Colby Mouse’s Christmas Gift by Barbara Bockman

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Looking for a sweet Christmas story? You will find it in Colby Mouse’s Christmas Gift by Barbara Bockman.

Colby is a little mouse taking in all the sights, sounds, and scents of Christmas. He’s excited over the thought of giving gifts and wants to be part of all, but the danger of a trap might foil his plans.

Released last year, this is such a cute tale. So much of what Christmas is about is rolled into this fun story about a mouse wanting to give and receive gifts just like the people whose house he lives in.

K.C. Snider’s artwork is always superb, and when it comes to Christmas she outdoes herself every time. It’s worth buying the book just to flip through the illustrations. Once you open up Colby Mouse’s Christmas Gift, though, you’ll want to read it from beginning to end and then start all over. This is a perfect story of the season.

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Paperback: 16 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; Softcover ed. edition (October 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616337079
ISBN-13: 978-1616337070

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.

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In 1940 World War II was apparent, so Ed Trettin enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, serving on the cutter the USS Ingham. He would travel over 700,000 miles on that most decorated vessel in the Coast Guard fleet. Little did he know that by following orders “seek and destroy” all subs who would be following the convoys and to “search and rescue” survivors would lead him decades later to one man he had pulled from the icy Atlantic. After all he had rescued many, many men from sunken ships during the war.

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Chickolet Pigolet’s family wins the Crumbles Cookie jingle contest and an all exclusive trip to Hollywood, California. Everyone wants to be a star in Hollywood whether it’s appearing on a popular game show, writing the next screen play hit, or trying on the foot prints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Chickolet Pigolet dreams of becoming the next afternoon matinEe idol, but learns sometimes being a good friend can make you more than just a Hollywood star.

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Crow the rooster is an eyewitness the night Peter denied Jesus, but no one has ever heard his account of the story until now. When Crow and his barnyard buddies travel to Jesus’ tomb and discover Jesus has risen from the dead, “Halle Doodle Do Yas” fill the air. Crow finally has something to crow about.!

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Shelby Bradshaw seizes an opportunity to skip fifth grade for all the wrong reasons. She expects to escape the teasing she suffered all last year for being the biggest girl in her class. But her problems follow her, growing even more difficult when she tries to act older than she is.

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Coby Ryan Harris is Officially Fat! is an inspiring novel about a smart and funny seventh-grade boy who overcomes the challenges of childhood obesity, bullying, girls, and divorce. Teen-friendly recipes are included along with healthy tips and a discussion with a licensed psychologist.

 

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Children on the farm have the experience of a lifetime when they rescue a tiny hungry kitten and discover how cats behave. The children learn about farm life, being responsible, reacting to a need, and the joy of having a pet..

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Ten-year-old Macy is waiting for her grandparents to arrive on Thanksgiving. When the front door swings open, Grandma and Grandpa are covered with hugs and kisses. Crash! Everyone rushes in to find the dog gnawing a meaty turkey leg. Can Macy’s quick thinking save dinner?

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Squirrel Superhighway features a dog on a self-discovery mission who is surrounded by many graceful squirrels. This is a vocabulary booster in a series of feel-good stories for children of all ages and those who read with and to them. The story includes squirrels, more squirrels, even more squirrels, and a dog who wants to be a squirrel!

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How did we ever learn to speak English with so many exceptions to the rules? Once, Twice, Thrice is a loving and humorous look at a father trying to explain plurals to his child. Names of groups of animals to learn about, too.

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Three unlikely young friends in ancient Judea – Louis the sheep, Joshua the ferret and Mahmoud the bull – embark on a life-changing adventure to Bethlehem. Can they make it in time to deliver their unique gifts to the newborn King, or will Herod’s evil wolf stop them and alter history forever?

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Phillip, our little honey guide, is the story of a real baby who was abandoned in Arusha, Tanzania and rescued by Neema House. The baby, Phillip, was named for Phillip Wood who was the only American on Malaysian flight 370 that went down in the Indian Ocean on March 23, 2014. Phillip’s story is a happy honey guide bird, leading a honey badger to a honey tree and loses his way home.

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Scott’s friends say there is no Santa Claus. When he wants to know if Santa is real, Mom invites him into the circle of those who keep the dream alive. Will Scott decide to be a Dream Keeper?

For these and more books from Guardian Angel Publishing, visit http://guardianangelpublishing.com.

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It’s Halloween when an ugly stuffed witch tells Pumpkin that all pumpkins end up squashed on this night. Pumpkin dashes off for safety. Can he save himself, or does he end up an orange blob on the side of the road?

 

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Pumpkin Pie’s first day at a new school, unknowingly, coincides with the class Halloween party. Follow first grader Pumpkin Pie on a day filled with surprises and his case of first day jitters!

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A charming tale that teaches children the joy of friendship and helping others. An unexpected chain of events leads to a clever ending and a birthday celebration enjoyed by all.

 

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Come along on a madcap adventure where traditional punctuation and meter take holiday and hilarity rules the day. Similar in style to the much loved “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” readers will love this rollicking tale of pigs gone wild, which will leave you breathless but wanting more!

 

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Marcel Marcelli’s days were filled with fun and laughter till the day Grandmama’s antique cupboard was moved into his home. Then fear grabbed him and didn’t let go. When all his attempts to master the fear failed and nobody could help him, his guardian angels had a heavenly idea!

 

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The Real Star of Bethlehem is a children’s Christmas musical that teaches this kingdom principle—the way up is down. As the “stars” compete for the spotlight, they experience many “enlightening moments.” Their perspective changes when they begin to understand the humility of the real “Star” in Bethlehem—Jesus!

Buy the CD with all the songs and music included!

 

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Travel around the world to meet six uniquely gifted young people. Each is working to promote a peaceful environment because of a promise they made to angels on the night that Jesus was born. Young readers are also invited to join in sharing the Good News of Jesus.

 

For these and more books from Guardian Angel Publishing, visit http://guardianangelpublishing.com.

I Have Faith by Davin Whitehurst

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In this beautifully illustrated picture book, young readers learn about the importance of faith.

Danny wants a dog, but his brother and friends tell him his parents will never allow it. Danny’s mother has taught him about faith for as long as he can remember, so he prays and believes God will answer his prayers.

I Have Faith by Davin Whitehurst is a moving story of how one boy develops faith. Danny starts off by introducing himself to the reader and telling them not only does he have faith, they have it too. He shares how his faith began and then puts it into action.

This is a touching story with an excellent message. An editor would swiftly be able to correct the few typographical and grammatical errors to strengthen this story. I Have Faith has child/parent discussion questions, several Bible verses, and an excellent parent guide, making this book a helpful resource.

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

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A Servant Like Jesus by Lee Ann Mancini

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Charlie is a shy kid who hides behind the cleanup sink at school. However, after his teacher asks him to be her helper he springs into action when the fire coral stings his friend Bernie.  Charlie goes to bed a little bit early because he wants to make sure he gets a goodnight’s sleep. He wants to be a good helper for Miss Stella. He had decided that it was way more fun to be a helper than to hide behind a sink!

Before he falls asleep, Charlie prays, “Dear Jesus, thank you for my great first day of school, and thank you for my mommy and daddy, all my new friends and for Miss Stella. Help me to always help others. Amen.”

This is book number 4 in our award-winning series. It will help children attain Godly moral values, have compassion and love for others, and build a strong foundation in Jesus Christ.

Purchase here: http://glmpublishing.net/adventures-of-the-sea-kids-a-servant-like-jesus/

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// ]]> Lee Ann is married and has two children. She loves to read, jog, and teach the Word of God. 

 

Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – March 18

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On Friday, I blogged about one of my favorite Easter time stories, Stubby’s Destiny by Dixie Phillips. You can read my review at http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2016/03/18/book-review-stubbys-destiny-by-dixie-phillips/

Christian Authors Blog Hop & Giveaway



Welcome to the Christian Authors Blog Hop & Giveaway!
December 7 – 11, 2015

Thank you for visiting my blog. Today, I am participating in the Christian Authors Blog Hop & Giveaway. From December 7 to 11, a group of Christian authors will share their thoughts on writing for the Christian market. “Hop” to each blog where there will be a chance to win great prizes. 

Christian Authors Blog Hop & Giveaway Schedule

December 8 – Books by Corine
December 9 – Midnight Fireflies
December 10 – Bible Bites 4 Teens
Terms and conditions:
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • Contest starts on 12/7/15 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 12/13/15.
  • Winner’s names will be announced at each blog hosting a giveaway.
  • Additional restrictions may apply. See individual blogs for details.
  • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Cheryl author photoPlease tell our readers a bit about yourself.

I am a wife and mother from Western Massachusetts. I’ve been writing since I was a teenager, but didn’t embark upon a career until I became a stay-at-home mom. I’m the author of two children’s books, Little Shepherd and A Christmas Kindness. My husband and I have two girls at home and a son who is married. Our family has three rescue cats. In addition to my writing, I am also a licensed real estate agent.

How long have you been writing for the Christian market?

My first book, Little Shepherd, was published in 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. It is the story of the first Christmas told through the eyes of a young shepherd boy. I also have two more books under contract with them.

Name one challenge facing Christian writers today.

Book promotion isn’t always easy for an author, no matter what genre or market you write in. When I used to hold writing workshops in our local schools, I was unable to discuss my work in depth because of the separation of church and state. I found that made spreading the word about my books even harder simply because I couldn’t share much with my target market.

Do you write for other markets?

Yes, I do. I’m currently working on a romantic suspense novella and have written a women’s fiction book. The middle grade historical novel I’ve been writing isn’t necessarily Christian fiction, but faith plays a role in it.

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What is one thing you would like readers to know about you or your writing?

I strive to teach as well as entertain. My hope is that after a young person is done reading they will have a take away to ponder–a lesson they learn through the actions and reactions of the characters.
ENTER TO WIN: A PDF or Paperback copy of Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos & a $10 Amazon gift card

Additional terms and conditions: 

  • Paperback to residents of USA only. All others will receive a PDF copy.
  • Email for Amazon gift card prize.
  • This blog is not responsible for items lost or damaged in shipment.

Click link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway
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