Saturday, February 18, 2017

Quarto Publishing Children's Books Review

I discovered Quarto Knows a year or two ago, and since then I've just been in love!  As a mom of three littles, I'm always looking for new creative and educational books.  And Quarto Knows delivers!  So today I'd like to share some of their amazing books!

Animal Babies Do The Strangest Things

This book is so precious!  And full of interesting facts!  For example, did you know that baby koalas ride on their mommies' backs, while baby alligators ride in their mommies' jaws!?! Colorful illustrations and a minimal amount of words (just a couple of sentences per page) also make it perfect for little ones!

ABC Yoga -

This book is perfect for exercising with your little one!  I used it with my 6 year old and she just loved it!!! It uses the alphabet to teach little ones yoga poses (using animal names). So creative, colorful, and fun for you and your little ones!

A Walk On The Wild Side -

As a homeschooling mama, I love this book!!!  Its a great introduction to animals AND habitats!  The book is broken up 7 sections: Farm Animals, Ocean And Island Animals, Jungle Animals, Grassland Animals, Woodland Animals, and Animals AT Home!Each section begins with a little intro about that habitat.  Then there are lots of fun illustrations and interesting facts about the animals in that habitat!  So cute, creative, and educational!!!

"Little People, BIG DREAMS" Series -

As a mom of little girls, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!!!  I received the Maya Angelou book and the Amelia Earhart book and they're wonderful!  Simple enough for beginning readers, they are the perfect introduction into the world of biographies!  I love that the Earhart book teaches little girls to reach for the stars and not give up!  And I love how the Angelou book teaches that EVERYONE has a voice and you can express yourself through the written word!  Wonderful, beautiful books!!!

Adventures In Lettering -

My oldest is very creative!  She loves arts and crafts, so this book is perfect for her!  Its full of great information, explaining different types of creative lettering.  There's lots of room to practice and really get creative!  This is great for the mind and the body!And this book is perfect for a parent-child activity!  Get in there and participate with them!  They'll love that!!!

I received these books, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.

Zonderkidz February Releases - Great Books For Kids!!!

Zonderkidz has some GREAT books releasing this month and I wanted to share some with you!  The first one is AH-MAZING!  The Jesus Storybook Bible is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month!  Can you believe it!?!  If you don't own this book, you need it!  Even if you don't have kids!  The stories are so beautifully written and the illustrations are so unique and colorful!  I NEVER make it through reading one of the stories without choking up!  That's how good this book is!  And just in time for the 10th anniversary, ZOnderkidz has released The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition!  This book is a beautiful robin's egg blue!  Perfect for boys or girls!  And now that I think of it, its the PERFECT EASTER GIFT!!!!!

Another FANTASTIC Easter gift - from both the writer AND the illustrator of The Jesus Storybook Bible, is Found: Psalm 23!  Sally Lloyd Jones and Jago have teamed up again for this precious board book retelling the story of Psalm 23! It breaks the entire Psalm down into easily understandable phrases.  And the illustrations are out of this world!!!!

Another great new release is Angels In The Bible For Little Ones. My little ones love the Bible story board books!  We have several of them and they're alway big hits!  This one tells the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Elijah, Daniel, Mary, The Shepherds at the Birth of Jesus, Jesus and the Children, the Angel at the Tomb, and John's Vision of Heaven.  The stories are simple and the illustrations are colorful.  And I love that the stories cover many duties of angels in the Bible: protecting God's people, providing for God's people, delivering messages to God's people, rejoicing and praising God, worshipping alongside us in Heaven!

We have book The Plans I Have For You and really like it.  Its all about how God has a special plan for each of us.  Now Zonderkidz has a study Bible to go with it!  The Plans I Have For You Holy Bible includes:
"God's Big Plans" pages - pages about different Bible characters and the big plans God had for them!
"Promise Prayers" pages - to help kids pray for God's fulfillment of His plans for them.
Highlighted verses - including God's promises and uplifting verses

Last, but not least, is the Investigator's Holy Bible!  This is a great Bible for little kids!  Especially if, like mine, they love playing "spy" or "investigator."  This Bible has:
Evidence - Bible book introductions to answer questions like what kind of book it is, who wrote it...
Breakthrough - answers questions kids might ask like, "What is Pentecost?"
Scene - Describes places related to the passage
Witness - Explains the meaning behind biblical names
Detective - Detective - Quiz on what they learned from the passage
Case Closed - Explores how the event of a Bible story relate to kids

These books and Bibles are all great additions to your child's library!  I plan on giving them as birthday gifts and Easter basket gifts!!!

I received these books, free of charge, in exchange for my honest opinion.