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Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids by Sandy Silverthorne

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Do your kids enjoy a good joke or funny story? Sandy Silverthorne has created a whole book full of  funny riddles, jokes, one-liners, and other humorous stories and lists.

Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids is aimed at kids ages 6-12--but everyone in my family enjoyed them. There must be a joke of some sort to make most everyone laugh in this book. It has a lot and one or the other of them should make someone laugh. I think it could be a lot of fun to use as an icebreaker for Sunday School, School groups or with youth group meetings besides adding to family fun times. I would encourage families to get a copy for the fun of it. It sells for less than $5 on Kindle or in hard copy so it could create quite a bit of entertainment for the money invested.

Here is an example of a joke we enjoyed from Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids. You may enjoy it or one of many other jokes in the book:

Teacher: If you have five dollars and ask your father for five more, how much money would you have?
Sam: F…

Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger

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Jessica Honegger tells her story in Imperfect Courage of leaving her comfortable life and inadvertently starting her company, Noonday Collection, to help fund the personal adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack.

Imperfect Courage is divided into three parts, The First Step, Better Together, and A World Changed. Each section has four chapters in it. Honegger shares how she started her company and how she has kept it going and growing. She shares how her family adopted their son Jack. She shares how to build a sisterhood of support and how to encourage other women both at home and in business. 

I am not a Noonday Ambassador, so I have to say that honestly I really wasn't familiar with the company before reading this book. However, I found her story of how she started the business and kept it going to be quite interesting. I liked that she seemed to share honestly and was straightforward in both what worked for her and what didn't as the company grew. I also learned a lot about suppo…

Night Night, Sleepytown by Amy Parker Illustrated by Virginia Allyn

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If you are looking for a new book to cozy up and read with your little ones before bed, Night Night, Sleepy Town is an adorable new board book designed to help your little ones feel safe and loved before bed.

Night Night, Sleepy Town introduces children to the folks who help keep the town running smoothly--the mayor, the farmer, the policeman, the teacher, and more. Children are reminded that each of these special people take care of everyone in their own special way and encourages the children to remember them and say thank you for them. Adorable brightly-colored illustrations help bring each profession to life for the young readers.

This book has short rhyming verses and great rhythm. The illustrations are great. The reminder to be grateful for all of the special people who make the town run each day is such a good idea to help children learn gratitude. Night Night, Sleepy Town is aimed at children 3 to 5 years old and is 20 pages long. It is also part of Amy Parker's series of …

100 Days of Thanks

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100 Days of Thanks from Thomas Nelson is a simply gorgeous reflective gratitude journal. This beautiful book is designed to help you take time away from your busy schedule, to sit and to reflect on what is important in life and what you are grateful for.

As you would expect, there are 100 readings in 100 Days of Thanks. Each reading has a Scripture verse, a short written piece to reflect on the Scripture as it relates to your life, and a question to help reader's reflect on what they are grateful for in their own life. Throughout the book there are many beautiful soft photographs and illustrations that add a real richness to this little book.

100 Days of Thanks would make a great gift for almost anyone. It would also be a nice book to buy for your self and to go through for 100 days. It is small in size (4.7 x 8.2 inches) so would be easy to stick in a purse or backpack to carry along and use wherever you want to. I also like that it has a ribbon marker sewn in to keep your place. …

All The Colors That I See by Pamela Kennedy

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Chameleons can change their colors. In All the Colors That I See by Pamela Kennedy, little ones can follow the sneaky chameleon around and learn all their favorite colors.

All The Colors That I See has a fun verse with a little something for the toddlers to do when they look at each page for all the colors--red, green, yellow, blue, and more--in this cute board book. The book measures a little over six inches square. It is the perfect size for little hands to use on their own and it is a fun book to use together as the children learn to find items of matching colors on each of the pages.

All The Colors That I See helps make learning colors fun--and it reminds toddlers that each color comes from God. Children can follow the chameleon to learn each color so there is a consistency among the brightly illustrated pages. I also like that there is an activity that the kids can do with each color. The book is fun to read and helps children learn in a fun way. I would recommend this cute board …

Candy Apple Blessings from Tommy Nelson

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Candy Apple Blessings celebrates many people's favorite season of Fall. This book would be great fun for preschoolers in the upcoming Fall season with it's catchy rhymes and cheery illustrations.

What young child doesn't love to pick out a fall pumpkin or help to make and eat candied apples? This board book, generously sized at almost 8 inches square with sturdy pages for little fingers, is full of fun, catchy rhymes to celebrate the fall season.

Candy Apples Blessings is a fun book to read to little ones. While it isn't yet fall, I can see where this book would be fun to read with your family all season as it talks about and illustrates the fun activities of corn mazes, decorating for Fall, Fall festivals, going back to school, dressing warmer for Fall with scarves and eating fall goodies. I would recommend it to anyone with little ones who like to read together. The rhymes are all fun and catchy and the illustrations boldly show the fall seasonal pictures to help kids…

When Through Deep Waters by Rachelle Dekker

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Alicen McCaffrey is living the good life according to her mother, Betty. She has a beautiful house, a successful husband and a beautiful daughter named Jane. Unfortunately, that all changes with a tragedy that Alicen feels responsible for. . .and it doesn't take Alicen long to hit the lowest point of her life. Feeling a change of scenery would do her good, Alicen accompanies her friend, Louise, back to Red Lodge, Montana, where they spent summers together as children.

Once in Red Lodge, Alicen tries to relax and hopes that she can see life differently there. Then she starts to hear voices and sees mysterious figures. Are they real? Or are they a figment of her imagination?

When Through Deep Waters is different from anything else that I have ever read. As a whole, I enjoyed Dekker's writing style. I haven't read any of her previous books, but this book flew along fairly quickly for me.I read most of the book in one day. There is a battle between good and evil, sanity and in…