Review: Who made God?

Title: Who made God? Author: Joanne Gilchrist Illustrator: David Kuiavskii Published by: Sarah Grace Publishing Price: £5.99 Useful for: children age 4-7 with big questions about God Best bit: I like the bright, bold illustrations, the rhyming text, the way we’re introduced to the different characters and the use of child-appropriate similes to describe God, but … Read more

Review: Found (Psalm 23)

Title: Found – Psalm 23 Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones Illustrator: Jago Published by: Zonder Kids Price: £5.95 at WHSmith £6.99 on Amazon Useful for: people age 2+ Best bit: Simple, beautiful words and stunning images communicating God’s love for you Worst bit: As a board books it’s brilliant for young children, but might make older children feel … Read more

Review: The Nativity

Title: The Nativity By: Bethan Lycett and Hannah Stout Price: £3.50 for 1, in a pack as low as £1 each Published by: 10 of those Useful for: children age 2-7 Best bit: the lovely artwork and simply, easy-to-read Christmas story including Simeon and Anna Worst bit: The rhyme isn’t always a smooth as it … Read more

Review: Iola – the Joy issue

Title: Iola: The Joy issue Created and published by: Abi Louise Price: £12 Best bit: It’s hard to pin point one thing, but the quality of this bookazine* is gorgeous, it’s fab to hold, the pages are thick and beautifully designed, there’s no adverts and the images and articles are perfect for a relaxing, soul-soothing read. … Read more

Review: The Christmas Mystery

Title: The Christmas Mystery Written by: Jostein Gaarder (author of Sophie’s World) Published by: Orion Children’s Books Price: £4.40 here Useful for: parents of children age 7-11 years old Best bit: The story is clever and beautiful, mysterious and fascinating, a treat for adults and children alike, with 24 chapters exploring the birth of Jesus, … Read more

The best Easter books for children

Updated February 2022 In the run-up to Easter, there are always lots of questions about good Easter books for children, so here’s a list of my favourites. Each book has notes about what I like and what age I’d use them with. I hope it helps you choose the best Easter books for your family, … Read more

Review: Babies and Toddlers – Nurturing your child’s spiritual life

Title: Babies and Toddlers – Nurturing your child’s spiritual life By: Rachel Turner Price: £4.99 Published by: BRF Available from: BRF Good for: parents, grand parents, god parents and adults with contact with children age 0-3 years Best bit: Short sections, big text, super encouraging with simple, practical ideas Worst bit: I might have liked some colour … Read more

Peppermint cream stars

One thing I enjoy doing are simple craft activities which link in with the Christmas story in some way, giving me an ‘in’ to chat about it both with my family, and with whoever comes into contact with the final product. Making chocolate creams is ridiculously easy, and yummy so a perfect gift for a … Read more