Monday, October 20, 2014

Holy Bible MEV giveaway

(Disclosure:  I received this book in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I love Bibles.  I have quite a few different versions of the Bible.  I think some of them are easier to read than others are.  I received the Modern English Version a few weeks ago.  This version is simple to read which is really great.  As a children's church leader, I have to be able to make my lessons easy for the children to understand and this Bible helps me quite a bit.  I love that Jesus' words are in red.  There is a small concordance in the back to help find verses on certain topics, and the maps that are in the back are great to look at to get an idea on where these events happened.  This really isn't like a study Bible, but it does have some cross referencing scriptures throughout the pages and it has a little bit of facts at the bottom of some of the pages which I like.  The Bible itself is fairly thin and light.  It is not big and bulky.  Take a look at the differences between versions:

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The Action Bible The Story of Creation

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My oldest son read all the way through the Action Bible last year.  He loved it.  When I got the news that we were getting the new book: The Battle Begins, The Story of Creation I knew that he would be excited.  The illustrations in this book are simply amazing.  I love how every detail catches your eye.  The book starts out with Lucifer talking with the angel Michael.  Then it goes into God creating everything.  Next it moves on to creating Adam.  After God creates Adam, this book shows how jealous Lucifer got.  Then, Lucifer and his followers got kicked out of Heaven and cast into Hell.  Afterwards, God makes Eve. Finally it goes through the story of Adam and Eve eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge and them getting kicked out of the garden.  My fourth grader read this book fairly quick and so did my second grader.  My first grader needed a little bit of help from his older sibling.  This is a great book to add to your library at home, especially if your children love comic book type of reading.

About this book:
Even as God walked through the beauty of His new creation, and breathes life into Adam, His masterpiece, a warrior-angel, gives into his pride--and commits the ultimate betrayal. Witness Adam and Eve falling into Lucifer's trap, as the battle for eternity begins in this brilliantly presented retelling of Creation, the Fall and God's promise of redemption.

You can purchase this book at Family Christian

Thanksgiving for Emily Ann

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Thanksgiving for Emily Ann is a great book to teach children about thankfulness.  In this book from Scholastic, Emily Ann starts out her day un-thankful and bored but in the end she realizes that she has a lot to be thankful for.  The easy to read rhyme is great for new readers as well as older readers looking for something to read.  My oldest son's favorite part was when Emily Ann tries to take the turkey from the table to play a trick and her mom sees her and thinks she is helping set the table.  This is a great book to read together as a family on Thanksgiving.

About the book:
 Celebrate Thanksgiving in this sweet, rhyming story all about family and togetherness!
Emily Ann doesn't like Thanksgiving, not one bit.  With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, she feels a little ignored…and just a little bit sad.  But just as Emily Ann prepares to do her worst, her family comes together to show her what matters most about Thanksgiving:  family.

Emmet's Awesome Day

(Disclosure:  I received this book in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

If you had the opportunity to watch the Lego Movie, you would know that Everything Is Awesome.  In the book Emmet's Awesome Day, it is a brief storyline of the movie for young readers.  My oldest son loves to read this book.  The pictures in this book are taken from the actual movie so that it helps the children picture the movie as they are reading the book.  My first grader struggled a little bit to read this but his brothers helped him out with some of the words.  I loved watching the Lego Movie and felt that this book is right on target with the movie.

About the book:
The Lego Movie continues to dazzle and delight children everywhere!  Join Emmet on an awesome adventure in this easy reader retelling of the movie.
Kids can relive The Lego Movie magic with this easy reader narrated by Emmet retelling his incredible adventure.  Plus, this reader features full-color images from the film.

There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly is a cute and funny book based on the song.  My kids got a good giggle as we were reading this book together.  The illustrations in this book are fun to look at and they really bring the story to life.  Before moving on to the next page I had my kids try to guess what the old lady was going to swallow next.  This book is easy enough for some young readers to read with a little help.   Older kids could read it for fun.  If you are looking for a gift for a child who loves to read, this book would be perfect.  You could purchase is from Scholastic.

About this book:
The bestselling Old Lady series finally delivers its own version of the original classic song:  There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly!
It's the Old lady as you've never seen her before!  now she's swallowing animals from the classic story…to create a home full of lovable pets!
With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, this is the original song young readers know and love with a wacky twist.  The perfect story to read all year long!

Lego Ninjago Sticker & Activity book

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My boys love all things Lego, especially Lego Ninjago.  So, when I got the Lego Ninjago Hack Attack! Sticker Activity Book from Scholastic they were ecstatic.  My three boys took turns putting the stickers where they belonged within the book.  They worked together to do some of the little activities that are throughout the book.  This book has over 200 stickers for you to put on the pages.  The stickers are labeled with what pages they go on.  My kids love seeing all the characters and weapons and such.  They did use some of the stickers on other things but thats all a part of being a kid.

About this book:

Ninjago:  Rebooted!  The beloved, wisecracking ninja are back with all-new adventures.  This sticker activity book will be a must-have for their millions of fans!

The action continues with all your favorite ninjas!  This book is packed with over one hundred stickers with the latest ninja heroes and villains.

Eight Jolly Reindeer

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I am so excited that Christmas is coming!  Well, in a few months anyways.  I love finding and reading books about Christmas.  It really gets me in the holiday spirit. Eight Jolly Reindeer is a really cute book from Scholastic to get your kids in the mood for Christmas.  This is a beautiful book to look at, especially with the glittery cover.  My one year old nephew loves reading this book with his older cousins.  He loves pointing at the reindeer.  This has an easy to read rhyme is good for younger readers.  My first grader read this book with ease.  The story is adorable.  It starts out with the eight reindeer and counts down to one.   The durable, hard picture book is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

About the book:

A shaped board book with tabs and glitter featuring Santa's eight adorable reindeer!

Eight jolly reindeer flying with delight.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Young readers will love counting down from eight to one in this adorable storybook featuring Santa's famous reindeer!  The familiar, catchy rhymes combined with Jacqueline Roger's soft, sweet illustrations make this a perfect story to celebrate Christmas!