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Giveaway from the Homeschool Review Crew – 1 year membership to SchoolhouseTeachers for 3 families

Win a One Year Ultimate Membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com 

Giveaway open January 20, 2020 through January 26, 2020.
Further details on the Homeschool Review Crew blog.

I can’t say enough good things about this site and highly recommend it. We watched an apologetics class just yesterday from SchoolhouseTeachers.com.  (affiliate link) It was on how dinosaurs relate to the understanding and timeframe of the Bible. Taught by Patrick Nurre, it was a good class. His geology class is one I am hoping to go through myself this year.

You can read our most recent review of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, published just a couple of weeks ago.

With over 460 classes, SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a complete curriculum for PK-12.

Every Subject – Every Grade – Every Student 

Head over to the Homeschool Review Crew blog by clicking the text link or either of the images to find the entry for the giveaway and plenty of reasons to enter. Good luck!

Blessings,
Lori, At Home.

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NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible ~ a review & giveaway

Disclosure: I received a copy of the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls from Zondervan (HarperCollins Christian Publishing) for this review. This post is sponsored by Zondervan.

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Designed for girls ages 8 and up, this beautiful coloring Bible will help bring the word of God to life and allows space for personal artistic expressions.

Journaling and coloring are two ways of bringing to life the words of God that He gives us in His Bible. The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls is a lovely Bible that incorporates both of these styles of expression.

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The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls is stunning with many lovely, quality features. These include:

  • Hundreds of verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art
  • Thicker white paper for enduring note-taking
  • Lined, wide margins for notes, reflections and art
  • Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Easy-to-read black letter text in single-column format
  • Lays flat in your hand or on your desk
  • Ribbon marker
  • Beautifully designed Leathersoft-over-board cover featuring screen-printing and other cover embellishments
  • 8-point type size

With both full page and margin sized illustrated verses, there are plenty of verses to color.

Print your own pages to color by visiting Zondervan.

Zonderkidz_BeautifulWordColoring_page2Okay – so now you know the stats, let’s talk about this in my own words, right? This cover is beautiful. The pink with silver is cheerful and bright. It is a comfortable book to hold and the printing is lovely. It does sit open well so that you could easily have it open on your lap while taking notes and following along during a sermon.

The pages have a nice feel to them. They are not super smooth, which means a bit of grip to help a colored pencil cover well. I do like that. They are a bit thinner than I would like to see in a Bible that is designed for coloring. I can see how they could easily tear, especially when I consider how my middle and youngest girls were at age 8. A couple of years can make a big difference and I feel confident that my 10-almost-11 year old will do well with these pages.

The margins are nice and wide. This allows room for note taking, journaling, or designing personal illustrated verses. With faint lines to guide the writing or drawing, the wide margins are perfect for personal expressions. Every page includes either the lined margins or an illustrated verse.

There is both a Table of Contents and an Alphabetical Order of the Books of the Bible at the front. Each has the page number where that book can be found. As far as appendices, there is only a Table of Weights and Measures and an Index of Artists and Their Work. There is not a concordance or an index for names, places, etc.

Zondervan has given us a nice Bible that will appeal to girls in the 8+ age range. It feels sturdy and is cheerful. If you are interested in winning a copy of this Bible, please visit the Rafflecopter for this giveaway by clicking on the link below.

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I am pleased with the all-new NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls from Zondervan. I think it will be a hit with my preteen girl.

Blessings,
Lori, At Home.

God’s Great Love For You ~ a Flyby book review and giveaway

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Best-selling author Rick Warren has created a simply beautiful children’s book showing the expansiveness of God’s love. God’s Great Love For You is a sweet reminder for children that God’s love is everywhere and is always with you.

It starts at the beginning – God created the world, the universe. And everything that is in the world.But it quickly moves to the fact that God created you, the reader. What an important truth for our youngsters to know, understand, and believe.

And the reason God created you is love – His love for you. It is deeper than the deep things on earth. It is higher than the high things on earth. It is great and is everywhere. No matter what.

Am important truth.

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The simple statements are easy for children to listen to and are supported by absolutely lovely pictures, created by Chris Saunders. This would make a beautiful gift for any child.

I am holding a drawing via Rafflecopter for one copy of this book. It will be sent to you through Flyby. Only open to continental US residents. Click on the link below to be taken to the Rafflecopter entry form to win a copy of this book.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

When We Last Spoke – Flyby book review

Charming. Down-home. Small-town. Close-knit.

This is Fireside, Texas. Nestled in the hill country of central Texas, this little town is full of all the quirky, fun-loving, interesting friends and neighbors that make life just a tad bit more fun.

 

Living in Fireside, we find Walt and Ruby, Juliet and Evangeline. Walt and Ruby are raising their granddaughters Juliet and Evangeline when their father is called to war and their mother decides her calling is on the stage. While Juliet and Evangeline find love, care, and warmth with their grandparents, there is an ever-nagging feeling of something missing.When We Last Spoke

Walt and Ruby are the perfect example of long-lasting love and marriage and the girls realize just how blessed they are to have such a family. Busy days on the farm are followed by cozy nights in the farmhouse. Both are full of family and love. Each week the girls do many things that help them learn to be a part of the community and to help those that can’t help themselves, even when it is hard. One example is helping an older lady by taking her meals each week. The girls find out that Ruby has been doing this since she graduated high school. This, the girls discover, is what neighbors do for each other.

Most of the book takes place when the girls are young, though it opens and closes in the present. This flashback setup does leave bits of the story that you have to be patient for. For example, we find out right away in the opening of the book that Juliet and Evangeline are estranged. The reason for that does not come out until the book is almost over and the setting is once again in the present. The closing of the book brings some answers and encouragement for families to live and love and forgive, though it wasn’t as smooth flowing and comfortable to read as the majority of the story.

This was an easy read, with plenty to make you smile and laugh and wish for those carefree days, sitting in the shade of a tree in a small town sipping lemonade and wondering what your neighbor is doing. Marci Henna wrote a winner with this one.When We Last Spoke author Marci Henna

Henna was born in Austin, Texas, but spent many years growing up in Kenya where her family worked at a medical research station. She moved back to the Texas Hill Country as an adult, living on a ranch that has been in the family since the 1800s. She currently lives in Austin.

 

If you enjoy easy to read stories that remind you of a simpler time, then this is a story for you.

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Find out more about the book and author Marci Henna on these social media platforms:

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You can purchase a copy of the book:

Softcover or in Kindle format

From February 20-24, Henna will be giving away a FREE Kindle version on Amazon.

Please enter the giveaway for a single copy of this book by Marci Henna by filling out the Rafflecopter giveaway. Just click the link to be taken to the form. This is open to US residents.

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“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Where Jesus Slept ~ giveaway and review

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Our family adores books that relate the story of the birth of Jesus. This is a precious picture book about Jesus’ birth. Told in cumulative story form, all of the pieces of the story come together to tell us of the harsh conditions of the night that brought us the most precious gift in the world. Ever.

This is the bed where Jesus slept.

This is the straw that lined the bed where Jesus slept.

These are the first two lines in the retelling of the birth of Jesus. From the bed in which Jesus was laid to the angels rejoicing in heaven to the visit and gift of the wise men, this story will delight readers of all ages. While we don’t know the exact time of year Jesus was born, this story reminds readers of the joyful event that we often celebrate in December at Christmas.

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The pages are beautifully illustrated with vivid colors and lovely images. These images bring the story to life.

 

This book is written by Norma Lewis, who is the author of 10 books and lives in MI with her marmalade cat named Scalawag. She enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren. The book is beautifully illustrated by Katy Hudson. Where Jesus Slept brings joy to all who experience it.

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I get the privilege of sharing this beautiful books with one winner. Unfortunately, this giveaway is for US addresses only. One winner will be chosen from all entrants and notified by email. Giveaway will end at midnight on 11/16/16. Winner must respond by email within 48 hours of notification. Click the link below to be taken to the form for the giveaway.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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Wordsmithy ~ a review

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Yep. That is what Miss E wanted to be when she was four years old. And books are still some of her very best friends. But, to be a “writer down book-worder”, what do you need to do? What will help you on your way?

Wordsmithy bookDouglas Wilson, author of Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life, tell you just what will help you in this fascinating, funny, and filled book. Timberdoodle sent me Wordsmithy and asked me to review it. It was such a fun book to read. Non-fiction books don’t often get that moniker but this one deserves it.

Whether you are a writer working on your hundredth book or a youngster who is wanting to be a “writer down book-worder”, Wordsmithy has a ton of encouragement and practical suggestions just for you. Broken down into 7 tips that each have 7 parts, Wilson has wasted no extra words just for the sake of it. Clear, clean, and concise, you will enjoy learning about how to learn about words.

Beginning with knowing the world outside of books, Wilson encourages the hopeful author to “do”. Learn from the world around you and not just the different, exciting things but the day-to-day, as well. He encourages us to learn from books – all kinds of books, from the stuff you want to tell others about to the ones that you want to tell no one about. Read the real, the imagined, the boring, the exciting. Read the dictionaries (yes – he really said that and I totally agreed with his reasoning!) and books of quotations. Read and then read some more.

Wordsmithy knowledgeFrom learning another language, even if you don’t master it, to writing down things that inspire or sound fun, the tips in Wordsmithy were a major encouragement for me. And I can see how they will be of great value to students, especially ones who enjoy words of all kinds. Timberdoodle has included this book in the 11th grade curriculum kit since it is such a good instruction book. If you have a student who enjoys sounds, words, and how they all work together, this is a book for them to read. I believe that I will be having Miss E, age 12, read it this fall.

Creating a commonplace book (I didn’t even know what that was until reading this!) is now on my goals list. Simple, easy-to-incorporate ideas such as this make Wordsmithy a book that is worth your time to read and share with anyone who will have to do any writing. Even essay writers will benefit from the wisdom of Wordsmithy.

Visit Timberdoodle to read an excerpt from the book or to get your copy of Wordsmithy.

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GIVEAWAY:

Timberdoodle has offered one copy of this book for a giveaway. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Please click the link below to enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter. The giveaway will end at midnight on 9/03/16 and the winner will be contacted through email.

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Night Night Farm ~ a review and giveaway

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Sweet bedtime books are just about my favorites. Especially for newborns and infants. I was given Night Night Farm by Amy Parker, illustrated by Virginia Allyn to review for Flyby Promotions.

This board book is just perfect for cuddling with your sweet little one as sleepytime approaches. Featuring bright, vibrant images and cheerful, rhyming verse, Night Night Farm brings nighttime to the farm and to your home. With all the animals small children love – cows, pigs, horses, owls, cats, sheep and chickens – saying good night has never been more fun. Your children will revel in the antics the animal babies go through on their way to bed.

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As the farm says “good night,” each animal prominently takes the time to say good night in their own special ways. From getting their baths (messy little pigs!) to a sweet lullaby (sung by mama cow) to snuggling down with daddy to watch over (as daddy owl does), the farm goes through the same bedtime routine each little boy or girl does.  But my very favorite part is the last page where the reader, or listener, is reminded that God made not only these very special animals who each have their own special place on the farm but he made the special listener or reader as well. And it is important to say “good night” to God, too.

I would definitely be happy giving this book as a gift to a family who is expecting a new baby sometime soon. Vibrant, fun, and colorful, Night Night Farm by Amy Parker is a joy.

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About the Author:

Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 800,000 copies including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.

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Want to Win a Copy? There will be one winner of Night Night Farm and this is open to residents of the US or Canada. The form will be open from 8/12/2016 through 8/20/2016. Here’s the nitty-gritty requirements posting:

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Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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FishFlix.com – I forgot their giveaway!

FishFlix giveawaySo, when I wrote the review for The Gospel of John DVD from FishFlix.com, I forgot to include the giveaway that they have offered to the readers of the Review Crew blogs. It is a simple entry – just go sign up for their newsletter HERE. They are giving away $80 in videos just for signing up. You have about 3 weeks to do this but it is simple so go sign up right now! There are also ways you can get additional entries.

The videos being given away by FishFlix.com are:
War Room
The Ultimate Gift
Superbook: A Great Adventure
My Son, My Savior and
Owlegories 2

Writing about this giveaway was not required as part of the review but who doesn’t want a chance to get some free movies when they are THIS good? So, I thought it deserved it’s own quick little post so that you, my readers, don’t miss out on this as you would have if I had just updated my post. So, please go enter by signing up for the newsletter offered by FishFlix.com.

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FaithGirlz books ~ a Family Christian review & giveaway

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A couple of weeks ago, these two books from Family Christian landed in our mailbox for review. They have been thoroughly enjoyed by both of the older girls and myself. They are fun and adventurous without all the nonsense that is normally a part of junior high girl books – meaning all the boy stuff and crushes and gossip is missing. I love that!

The books begin by introducing us to the Glimmer family. What a fun name! The Glimmer family has mom and dad and three girls: twins Mia and Maddie and their younger sister Lulu. The family travels the world to accompany her mother, a singer, to her concerts which Mr. Glimmer plays at. This provides amazing learning opportunities but also leads to tons of fun with Miss Julia, their fun-loving nanny. It also offers up lots of adventure and mysteries to solve. With the truth of God guiding the family and mom knowing that young girls need lots of love and encouragement, the family is able to find the clues and grow closer.

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London Art Chase is the first book in the Glimmer Girls series. The family is in London for Mom’s concert and they get to visit some amazing sites. At the art museum, Maddie notices a strange behavior by a visitor and begins to formulate a mystery art theft in her head. Or is it all in her head? Chasing all over London to find clues and prevent the loss of famous pieces of art, Maddie, Mia, and Lulu find all sorts of interesting people and seeing all sorts of site. But the reality of making decisions becomes difficult. Can Maddie make the right ones and solve the mystery all on her own? Or should she call in her sisters and Miss Julia and her parents to help her?

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A Dolphin Wish is the second book in the Glimmer Girls series. This time, we find the Glimmer family in San Diego. With an extra day before the concert responsibilities begin, the family visits the local adventure park: Captain Swashbuckler’s Adventure Park. With all the animals they get to see, it is a fun and exciting place for Mia and her sisters. While visiting the dolphins and wishing hard she could swim with them, Mia overhears tidbits of a conversation between volunteers at the park about animals out of their habitats. This is just the challenge that Mia is looking for, hoping to be more confident and find a way to connect more with Maddie. The relationship had been strained since the art mystery in London. Can Mia find clues or is she reading more into what she overheard than is actually going on? Are the animals, including her favorites-the dolphins, in danger and can she save them?

The Glimmer Girls series by Faithgirlz and ZonderKidz is a fun new series for pre-teen and young teen girls. The focus is really more on the adventure, though some Christian values and perspectives are included. It is a clean, fun series that my 9 and 11 year old girls really enjoyed. Mystery surrounding art and animals? Both are fun and we will be keeping our eyes open for more of these as they come out.

Now for the Giveaway!

Family Christian will send one winner a copy of BOTH of the Glimmer Girls books in this review. It is open to US residents only. Ends 2/19/16. Click the link below to be taken to the giveaway entry form.

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Thanks for reading and entering the giveaway.

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The Everywhere God – book review and giveaway

The Everywhere God review and giveawayMy children are enthralled with rhyme. I think most children are. The Everywhere God by Bob Nelson and edited by Cricket Nelson Hater employs the joy children find in rhyme and word play to impress upon the hearts and minds of the children that God is everywhere, all the time, and that He Loves Them.

I love simple children’s books and illustrations that help my girls learn and remember the precious gift that we are given through God’s love. In The Everywhere God I see such a joy in God’s love that I just want to share it! The rhymes bring out spontaneous laughter and sighs of understanding.

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The poem shows the love of God whether a child is happy and joyous, exploring the world, or feeling somewhat blue. Covering all aspects of our lives in ways children can grasp, this book is a work of art. The illustrations by Robin Tillman are bright, cheerful, and do a wonderful job of enhancing the poetry.

The Everywhere God authorI feel so blessed that Cricket Nelson Hater chose to share this wonderful poem with the world. Written by Bob Nelson for his granddaughter, we see his believe in the unending love of God and his great desire for others, especially his granddaughter, to see it, too. With surprising child-like faith, this joyous book brings God’s love into the heart, mind, and life of children of all ages.

This is a book that I am delighted to have in our home.

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The Everywhere God Giveaway

This giveaway will have 4 winners. The grand prize winner will receive a new Fire 7″ Tablet loaded with the Kindle edition of The Everywhere God.  The Fire tablet includes:

  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Rear and front-facing cameras.
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and games
  • 8 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • Updated user interface – Fire OS 5 designed for quick access to your apps and content plus personalized recommendations that make it easy to discover new favorites
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, email, and calendar support

Three more winners will each win a print copy of The Everywhere God.

The Everywhere God is a book about hope for children of all ages. Written for his young granddaughter during a particularly difficult time, the late Pastor Bob Nelson wanted to be sure she knew God was with her no matter what else was happening. Despite people and circumstances, his message is clear, God never leaves or forgets about us and His love never ends. Upon it’s completion, he knew it was something special and wanted to make it a children’s book. Unfortunately, time passed and things never fell into place for his vision to come to life. He passed away in 2008 before he could see it happen.

More than 20 years after it’s original writing, Bob Nelson’s daughter remembered this treasured poem and like her father, felt it needed to be shared with the world. For many years she kept this special story in the back of her heart and always dreamed of making his vision for a children’s book a reality.

To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter below after reading the terms and conditions. Click on the link to be take to the giveaway form.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  Void where prohibited by law. Must be at least 18 years of age. This giveaway is in no away associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. No purchase necessary for entry. Odds are determined by the number of entries. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. Entry into this giveaway will subscribe you to The Everywhere God email list.

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