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Now that they know their ABCs and 1-2-3s, are your children ready to start reading? The Picture That! Bible Storybook will help kids ages 6 and under feel like reading is easy-and fun too! This picture reader sprinkles over 90 full-color picture icons into more than 65 Bible stories. Noah and the ark full of animals, David and the giant, Jesus calming the storm, the angel at the empty tomb-these are just a few of the Old and New Testament stories your kids will be reading-yes reading! The icons will encourage them to jump from picture to picture and then try to read some words in between. To help keep things interesting, various layouts with full-page illustrations and some larger picture icons fill the pages of the Picture That! Bible Storybook-readers will be excited to see what's coming next! And at the end of each story, a simple, one-line lesson helps children remember what it teaches and offers to apply what they learn. Based on the New International Reader's version (the Bible translation for beginning readers), the Picture That! Bible Storybook is reading at its easiest. This unique, creative book is bound to become a favorite with children and parents alike. Written by best-selling author Tracy Harrast.
Find special mealtime prayers and Thanksgiving activities inside! Grace's mind was racing. What was that spelling word that meant 'great generosity in giving'? She squeezed her eyes shut, and it came to her. Bounty. That was the word! Journey back in time with Grace and relive both the hardships and blessings along with her pioneer family. Saying Grace tells the story of one girl and her discovery of the value of mealtime prayer at her family's first Thanksgiving.
Up-to-date devotions on getting ';smarter' for boys ages 8-12 There is something to interest every boy in this unique devotional that focuses on the 2:52 principle of ';getting smart' as it teaches boys how to use their minds to live a godly life. The concept is in book form, but the pages look like web pages. Sections include: *; An e-mail introducing the topic of the devotion *; A comic strip making the point of the lesson *; A Bible story tied to the theme *; A quiz *; FAQs
Eerie stories surround the old Victorian mansion-turned-museum known as Eckert House. But what was once thought to be fiction may prove to be fact after twelve-year-old Dan Pruitt makes a gruesome discovery. Dan and his friends set out to uncover the truth, but will their search lead them down a path of danger instead?
Monster back Cody martin loves football. Since he first tossed a pigskin, he's imagined playing for the NFL. But lately the thirteen-year-old, all-around athlete can't get his head-or heart-into the game. His number one fan is not longer in the stands. And the anger of a grudge-holding football coach pushes Cody to the brink-until he finds the true spirit of the game.
Many secrets come to light when twelve-year-old Dan Pruitt comes across the blueprints to Eckert House. He's certain he's found a hidden room. But when he and his friends set out to find it, they uncover more than a room. What they find will ultimately lead to danger; how will they keep their secret safe and protect themselves too?
The band lands a fantastic opportunity to travel to Russia, but the ';international tour' as they dub it, brings out Trinity's take-charge personality. Almost too confidently, she tries to control fundraising efforts and the tour to avoid another mess by Harmony. But cultural challenges, band member clashes, the intense touring schedule, and some messes of her own convince Trinity she's not really in charge after all. God is. And his plan includes changed lives, deepened faith, and improved relationships with her mom and friends.
After the eagles lose the football championship, Cody starts the hoops season late-with a fractured squad of freshmen. The coach taps Cody as captain, and he steps up. But can he win their respect? And if he does, will tough personal circumstances knock him back down? Most of all, can he trust God to catch him if he falls?
Sometimes thoughtless words just slip out...Children can understand God's plan for our spoken words when they see how a pair of name-callers almost learn their lesson the hard way.
Stand-out efforts on the freshman football and basketball teams have Cody Martin in demand with both the track and baseball coaches. And to complicate matters further, his personal life's a mess since his dad remarried-and now Cody thinks Pork Chop might be using performance-enhancing drugs. When Pork Chop's coach confronts Cody, he is forced to make a tough decision-lie to the coach or risk losing his best friend. What's the right thing to do?
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth didn't have any shape. And it was empty. -Genesis 1:1-2 (NIrV) In Space & Time, kids get a taste of these two concepts and how they are related. From spinning planets, glowing comets, burning stars, and pinwheeling galaxies, to a discussion about bowling balls on a trampoline (that explains how space and time warp)-and much, much more-scientifically accurate concepts are discussed in kid-friendly language. Add drawings, photos, and fun facts, and young scientists see the awesome and intricate plan God had in mind when he created the heavens and earth.
And God said, "e;Let there be a huge space between the waters"e; And that's exactly what happenedGod called the huge space "e;sky."e; -Genesis 1:6-8 (NIrV) In Sky & Sea, kids explore the water cycle of our very wet planet-the vast seas below and the great ocean of air swirling above them, with its clouds full of rain and snow. From dramatic storms and crashing lightning to the aurora borealis and shimmering rainbows, amateur scientists learn how air and water work together to make this planet livable, in kid-friendly language and concepts. Add drawings, photos, and fun facts, and kids see God's wonderful blueprint for life in the vastness of the sea and sky.
"e; Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place. Let dry ground appear."e; And That's exactly what happened. God called the dry ground "e;land."e; -Genesis 1:9 (NIrV) In Rocks & Plants, kids explore the physical world, examing the often overlooked details of planet Earth, and leaning about some of the wonders that lie hidden just above and beneath its surface. Exploding volcanoes that birth small islands, plants that save lives, floods that carve out cliffs and caves, the recycling of our atmosphere-and much, much more-are investigated in kid-friendly language and concepts. Add drawings, photos, and fun facts, and young scientists see that the awesome power and splendor of God is echoed in Earth's fossils, stones, and mountains.
By award-winning author and lyricist, Gloria Gaither The companion picture books My Father's Angels, Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift and I Am a Promise all come with a bonus CD, making a trio of great music, inspiring lyrics, and dazzling art. My Father's AngelsThis story reminds young hearts that God's heavenly protectors are always at hand. The words to Gloria Gaither's wonderful, reassuring song and enchanting artwork weave a promising message that children can sing along to, with CD included. Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary GiftIn this heartwarming story, celebrated author and award-winning lyricist Gloria Gaither makes use of her song ';Ordinary Baby' as the basis to share the timeless truth of Jesus' birth and life. Written in a way that is simple and easy to understand, children can read along with the CD. Ordinary Baby makes known the story of not just why Jesus came, but why he chose to come to earth as a baby. With its vibrant and engaging illustrations,Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift is certain to become one of your child's most treasured books, with CD included. I Am a PromiseBecause every child is full of promise, potential, and possibility, kids can be assured that with God's help they can become anything he wants them to be. Beautiful full-color art will delight young readers as they sing along with the music on the bonus CD. GLORIA GAITHER is an award-winning lyricist, author, scriptwriter, former adjunct professor of songwriting at Anderson University, recording artist with the celebrated Gaither Trio for thirty years, mother, and grandmother. Gloria and her husband, Bill, live in Alexandria, IN.
Discovering the rewards of diligence can certainly be fun, but see how one lazy caterpillow learns what happens when you don't finish what you start.
In World War II Poland, a young girl receives straw at the Christmas Eve service to bring to her impoverished family. But on her way home, Marta meets others who are much poorer than she, and she shares her piece until there is nothing left. In spite of the lack of straw--though perhaps because of her generous heartMarta finds riches she never expected in this tender tale of Christmas giving. The Traditions of Faith series features stories of how significant Christian traditions emerged from around the world. These traditions continue to be practiced today and encompass many different holidays. Each Traditions of Faith book includes an author's note about the history of the tradition, and ideas and activities to adopt into one's own family celebrations.
For those who think the desert is a lot of hot sand and cactus, here's a reminder that it's also teeming with God's creatures! Another entry in the I Can Read series of books for early readers, Thank You, God, for Rain reminds youngsters that we should be grateful for even the simplest things. Intended for level-two readers, Thank You, God, for Rain is peopled with a variety of desert crittersfrom owls, wrens, and roadrunners to jackrabbits, lizards, and cricketsall of whom have reason to be thankful for a cool summer rain. And the clever twist at the endthey pile into a play swimming pool filled with rainwateris sure to delight young readers!
There's a gentle lesson about kindness in Otter and Owl's Helpful Hike, when Otter ends up with a lot of bumps and bruises when he tries to help others. Level-two readers will enjoy this story on friendship and caring for God's creatures.
The friends make a sailboat in Otter and Owl Set Sail, but there's one problemit doesn't sail, even when they blow into the sail and sing sailing songs. Level two readers will learn that they themselves don't have the power to do all things, but can call on the one who does.
Owl has a big idea that ends in disaster, and he's worried that his friendship with Otter is ruinedjust like he ruined Otter's scooter. But the friends learn about friendship and forgiveness in this level two story.
Kids learn about the importance of friendship in this level two book. In Otter and Owl and the Big Ah-choo! it appears that Otter is allergicto Owl! Owl believes that they can no longer be friends, but Otter discovers the real cause of his sneezing.
See, time will take you far from here; you're growing way too fast. All I want is Mommy time to make the moments last. Something we'll remember so that come some far-off day, you'll know how much I loved you ';cause we took the time to play. From inspirational novelist Karen Kingsbury comes this delightful children's book about Moms and children spending precious time together. Whether it's the zoo, park, a movie, or simply snuggling down to read about such adventures being together is what's required for a ';Mommy Date.' This poetic picture book reminds little ones of fun they've had, and fun ahead, and brings home the bottom line: spending time together is what Mommy's really want!
Children are precious in Jesus' sight. He proves his love for them in many ways. Find out what Jesus has done to show love to ';all the children of the world.'This is a Level One I Can Read! book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. It aligns with guided reading level J and will be of interest to children Pre-K to 3rd grade.
When his family goes to the park, in Jake's New Friend, they meet a family whose son is in a wheelchair. Jake wants to play by himself, but he's encouraged to play with the other boy, and to his surprise, he learns they have a lot in common!
In Jake Learns to Share, its Jake's birthday and he's announced he's going to eat his cake all by himself. He also intends to play with his presents all by himself. But he quickly discovers that leaving his family out of the fun makes for a boring, lonely celebration!
This retelling of the wise and foolish builders deals with two paper wasp buddies who take very different approaches to building a wasp house. Willie wisely follows the blueprints, chooses good materials, and picks a smart place to build. Lazy Ray cuts corners all the wayand learns there's a cost to pay for foolishly ignoring the rules.
Goliath might get all the press, but there are many other fearsome giants and towering men throughout the Old Testament and thrilling stories behind each one. In Big Bad Bible Giants, readers 8 and up encounter each powerful and massive man through large black-and-white illustrations and kid-friendly language that explores the background of each hulking giant and why they're important, as well as interesting facts like what their massive weapons looked like and how many sheep it may have taken to satisfy their gigantic appetitesas well as the feats it took to bring these men to their knees.Bulging muscles, towering height, and earth-rattling footsteps while it might sound like a description for the big green guy in the movies and comics, these words actually apply to the many giants found throughout the Bible who were at times just as angry, almost as strong, and prone to wanting to smash things when it came to battles against the Israelites. In Big Bad Bible Giants, the amazing facts (and myths) behind the giants of the Bible are explored in kid-friendly language, alongside large illustrations that show what these towering antiheroes may have looked like. From surprising-yet-accurate information on their diets, where they came from, and just how immense their weapons and appetites really were, the gigantic battles and wars against these men will have kids looking at the Old Testament in a completely new way.Big Bad Bible Giants:contains biblically sound information in language kids can relate toworks as an age-appropriate reference guide for any child 8 to 12 learning more about the Biblecontains large text and an open page design, along with lots of detailed illustrations, making it perfect for reluctant readersis part of the 2:52 series of books, which focuses on becoming more like Jesus as described in Luke 2:52
This book introduces level-one readers to the sights and sounds of both country and city. The vivid and clever illustrations, along with the toe-tapping rhyme, help children experience God's world in a fun way. From mooing cows to beeping cars, What Do I See? will hold the interest of young readers.
From the author and artist of the Tales from the Back Pew series comes a perfect story for every child who is getting baptized, or every one who already has been.In Walking the Plank to the Baptism Tank our hero is preparing h for his baptism, but he is unsure of what exactly to expect. He KNOWS and LOVES Jesus but is just not sure about the whole process of the baptism. But Pastor and Mom say not to worryGod has everything covered.Walking the Plank to the Baptism Tank:Part of the Tales from the Back Pew seriesFeatures full-color art by popular artist Jared LeeKid-friendly and age appropriate humorGreat baptism or commitment gift idea for children ages 4-8
In God Loves You! Brother and Sister Bear discover that God loves them, not because they're successful, but because he made them. This book helps children appreciate the many ways God shows his love to them.