Monday, February 10, 2014

Graham Blanchard Children's Books by Callie Grant WITH GIVEAWAY!!!!

A few months ago, we enjoyed several Graham Blanchard books, so when we got the chance to read more, I didn't hesitate!

First up, there's Little Seed: A Life.

This little board book revolves around Isaiah 61:11

"For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before the nations."(version used in back of book)

It takes us through all the seasons with Little Seed. The illustrations(done by Suzanne Etienne) have a folk-artsy look to them, which I enjoyed. I like that my little ones can even see what's going on underground throughout the pictures(in addition to above ground). I've enjoyed the Christian nature aspect in all of Grant's books! My little ones get a nature lesson AND a Bible lesson.

This excerpt is from the winter portion of the story.

"But God gave Little Seed everything it needed. Its hard coat protected it. Little Seed was safe. All was quiet."

Next, there's Close as a Breath, with illusrations done by Sarah Ackerley.

This book revolves around Romans 1:20.

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-His eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made..."(version used in back of book)

In this book, we get another nature/science lesson. It follows a little girl asking her daddy various questions about nature and God.

"In God's world stars shine, clouds float, ice melts, and trees renew. God give us air. He gives us life. He keeps His promises to you."

And, finally we have Jesus Saves Me: Knowing My God series

As with all the other books in the "Knowing My God" series, the pictures in the book, done by Jodie Stowe, are realistic. In Jesus Saves Me, our little ones get a lesson in the sheep/shepherd relationship(our relationship with Jesus). So, once again, we get a little nature study AND Bible lesson.

"A shepherd's job is to watch over his flock, or sheep. Shepherds lead sheep to pastures for food........Jesus call Himself a shepherd. Can you guess who His sheep are?"

We've really enjoyed all of these books!

*Thanks to Shelton Interactive for providing me with review copies in exchange for my honest opinion!

Congratulations to Juju!!

Now for the giveaway!

We were sent two copies of each of these books, so one of you will get to own a copy of each of them, too! :D If you'd like to throw your name in the hat for a copy of all three of these books, just leave me a comment.

-For an extra entry, advertise in any way, and let me know how.

-US only
-Ends February 17, 2014
-Winner will be picked by
-Must be 13 or over to enter.

Good luck! :)


  1. I would LOVE to be included. Thank you. These sound fantastic. :D


  2. I like the sounds of these. Knowing My God series sounds esp interesting. :)

  3. I would love to read these with my daughter. She would truly enjoy these...just one more way to teach her about GOD