Review of Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook

_200_360_Book.1926.coverI am a fan of all of Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling books. The Jesus Calling My First Bible Storybook
is perfect for the smallest in your household. It holds the truth of God’s love with adorable pictures.

The book is filled with the top Bible stories, and I think it is a great starting point for parents and little ones. I also think it makes an adorable gift book.

My only concern is that these types of books don’t have a lot of meat to them. So while they are cute and fine for young babies, I would start using the actual Bible and a little more mature devotions for about 2.5-3 years and up.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build

5 Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build | Ebook Kids

While kids may look like wrecking machines, they really always aren’t. As they get older, they often show interest in learning to build things and it’s something that us parents should always encourage. Building and creating things from scratch helps develop their imagination and creativity, which is really important later on in life. If you want to encourage your kids to further learn how to build, here are some awesome picture books that will help them think out of the box.

1 | Building a House by Byron Barton

5 Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build | Ebook Kids

A basic introduction to how a house is actually built from scratch. This step-by-step guide isn’t just geared towards young readers — adults can use it for reference, too. Perfect for the visual learners!

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2 | If I Built A Car by Chris Van Dusen

5 Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build | Ebook Kids

What would you want to have in a car that you built? Jack’s imagination runs wild with a snack bar and a pool in the car plus a robot for a chauffeur. The book comes with retro-inspired illustrations and catchy rhymes that will hold your young audience’s attention.

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3 | When I Build with Blocks by Niki Alling

5 Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build | Ebook Kids

Now this is something almost all kids can relate to: building something using blocks! This adorable picture book will inspire every kid to imagine and be creative. From outer space to oceans, there’s no limit to where your imagination can take you!

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4 | Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

5 Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build | Ebook Kids

Iggy has always made awesome creations since he was little, but what happens when his second-grade teacher dislikes architecture? This book comes with an original story that everyone is sure to love.

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5 | Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

5 Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build | Ebook Kids

Yet another of Andrea Beaty’s creation inspires kids to become something great. Rosie wants to be an engineer but her contraption fails. But she later realizes that only those who quit, fail.

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Magna-Tiles

5 Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Build | Ebook Kids

If your kids are ready for something more challenging than the regular wooden blocks or Lego toys, how about introducing them to MagnaTiles? These colorful tiles are all the rage right now and encourages kids to even create something out of scratch. Go ahead — tell your kids to build something!

Top 5 Books for Teaching Empathy

Top 5 Books for Teaching Empathy | Ebook Kids

Empathy is the ability to imagine how someone is feeling and to respond with care, especially during a particular situation. Kids can be very tactless at times and would immediately speak out their minds even if it hurts other people. These picture books will help teach your child to treat other people with care and respect especially during the worst situations.

1 | It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr

Top 5 Books for Teaching Empathy | Ebook Kids

Everybody has their own quirkiness that make them a unique individual but not a lot of people understand that. This book teaches kids how people can be different but still the same, no matter where you come from in the world.

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2 | Just Because by Amber Housey

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This award-winning children’s book helps encourage kids to be concerned for others. It is amazing how it shows how different, yet the same, the families in the story are. Great read with enjoyable illustrations, too.

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3 | Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

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Beyond the funny words and the weird illustrations is a story about people and their differences. It is truly amazing how superficial we can become: we look at outer differences when, in fact, we are all the same inside.

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4 | Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose

Top 5 Books for Teaching Empathy | Ebook Kids

We often take ants for granted because they are too tiny — but what if the little ant starts talking back? The book is basically a conversation between a large and a small creature that will make your young kids think twice about squishing those little creatures at home.

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5 | A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Top 5 Books for Teaching Empathy | Ebook Kids

This book is a very cute story about Amos, the old zookeeper, who got sick one day. Noticing his absence, they pay him a visit. It is a humorous but touching story about friendship.

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Top 5 Books that Teach Humility

Top 5 Books that Teach Humility | Ebook Kids

Being humble is something kids need to learn from their parents. Showing off who has the best toys or the best clothes seem so much easier but it is a lot better to keep a modest view of one’s importance. Humility is a very important virtue that you would surely want your kids to bring with them throughout their lifetime and here are books that will help teach them such abstract concept.

1 | True Princess by Erin Davis

Top 5 Books that Teach Humility | Ebook Kids

This story teaches young girls — and boys — that simply being entitled will not get them anywhere in the kingdom of God. Humility is a very important virtue and that is what this book is set to teach.

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2 | The Tower by Richard Paul Evans

Top 5 Books that Teach Humility | Ebook Kids

A powerful man believes that creating a wooden tower will make him greater than others only to find out that it is one’s kindness that makes a person truly great.

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3 | The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

Top 5 Books that Teach Humility | Ebook Kids

This classic tale is about an emperor who was tricked into wearing “invisible” clothing only to end up with a kid pointing out that he was actually naked. The event was a very humbling experience for the king and the story shows just how far a person would go in order to save their positions.

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4 | Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Top 5 Books that Teach Humility | Ebook Kids

This Newbery Medal awardee is a story about of Anna and Caleb whose papa advertises for a mail-order bride. Sarah replies describing herself as “plain and tall”. The book is not just about teaching kids to be humble but also that love is what makes a family.

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5 | The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Top 5 Books that Teach Humility | Ebook Kids

One of the best things about this book is the foil stamping illustrations that are sure to attract kids, young and old. Beyond that, The Rainbow Fish tells a story about learning to share your most important treasures in order to make long-lasting friendships.

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Top 5 Ways to Display Books in Your Kid’s Nursery

Top 5 Ways to Display Books in Your Kid's Nursery | Ebook Kids

How do you encourage your child to start reading? Pretty simple. Surround them with books and make sure to start them young. But young kids can be very particular in how they want to things to look and if you try to display books in a not-so-regular way, it entices them to pick up one even more. Check out these awesome ways to display your child’s favorite books in their rooms!

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Top 5 Ways to Display Books in Your Kid's Nursery | Ebook Kids

Using this combination of shelf and crate display, parents can rotate the books that are in front-facing display. (Experts say kids are encouraged to read more when they can easily see the book covers). Toys, extra books and other book-related items can also be stored in the crate at the bottom.

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Top 5 Ways to Display Books in Your Kid's Nursery | Ebook Kids

This super easy book display takes up very little space and lets you put in more books than the front-facing ones. Don’t worry, seeing the spines is still enticing enough — although choosing one particular book to read might be a little harder for your kid…

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Top 5 Ways to Display Books in Your Kid's Nursery | Ebook Kids

This is such an awesome book display idea because this barn house can double as a reading nook! Now you will no longer find it hard to look for you kid because, pretty sure, they are hiding in their secret book lair.

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Top 5 Ways to Display Books in Your Kid's Nursery | Ebook Kids

Want another simple yet stylish way to display your kid’s books? Although it makes it a little hard to check the covers, it still makes a pretty awesome display since the height of this shelf is just right for little kids. Just make sure it stays uncluttered so it keeps encouraging your little bookworms to pick out a copy.

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Top 5 Ways to Display Books in Your Kid's Nursery | Ebook Kids

This is such a cute and unique way to display not just your kids books but also their favorite toys, trinkets and other supplies. It blends well with any wall art. If you want to adjust the height so it is easily accessible for kids, that can easily be done as well!

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5 Awesome Book Nook for Kids

5 Awesome Book Nook for Kids | Ebook Kids

 

Getting young kids to start a reading habit begins when you introduce them to the actual activity. However, environment can also have a lot of influence and kids are often encourage to do something when it comes with colorful and sparkly things.

Here are a few awesome suggestions on how you could create a book nook to encourage your kids and even yourself and the other adults in the house to put away the gadget, slow down and grab a book or two.

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5 Awesome Book Nook for Kids | Ebook Kids

Vegas Mother Runner realized that there was no need to create a room for a reading nook — you can simply move around furniture to make some space. She used rain gutter and end caps to hold the books, added a kid’s futon and some pillows and then embellished it with wooden letters that spell ‘READ’ as well as some party lights to add some charm.

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5 Awesome Book Nook for Kids | Ebook Kids

Turn a corner of a room into a reading book just like what Jill and Jason did here. The book shelves are hung low so they are easily accessible even to small children. You can add a rug and a few soft pillows to make reading comfortable. Front-facing book displays encourage more reading since they actually show the beautiful book covers but you can also display the rest of your books in a bookcase at the side.

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5 Awesome Book Nook for Kids | Ebook Kids

If you have some closet space then you can definitely turn it into a cozy book nook. The bright colors make the small room look bigger and you can also add in some reading lamps as well. Display your books front-facing where the small kids can easily see and put the rest on top. It makes a great place to hide and get lost in the beautiful world of books!

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5 Awesome Book Nook for Kids | Ebook Kids

This beautiful white reading space is very pleasing and gentle to the eyes. The displayed books and pillows bring a pop of color to what would otherwise look like a boring space. The hidden nook is a great place to hid and also provides some natural light during the day.

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5 Awesome Book Nook for Kids | Ebook Kids

Although this cozy nook does not come with a book display anywhere nearby, you can always modify it or kids can simply choose to bring with them their most treasured books. You can use your extra fabric for the teepee (or stitch together scraps) and you do not even have to sew them. The rug, pillows and soft toys make the nook an extra comfortable place for reading.

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5 Sight Word Apps to Teach Kids to Read

5 Sight Word Apps to Teach Kids to Read | Ebook Kids

Pulling kids away from technology can become a very difficult task and, as parents, what we can mostly do is simply embrace the good things that it brings. There is still a need to limit their exposure to gadgets, of course, but let’s all admit it: gadgets and technology can be very beneficial when put to good use.

Just take a look at these awesome FREE sight word apps that can help teach your kids how to read. Since they use your tablets and mobile phones anyway, why not let them use educational apps while they’re at it?

1 /  Sight Words

5 Sight Word Apps to Teach Kids to Read | Ebook Kids

This free app teaches kids to speak, read and spell words and letters that they learn to recognize by sight and sound. It can even be customized so the little ones can learn new words from mommy’s or daddy’s voice.

Download via iTunes

2 / Sight Words List

5 Sight Word Apps to Teach Kids to Read | Ebook Kids

Sight Words make use of the Dolch List which contains  315 words that have been broken down into groups that are age-appropriate. You can even add your own cards and lists to further your kid’s learning.

Download via iTunes

3 / Smiley Sight Words

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A list of 1,600 words may sound like too many for children to learn but these are actually ones included on high-frequency word lists. Sight words can be difficult to teach to kids as they cannot be illustrated using simple pictures or even sounded out using simple rules — thus they have to be learned ‘on sight’.

Download via iTunes

4 / Sight Words Lite

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Tammy the Frog goes through four exciting activities as she learns and reviews 220 of the most frequently used Dolch words. This is actually a more advanced version and ideal for kids who are already familiar with letter sounds and blending words.

Download via Google Play

5 / Sight Words Kindergarten

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This app is great for early readers, beginning readers and those starting out in school. Teaching new words is done through various games and challenges that kids will surely enjoy doing.

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Best Pictures Books to Teach About Money

Best Pictures Books to Teach About Money | Ebook Kids

Managing one’s finances is among the most important things kids need to learn early in life. It’s a skill that they can carry on for the rest of their life and mastering it will allow them and their future families to reap benefits. Parents can start teaching about money to kids through little everyday situations and here are some books that will help reinforce the lessons.

1 | Money for a Puppy by D.L. Madson

Best Pictures Books to Teach About Money | Ebook Kids

Is there something that your child would really like to have? This simple picture story teaches kids to work hard for something they want and to spend their hard-earned money on the things that are worthwhile.

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2 | Save, Spend, or Donate? by Nancy Loewen

Best Pictures Books to Teach About Money | Ebook Kids

How many ways can a person use money after they receive it? This books teaches kids what to do with their allowance: spend it, save it or donate it?

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3 | Dollars and Sense by Stan Berenstain

Best Pictures Books to Teach About Money | Ebook Kids

Money is used to buy toys and candies and balloons. But how do you manage it so it doesn’t run out easily? The Berenstain bears teaches you how — plus the book comes with a checkbook so you can setup a savings account at home!

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4 | Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

Best Pictures Books to Teach About Money | Ebook Kids

Alexander’s grandparents gave him a dollar and he realized just how many awesome things he can buy with it. But he also quickly realized that somehow, his money is beginning to disappear…

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5 | Lemons and Lemonades by Nancy Loewen

Best Pictures Books to Teach About Money | Ebook Kids

This book teaches young kids the simple concepts of starting a business right at home. It even tackles more technical topics such as capital, marketing, supply and demand, competition and so on.

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6 | Trouble with Money by Stan Berenstain

Best Pictures Books to Teach About Money | Ebook Kids

Another Berenstain book that teaches some practical lessons about money. It is a funny yet realistic story that gets you from one extreme to another: spend all you want and save nothing and working very hard and becoming greedy with money.

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Top Activities for Learning Sight Words

Top Activities for Learning Sight Words | Ebook Kids

Sight words are important building blocks in a child’s vocabulary. Teaching these words can be tough because they often have no equivalent illustration or meaning that will make learning easier. As its name suggests, a person learns to read these words only by sight. Incorporating more activities for learning sight words with your kids increases the chances of them putting these words in their long-term memory.

1 | Sight Word Basketball

Top Activities for Learning Sight Words | Ebook Kids

This sight word basketball activity is perfect for active little boys and girls who want to add play in their learning activities. Not only will kids figure out how to recognize, read and spell sight words, they also get the chance to stretch out their limbs.

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2 | Edible Sight Words

Top Activities for Learning Sight Words | Ebook Kids

Or why not turn your kids into little cookie monsters with these alphabet cookies? Eating and learning words becomes fun and easy and there’s no mess because you just have to gobble up your words once you’re done learning them!

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3 | Sight Word Play Toys

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Sometimes, kids find it easier to learn new words when they read them as part of sentences. Create simple sentences using a bunch of sight words and incorporate their small toys to make learning more fun and exciting.

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4 | Slingshot Word Challenge

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Reading, spelling and hand-eye coordination is exactly what this activity is all about. Just make sure to keep a safe distance to prevent accidents!

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5 | Gumball Sight Words

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These sight word reading activities are a fun alternative to the usual read-the-word games. The beautiful colors in the gumball machine helps hold the attention of your energetic young learners.

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6 | Sight Word Tracing

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It’s one thing to recognize and read but it’s a whole other thing to learn to spell words properly. These awesome activities from Blue Mango makes learning new words fun (and a little messy) for everyone!

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Bingo Game Sight Words

Top Activities for Learning Sight Words | Ebook Kids

What’s another fun way to learn sight words that everyone in the family can join in? Bingo game sight words! It’s fun, simple to setup and guaranteed to give hours of entertainment and learning for everyone, young and old.

Books to Inspire Engineers and Inventors

Books to Inspire Engineers and Inventors | Ebook Kids

Want to inspire your little one to be the next greatest engineer or inventor? Here are some great books that have receive outstanding reviews and are shaking up the children’s book market.

1 | Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

Books to Inspire Engineers and Inventors | Ebook Kids

Violet Van Winkle can fix nearly any appliance in the house at two years old. She might get teased at school for her elaborate contraptions, no one knows what she’s actually capable of doing. This adorable story will encourage your little ones to dream big and pursue the things they really want.

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2 | The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Books to Inspire Engineers and Inventors | Ebook Kids

The little girl in the book aspires to create the most magnificent thing in the world only to fail and fail — until she quit. But later on, she renews her enthusiasm and finally gets things right. It’s a fun story that tells children that it’s okay to fail plus it provides opportunities to build up on their vocabulary, too.

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3 | Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Books to Inspire Engineers and Inventors | Ebook Kids

Rosie dreams of becoming a great engineer and works on building a contraption that can fly. Her invention hovers but crashes; her invention was a failure. Rosie later realizes that only those who truly fail are the people who quit.

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4 | Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming

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Papa — who is actually based on real-life inventor Lodner Phillips — creates a submarine that lets his family enjoy an unforgettable trip at the bottom of Lake Michigan.

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5 | Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams

Books to Inspire Engineers and Inventors | Ebook Kids

Kondi may be laughed at his idea of creating a Galimoto, a toy made of wires, but astonishes the whole village as the toy becomes ready for everyone to play with. Everyone, including adults, will want to create something from scratch at the end of this book.

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6 | Hello Ruby by Linda Liukas

Books to Inspire Engineers and Inventors | Ebook Kids

Learning a programming language can be tough but author Linda makes it easier when this half picture book, half activity book rolled into one. Even adults can join Ruby as she sets herself to solve every single puzzle thrown her way.

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First Aircraft Engineer Kit

Books to Inspire Engineers and Inventors | Ebook Kids

Want to jumpstart your kid’s passion to build things? This First Aircraft Engineer kit is the best gift! The chunky pieces are designed for little hands and it will encourage them that anything is possible as long as they believe in themselves.