Children’s Corner #14 – First Scholastic Club Order

Posted November 25, 2015 by Lillian in Children's Corner, Reviews / 0 Comments

Children's Corner

November has been a super busy month for little man and me. At the end of October, his preschool sent home a Scholastic Book Club order form. I let my son circle the books he wanted and told him that maybe Santa would bring him a few for Christmas. The kid circled almost $200 worth of books!!!! What can I say? He’s my son ๐Ÿ˜€ย I wound up ordering less than a quarter of that, but still he got 11 new books.

Santa, aka Momma, was going to wrap these and put them under the tree. Unfortunately he gave them to me so I was only able to save one book from the pile to wrap. The rest we have thoroughly enjoyed. Little man especially enjoys the National Geographic readers. This pack was creepy crawlies and so far Ants and Bats are his favorites. It makes a great gift for little boys and little girls who may also like creepy crawlies ๐Ÿ˜‰

Even though little man is enjoying the National Geographic readers, his absolute favorites from the pack are the Lego Star Wars readers. This kid LOVES Legos and Star Wars so whoever decided to turn these into books is a genius!ย Darth Maul’s Mission, Anakin to the Rescue!,ย andย Revenge of the Sithย mirror the first three episodes of the franchise. For adult fans, they are humorous retellings. For kids they are perfect. My son’s only complaint is that there isn’t enough Darth Vadar….I’m looking for those now ๐Ÿ˜‰

I received this book via Edelweiss. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Children’s Corner #14 – First Scholastic Club OrderGod Gave Us Sleep by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Illustrator: Laura J. Bryant
Series: God Gave Us
Published by Waterbrook Press on 2015-09-08
Length: 40 pages
Reviewing eARC from Edelweiss

โ€œLittle Cub!โ€ Mama called. โ€œTime for bed.โ€

Little Cub is having so much fun building an igloo with her friends that she doesnโ€™t want to stop for bedtime! Who needs sleep when thereโ€™s fun to be had? Mama patiently answers her childโ€™s questions as she puts her to bed, explaining the importance of daily rhythms of work, play, and rest. As they talk through the fears that come with nighttimeโ€”and work through Little Cubโ€™s endless stalling tacticsโ€”our favorite bear learns to realize that God gave us sleep as a vital gift.

โ€œGod gave us rest so we have energy for our day, and patience to enjoy it. And so we have quiet time to listen to him.โ€

This charming addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, with its Arctic characters and relevant message, will help all little ones prepare for a peaceful nightโ€™s rest.

God Gave Us Sleepย is a sweet bedtime story about a little cub who doesn’t want to sleep and learns that without sleep the day just isn’t as fun. Little cub has been playing outside all day and doesn’t want to come in to sleep. She tosses and turns all night, her little mind not letting her sleep. The next day she’s tired and doesn’t have the energy to play. She’s mean to her friends and can’t even enjoy dinner. Why did God make sleep? It just isn’t fun!

“God gave us rest so we have energy for our day, and patience to enjoy it. And,” she said, her voice hushed, “so we have quiet time to listen to him. Now into bed with you, Little Cub. It’s time for a good night’s sleep.”

This is such a sweet story and one parents with toddlers/preschoolers can relate to. Little Cub would rather play than sleep and drags her nighttime routine out as long as she can. Sound familiar to any of you? I know my little man is the master at delaying bedtime. He needs another drink, he needs to potty, one more story mama. This is the same for Little Cub.

The illustrations are beautiful and whimsical, full of blues and purples, calming colors which are perfect for bedtime reading. My little man enjoyed the story, laughing at Little Cub’s antics as she tried to delay sleep and then enjoying what she dreamed up. I recommend this story for any parent with a child who fights sleep.

Little Man’s Conclusion:

Mom’s Conclusion:


About Lisa Tawn Bergren

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 2.5 million copies sold. She recently finished a teen series called River of Time (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT, BOURNE & TRIBUTARY and soon will be done with the last installment, DELUGE). She's also written the Grand Tour Series (GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS, GRAVE CONSEQUENCES, GLITTERING PROMISES), and is now at work on the REMNANTS Series. REMNANTS: SEASON OF WONDER, releases in April 2014.

Lisaโ€™s time is split between managing home base, writing, consulting and helping Tim with his business. Her husband Tim is a sculptor of ducks-out-of-fenceposts (, graphic designer and musician. They have three kidsโ€“Olivia (19), Emma (16) and Jack (11).

All five of the Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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