Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons I Love....

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week features a book related topic that offers the opportunity to spotlight your Top Ten. 

Topic:
Ten Reasons I Love....

This subject is hard for me to focus on one particular thing so, I thought I would focus on the 10 reasons I love books. 

1. Books let you travel with out actually going anywhere. 
2. Books can send me back in time, to the future, or stay in my current time. 
3. Books brought me to blogging.
4. Books have introduced me to many fantastic people!
5. Working with books never gets old and they are always changing. 
6. There are so many amazing authors! 
7. They are great for any age. 
8. There is always a topic of conversation about some aspect of a book. 
9. Bookstores. They are just beyond delightful!
10. They are perfect for any kind of day. Rainy or cold, you can curl up on the couch with one. Warm and sunny, outside on a swing. They are perfect travel companions.

What Top Ten Bookish things do you love?

Monday, June 6, 2016

Review: God Bless Texas by Peter Francis (Illustrator)

Title: God Bless Texas
Author & Illustrator: Peter Francis
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Pages: 18
ISBN: 978-0310-75343-8
Publication Date: June 17th, 2016

Synopsis:
Take a tour of the most amazing landmarks and cities in Texas! God Bless Texas will show readers how special their state is and how God made such a wonderful place for us to live.
Review: 
Peter Francis offers another fun and sweet adventure to Henry Bears travel. This time he is off on an adventure to Texas. Living in Texas, I just have to say, you can't go wrong on a visit to this great state. 

Henry Bear travels to all the regions of Texas and shows off the highlights. This is definitely a book for families who love Texas. The rhyming  helps the flow of reading as you travel with Henry. The colors and pictures are bright and eye catching and helps to spotlight these most well known areas for kids to see and understand. 

I can't wait to see where else Henry Bear will travel to. 

Too Read!
5 out of 5

Thank you to Zonderkidz, I received a copy of this books for free in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (86)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. 
Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight the books that you have gotten the previous week. They can be the books you received for review, bought, borrowed, or won.

It has been a long while since I have participated in one of these. I have a lot of books to show!

Bought:
 Round 1 of books!
 Round 2 of books! 
When I took this photo, I realized I had bought the same book twice...oh, well. Can't have too many of a good thing.
Special buy books.


Have you found any good books lately?

Friday, June 3, 2016

Review: Adventure Bible: Heroes of the Bible Tresasury by David Miles (Illustrator)

Title: Adventure Bible: Heroes of the Bible Treasury
Illustrator: David Miles
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-0-310-75096-3
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Synopsis:
The Adventure Bible Bible Story Collection is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read titles designed for newly independent readers and based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!

Read all about people in Bible times and their adventures in these well-known Bible stories.

This 6-book bind-up includes: • Elijah and the Power of God ISBN: 9780310750819 • A King, A Statue and a Fiery Furnace ISBN: 9780310750932 • Miracles of Jesus ISBN: 9780310732426 • A Father’s Love ISBN: 9780310732402 • The Good Samaritan ISBN: 9780310746621 • Paul Delivers God’s Message ISBN: 9780310750765
Review:
The Adventure Bible: Heroes of the Bible Treasury is a very well put together book. I have read a few of the smaller books to my kiddo before, and she really liked them. Now to have an assortment together, that works its way through several of the most well known Bible stories was a nice treat.

The reading level for this book is on a 2, and I will say it spot on. It wasn't so easy, that we flew through it, but it wasn't too hard to where she couldn't understand what was happening. It was a book that was nice size for my kiddo to read to me.

The pictures are bright and drawn in a very eye catching way and helped emphasize and explain perfectly what she was reading. She loved the Noah's Ark story and the fact it had giraffes. That was a win/win for her. The detail was fun and helped keep attention on the stories.

This book was enjoyable and I loved how it help build reading confidence in my kiddo and offered her the ability to read to me.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

Thank you to Booklook Bloggers, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Review: God Bless America by Peter Francis

Title: God Bless America
Author & Illustrator: Peter Francis
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Pages: 18
ISBN: 978-0-310-75347-6
Publication Date: June 7th, 2016

Synopsis: 
Take a tour of the most amazing landmarks and cities in America! God Bless America will show readers how special their country is and how God made such a wonderful place for us to live.
Review:
With the Fourth of July fast approaching and summer usually the time of the year to celebrate all things patriotic and love of the country, God Bless America by Peter Francis is a fun, sweet, and brightly colored board book for children.

We get to follow Henry Bear has he travels to fun and important parts of America and the different areas where Freedom was fought for. We see different symbols of freedom and liberty.

This is a fun and cute book for kids.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

Thank you to Zonderkidz, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.