Five Fall Favourites Day 5: Childhood Favourites!

Only one more day of Five Fall Favourites to go! Today we’re looking at “Childhood Favourites.” πŸ˜€ The books I’ve listed aren’t exactly my childhood favourites, because we didn’t own any of them when I was little! πŸ˜› But they’re books that I would be keen to have on the shelf for any future children, nephews, nieces etc. πŸ˜€

And here’s the handy-dandy button which takes you to the list of other Five Fall Favourites bloggers!

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So in Australia we don’t have barns (we call them stables), but Autumn seems like a great time to crawl up into a barn loft with a blanket and a book! So what are you waiting for?! The air smells delightfully like hay, horses, and animal feed, and it’s much warmer here in the loft than out in the chilly Autumn air. πŸ™‚

Five Fall Favourites: Day 5–Childhood Favourites

The Attic Treasure by Lauren, Johanna, and Caitlin Compton (illustrated by Mary Barbar)

Rachel and Anna always have fun at their grandparent’s house, but today is their most exciting visit yet. While exploring the attic they discover a treasure map, which they think must lead to buried treasure! When they ask their grandma about it, she tells them a story that unlocks the mystery and helps them discover the real treasure–God’s Word.

Ok, so this is another of my own books πŸ˜‰ I wrote this with my two younger sisters quite a number of years ago, and it definitely has a sweet spot in my heart! πŸ˜€ We had so much fun posing and setting up props for the illustrations and then seeing family members turned into drawings! And as of very recently, it’s available from international stores (Amazon etc)! πŸ˜€ So pretty excited about that! πŸ˜€ You can look inside here.

And if you win the giveaway, you’ll get a free copy! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

When I’m a Daddy by Ginger Adair Fulton

Being a daddy is a big, tough job. It will take a lot of time and hard work. But God will help me be a good daddy someday because I want to do things His way! Teach your little boys Gods way to be a daddy before he learns from the role models of society. Show him the kind of daddy God wants him to be. Simple words, Bible verses, and charming illustrations will make this a favourite book to read to your child or for children learning to read.

This is a simple little book–not too many words and black and white illustrations– that points little boys to God’s Word and encourages them to be good fathers one day! πŸ˜€ Fathers who seek to train their children up in God’s Ways.

God’s Way Is Always Best: A Child’s First Book about Marriage by Jani Ortlund

The world’s view of marriage can often be very different to what the Bible says. But who is right, and who should we listen to? From very young, children are confronted with and can be confused by these conflicts. This hardback, illustrated title helps to explain the beauties of God’s plan for marriage to children of any age, introducing them to a different, counter-cultural way of viewing these aspects of life and faith.

This books has such important truths that need to be instilled in young children. The pictures are lovely, the content age appropriate, and the story flows nicely. I will say that a couple of pictures aren’t what I call modest, but overall the wedding dresses are fine.

What God says about marriage matters most.

Jani Ortlund, God’s Way Is Always Best

A Light Kindled: The Story of Priscilla Mullins by Tracy Leininger

After the first winter in Plymouth, there were only four women alive in the tiny colony. One of them was Priscilla Mullins. She had traveled to Massachusetts with her father and mother but both had perished, leaving her alone in the new world. Undaunted, Priscilla chose to stay rather than return to the “safety” of England. Priscilla trusted completely in her Savior and lived a long and fruitful life with her pilgrim husband. Together they were blessed with 11 children and an estimated one million descendants!

This is a truly lovely book!! The quality of the paper and cover is very high and the illustrations and overall design of the book are beautiful! πŸ˜€ And for an amazing fact: Priscilla and her husband had over 500 grand-children!!!!

No matter where this journey would lead, no matter what would happen along the way, they were following the Master; He would lead them to the New World.

Tracy Leininger, A Light Kindled

“Mommy . . . Why?” A Titus 2 Story for Young Girls by Cindy Voss

The Bible has a lot to say about bringing up your children in the “training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4 NIV). Today’s generation of girls are growing up in a culture that disdains Biblical femininity and homemaking. Titus 2 describes the pattern and the content for raising up the next generation. “Mommy…Why?” presents a fresh look at an old concept…the concept of the “high calling” of wife and mother. “Mommy…Why” illustrates the blessing and privilege of this God ordained vocation. Your young daughter will gain insight into the how and the why of this special calling….a direct result of “the older women training the younger women” in a God glorifying way.

This has nice illustrations and is broken up into short chapters. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of Titus 2. πŸ˜€ God’s design is a beautiful and perfect design, and we need to strive to align our lives with His ways. In a world that wants to destroy Scriptural principles this is another important topic!

Five Fall Favourites’ Giveaway
It’s almost time for the giveaway winner to be announced!! Don’t forget that it is open to international entries too. πŸ˜€

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Do you like collecting picture books? Read any of these? πŸ˜€

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the last day of Five Fall Favourites!!! And thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚


18 responses to “Five Fall Favourites Day 5: Childhood Favourites!”

  1. Aw, these all sound so cute! Your book is absolutely adorable-looking!

    1. Thanks, Katja! πŸ˜€ I’ve only discovered some of these very recently myself!

  2. These books sound very good!

    1. πŸ˜€ They are books with good messages–which is sooo important! Little minds are very impressionable!

  3. Oh, what dear looking books! I want to read them all!

    1. πŸ˜€ It’s so important to have solid books for children! Which is why my family has written some children’s books ourselves! Glad you liked my list! πŸ˜€

  4. Y’all’s book looks so cute!! <3 Aww, we used to have a mutilated copy of When I’m a Daddy with all the pictures colored!!

    1. Thanks Kassie! I love the illustrations in Attic Treasure too–so fun to see family members turned into drawings!! πŸ˜› Haha! I was thinking that the pictures in When I’m a Daddy would lend themselves to being coloured in!!

  5. These look like sweet books. I want to read yours. πŸ™‚

    1. πŸ˜€ They are! I hope you get to read Attic Treasure someday! πŸ™‚

  6. Erika Mathews Avatar
    Erika Mathews

    A Light Kindled is excellent! Priscilla Mullins was one of my childhood heroes! And your book looks like so much fun – and that cover is gorgeous!

    1. Thank-you Erika! It makes me happy to hear you like the cover! πŸ˜€ Yes! I read A Light Kindled just recently (though I may have read it before, I think) and I certainly enjoyed it!

  7. Rosalyn R. Avatar
    Rosalyn R.

    I’ve never read any of those, but they look so cute!! I’ll check them out! πŸ˜€

    1. πŸ˜€ Hope you can find some that you like from the list! I like collecting children’s books!

    1. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Rachel Taylor Avatar
    Rachel Taylor

    I love all of the recommendations. You truly were blessed to read some wonderful books.

    1. Thanks, Rachel! πŸ˜€ It’s a blessing to be able to find good children’s books!

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