Search Results: "Christina Goodings"


BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BIBLE STORIES by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"There is no other collection of Bible stories available with the combination of such simple retellings and attractive illustrations, making this an excellent starting place for younger children. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)"
Eleven familiar stories from the Christian Bible are presented for a preschool audience with bright, simple illustrations and just a few sentences encapsulating each story. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIBLE by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Parents and church-school teachers will find this a useful introduction to a complex subject for school-age children. (Religion. 7-11)"
This British import provides an accessible introduction to the Christian Bible, summarizing an amazing amount of material in a succinct and interesting manner. Read full book review >

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THE LION BIBLE FOR ME by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"There aren't many collections of Bible stories for young children with such a concise text and attractive illustrations, and this could be used in creative ways with a wide age-range of children. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
A concise introduction to most of the best-known stories from the Christian Bible, with bright, cheery illustrations and a small trim designed for younger children. Read full book review >

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MY OWN LITTLE CHRISTMAS STORY by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple, satisfying presentation of the most important events in the Nativity story. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
This British import is a gentle, simplified retelling of the Nativity story for younger children, from a prolific author of Christian books for children. Read full book review >

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PEEK AND PLAY CHRISTMAS STORY by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This introduction should please little ones and their parents alike. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Babies and toddlers can enjoy a simple introduction to the Christmas story with this cleverly constructed board book, which was first published in Great Britain. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU GROW UP by Lennie Goodings
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"A comfy tale to share with young dreamers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mama bear and her cub while away the day, pondering the possibilities of what the young bear will do when he is big. Read full book review >

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JACK THE BEAR by Christina Leist
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While the clever choices of creatures to represent their important human counterparts may elicit chuckles from adults, this well-meaning tale ultimately fails to be greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
On the cover a kindly bear looks up with open arms to welcome readers into an exploration of what could make "the world a better place." Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM POMPEII by Christina Balit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A few morsels of fact, a few of story: likely only to whet readers' appetites for fuller accounts, such as Shelley Tanaka's Buried City of Pompeii (1997). (Historical fiction/picture book. 8-10)"
A sketchily told, if more elaborately illustrated, tale of Pompeii's destruction as witnessed by two young natives. Read full book review >

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ATLANTIS by Christina Balit
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A closing note by Geoffrey Ashe, author of Atlantis: Lost Lands, Ancient Wisdom (not reviewed), puts the tale into both historical and cultural perspective. (Picture book/folk tale. 8-10)"
Balit (Twelve Labors of Hercules, 1997) recasts Ancient World accounts into a spare narrative, describing Atlantis's creation as Poseidon's wedding gift to his mortal bride Cleito, its idyllic early history, gradual descent into lawlessness, and final punitive submergence. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETEST THING by Christina Mandelski
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 10, 2011

"Aimed squarely at teenage girls, this sensitive story explores the need to embrace the reality rather than the fantasy of love, both familial and romantic. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teen with a talent for cake decorating wrestles with love and loss in this coming-of-age story. Read full book review >