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Good Brother No by Pastor Dave Oravec

Absolutely Beautiful

Good Brother No by Pastor Dave Oravec is a beautiful little book, just perfect for ages three years and over. It is a re-telling of the story of Noah.

Pastor Dave Oravec tells the story in simple rhyme, resulting in a beautiful bouncing rhythm as you read. This makes the tale even more enjoyable and memorable for even the youngest reader.

The story is perfect to read to those who cannot read themselves. For more confident early readers, they will delight in being able to read the tale themselves.

Each page is beautifully illustrated by Lucian Gradinariu. I could sit and look at the pictures all day. They really appeal to the creative side of me.

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Camp Survival by Olly Goldenberg

Utterly Brilliant

Camp Survival by Olly Goldenberg is a unique Christian book just perfect for ages ten years and over. It is a book about friendship and bullies and choices – and over it all is the wisdom and love of God for all His children.

God wants us to make good choices. We will always have the choice to do the right thing. Our choices always have consequences.

Throughout the book there are snippets of scripture that are relevant to the different situations we find ourselves in.

We see the importance of prayer, even praying for our enemies. Even when we feel we are alone, God has not left us. He walks alongside us. We also see the importance of being a good friend.

As Christians we need to spread the Good News of Jesus to all our friends.

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Ships, Sleighs And Christmas Lights by Colleen Brice

Beautiful And Educating

Ships, Sleighs And Christmas Lights by Colleen Brice is a charming book about the origins of St Nicholas. It is perfect for children aged five years and older.

The book opens with Christmas scenes before delving into the real life Nikolaos who was born in the fourth century in Asia Minor which is modern Turkey. We hear about his connections to the life of Jesus before returning to present day Christmas and also learning about life in Lycia.

The whole book is simply written enabling young children to understand. The text is backed up with beautiful illustrations. Each page is a starting point for discussion or you can read the story straight through in one go.

I loved the parallels between Nikolaos and Jesus – when caught in a storm, Nikolaos knows if he prays to Jesus, He will calm the storm inside him.

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Teddy Loves Christmas by Olly Goldenberg and Laura Hilton

Perfect For Toddlers

Teddy Loves Christmas by Olly Goldenberg and Laura Hilton is the next book in The Adventures Of Teddy series aimed at toddlers and young children.

Once again there is beauty in its simplicity as we learn about the first Christmas and the reason why Jesus came – to save us all from our sins.

There is repetition helping to re-enforce the message of Christmas. The authors also link present day Christmas objects/events to Jesus as we see why we have the things we have at Christmas e.g. the star, the visitors, gifts etc. We learn that Teddy really loves Christmas because he really loves Jesus.

All the illustrations are simply drawn in bright, eye-catching colours to appeal to young children.

The whole book is perfect to read to toddlers and young children, introducing them to Jesus.

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