Monday, 31 March 2014

ACRBA Tour - Dave the Donkey by Andrew McDonough

31 March - 4 April  2014
is introducing

Dave the Donkey


Andrew McDonough

About the Book

Jerusalem. A lone rider approaches. The cheering crowd swarm to greet him. The King has come, mounted upon his mighty steed Dave the Donkey! Join Dave, his Grandpa and Jesus in this epic Easter tale of power, courage, death and resurrection. If you like Black Beauty you will love Dave the Donkey.

About the Author

Andrew McDonough is the creator of the popular Lost Sheep resources. He has written and illustrated 21 children's stories that are used in schools and churches around the world. Based in South Australia, Andrew belongs to the WestCare community, an inner city mission working amongst the homeless, supporting people struggling with addictions and advocating for refugees. He regularly visits schools & churches to tell stories, conduct workshops, preach and lead all-age worship services. He and the Lost Sheep team have a passion to provide high quality Biblical storytelling resources to children’s workers, pastors and parents. Andrew’s stories including Cecil the Lost Sheep, Jesus and the Children, Echidnas on Everest and his latest book, Tina the Tree

My Thoughts:
I love this book!!! The funny thing is that as soon as I opened the parcel I giggled. Mostly because I have a brother Dave!! And then as I read the book, it sounded so much like a story my brother would tell and the way he would tell it. And I could hear the voice of my Grandfather with those parts!!!

Another great thing about this book are the resources you can get through the Lost Sheep website (some free, some requiring you to buy them) that go along with this and the other books in the series.

I'm planning to read this on Easter Sunday to the 2-5 year olds in crèche! I can't wait for their reaction!!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Moving Music

Love this music ... to bad it's not on the actual soundtrack CD. If you want it, you have to get the soundtrack for Life as a House.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Kids Again

I think life was much simpler when I was a child. I'm glad I grew up when I did.

Monday, 3 March 2014

ACRBA Tour - Falling for the Farmer by Narelle Atkins

3 - 7 March 2014
is introducing

Falling for the Farmer

Heartsong Presents

About the Book


And she’s incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend’s brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer.

Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn’t here to stay. Yet suddenly he’s imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?

About the Author

NARELLE ATKINS writes contemporary inspirational romance and lives in Canberra, Australia. She sold her debut novel, set in Australia, to Harlequin's Love Inspired Heartsong Presents line in a six-book contract. She is also a member of International Christian Fiction Writers group blog.
Narelle is a co-founder with Jenny Blake of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance (ACRBA). 
Her debut book, Falling for the Farmer, will be a February 2014 release, followed by The Nurse's Perfect Match in May 2014 andThe Doctor's Return in August 2014.

Twitter: @NarelleAtkins

My Thoughts:
I liked this book. Not just because it was a Heartsong book set in Australia, but because I liked the story! Kate and Jack are realistic characters and I really liked it that the story was mostly set out of the city.

I'm looking forward to reading more of Narelle's books as they come out!