2/03/2016

Faithgirlz - Samantha Sanderson Without A Trace by Robin Caroll

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Samantha Sanderson Without A Trace by Robin Caroll
Samantha Sanderson Without A Trace
Samantha Sanderson  Without A Trace 
by Robin Caroll 
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
Series: Faithgirlz / Samantha Sanderson
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz; Gld edition (February 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031074251X
ISBN-13: 978-0310742517


Samantha Sanderson - Without A Trace by Robin Caroll is the fourth installment of the Samantha Sanderson series.
Seventh grader, Samantha Sanderson is a high-tech cheerleader  that works for her school paper. She wants to become the editor and works tirelessly researching articles to submit. She aspires to become a famous award-winning journalist like her mother.  Her father is a police officer. Samantha often gets ideas from real-life police investigations.



One day after school, Samantha's friend, Tam Lee disappears after many days of being absent from middle-school. The police believe he is a runaway.  Sam disagrees because she knows Tam is smart, mature and very responsible. The police question her whole family at home. Sam tries to share theories concerning his disappearance but the Sheriff's Department brush it off.  Sam and her friend, Makayla, work together to find clues pertaining to Tam Lee's disappearance. Did Tam Lee really runaway? Who was the last person to see Tam? Can the girls find him? Will Sam solve this case and get her next big mystery story?

My 10-year old daughter, Summer enjoyed tackling her first mystery novel from Faithgirlz.  If you are unfamiliar or behind on the Samantha Sanderson series, please look previous Samantha Sanderson books: Samantha Sanderson At the Movies, Samantha Sanderson On the Scene and Samantha Sanderson Off the Record.



About the Author
Robin Caroll Miller is a passionate story teller. Each of her 26 published novels are faith-based. Robin has been married for over twenty years. She and her husband have three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons. She has won several contest and awards for her writing. She gives back by serving at ACFW as an Executive Director/Conference Director.


Purchase a copy of Faithgirlz - Samantha Sanderson Without A Trace by Robin Caroll on Kindle or Paperback online.

Social Connections: ZonderkidzFacebook and YouTube.


Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.








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Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs happily was provided with a bundle of complimentary  books through HarperCollins Publishers and HarperCollins Christian Publishing. #holidaygiftguide

Faithgirlz presents Glimmer Girls - London Art Chase and A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant


Glimmer Girls
London Art Chase by Natalie Grant


Glimmer Girls Series

London Art Chase by Natalie Grant

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Series: Faithgirlz / Glimmer Girls
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (January 26, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310752655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310752653
  • SRV $8.99 USD/ CAD $10.99


"Faithgirlz has things that will be interesting to my girls...
giving them such incredible Biblical principals 
at the same time."   ~ Natalie Grant



Faithgirlz announces a new partnership with Award-Winning artist Natalie Grant.  London Art Chase is the first book of the Glimmer Girls series  published by Zonderkidz and features charming illustrations by Cathi Mingus. This exciting series is intended for young girls ages 8 to 12 years old. London Art Chase can be purchased in several formats to make reading more accessible for your youngster.


Who are the Glimmer Girls? The Glimmer Girls are all smart, sassy and unique sisters: 10 year-old twins Mia and Maddie, and their 6 year-old sister, Lulu. The Glimmer Girls along with their father and famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer travel the country finding exciting adventures. Oh, let's not forget their beloved and wacky nanny, Miss Julia Twist. The girls keep her on her toes.


Wouldn't a day trip to jolly old England be a grand mini-holiday?  Well, The Glimmer Girls get to fly to London, England to attend their mom's concert for the first time. Also, they visit the Eiffel Tower,  meet a real live Bobby,  stroll the National Gallery and much more.  Oh, and the new Glimmer Girls Detective Agency actually get to solve a crime mystery.  Aren't you intrigued? This is one wild and crazy adventure!



A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant


A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant is the second installment of the Glimmer Girl series. This time the trio go on an adventure to San Diego while their mom goes on tour. The family visits the Captain Swashbuckler's Adventure Park to enjoy fun foods, rides and animals. While there, Mia overhears a couple of animal handlers discussing a serious issue concerning the animals. The mystery begins with trying to solve how the animals are escaping their habitats. This is dangerous for the animals and the girls along with their nanny Miss Twist jump on the challenge.

What an enjoyable series! I loved reading both the London Art Chase and A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant. Each are chocked full of exciting facts and full of adventure. I believe this faith-based series is perfect for any girl that loves mystery and adventure novels. It's totally cool! Enjoy!


About the Author
Natalie Grant is an award winning Christian artist and author. She is co-founder of Hope for Justice International, a wonderful organization that helps identify, rescue and restore victims of human trafficking. She and her producer/song writer husband, Bernie Herms, live in Nashville, TN with their three children: twins Grace and Bella and youngest daughter, Sadie.



Purchase a copy: London Art Chase  and A Dolphin Wish by Natalie Grant is sold in Paperback, Kindle, Audio and MP3 CD online at Faithgirlz or other retailers online.







Social Connections: Zonderkidz Online, Facebook and YouTube.


Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

juvenile holiday books
Zondervan


Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs happily was provided with a bundle of complimentary  books through HarperCollins Publishers and HarperCollins Christian Publishing

2/02/2016

DEAL OF THE WEEK: The Mystery of History 2/2/ THRU 2/29

DEAL of the WEEK



  Select "The Mystery of History" printed curriculum will be available for 30% off retail price from February 2nd through February 9th.

Thank you,
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs often provides content that has been provided freely to distribute and sometimes includes paid advertisements along with monetary donations.

2/01/2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Lots of Knock-knock Jokes for Kids by Whee Winn



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lots of knock-knock jokes for kids
by Whee Winn



Lots of Knock-knock Jokes for Kids
by Whee Winn


Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids is written by Whee Winn.  Even though this book is marketed for children, ages 6 to 12, it should say "E" for everyone! What a fun collection of family safe knock-knock jokes and riddles!

Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes has 128 pages filled with over 250 humorous or corny jokes! You will find name jokes, place jokes, holiday jokes, food jokes, animal jokes, object jokes and riddles. There are strange characters throughout the pages too. I am not sure but there might be a squirrel and moose? Have fun guessing! lol This book should come with a warning label: Laughing can be contagious!


Sample:

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Sherwood.
Sherwood who?
Sherwood like to be your Valentine!  


What a great ice breaker! Kids can share fun jokes with all their friends and family. What a fun book to pass on to a youngster this upcoming holiday! Toss one in your kids lunchbox or backpack. You can get an affordable priced copy in paperback for $3.99 or on Kindle for $1.99.

Happy Holidays!


Social Connections: Zonderkidz Online, Facebook and YouTube.


Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

juvenile holiday books
Zondervan




Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs happily was provided with a bundle of complimentary  books through HarperCollins Publishers and HarperCollins Christian Publishing. #holidaygiftguide 
Sample joke courtesy of Zonderkidz/HarperCollins Christian Publishing. 

Holiday Gift Guide: Little One, God Loves You by Amy Warren Hilliker

 Little One, God Loves You



Little One, God Loves You by Amy Warren Hilliker

Little One, God Loves You
by Amy Warren Hilliker
Illustrated by Polona Lovsin
Zonderkidz * Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780310753070
SRV $6.99 - Brdbk




 "Even little ones can begin learning God
 has a unique purpose for their lives.
My daughter, Amy, wrote this story to
 share with your precious child."
~ Dr. Rick Warren



Little One, God Loves You is written by Amy Warren Hilliker. This adorable children's book was inspired by best-selling author, Dr. Rick Warren of The Purpose Driven Life.  This short and simple board book is geared toward children, ages 4 to 8.  Charmingly illustrated by Polona Lovsin.

Little One, God Loves You shares God's love throughout a simplistic fashion featuring a sweet bunny family.  Your little one will learn that they have a purpose in life, too. Love. Grow. Help. Share. Care. Prayer.

If you like giving books for the holidays then consider Little One, God Loves You by Amy Warren Hilliker for that special little one in your family. I think this book would be awesome for your toddler or preschooler.

Social Connections: Zonderkidz Online, Facebook and YouTube.


Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

juvenile holiday books
Zondervan


Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs happily was provided with a bundle of complimentary  books through HarperCollins Publishers and HarperCollins Christian Publishing #holidaygiftguide

Holiday Gift Guide: Zonderkidz presents Snuggle Time Prayers by Glenys Nellist #holidaygiftguide

Snuggle Time Prayers by Glenys Nellist

Snuggle Time Prayers by Glenys Nellist

Illustrated by Cee Biscoe
Age: 2 - 4
Series: Snuggle Time Brdbk
Zonderkidz
ISBN-13: 978-0310749325
SRV $9.99 English
Juvenille Non-Fiction

"There is a time for everything." Ecclesiastes 3:1 


Snuggle Time Prayers is part of the new Snuggle Time Series by Glenys Nellist that reminds children of their blessings from God. This collection is perfect for snuggling with your little one at naptime or bedtime. This thirty page padded cover board book is geared toward children, ages 4 to 8. Delightfully, illustrated by Cee Biscoe.


Snuggle Time Prayers features a beautiful collection of fifteen inspirational prayers that are written to encourage your child to grow in their connection with God.  Children will smile once they see the collection of furry friends throughout this book. They'll see baby animals like bears, bunnies, elephants, monkeys, lambs, and many others. 

I know you and your child will enjoy these scenic prayers, as did my daughters and I. This adorable collection is just the beginning of the Snuggle Time Series by Glenys Nellist. Keep an eye out for more inspirational children's book by this wonderful author.


About the Author
Glenys Nellist
Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England.   Her stories and poems have been published in children’s magazines where her writing reflects a deep passion for bringing the Bible to life for young children. Glenys lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, David. She is author Love Letters from God Bible Stories.


About the Illustrator
Cee Biscoe
Cee Biscoe has contributed to other children's book like Snuggle Time Psalms, Sleepy Me, Messy Me and Gruff the Grump.


Social Connections: Zonderkidz Online, Facebook and YouTube.


Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

juvenile holiday books
Zondervan


Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs happily was provided with a bundle of complimentary  books through HarperCollins Publishers and HarperCollins Christian Publishing. #holidaygiftguide

Holiday Gift Guide: Let's Celebrate Springtime, Lent & Easter #holidaygiftguide #Zonderkidz #ZblogSquad

  Let's Celebrate Springtime, Lent & Easter




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March is National Reading Month 

As a Christian homeschool mom and grandmother, I  become quite excited when it comes to reading and having the opportunity to review children's books especially books that share great spiritual messages. Recently, HarperCollins Christian Publishing graciously presented complimentary books for my family and I which focuses on Lent, Easter and springtime. The Faithgirlz books are not specifically for holiday reading.

Lent lasts for fifteen days. This year it begins Wednesday, February 10th and ends on Saturday, March 26th. Immediately afterwards, Christians celebrate Easter or Resurrection Sunday on  March 27th, 2016. Last year we celebrated Easter in the month of April.

Let me share with you some wonderful children's book ideas for gift giving from Zonderkidz.


The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall

The Legend of the Easter Robin is written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey. Inside this beautifully illustrated hardcover book, you will read a heartfelt story of compassion and faith based on the old Pennsylvania Dutch tale about the legend of the robin's red breast.  Tressa and her grandmother keep watch over a robins nest that is placed on Gran's window ledge. Tressa visits each day after-school and has concerns about the safety of the eggs and the birds.  In the meantime, Gran teaches Tressa a Pennsylvania Dutch custom  called oschter-foggel or Easter birds. As they work on dying eggs, Gran shares the story of the Legend of the Robin's Red Breast.


Oschter-foggel - Making Easter Birds

What a spectacular book to read time and again with your children or grandchildren! In my honest, opinion this is a wonderful story to include in your family library as a book to read annually at Lent and Easter. It's filled with colorful eye-popping illustrations that kids and adult will love.

My only concern is that some children may not understand the pictures dealing with the crucifixion story; like the scene with a whip, crown of thorns and blood.  It has been portrayed tastefully but I would recommend that an adult read it aloud or follow along with younger children because they may have questions or be unfamiliar with the crucifixion story.

The Legend of the Easter Robin is recommended for ages 4 - 8.  Hardcover. SRV. $16.99




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A Royal Easter Story by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson

Are you familiar with The Princess Parables Series? The Princess Parables goal is to spread positive Christian messages to girls. Why not, take a peak at The Princess Parables - A Royal Easter Story that is written by Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson with colorful illustrations created by Omar Aranda. The Princess Parables -  A Royal Easter Story continues the format of Disney-like princess characters. In A Royal Easter Story  learn lessons about helping and caring for others using the New Testament passage from Luke 11:9-13(NIrV). Tag along on a thrilling  adventure with Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity and Hope as they prepare for the Easter Jubilee Celebration.  Wouldn't you like to learn more about this special Easter story?


The Princess Parables on YouTube:


View of A Royal Easter Story by Young & Johnson



If your daughter loves princesses then you must consider this series. You can find The Princess Parables - A Royal Easter Story by Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson and much more at Zondervan. Every page is filled with awesome colorful illustrations. This series is recommended for children ages 4 - 8. Hardcover. SRV $14.99


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Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

juvenile holiday books
Zondervan




Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs happily was provided with a bundle of complimentary  books through HarperCollins Publishers and HarperCollins Christian Publishing