Grace's Bookshelf for Age 7

In honor of Grace's seventh birthday today, I want to share with you some of her favorite books.

1. My First Read & Learn Bible
While this Bible is targeted at young, young children, Grace pulls it back out because she can completely read it by herself.

2. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

3. National Geographic Kids' Just Joking
This is the first in a series of kid-friendly joke books. We have 1 & 2.

4.The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

5.Better Homes & Gardens' New Junior Cookbook
An ideal fit for young cooks and bakers.

6. Matilda by Roald Dahl

7. The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

8. Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz

9. Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater

10.The Whatever After Series by Sarah Mlynowski
Abby & her brother find themselves in the middle of fairy tales and have to find their way out without completely ruining the story.

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Hello / Lacrimosa

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My word for the new year is Love. Love defined by Webster is an intense feeling of deep affection. However, I have learned throughout my life that love is not a feeling at all. Instead, it is a choice. Jesus was the very picture of love. He showed His love through service and sacrifice. If we were to relate to others the way that He did, the world would be a much better place.
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."
-- 1 John 4:7 

"Let all your things be done with charity."
-- 1 Corinthians 16:14 

" Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. "
-- John 15:13

"Love is aan unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. To love somebody isn't just a strong feeling. It is a decision, a judgement and a promise."
-- Unknown

"Love is a choice you make from moment to moment."
-- Barbara De Angelis

"Jesus is the greatest example of what it means to love others and not live a selfish life."
-- Joyce Mayer


Book Releases: January 2016

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