Persecuted by Robin Parrish Book Review & Giveaway!

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Persecuted by Robin Parrish Based On A Daniel Lusko Film If you are into action books then this is for you! In the book Persecuted by Robin Parrish you will be taken on a journey with John Luther as he is put into a dangerous situation all because he will not stand for politics in his church. From being set up to watching those he loves be murdered because of him....it is just not easy to be John Luther. In this book John Luther is approached by an old political friend who wants John to back him on a political bill. John of course does not think that the government has a right in religion so he kindly declines. This does not sit well with his friend Donald who immediately sets a plan in motion that will not only effect John's life but the lives of many. With Murder and mystery this book is sure to captivate your attention and keep you on the edge of your seat! On the Back "The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion." … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Home Sweet Home Review & Giveaway

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Home Sweet Home Review & Giveaway Open to US and Canada Ends 7/29/14 There is no place like home. I remember 6 years ago when my husband and I made the choice to move away from my home town where I had lived my whole life. It was a hard decision to make. I loved that small town and all of my family lives there. But, I also know that home is where the heart is and my heart was moving because he got a better job offer. When I left 6 years ago I did not think that I would ever think of another place as home...and although I still love the home town where I grew up I know that I would probably never go back. I love living where I live now and I am so blessed to be here. Have you ever had to make the hard decision to move? Do you own your own home? Rent? Live with your parents? Whatever your living situation may I am sure you will love this great Chicken Soup for the Soul Home Sweet Home book. It has stories for just about every home/family type. It's … [Read more...]

Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt

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Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt Summer time is in the air. It is wonderful to see my back yard full of birds again, the grass turning green, and the flowers in bloom. Summer is a beautiful time of year and a great time to get the kids outside and learning! This past week I was sent the book Shaping Up Summer for the purpose of this review and I was excited to get outside with the kids, read this book and find new shapes!   In Shaping Up Summer you will read about some wonderful animals and what their lives would be like if they did everything in shapes. I love the interaction with the kids in this book and how they are able to find the shapes that are being talked about. We also sat outside and found even more shapes of our own as we read. It was great! On the Back Do you think that math matters to the animals and plants? What if nature knew numbers like you?   Would insects map their flight paths? Would beavers build geometric dams? Would moles mine … [Read more...]

SLAM! A Tale of Consequences By Adan Stower

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SLAM! A Tale of Consequences By Adan Stower   If you are a parent then you have probably said the words “Don't Slam The Door,” a time or two. That is exactly what the mother of this little boy says in the book SLAM! A Tale of Consequences by Adam Stower. Recently thanks to Owl Kids I was sent a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.   I love childrens books and I love to read the creative story telling of each author. I can honestly say that Adam Stower's book is extremely creative and unlike any childrens story book that I have ever read. In his book it is not so much about the story that you can read...but more about the stunning illustrations that tell the whole story for you. In this story your child will be able to sound out tons of different onomatopoeic words and will love matching up each illustration with the last and looking to find every last detail. I must say that I honestly laughed out loud while reading this book the first … [Read more...]

Starting from Scratch – What You Should Know about Food and Cooking By Sarah Elton

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Starting from Scratch – What You Should Know about Food and Cooking By Sarah Elton   I received a copy of Starting from Scratch for the purpose of this review. Now that you all know that...where should I begin? This book has everything a child might want to know about food and cooking. The who, the what, the when, the where, the how and the why of everything. This book was filled with so much information that even I was interested and could not put it down. From our taste buds to meals around the world! Your child will also learn about all of the different utensils in the kitchen, why we use a recipe and why it is important to make things from scratch. This book will teach them what it means to broil, grill and braise, how to set the table and then how to clean it all up! This is truly one of the most in depth childrens books I have ever read. This is a book my 8 year old loves because it is teaching her the basics that she has always wanted to learn! Two years ago my … [Read more...]

Disney’s Frozen Books

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Disney's Frozen Books   It is no secret that Disney's Frozen is a huge success. It does not matter your age or gender....people love this movie. My daughter and I are among the fans of Disney's Frozen. We just watched it for the first time a few weeks ago and my daughter has watched it every day since then. Recently I was also sent some amazing Disney Frozen books for the purpose of this review. I was excited because I knew that the fun did not have to stop with the movie. It could go on and on with these fun-loving books! Disney Frozen – A Sister More Like Me by Barbara Jean Hicks   If you have seen the Disney's Frozen then you know just how hard it was for the girls to grow up so differently. Elsa was terrified of hurting her sister and Anna is a free spirit who does not understand why her sister shuts her out. As you can imagine these two sisters must have had a lot going on in their minds. In this book A Sister More Like Me you will read about how both of … [Read more...]

I Can Make That! By Mary Wallace

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I Can Make That! By Mary Wallace   As most of you know I have taken that plunge into being a homeschooling Mom. My daughter is brilliant and has been tested borderline genius. I am not sure where she gets it..but she is amazing at learning. Because my daughter is so creative she thinks with a different side of her brain then most people. She goes about things in a completely different way and I have learned that she is a hands on learner. Recently I was sent a copy of I Can Make That for the purpose of this review. I was so excited to see this book because I knew that it was exactly what I was looking for. Inside I Can Make That your children will be able to make so many fun and educational crafts. From Race Cars to Dragons this book is FILLED with fun! There are over 144 pages of crafts in this book that fit into categories like costumes, puppets, nature crafts, toys and games. As my daughter and I were learning about Romans this week we were also able to make a fun … [Read more...]

It’s About Time by Pascale Estellon

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  It's About Time by Pascale Estellon   Thanks to Owl Kids I was sent a copy of It's About Time for the purpose of this review. As most of you know I have decided to take that step into home schooling. It is important to me for my child to have the best education possible and luckily I don't have to do it alone. I have always been an advocate for my daughters education. I have always encouraged her to play with toys, read books and watch t.v. shows that were educational. Thanks to It's About Time by Pascale Estellon I now have a new book to add to the collection. In It's About Time your children will not only learn about time. But, they will also experience hands on activities and games that include you. For example my favorite part of the book is when the kids are learning about how long an hour is....you actually will get to read a recipe and bake a cake with your kiddo's to teach them how long an hour is and how much you can get done in that time frame. I love … [Read more...]

The Flea By Laurie Cohen & Marjorie Beal

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The Flea By Laurie Cohen & Marjorie Beal   Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be small? I mean really, really small! I was recently sent The Flea by Laurie Cohen & Marjorie Beal for the purpose of this review. In this book you will read about a little flea and how he climbed to the top. What a great story to show your little one that no matter how little they are....they can make a big difference! About the Book   If a little flea climbs upon a cloud, is he then big? That's exactly what this teeny-tiny bug is betting. But a passing bear has a very different point of view. Who is right?   The Flea is a tale of perspective that shows there's more than one way to look at someone's size. … [Read more...]

Whoosh! A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures By Marilyn Baillie

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Whoosh! A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures By Marilyn Baillie   Thanks to OwlKids I was recently sent a copy of Whoosh! A watery world of wonderful creatures for the purpose of this review. In Whoosh! you will be introduced to many animals who love the water. You will read about the fun loving dolphin, the hermit crab, the water skipping Water Strider and so many more. Plus when you read about these water loving creatures you will also be able to see beautiful illustrations of children who are pretending to be these animals. I love the creativity in each of these drawings.   In the back of the book you will get to take a second glance at all of the animals that were featured in Whoosh! With fun facts that your child will love to read. There is even an imaginative story that you can participate with to help you get moving and pretending! About the Book   Open these pages and SWIM, SWOOSH, and SPLASH along with some watery creatures to find out which … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game Review and Giveaway – 3 Winners

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** I was sent a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game Review and Giveaway Lets face it...dating is not easy! If you have ever dated you probably have some laugh out loud stories you could tell! That is exactly what you will find in this great Chicken Soup for the Soul The Dating Game Book! In Chicken Soup for the Soul The Dating Game you will find 101 Stories about Looking for and finding Love. On the Back From bad dates to great dates, blind dates to old friends turning into more, the dating game is in full swing in this fun collection of stories. They will entertain you, give you hope, and remind you why you love the one you're with. Chapters include: - Matchmaker, Matchmaker - about the best set-ups...and they really worked! - Let's forget This Ever Happened - about those embarrassing moments that we laugh about later. -The Moment I Knew - about … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Devotional Stories for Wives Review and Giveaway Ends 11/23/13!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Devotional Stories for Wives   Finally a book for us wives! Lets face it...marriage is not easy! After 8 years of marriage my husband and I have had many ups and downs. He is my best friend but in some instances we are worlds apart. In Chicken Soup for the Soul Devotional Stories for Wives I can read stories of inspiration from other wives just like me. I love the bible versus and prayers that also go along with each story. This is a great read and would make an amazing gift for any loved one!       On The Back Chicken Soup for the Soul's first daily devotional book for Wives! Enjoy 101 daily Christian devotions to comfort, encourage, and inspire you through the ups and downs of married life. In the Chicken Soup for the Soul tradition, wives from all walks of life, and all ages and stages of marriage, share their real-life experiences with you. These stories about embracing differences, improving communications, facing … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Think Positive for Kids Review and Giveaway Ends 11/20/13

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Think Positive for Kids Growing up is hard. There is so much that children go through from finding out who they are to dealing with bullies. It is always good for children to know that they are not alone in their trials. In Chicken Soup for the Soul Think Positive for Kids, kids will be able to learn about others who have been through the same trials they are going through now. They will learn about the importance of making good choices and how to be responsible. It is really a great book and my daughter has really enjoyed every story she has read!   On The Back 101 True Stories fro Kids 7 to 13 about how Positive Thinking Can Change Their Lives! Start a conversation with your child! Share these stories about values, gratitude, good decisions, and having the courage to do the right thing. It's a great way to learn what's important to your child, and to help a child learn from the example of others. You'll read stories about: Being … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Miraculous Messages From Heaven Review and Giveaway! Ends 11/19/13

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Miraculous Messages From Heaven Losing a loved one is hard. But I know that our time apart is temporary. I know that my loved ones are still with me every single day. Watching over me and guiding me in my life. There is a peace that comes with knowing this. I found Chicken Soup for the Soul Miraculous Messages from Heaven to be inspirational. I loved reading all of the wonderful ways that people have heard from their loved ones who have passed away. Truly amazing!   On The Back 101 Miraculous Messages from Heaven and amazing connections, signs from beyond, angels, and answered prayers. When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Their physical presence may be gone, but not their spirit. They send us signs from beyond, come to us in dreams, or deliver messages to us in a variety of surprising and heartwarming ways. You'll find comfort and inspiration in these miraculous true accounts by ordinary people … [Read more...]

Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith illustrated by Breezy Brookshire Review and Giveaway! Ends 11/5/13!

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 Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith illustrated by Breezy Brookshire As most of you know I review a lot of children's books. Books on holiday's, books that rhyme and more. I love all of these books and their cute stories. But, I can honestly say that it is the ones that pull at my heart strings that I return to the most. Audrey Bunny is a cuddly little bunny who does not think that any child will ever want her. Why? Because she has a spot over her heart. Because of this spot she does not feel like the perfect bunny that she longs to be. One day Audrey Bunny is noticed by a little girl and longs for that little girl to take her home, much to Audrey Bunny's surprise the little girl does. But, what will the little girl do when she discovers the spot that Audrey Bunny is trying to hard to hide? Will she abandon the little bunny? You will have to read and find out! On the Back "I chose you, Audrey, and I love you more than you could ever know." Looking out from a barrel of stuffed … [Read more...]