The New Astronomy Book by Danny R. Faulkner {Review}

The New Astronomy Book - Review by Danika Cooley

I’d like to thank Master Books for providing me with a copy of The New Astronomy Book in return for my honest review.

I have three boys (and a girl — and two nieces who hang with us during the school day). My boys love non-fiction. In fact, I just posted a picture on Facebook today of my youngest reading an unabridged dictionary. The child has been working on it for months now. Prior to his dictionary phase, I frequently found him with a book on sea creatures and a measuring tape, figuring out how long a killer whale was in comparison to a beluga whale.  My second youngest memorized an atlas at the age of six. He keeps spreadsheets on demographics from various countries.

When we decided to homeschool, I was concerned about not having enough non-fiction books in the house. You know, the kind of books kids just naturally want to pick up–glossy pages, stunning pictures, and brain-stretching information. We have a used bookstore near our house, and I found a science book series that was all of those things. It just wasn’t Christian. Of course, at the time, I didn’t realize Christian books on science existed. I  found that with this secular series, I had to filter the information for my kids, making sure they weren’t getting theories and opinions that directly contradicted our worldview. I also found that some of the pictures were flat unacceptable. In fact, as much as I hate the idea of altering a book, I took to scotch-taping pieces of index cards over lewd photographs. Some things shouldn’t be in a child’s book. Eventually, I just quit buying books in the series. [Read more...]

Giveaway! God’s Story & Water the Earth

Giveaway - God's Story and Water the Earth - Ends Sept 26 2014 10am PST

I’d like to thank Christian Focus Publication for providing a copy of God’s Story and Water the Earth for this giveaway.

It’s no secret that I appreciate the work Christian Focus Publications does in providing godly resources for children. Their “Student’s Guide” series saw two new additions this summer, both of which I recently reviewed for you. This giveaway will have one winner — but that one winner will receive a copy of both books!

God’s Story: A Student’s Guide to Church History [Read more...]

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{Free Printable Notebooking Pages} Bible Road Trip Year Three Week Seven

{Free Printable Notebook Pages} Bible Road Trip ~ Year Three Week Seven

Here are the Notebook Pages for Year Three Week Seven of Bible Road Trip ~ Mark ~ Part Two. I’ve posted these by level (Lower Grammar, Upper Grammar, Dialectic) – that way, you can print exactly what you want. To access the free sheets, just log into your subscriber account and click on the link below the titles.

The Notebooking Pages are designed to be used with Bible Road Trip. Bible Road Trip is an exciting journey which places you and your children in the driver’s seat! Aimed at youth grades PreK-12, Bible Road Trip will allow your family to survey the Bible cover-to-cover in 3 years ~ with breaks for summer!

Don’t want to download Bible Road Trip week-by-week? You can also purchase full-year PDF downloads at the Bible Road Trip Store. [Read more...]

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Bible Road Trip ~ Year Three Week Seven {Free Printable Curriculum}

Bible Road Trip Year Three Week Seven {A Free 3 Year Curriculum}

Bible Road Trip is an exciting journey which places you and your children in the driver’s seat! Aimed at youth grades PreK–12, Bible Road Trip will allow your family to survey the Bible cover-to-cover in 3 years ~ with breaks for summer!

This week we’re studying chapters 8:27-16 of Mark. The prayer focus for the Grammar levels is Uruguay and Dialectic and Rhetoric students will study the the Caymans and Cuba.

Bible Road Trip ~ Year Three Week Seven ~ Mark ~ Part Two is attached in a downloadable, printable file at the end of this post. [Read more...]

Web Wanderings ~ September 16, 2014

Web Wanderings - Links to Christian Articles

Background photo by the lovely and talented Pamela Koch ~ Thank you, Pam!

Notebooking Gift and Giveaway

Don’t forget to snag your free notebooking gift AND enter to win a giveaway for a NotebookingPages.com Lifetime Membership and six Bible Road Trip Notebooking Journals worth $219.95! Right here on Thinking Kids. Both end this Friday, September 19th!

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