Monday, March 17, 2014

Special Set of Books for an Easter Give-Away!

I was recently invited by Zonderkidz to review three books - and give away a prize package of these three books as well! So, today I'm happy to share these three books with you and let you know how you might win these same books!

101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation
Illustrator - Dan Andreasen
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 6-10

Favorite Features -
  • Select Bible accounts from the Old and New Testaments
  • Each account takes just one page
  • Each account is illustrated
  • Scripture reference is provided for each account so families can look up the full account in their Bibles
These simple Bible accounts are nice for young readers since each one is just one page of text. Zonderkidz says; "101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation brings together 101 of the most well-known and beloved Bible stories. Characters and stroies from the Old and New Testament come to life in this beautifully illustrated collection written for young independent readers."

Written by Mike Berenstain
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 4-8

Favorite Features -

  • Begins with Hebrews 11:1
  • Familiar and loved Berenstain Bear characters
  • Includes Activities and Questions from Brother and Sister Bear
  • Provides opportunity for families to talk about why they have faith; why they believe in God
Children are definitely likely to run into other children and adults who do not believe in God, so The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith can be a resource for families to use with young children to help them understand why we believe in God. While I would have liked the story to point to more reasons we believe, it does provide opportunities for families to begin this important conversation.

Zonderkidz says; "Brother and Sister Bear's friend Ferdy Factual loves science. Brother and Sister like science too. But when Ferdy tells Brother and Sister he doesn't believe God created the world, the bear cubs don't know what to think. What does it really mean to have 'faith' in something you can't see?"

Written by Lori Walburg
Illustrated by - Richard Cowdrey
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 4-8

Favorite Features - 
  • I love the illustrations! Lots of color, detail and texture!
  • Story shares the account of Jesus' death and resurrection and tells the reason for "Easter Eggs"
  • Encourages prayer and praise to God for His amazing creation
  • Includes information about the traditions and symbols of Lent and Easter
In The Legend of the Easter Egg, a young boy stays with family friends while his sister recovers from scarlet fever. He learns about Easter Eggs and more importantly, about Jesus's death on the cross, resurrection and how he can have faith in Jesus. I'd like the story to be more clear about how children - and all of us - put our faith in Jesus and receive forgiveness for our sins, but this story does give families the opportunity to have this all-important conversation with children; and help them understand some of the tradition and symbolism of Lent and Easter.

Zonderkidz says; "When Thomas's older sister, Lucy, falls ill, Thomas goes to live with the Sonnemans in their candy shop. He gets to eat peppermint sticks, fill candy jars and weigh chocolate on the tippy scales, but he misses Lucy. When Easter comes, Mrs. Sonneman gives Thomas his first chocolate egg and Thomas learns the true meaning behind Easter eggs, the empty tomb and the hope found in Jesus. This classic story of faith, love and wonder is sure to be a treasured reminder of the miracle of Easter."

I'm happy to say, not only did Zonderkidz send these three books for me to review, but they are making these same books available for me to give away! (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be included in the drawing for this set of three books - which will be on March 31, 2014, please comment below to share which book you are most interested in (although the winner will receive all three!)

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed About the Children's Department by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win this gift pack of three books and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading About the Children's Department and for sharing it with the people you know!

12 comments:

  1. 101 Stories From creation to Revelation is the book that appeals to me most, but I'd love to give all these books away in our Bible Bucks store at the end of May!

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  2. I like the 101 Stories.

    I follow on Google Friend Connect, and on Facebook, and via Email.
    I also shared the post.

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  3. We are HUGE Berenstein Bears fans.
    I follow by email, on Facebook as Sarah Yurga and GFC
    I G+1 shared also
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  4. It would be hard to choose but The legend of the Easter Egg sounds great for this time of year. I follow on fb and email.

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  5. I like the 101 Bible stories book the most.

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  6. I follow on GFC as Denise Taylor-Dennis

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  9. I shared about the giveaway http://www.pinterest.com/pin/146789269079270272/

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  10. I like the Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith book the best
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    Merry

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