Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ideals Books (Review and Giveaway!)

Disclosure: I received the two books discussed for review purposes.  All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


In his jammies, reading a nighttime story to me. :)

Ideals Books is one of my favorite places to look for children's books. They offer a great selection of them, through a very easy-to-navigate website. If you are looking for inspirational titles for your child, new releases, award-winning books, and/or old favorites, Ideals Books is a good one-stop shop.  They also have great holiday selections. I think we may pick up Peter Rabbit for our youngest child's Easter Basket this year.

For review purposes we were sent two books.

Bob & Larry's
Book of Prayers

The first was Bob & Larry's Book of Prayers, which is a Veggie Tales selection. My son is a long-time fan of the Veggie Tales movies, but this is his first book from the series.  It's broken down nicely into sections, and each night we read a section of the prayers before he goes to sleep. Last night (our second time through the book) we read the 'praise' section.



There is a verse of scripture for each section, and then prayers the kids can say that are related to it.  The words are easy enough that my son can read most of them, and he already knows and loves the characters.


The second book we reviewed was Must-Have Marvin! by Christy Ziglar.

Must-Have Marvin!
by Christy Zigler

This book was BIG, and it held a good message, in easy-to-read words, about a boy who 'had to have new things!' learning that while new things are nice, they're not the be-all to end-all. The pictures in the book were well drawn, and the pages showed kids doing things kids love to do (like playing a ball game, collecting box tops for the school, or practicing in the Band classroom).  That made the storyline easy to relate to for my little one.

 My son enjoyed both books, as I suspected he would.

You can see both of the titles reviewed in the new Spring catalog Ideals Books is going to put out, and that can be found here: http://www.solutionsbyaim.com/flipbook/guideposts/ideals_pub_spring14/

You can also learn more about Ideals Books by visiting their website, and/or following them on Facebook.

Two books are being given away (one of each of those reviewed above).  Enter to win one, or enter to win both!!  US entrants only.  Both Rafflecopter forms are below.

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71 comments:

alissa apel said...

I learned that they have a book called: The Little Hands Art Book. Isaak would like that one.

alissa apel said...

Thanks for the twitter mention!

Cascia Talbert said...

I love Veggie Tales. They both look like great books! Have a terrific Thursday.

Pat Hatt said...

Seems like a great site indeed to get some good books at ones feed

Justin Knight said...

We love the veggies tales in our house. Great giveaways!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

He looks to be enjoying them

Diane Estrella said...

I did not know that Ideal Books was owned by Guideposts. I used to get their magazine and loved the uplifting articles.

Lawna Noe said...

My kids love reading night time stories and these look like perfect books to read them at night. Plus, my youngest two are big fans of Veggie Tales.

Masshole Mommy said...

I've been thinking about getting my six year old some new books now that he can read. I will definitely look into this site - especially that Veggie Tales book. He would love that.

Kita said...

I love these books. My son is 7 and he reads us a story every night and I need to up his collection soon.

Brian Miller said...

nice....we used to rip through some veggie tales...ha....will check them out...we are always on the look out for good books

Sandee said...

Looks like two great books. Your son is a cutie pie too.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These sound great. We love to read.

To answer your question - no, Francie has never been ridden. When I rescued her, she didn't even know how to lead. She had never had any vaccines, or had her feet picked or trimmed. I had to start with her from scratch. It'll be interesting, the day I get on her. But she's doing so great.

A Mom's Take said...

My boys love reading together. I think they'd dig that Veggie Tales book!

Kecia said...

I like the award-winning titles they offer, such as The Little Hands Art Book!

Kathryn Rawson said...

They sound like great books. Must-Have Marvin sounds like the book my daughter needs, and a lesson she needs to learn. Thanks for the giveaway, too.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Aren't new books so much fun? Those look like great picks! We just loaded up at the school book fair, though Allison stuck mostly with chapter books. I miss the days of big picture books!

Vinma said...

Ideals books sounds like a great place to browse for books for my kids.. I might check it out! My son loves Peter Rabbit :)

mail4rosey said...

Our book fair is up and running this week too, but we selected two picture books...one for the kiddo and one for the class.

mail4rosey said...

I saw Peter Rabbit on TV the other day, the first time I even knew it was in cartoon form! :)

carol l mckenna said...

They sound like great books and of course your son is adorable ~ oooh ~ so cute! ~ ^_^ ~ Thanks for visiting ~ ^_^

Lindsey Paris said...

Veggie Tales are a little too "god" for me, but I LOVE "Where is my hairbrush" and "Barbara Manatee". Hilarious!

Shell said...

Looks like some great kids' books! I loved Veggie Tales.

Colette S said...

These would be perfect. Our family loves the VeggieTales movies too!

I will enter and share!

Paige Nicole said...

Looks like a great set of books! I'm glad your son likes to read!

Teresa Moody said...

I remember Veggie Tales! The kids loved reading them when they were little.

Colette S said...

I love that they have one of my favorite books The Velveteen Rabbit

Stefany T said...

I think we may have that Veggie Tales book. My kids love when we read together!

Colette S said...

They produce 20-25 books each year

Julie Carlyle said...

Its great when children have an interest in reading.
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Anonymous said...

we used to have a veggie tales cd for my son. we played it so much it we killed it

jaime said...

I love when kids love books. That Must Have Marvin book looks like something my son needs!

Stacie Branson said...

I love inspirational books like these! I used to read them to my kids when they were younger. SITS comment love

Jinxy and Me said...

They have a lot of good books. I think my nephew would like "Awesome Ocean Science""

Mandy Carter said...

Your son looks like a sweet boy! And I am glad he enjoyed the books!

Binky said...

Yay Veggie Tales!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Awesome Rosey! Thanks for the 'cheer-leading' Yay!

The Rebel Chick said...

My niece loves Veggie tales! I am going to have to get this for her!

Amanda & Jenni said...

We love Veggie Tales!! My son is 10 (almost 11 now! GEESH!) and so we've been big fans for a long time. I'm pretty sure I can still sing every song! :)

Tracey said...

Veggie Tales books are great! Reading is so important for kids, loved this post.

Kristi Maloney said...

My boys used to love Veggie Tales! These books look great. I am going to check out Ideals Books. I'm sure I've come across some over the years, but the name is new to me.

Sister's Saving Cents said...

Love the veggie tales!! They always have a good story for the little ones. They both look like great books!

momo said...

I know my grandson would like both these books, the Veggie Tales & the Must Have Marvin book also. Grandma will have to read them to him though, cause he hasn't learned how to read yet.

Self Sagacity said...

Looks like a fun boy book. my nephews would like it too.

Ashley Abele said...

These sound like great messages for kids! We are working on learning to read with my newly turned 5 year old, I will have to check these out.

Krystal Butherus said...

I love reading to my two year old. He has to have story time every night!

Maddi'sMommy said...

What fun books. We're addicted to filling up our bookshelves.

Eliz Frank said...

My kids grew up with the veggie tales... great series... and I love that book Marvin book too. Happy Valentine's Day!

~ Noelle said...

i learned they publish 20-25 books a year :)

Kenda said...

My oldest son loved Veggie Tales. He's 16 now, but I think we still have all of his DVDs in a box to pass on to someone else.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I see Ideal Books has the Velveteen Rabbit. I haven't come across that book in YEARS. They have so many books that my Grandkids would like.

mail4rosey said...

I'm glad she's doing well, and I bet she ends up loving it (riding). Crossing fingers!

Terra Heck said...

I like The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting. Thanks.
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Xty C said...

I like the collection they have

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh Veggie tales my boys used to watch the videos all the time but I haven't seen them anywhere for ages (like I really was watching VHS tapes ages ago)

Kristie said...

I like The Story of Easter board book...my kids had that when they were littler :-)

katja9_10 said...

I like that they have a variety of books to choose from. I would love to get my daughter the Shine Bright Kids: Can't-Wait Willow! book.

Les Johnson

Jayci S. said...

They have a lovely selection of Christian-based books. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I found a book called Five-Minute Bible Devotions for Children: New Testament I would love to get this for my son.

Trish said...

I would get Shine Bright Kids: Can't-Wait Willow!

Janice Crespo said...

The Sparkle Egg looks adorable.

Janice Crespo said...

The Great Easter Egg Hunt looks like another cute book to share with Carter

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

I learned that they have a book called "How Do I Love You?" we have that book and it is super cute.

BrettBMartin said...

These are fabulous books! We love Veggie Tales

Mihaela Day said...

I did not know that Ideal Books was owned by Guideposts :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I see they have The Velveteen Rabbit. I would enjoy reading that to my Grandson.

nessa101 said...

vanessa richard
i seen that they have jesus loves me my son likes that book and he would love to have any of the elmo books :)

Kim Caron said...

I love veggie tales. I would also love if Jesus walked beside me!!

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Susan Smoaks said...

This is the first I have heard of ideal books but i love the selection. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

Anonymous said...

I like the book The Sparkle Egg. I think this would be great for Easter
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