.php Enjoy!