Sep 16, 2016

The Bible and Me ~ Stories with a message to live by Retold by Lois Rock; Illustrated by Alida Massari

https://www.amazon.com/Bible-Me-Stories-Message-Live/dp/0745964958/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1474034072&sr=8-1&keywords=the+bible+and+me+stories+with+a+message+to+live+by

Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Lion Hudson (August 1, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0745964958
ISBN-13: 978-0745964959


Synopsis
(from Amazon)
Thoughtfully retold, The Bible and Me begins with the faith stories of the Old Testament that tell of God’s unfailing love. The New Testament describes the coming of God’s son Jesus Christ, who by his life and teaching showed how all people could be reconciled to God.The stories of Jesus’ friends and followers are that of their faith, hope, and love. Each story ends with a prayer, psalm, or passage for reflection. 



The Bible and Me is a wonderful retelling of Biblical stories for children. The stories are well written and  engaging. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and quite captivating with their gorgeous array of colors.


This book would be a wonderful addition for read aloud bedtime stories, devotions, family time and/or self-reading time for older children!


5 Stars


Thank you to Kregel Publishing for the free gift of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Sep 13, 2016

The Railway Children ~ The Book and The Movie

I had a wonderful vacation from work last weekend.  I was able to set aside some time  for relaxing and reading some contemporary books I had on my "to do list". I also was able to read one of the children's classic books that I somehow missed reading as a child ...


https://www.amazon.com/Railway-Children-E-Edith-Nesbit-ebook/dp/B0082UKP8C/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1473770563&sr=1-1&keywords=the+railway+children




I watched the movie too ...


https://www.amazon.com/Masterpiece-Theatre-Michael-Kitchen-Attenborough/dp/B00006HAZH/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1473770906&sr=8-7&keywords=the+railway+children+the+movie

 

I was impressed at the quality of the movie (a Masterpiece Theatre production) and how closely the movie followed the book.  Both were very enjoyable and well worth the reading/watching!

While I enjoy reading contemporary books, there is something about visiting the older classics that I find refreshing. I've made a list of some of the adult classics and the children's classic books I would like to read over the next year and can't wait to get started on them!


What books do you like to read?