Corrie ten Boom: The Courageous Woman and the the Secret Room (Do Great Things for God Series) – Laura Caputo-Wickham

The Do Great Things for God Series introduces young children to the idea that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things.  Each book in the series features a woman of faith.  Corrie Ten Boom’s story is shared in an age appropriate manner and coupled with engaging illustrations.  This series is a new favorite!

Corrie Ten Boom Book Cover Corrie Ten Boom
Laura Wickham

Giraffe Problems – Jory John

The things that make us different can make us self-conscious.  This is definitely true for Edward the giraffe.  He sees his long neck as a frustrating problem until he is befriended by Cyrus the turtle.  Cyrus helps Edward see the beauty in what makes him different.  Giraffe Problems is a beautiful illustrated book with an important message.

Giraffe Problems Book Cover Giraffe Problems
Jory John
Juvenile Fiction
Random House Books for Young Readers
September 25, 2018

The Couch Potato – Jory John

The Couch Potato is another winner by Jory John.  It shares a powerful message about screen time that can be appreciated by all ages.  Beautifully illustrated and engaging, this book is perfect for a read aloud and can serve as a starting point for discussion about screen use and the impact it has on our lives.

The Couch Potato Book Cover The Couch Potato
Jory John
Juvenile Fiction
November 3, 2020

Our Favorite Easter Book

This review was originally posted on April 1, 2015.

Reading this book has become a special Easter tradition for our family.

The Flowering Cross was a very quick favorite for our daughter.  It is a touching Easter story which focuses on the transformational power of God’s love.

Katie is a six year old little girl who truly loves God.  She displays her unconditional love and kindness to her neighbor Jack who is known throughout the neighborhood for being “mean”.  Soon her kindness not only brings out kindness and gentleness in Jack but also a willingness to accept God’s love.

The illustrations in this book are amazing.  They bring the story to life with the use of vivid color and detail.  They truly enhance the story for the reader.

Bible verses as well as faith imprints which include discussion starters are found throughout the book and provide a terrific addition to the story.  Additionally, directions on how to create a flowering cross are also included at the end of the story.  This was particularly appreciated by this reader since our daughter has become keenly interested in the idea of our family making a flowering cross!

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

The Flowering Cross Book Cover