About Heavenly Parents

heavenly parents

Introduce your little ones to their divine heritage with Heavenly Parents, the first book in the Little Latter-day Saint Library board-book set. This engaging book features age-appropriate discussions at three different learning levels on topics such as our Heavenly Parents, the plan of salvation, and the power of prayer. Combining lovely illustrations with gospel learning, this durable book is perfect for tiny hands to cherish as children discover who they are, who their Heavenly Parents are, and what their purpose is here on earth.

My review

I’m excited for this new series of board books. They go along with the Come Follow Me curriculum so well. And it’s the first book to include the idea that we have a Heavenly Mother. I love that thought. Having a caring set of Heavenly Parents is something that I really love about the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And one doesn’t hear much about Heavenly Mother.

This little book is great! I love the way it’s made to be able to read it to your baby, all the way up to your middle reader. My 6 year old and I read it together. I felt like he was able to learn from it.

I’m excited to get for more of the series to be released. I can’t wait to read them all!

I was sent a copy of Heavenly Parents as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About The Christmas Apron

the Christmas apron

The children in Millie’s family can’t wait for Grandma to arrive with her special Christmas apron. According to tradition, each grandchild will write down the gift he or she wants most in the world and then slip that wish into the apron’s pocket. Then, on Christmas morning, those wished-for gifts will be magically waiting under the tree. But eleven-year-old Millie overhears her parents: the family can’t afford gifts for all the little ones. She pictures the disappointment on her siblings’ faces—nothing to open on Christmas morning.

Is Millie willing to sacrifice her own whole-soul wish so someone else’s can come true? Full of tender emotion and delightful surprise, this story reminds us of the miracles that unfold when we think of others before ourselves.

My review

I love to read Christmas picture books. There are so many good ones out there. This one was really fun, because we watched the video it was based on a few Christmases ago, so the story is familiar.

I loved the illustrations in this one. They are just fun. And so cute. The story kind of jumped off the pages because of them.

And the message of the story. That’s my favorite part. Christmas is about wishes, but it’s more about caring for those around you. Service and love are the true meaning of Christmas. And that’s something the world really needs right now.

I was sent an e-copy of The Christmas Apron as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About Ladybug’s Christmas

Ladybug's Christmas

It’s Christmastime in the garden, and Ladybug is excited to celebrate with her loved ones! When Ladybug invites her friends and family to a Christmas feast, she prepares to make sure everything runs smoothly. Despite Ladybug’s best efforts, the feast doesn’t go as planned. With the help of her friends, Ladybug learns that the sweetest part of the season is togetherness!

My review

Kid’s books are the best! I love the simplicity and the easy way things are taught. This one is so cute!

I love that Ladybug learns a little lesson in this one. Even though we want things to be nice and perfect, sometimes it’s better to have them be simple. And even a little bit messy. That’s a lesson that I need. I’m a little bit of a perfectionist. And I get kind of annoyed when things don’t go the way I picture them. I need to learn to let go just a little bit, like Ladybug does in her story.

The pictures in this one are cute. I love the way the illustrators did this one. It’s just adorable. And it’s perfect for the Christmas season. This is one you’ll want to read to your kids over and over again!

I was sent a copy of Ladybug’s Christmas as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About authors Anabella and Sofia Schofield

Anabella and Sofia Schofield are twin sisters and best friends. When asked in preschool what they wanted to be when they grew up, both responded, “A ladybug!” Their goals have changed, but they are happy to be writing about a ladybug now! Ladybug’s Christmas is the sequel to the authors’ debut children’s book, Ladybug’s Garden. In addition to writing and illustrating, Anabella and Sofia enjoy reading, photography, music, and movies.

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About Ming’s Christmas Wishes

ming's christmas wishes

Ming wishes for three things at Christmas. First, to sing in the school Christmas choir. Second, to have a Christmas tree like the one in the department store window. And third, to feel she belongs somewhere.

As a daughter of immigrants in 1930s California, Ming is often treated differently than other children at school. She’s pointedly not invited to sing in the Christmas choir. At home, when Ming lobbies her parents for a Christmas tree, her mother scolds her for trying to be American. Ming doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere: she’s not quite American enough at school, not quite Chinese enough at home.

Seeing his daughter’s unhappiness, Pop takes her into the mountains to visit a wise old friend. Always happy for an adventure with her kind father, Ming hopes to persuade Pop to bring home a mountain pine to be their Christmas tree. But he has something else in mind, something that will help Ming draw strength from nature, from their Chinese heritage, and from deep and enduring family ties.

Inspired by family stories.

My review

It’s that time of year. The best time of year to read Christmas picture books to your kids. I love a good Christmas picture book. And this one is so good!

I love that this author showed a different type of Christmas. Ming is a little Chinese girl. All she wants to do is to fit in. To have a Christmas tree. And to have a traditional American Christmas. Unfortunately, her mother wants nothing to do with that.

I love the relationship that Ming appears to have with her father. He takes her to visit some older Chinese men. And they tell Ming about their past and Chinese traditions. I love the way Ming’s father is able to weave these traditions into their family’s celebration as a way for Ming’s wishes to come true. And to keep her mother happy at the same time.

This book will become one of your Christmas favorites! I can’t wait to read it year after year.

I was sent a copy of Ming’s Christmas Wishes as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the World

Little heroes inventors who changed the worldFrom the ranging curiosity of Leonardo da Vinci to the dedication and sacrifice of Marie Curie, Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the World is a young child’s first introduction to the brilliant people who taught us the meaning of perseverance and innovation. Simple text and adorable illustrations tell the contributions of nine renowned inventors from around the world: Cai Lun, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Grace Hopper, Mary Sherman Morgan, and Nikola Tesla. Inspire your own little inventor with the words of these inventive heroes who changed the world.

My review

Children’s books are some of my very favorite books! I love the way they teach things to kids in an easy to understand way. And who doesn’t love the pictures?

This one is such a great little book. I love the way the author has picked people from history who really did change the way people in their time lived, as well as our time. Each of these inventors did so many great things. They are all worth not only our kids knowing about them, but us as adults as well. And the author mentions a little about them as children, making them easy for kids to relate to.

The pictures in this one are so cute. I love the way the characters are drawn. They are just fun!

I was sent an e-copy of Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the World by the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for me

About The Atonement of Jesus Christ is For Me

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is For Me Christ’s Atonement is stronger than storms on the sea–and it’s Jesus’s gift to you and to me. This reverent, rhyming picture book teaches that the Atonement can help us overcome any challenge we face, whether we’ve made a bad choice or feel lonely or scared. Help your children learn that when we turn to Jesus Christ, we can do hard things and become our best selves. 

My review

I love reading children’s books! The way they tend to rhyme just works for me. And who doesn’t love to look at the pictures?! I know that’s my favorite part.

This cute little picture book would be perfect to read to your young ones at night. It has a great cadence for reading aloud. I also would love it for family home evening. The way the author explains the atonement is simple enough for young kids. But at the same time it’s complex enough for the adults who are reading it to the kids. 

And I loved the illustrations. It’s just an all-around great kids book! 

I was sent an e-copy of The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me by the author. All opinions are my own.

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About the author

Sierra Wilson started talking early and has been a storyteller ever since. She loves to teach and work with children, and this love has shaped her life from working as a junior high/high school English teacher and children’s art teacher to serving as a church children’s leader and a mother. Sierra is passionate about writing, art, hiking, family time, and eating entirely too much chocolate. She currently lives with her husband and three young children in the prairies of Alberta, where she is a toddler-chaser by day and a writer/artist by night. 

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