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100 Favorite Bible Verses for Children

100 Favorite Bible Verses for Children

On 11/3 LightsUP North wrote: As a part of our homeschooling day, we start out every morning by writing a Bible verse in our Scripture Notebook. This both helps the students work on their handwriting as well as learn verses. I was super excited when I saw that there was a book for children of favorite Bible verses – 100 Favorite ... Book Review: 100 Favorite Bible Verses for Children

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NIV Reader's Bible

NIV Reader's Bible

On 10/24 LightsUP North wrote: A couple weeks ago in church I picked up a Bible and was amazed when I opened it. The Bible wasn’t written in columns like typical Bibles are. It in fact, was formatted to look like a novel- to provide seemless reading. I then decided I had to check out the NIV Reader’s Bible. The NIV Readers ... Book Review: NIV Readers Bible

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Indescribable

Indescribable

On 10/3 LightsUP North wrote: Of all the books I have looked at to use in homeschooling education, the book, Indescribable by Louie Giglio is one that I am by far the most pleased with. I love that someone tied together devotionals with science so that children can help understand the Earth more through the eyes of God. Each devotional ... Book Review: Indescribable, 100 Devotions About God and Science

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Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential

Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential

On 9/19 LightsUP North wrote: After logging hundreds of hours during a summer reading program my daughter was awarded with the prize of the book, “Blackbird Fly.” Thankfully I decided to read this book before letting her dive into it- and I am glad I did. IMG_6538Blackbird Fly, by Erin Entrada Kelly, has many great ratings ... Why the book Blackbird Fly is not a good book for your daughter to read, and which book is.

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Slow Down

Slow Down

On 9/7 LightsUP North wrote: he book, Slow Down – Embracing the Every day Moments of Motherhood by Nichole Nordeman is the perfect gift for every mother of young children. It is a smaller, hardcover book that is filled with 14 chapters of colorful and vibrant pages full of encouragement, reflection, and thought. Each chapter ... A great gift for the young mom!

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Night Night, Train

Night Night, Train

On 8/4 LightsUP North wrote: Night, Night Train by Amy Parker is such a cute book intended for toddlers. Parker combined together what most young boys love into one book- trains and puppies. In this board book, a family of puppies goes through a bedtime routine as they prepare to sleep for the night. The routine is on every similar ... Book Review: Night, Night Train

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My Great Big God

My Great Big God

On 7/14 LightsUP North wrote: The book, My Great Big God, by Andy Holmes is a board book perfect for toddlers. This book is about 1 inch in width and appears to be sturdy enough for many readings as young children love for their parents to read the same stories over and over to them sometimes. The Great Big God book contains 20 ... Book Review: My Great Big God

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Hello Stars

Hello Stars

On 7/3 LightsUP North wrote: The book Hello Stars is written by a mother and daughter: Alena and Wynter Pitts. It is a paperback, fictional story based off of a 12 year old girls journey into the acting profession. I was a little hesitant to read this book because I don’t quite care for the path of show and fame and the story ... Book Review: Hello Stars

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NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

On 6/23 LightsUP North wrote: I was pretty excited to receive the Kid’s NIV Visual Study Bible because the front cover declared that there were over 700 images inside. I expected to open the Bible to find each page filled with colorful photos or drawings. In a way I was fairly disappointed when I opened the book. Yes, there ... Book Review: Kids Visual Study Bible

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The Seven Money Types

The Seven Money Types

On 6/16 LightsUP North wrote: The book, The Seven Money Types by Tommy Brown is a great book for people to understand why they spend money the way they do and how they can spend money according to their gifting in life. The book starts out with an assessment to see which character of the Bible you and your money patterns relate ... Book Review: The Seven Money Types – Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money by Tommy Brown

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Launch Your Dream

Launch Your Dream

On 6/3 LightsUP North wrote: It appears that even though the economy seems to be down, that lately starting small businesses seems to be a trend. I feel that the tool of social media give a lot of people hope in the area of starting their own small business. Millions of people and possible clients can be reached at the click of ... Book Review: Launch Your Dream by Dale Partridge

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My Bible Adventure Through God's Word

My Bible Adventure Through God's Word

On 5/18 LightsUP North wrote: My Bible Adventure Through God’s Word- 52 Bible Stories for Kids By Johnny Hunt is a pretty thick hardcover book. It contains Bible stories that are tied into today’s life. After each week’s story is also a small prayer for the child to pray. There is blurb called “Take it with you” that ... Book Review: My Bible Adventure Through God’s Word- 52 Bible Stories for Kids

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The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

On 5/1 LightsUP North wrote: I have looked at a lot of Bibles for very young children. Many times I am very disappointed as they either a) leave out a lot of information and only focus on a couple main stories of the Bible, or b) are not very durable for the age level. Many of the children’s Bibles I have purchased end up falling ... Book Review: The Beginners Bible Carry Along Treasury

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My Jesus Bible

My Jesus Bible

On 4/19 LightsUP North wrote: I am very impressed with The My Jesus Bible by Michael Berghof and Gill Guile. This is a child’s board book that has a handle attached to the end. Although it is built like it was made for toddlers in its durability, it is a perfect fit for the age 4 years and 5 years. I say this because the stories ... Book Review: The My Jesus Bible

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The Beautiful Word Devotional

The Beautiful Word Devotional

On 4/8 LightsUP North wrote: The Beautiful Word Devotional is a very nicely made book. It is a hardcover book made of durable strength. It is also very thick- about an inch and a quarter thick. The pages are heavy duty pages as well. Every page has a gloss to it and are thick enough that even a sharpie permanent marker won’t ... Book Review: Beautiful Word Devotional

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Promises for You Coloring Devotional

Promises for You Coloring Devotional

On 3/24 LightsUP North wrote: The FaithGirlz Promises for You Coloring Devotional – 60 Pages Discovering God’s Hope and Love is a beautiful devotional book prefect for creative minds. This is a hardcover book with very sturdy pages. There are 128 pages all divided up into 60 devotionals. Each devotional section has designs ... Book Review: Promises For You Coloring Devotional

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5 Minutes With Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul

5 Minutes With Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul

On 3/3 LightsUP North wrote: The other day someone asked me if I read my Bible every day. I had to answer that no, I don't, but that I should. The same person then asked me why I didn't read the Bible every day. I had to explain that many days I am just too busy to. Each day I do about 6 loads of dishes, 2 loads of laundry, ... Book Review

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NIV Investigator's Holy Bible, Hardcover

NIV Investigator's Holy Bible, Hardcover

On 2/17 LightsUP North wrote: I feel that one of the top things that can deter a young reader from wanting to read the Holy Bible is simply not being able to understand it. I am very impressed with the NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible for solving this problem. This Bible contains many simple side notes for youngesters to be able ... Book Review: NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible

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NKJV Precious Moments Precious Prayers Bible

NKJV Precious Moments Precious Prayers Bible

On 2/10 LightsUP North wrote: The NKJV Precious Moments Precious Prayers Bible is an absolutely adorable Bible. This Bible is a full version Bible, but it also includes several full page colored prayers placed throughout the book. Each of these prayer pages are illustrated in soft pastel colors and included the Precious Moments ... Precious Book

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The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

On 2/3 LightsUP North wrote: The book, The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel is a genuinely anointed book full of deep revelations. It is a challenging book that sends out a wake up call to modern call Christians – reminding me of a handful of great pastors that I once knew in a church ... Book Review: The Way Of The Dragon Or The Way Of The Lamb

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Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

Same Kind of Different As Me for Kids

On 1/27 LightsUP North wrote: I love me message that the book, Same Kind of Different As Me displays. This is the children’s version of a story of slavery to freedom. The story helps to depict history in a way that children can understand- but it also then ties in an important lesson of helping someone and not judging them for ... Same Kind of Different As Me

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Strengths Based Marriage

Strengths Based Marriage

On 1/12 LightsUP North wrote: The new released book, Strengths Based Marriage- Build a Stronger Relationship By Understanding Each Other’s Gifts by Jimmy Evans and Allan Kelsey is chalk full of great advice for young and old couples as well as those married for any length of time. The book is broken up into 4 sections: Introduction ... Strengthen Your Marriage,

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Whatever is Lovely

Whatever is Lovely

On 1/4 LightsUP North wrote: The book, Whatever is Lovely, is a 90-Day Devotional Journal by Allia Zobel Nolan. This book is focused on the teenage girl as an audience. The cover is pretty, it contains a pretty purple book ribbon, and the inside printing is even done in purple. The only way I would think the appearance of this ... Perfect For the Teenage Girl

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Of Stillness and Storm

Of Stillness and Storm

On 12/26 LightsUP North wrote: The book, Of Stillness and Storm by Michele Pheonix, is about a missionary family. While the father is in the Himalayans, the wife and their teenage son have to stay home. This ends up causing tension throughout the family. Does this story portray what many missionary families face and feel? I am ... Book Review:Of Stillness And Storm

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Lots of Love

Lots of Love

On 12/17 LightsUP North wrote: The boardbook, Lots of Love, by Kim Washburn opens up children’s eyes on types of love languages. I expected this book to focus soley on a mother’s hug or kiss, as it seems most boardbooks at this level focus on. However, I was happy to see that the book takes the reader through maby examples of ... Love Language Book For Kids

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Jesus Today

Jesus Today

On 12/9 LightsUP North wrote: While given the opportunity to review yet another book, I chose the book, Jesus Today, after reading that it was written by the author during a period of time in her life where she experienced many health struggles. She wrote hoping to bring hope to others who experience similar trials. Naturally, ... Book Review: Jesus Today

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The Berenstain Bears Hugs & Kisses Sticker & Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears Hugs & Kisses Sticker & Activity Book

On 12/3 LightsUP North wrote: The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses Activity and sticker book is age appropriate for ages 4-8. Each page gives a young reader the opportunity to color. Amongst coloring, the book also contains activities such as word searches, mazes, and dot to dots. There is a fold-in of bright and vibrant reusable ... Book Review: Berenstain Bears Hugs And Kisses Activity And Sticker Book

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The Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus

The Beginner's Bible Stories About Jesus

On 11/26 LightsUP North wrote: The book: The Beginner’s Bible Stories About Jesus wasn’t quite what I expected it to be. I expected it to be more of a Bible for kids at the “just learning how to read” level. I was hoping it was an actual Bible – but a very simplified version. This book fits more of the category to ages ... Book Review: The Beginners Bible Stories About Jesus

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Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love

Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love

On 11/19 LightsUP North wrote: I absolutely LOVE the book, Precious Moments Little Book of God's Love.  This book is a board book, made the perfect size for little hands to hold.  The shell of the book: the front and back covers and binding are made extra thick, making the book even more durable for young ones. Each page spread ... Book Review: Precious Moments LIttle Book of God's Love

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Goodnight, Manger

Goodnight, Manger

On 11/11 LightsUP North wrote: While I belong to a blog review company, I tend to try to pick out as many books as I can that will benefit my children. The last book I chose was, “Goodnight Manger” by Laura Sassi. Unfortunately, however, I will not be giving this book to my children. 51a2mjq5cl-_sx497_bo1204203200_ The board ... Book Review: Goodnight Manger

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NIV Bible for Teen Guys

NIV Bible for Teen Guys

On 11/4 LightsUP North wrote: When I think of teenagers I think of the concept of wanting to be be, “cool.” Some may think it isnt cool to carry around a Bible. When I ordered the NIV Bible For Teen Guys, I wondered how the contents of it would relate more to teenage guys. These are some great features of this Bible: -The hardcover ... Book Review: NIV Bible For Teen Guys

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Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

Read and Share Look, I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

On 10/29 LightsUP North wrote: I am enjoying the Read and Share – Look, I’m Reading! Bible Storybook because it is age appropriate for many reading levels: For the infant and toddler level there are vivid and colorful illustrations to look at. For those in prekindergarten or kingergarten (the children who are super eager to ... Book Review: Read and Share Look, I’m Reading! Bible Storybook

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The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

On 10/21 LightsUP North wrote: There are three things that I LOVE about this book, besides the content. 1) I Love the size of the book. It is perfect size for little hands to hold and cherish. It isn’t too small or extra large in size – but trade size, and the exact size that is great for young readers to hold easily. 2) I ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

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Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

Berensatin Bears and the Christmas Angel

On 10/17 LightsUP North wrote: Ever since I was a young child, I have always enjoyed the Berenstain Bears books. I am always impressed with not only their photos, but how they tie in life lessons in a manner that interests the reader. Now that I am a parent, it brings me true happiness to be able to share quality time with my children ... Always Impressed!

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NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible

NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible

On 10/11 LightsUP North wrote: As my children are really taking off in reading, I was searching for a Bible to get them as a reward for learning to read.  I strongly feel that even at a young age, the Bible needs to be one of their familiar pieces of literature.  I have received the Bible: Love Letter From God Holy Bible, from BookLookBloggers.  ... Book Review: Love Letters From God Holy Bible

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One Big Turkey

One Big Turkey

On 9/30 LightsUP North wrote: As a homeschooling mother, I have really been enjoying the book "One Big Turkey," by Anne Vittur Kennedy this autumn season.  It is perfect for those who are infant-aged because it is great size for their hands to hold.  The vivid color really interest their eyes.  Since it is a board book, it is ... Book Review: One Big Turkey

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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 7/23 LightsUP North wrote: I was very excited to be able to obtain the book, The Berenstain Bears Caring and Sharing Treasury from booklookbloggers.com. This book is very high quality in structure. It is put together very well, from the quality of the covers, the bindings, the pages. This book contains 5 books in one, ... Book Review: The Berenstain Bears Caring and Sharing Treasury

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With My Eyes Wide Open

With My Eyes Wide Open

On 7/2 LightsUP North wrote: imageThe Book : With Eyes Wide Open by Brian Welch is a book that can reach many lost souls. Brian, a former Korn musician writes in such a straight forward, down-to-earth tone that he connects well to the common, ordinary person. I appreciate that he tells his story in a raw and real way, not trying ... Raw and real

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Hope Heals

Hope Heals

On 5/14 LightsUP North wrote: Yesterday evening I received the book, “Hope Heals” by Katherine and Jay Wolf in the mail. This book, about overcoming loss and God’s overcoming love really hit home. The couple share their story of how Katherine survived a massive brain stem stroke when she was 26 years old. The way they share ... Hope Heals Book Review

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