Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mission to Mars

"Mission to Mars" by Franklyn M. Branley is a Let's Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2 picture book.

This book starts out by suggesting that the reader could actually be the first person to walk on Mars. It reviews the Mars Habitat Lander and all of its parts.

It reviews how Mars got it's name. It was named after the God of War because the planet was red in color. Red reminded people of the blood shed in war.

It also reviews how Mars once had water but is dry and dusty now. It never rains on Mars.There are many old volcanoes too.

Friday, January 22, 2016

God's Wisdom for Little Girls

"God's Wisdom for Little Girls: Virtues and Fun from Proverbs 31" by Elizabeth George

Highlighting the virtues from Proverbs 31, this picture book with beautiful illustrations would make a perfect gift for a daughter, granddaughter, or niece.

The first heading is "God's Little Girl is...Priceless." Then it says, "A virtuous woman, who can find?" So begins this rhyme of mine, 'Worth more than rubies', so we're told. God's little girl is better than gold!"

Then the paring scripture verse is Proverbs 31:10 KJF "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies."

The next heading is "God's Little Girl is Kind." Then it says, "Being good to others is so hard to do! But this is exactly what God asks of you. So do what you can to be kind to others, And that includes your sisters and brothers!" 

The pairing scripture verse is Proverbs 31: 11, 12 "Her husband trusts her completely. With her, he has everything he needs. She does him good and not harm for as long as she lives." 

God's Little Girl Is...Eager
God's Little Girl is... Helpful
God's Little Girl is.. Cheerful
God's Little Girl is...Busy
God's Little Girl is...Hearty
God's Little Girl is ...Diligent
God's Little Girl is...Caring
God's Little Girl is...Prepared
God's Little Girl is...Creative
God's Little Girl is...Prayerful
God's Little Girl is...Artistic
God's Little Girl is...Confident
God's Little Girl is...Gracious
God's Little Girl is...Careful
God's Little Girl is Thoughtful
God's Little Girl is...God's Child
God's Little Girl is...Cherished