Monday, September 28, 2015

Gift Books for Children

I love to visit libraries and bookstores! I love to read about new books online. Books can take us to so many places beyond our actual surroundings.

As we head into the holidays, books can play a key role in exploring traditions, experiencing adventures, and accepting challenges to do more of what Jesus wants us to do.

It's not really that simple - is it? But books can help us (as well as the children in our lives) to take that next step, to climb a little higher.

Will books be a part of your Christmas giving this year?

Monday, September 21, 2015

Library Fun for Children

I love the library, don't you? I mean, what's not to like? Books, friends, activities...

I'm planning out my week, and one of my highlights will be meeting a friend at the library. I will be handing off several hundred bookmarks for a children's literacy event.

I'm excited to see my friend. I'm also excited to check out her library. I haven't been to that particular branch before, but I know it to be a place of awesome activities for children.

It make me think of all the things that libraries offer kids:

  • Author events
  • Summer reading programs
  • Movie nights
  • Book clubs
  • Story hours
  • Comfy chairs 
  • Computers 
  • Activity sheets
  • Art and craft times

And, of course...

thousands and thousands of books

that can take them just about everywhere.

Are you planning your week, too? I'm hoping it will include some time at the library.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Let's Hear It for Book Fairs

As you might imagine, I love books. I am drawn to places that have lots of books -- like libraries, bookstores, book sales, and book fairs.

Last week, I saw this.

Yay! Let's hear it for school book fairs! Book fairs have a special place in my heart. A school book fair is where I first got the idea for my tween devos from Zonderkidz. What better place is there to see what intrigues young readers?

This week marks the first birthday of Dare U 2 Open This Book and Just Sayin'.


Yes! We are planning a party, and you are invited. Keep an eye on my blog and on other social media for all the details. We are friends -- right? If not, let's connect. I don't want you to be left out of the festivities. It's not often we get to celebrate the birthday of twins.