About The 12 Days of Easter

the 12 days of Easter

Celebrate the Easter holiday with a new, faith-focused twist on the classic Christmas carol, The 12 Days of Christmas.

The 12 Days of Easter features cheerful illustrations and highlights a different Easter symbol on every page. Additional backmatter teaches children and families about the meaning behind traditional Easter symbols with an emphasis on Christ and the resurrection.

A perfect holiday gift and read-aloud to enjoy every Easter season!

My Review

I love this kind of picture book! Each of the pictures in this book are so cute! Kids will be engaged with the colorful pictures.

I love the rhymes. The way this one is written is in the style of The 12 Days of Christmas song. And it makes it easy to read. Rhymes make things so much easier to remember.

And the author put the meaning of the Easter symbols in the back as well. That means that adults as well as kids can learn from this one. There are symbols that I haven’t ever understood, so that was really helpful for me!

This one is so cute, grab your copy soon!

I was sent a copy of The 12 Days of Easter as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About the author

Sierra Wilson is the author of several books for children including 10 Little Disciples, I Can Be Like Jesus, and The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me. Easter is one of her very favorite holidays because she loves celebrating the resurrection of the Savior. She is excited to share more about this special holiday with readers. Sierra lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband, kids, two cats, two fish, and a bearded dragon. You can learn more about Sierra at www.sierrawilsonauthor.com

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April 5 – Bookworm Lisa – https://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/

April 6 – Crystal Job w/ Books are Sanity – http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/

April 12 – Sydney Anderson w/ The Singing Librarian – https://www.singinglibrarianbooks.com/youth

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About 10 Little Disciples

Ten little disciples walking in a line.

One stops to lend a hand…now there are nine!

Follow along as ten little disciples practice serving others and loving like Jesus in this rhyming, counting tale of true discipleship.

My review

This is a cute little picture book. It will remind your little ones to follow Jesus and be a good little disciple.

I loved the rhyme. It starts at 10 and counts down to 1. Your little ones will also learn counting and numbers. I love a picture book that teaches multiple things!

The pictures in this one are so cute! This is such a great little book.

I was sent an e-copy of 10 Little Disciples as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About author Sierra Wilson

Sierra Wilson is the author of several books for children including I Can Be Like Jesus, The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me, and Standout Saints: Church History Heroes from Around the World. She lives in Alberta, Canada with her wonderful husband, four kids, two cats, two fish, and a bearded dragon. She loves hiking, skiing, working with children, and trying every day to be a better little disciple.

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August 12th – My Book a Day


August 14th – Heidi Reads


August 16th – Bookworm Lisa

August 17th – Geo Librarian

August 18th – Rachelle Christensen

August 19th – Books are Sanity

August 20th – Singing Librarian Books

August 23rd – Life is What it’s Called

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About A Child of God

A Child of God

A rhyming, read-aloud book with warm illustrations conveys a comforting, faith-filled message from a Black father and mother to their children who see visual representations of their faith, but question what it means when they don’t see their skin color, their physical features, or their gender portrayed.

“What about the angels, will they stop and stare, when they see that I may not have their same color hair?” asks the girl.

In soothing verse, the father assures his children that everyone looks like Jesus and the angels by the things they do. As the family walks through their neighborhood, the father points out the beauty in God’s creations, from flowers, all unique and different, to all the children in their community “each with skin a different shade.” He reminds his children that pictures of faith such as angels were drawn by someone and encourages his children to draw their own pictures so angels look like all of us.

My review

I love picture books! And they are even better when they teach kids something in a way that they will understand. This book does that in such a great way.

The story is simple. It’s written in a rhyming verse that is easy to read. It reminds us that we are all made the way we are by a loving God. We don’t have to look a certain way to be loved. And that is so important right now. I read this one with my 7 year old and we both enjoyed it.

I love the beautiful illustrations in this book. Each and every child and every adult is different and so well done. There are varied ethnicities and it’s just so pretty. I love the message that sends to all of us. We are all children of God and he made us differently. He loves us just the way we are.

This is a great book to read to any child. I loved it!

I was sent a copy of A Child of God as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About Stay with Me

stay with me

A mysterious letter alluding to a secret in her parents’ past brings Genevieve Woodward back to her Blue Ridge Mountains hometown, but she’s also in need of a break from a high-profile career that has left her dangerously burned out and concealing a powerful secret of her own. When she wakes inside an unfamiliar cottage to find the confused owner staring down at her, she can no longer ignore the fact that she needs help.  

Sam Turner has embraced his sorrow and his identity as an outsider. The solitary, disciplined life he lives on his historic farm is the life he’s chosen for himself. The last thing he wants is to rent his cottage to a woman as troubled as she is talkative. Yet, he can’t force himself to turn her away right when she needs him most. 

As Genevieve researches her family’s history and her and Sam’s emotions deepen, they will have to let go of the facades and loneliness they’ve clung to and allow light to illuminate every hidden truth.

My review

I had heard good things about Becky Wade for a while, so I was excited to win this book in a giveaway on Instagram. I really enjoyed it. There were some things the author did that really made this one work. She had a unique story.

I liked the characters in this one first of all. Genevieve in particular was really well done. She has an addiction to oxycontin. And that makes her do things that are a little crazy. Like sleep in a strangers cottage. But she works through this and gets herself clean, with the help of Sam. I really liked that she had the mystery of what her parents had done to work on. It gave her a focus and kept the story moving.

Sam was a good guy. He really didn’t want to let Genevieve stay in his cottage. But he wouldn’t have been able to live with himself if she had died from her addiction, like a previous love. What was great about him was watching him heal and move on. He had to forgive himself and realize that what had happened was not his fault.

I really liked the little flashbacks to the earthquake in Genevieve’s youth. I liked the way those kind of showed why some of the characters were the way they were.

This is a great book. I’m going to have to read the rest of the series soon!

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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.

Purchase link

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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.

Purchase links 

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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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Sep 6 – My Book a Day – http://mybookaday.com/

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Sep 9 – Wishful Endings – https://www.wishfulendings.com/

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