Lorelei the Firefly by Janice Blanchett

Janice Blanchett brings the story of Noah’s Ark to life in a new way with Lorelei the Firefly.

Lorelei loves primrose flowers and adventures. On one of her nightly visits, she discovers Noah, who has received direction from God to build an Ark. Lorelei visits Noah night after night until the Ark is completed. Little does she know that she is about to embark on one of her greatest adventures of all.

This is a delightful story. Blanchett’s tale brings you a new way to share the familiar story of Noah’s Ark, but there is really so much more to this adventure, because Lorelei learns a valuable lesson in the process.

Jack Foster provides the artwork for this adorable story. That’s how I learned about Lorelei the Firefly. HIs work is instantly recognizable to me after all these years. I loved the colors he used for this book.

If you enjoy Bible stories, fictional characters placed in historical settings, or touching stories where young readers are having so much fun they may not realize they are learning, pick up a copy of Lorelei the Firefly.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • ASIN ‏ : β€ŽΒ B09WPT17HJ
  • Publisher ‏ : β€ŽΒ Janice Blanchett (March 28, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : β€ŽΒ English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€ŽΒ 31 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 979-8985182538

I received a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Annabella’s Crown by Jeanne Dennis & Christine St. Jacques

A beautifully told parable about God’s love and living a life that honors him awaits your pre-teen reader in Annabella’s Crown by Jeanne Dennis and Christine St. Jacques.

Told from the eyes of Leopold, the royal cat, this story finds Princess Annabella and her two sisters receiving boxes of jewels from their father. When the gems begin to disappear, Annabella’s two sisters set out to uncover the mystery. But Annabella would rather just have fun, until she finds jewels in their crowns. She can’t understand why her own crown remains plain.

This is a moving and delightful story about developing a loving relationship with God. The reader witnesses a meaningful change in Annabella throughout the story. She is uninterested in learning the mystery behind her disappearing jewels and gets more and more frustrated as she watches the jewels appear on her sisters’ crowns. As her father continues to engage her, she brushes him off, until she gets to a place where she realizes that her actions have brought about consequences. Then she can reflect and figure out what the real treasure is.

The authors have created a very cat-like cat in Leopold. His storytelling makes this book even more enjoyable. As a cat owner, he gave me more than one chuckle along the way. They have also included a discussion about being the heavenly King’s child and there is a space for the young person to add their photo to the opposite page to declare themselves as a forever child of the heavenly King.

Dennis created the stunning artwork for Annabella’s Crown. Rich in color and detail, each illustration covers half of a two-page spread with the exception of page 31, which is in full color.

This engaging story will inspire young readers with its powerful message.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Publisher ‏ : β€ŽΒ Elk Lake Publishing Inc (August 5, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€ŽΒ English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€ŽΒ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 1649493223
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 978-1649493224
  • Reading age ‏ : β€ŽΒ 8 – 12 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : β€ŽΒ 5.4 ounces
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I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

The Light We Cannot See by Chris Manion

The Light We Cannot See by Chris Manion is a beautifully told, rhyming story of angels guiding children in heaven to a toy store where they can play through the night in a light the adults cannot see.

Coping with the loss of a sibling, child, or young friend is not easy. Child whisperer and award-winning author, Chris Manion, has woven this touching and heartwarming story of lost little ones being guided to playtime by angels who care for those who God has called home.

Jack Foster, one of my favorite artists, provides the charming illustrations for this story with a powerful message that has the ability to comfort children and adults alike. I appreciate the diverse characters reflected in his illustrations, so that readers can connect with the story on a personal level.

Manion has taken a challenging topic and broken it down into a story filled with light, love, and joy. The Light We Cannot See will touch lives and uplift the brokenhearted. A true treasure.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. (September 10, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€Ž 34 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€Ž 1649493657
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 978-1649493651

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors

Christmas Eve was my day to post at Christian Children’s Authors. I spoke about the new edition of my book, A Christmas Kindness, which was released by 4RV Publishing this fall. You can find my post at https://christianchildrensauthors.com/2020/12/24/celebrating-a-christmas-kindness/

It is also listed in this year’s Annual Critters Readers’ Poll. If you wish to vote for it, please visit http://critters.org/predpoll/novelchildrens.shtml

Be on the lookout for my 2021 goals post soon!

Haunted Waters and Stolen Secrets by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry

Watch out! The Timberline twins are on the loose. Bryce and Ashley are ATV-riding tweens from Colorado who unearth action-packed mystery and adventure wherever they go. From clearing the name of a local miscreant to thwarting a gold-stealing heist, the twins’ growing faith and the strong example of their parents guide them through even the most life-threatening situations. With the trademark page-turner style used by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry in the Left Behind: The Kids series, these fast-paced books will keep even reluctant readers on the edge of their seats. Readers will definitely be hooked! Perfect for ages 8-12.


 

A crazy, wild ride from a deserted mining town makes it clear that someone’s after Bryce and Ashley Timberline.

Will they survive long enough to find out who it is?

Published: April 7, 2020
Binding: Softcover
Trim Size: 5.25 x 7.25 in.
Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-1-4964-4938-2

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Bryce and Ashley Timberline wonder what their stepdad is hiding. As they discover more about his past, the twins fear all is not as it seems.

What isn’t their stepdad telling them?

Published: April 7, 2020
Binding: Softcover
Trim Size: 5.25 x 7.25 in.
Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-1-4964-4939-9

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