Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Book Review of Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart by Glenys Nellist

This book is a collection of Bible stories about women in the Bible for girls ages 4-8.  Each Bible story is on a two page spread.  Most of the stories have the story on one page and illustration on the next with a lift the flap 'Love Letter from God.'  My daughter's favorite part was lifting up the flap to read the love letter from God.  Each love letter has a spot to right your little girl's name to personalize the letters. Each story has a section titled 'God's Wonderful Words to You' with a Bible verse.  This is a great book that tells each story in the author's own words, but there is also a scripture reference where you could go in the Bible and read the story from there as well.  I highly recommend this book!

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.*

Book Review of Hello Stars by Alena Pitts with Wynter Pitts

Hello Stars is the first book in the Lena in the Spotlight series by Alena Pitts and Wynter Pitts. Eleven year old, Lena Daniels auditions for a movie part so that she can meet her favorite Christian singer, Mallory Winston.  She never dreams that she would get the part, but that is exactly what happens.  Now that she has gotten her wish, she realizes that being a part of the movie is much harder than she expected.  In order to start filming the movie, she has to leave before the last week of school, miss out on a trip with her best friends and spend her whole summer filming the movie instead of what she had planned.  She doesn't like being in the spotlight.  She learns that being in a movie and meeting Mallory isn't just glamour and fun, but a lot of hard work and responsibility.  

I thought this book was good.  The characters are well developed and the story kept a steady pace.  I loved that Lena talked to God when she had a problem.  There were lots of Christian values as well as scripture references throughout the book which I also liked.  I also liked that there was a lesson to be learned in the book.  I think that girls 8-12 would enjoy this book.

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.*