What I Like About You: A Book About Acceptance
With fun photos, diversity messages, and a chart for keeping track of new friends, this heartfelt book introduces children to kids who are not their mirror image, helping them understand that, though we may all look different, we are, deep down, pretty much the same. This sequel to the bestseller and Mom’s Choice Award Winner, “What I Like About Me,” is written in kid-friendly rhyme and also includes notes to both the reader as well as parents, grandparents, and educators. The perfect tool for teaching youngsters about diversity and friendship.
“Throughout the book, kids get a chance to see children who aren’t their mirror image judged by the narrator on whether they’re nice, smart, funny, kind, silly, etc.,” says Zobel Nolan. “This helps them understand that these attributes are not mutually exclusive to any one race or culture. Anyone can be nice, loyal, fun.”
Zobel Nolan is hoping the book can be used by schools, churches, and other organizations to foster tolerance, understanding, and acceptance.
What’s more, one dollar of the sale of each book will be donated to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. Located in Newtown, Connecticut, CVH’s mission is to enrich the lives of all beings by promoting compassion and acceptance through programs that honor the human-animal bond. Learn more at: https://cvhfoundation.org/
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU: A Book about Acceptance is available on Amazon and is distributed through Ingram to all major bookstores, libraries, and wherever books are sold.
Samples of Inside Spreads from WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU: A Book About Acceptance.
By Allia Zobel Nolan, illustrated by Linda Clearwater
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
This sidesplitting account includes Noah’s personal notes, sketches, and hilarious anecdotes of this trip of a lifetime, and demonstrates how Noah’s love, obedience, and trust in the Lord saw him and everyone on board through to safety. Young readers will learn even more by looking through the sections at the back of the book which include words to learn, trivia, jokes, and questions and answers to reinforce what they’ve read.
“Written as a journal from Noah, the illustrations are so colorful and energetic they pop off the page. The writing is clever, witty and full of life. Any child (or adult) will find their imagination captivated by the story of Noah told in this style. Complete with a dedication page, this children’s storybook is the perfect gift for a new mom or a young child on any occasion.
“Noah’s Notebook gets the Golden Bookmark for publishing excellence in children’s books and I’m voting it ‘Best Picture Book of 2009.’”
—A Peek at my Bookshelf
“Noah’s Notebook by Allia Zobel Nolan is a great concept! You’ll love the ‘pictures,’ captions and the creative entries!!!”
—Five Star Reviewed Books
The Dreamy, Fishy, Happy Bible Storybook
By Allia Zobel Nolan, illustrated by Nadine Wickenden.
Ages 3 & up
Combine easy-to-read, rhymed Bible stories, fun, multi-sized flaps, and colorful, kid-friend illustrations and you have the recipe for hours of entertainment for your little one.
Children will not only learn about beloved Bible characters, but also learn the noises the animals make on Noah’s ark, see the frogs jump and the flies swarm in Pharoah’s palace, and experience joy when the rock is moved away and the angel announces:Jesus is risen.
The kid-friend rhymes, Scripture references and can’t–stop- looking-at-them, whimsically painted, textured illustrations from noted artist, Nadine Wickenham, combine to make this book one your child will treasure for years to come.
THANK YOU, GOD: from Kids Around the World
by Allia Zobel Nolan, Illustrated by Miki Sakamoto
ISBN-13: 9780310722649, UPC: 025986722647
From the team that gave you the multi-award, Mom’s Choice winner, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME, comes a vibrant look at how kids around the world praise their God and celebrate diversity. As little readers turn the pages, they’ll travel to different countries and get a chance to discover what their friends in Egypt, Russia, Africa, China and other lands are grateful for–things like koala bears, northern lights, windmills, and more. And while they’re thrilling to exotic, new flora and fauna, they’ll get a lift-the-flap surprise on every spread. A great way to celebrate different cultures during Diversity Month (October), Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all year around.
FROM PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY…. A NICE REVIEW FOR THANK YOU, GOD
Thank You, God: A Lift-the-Flap Book (from Kids Around the World)
Allia Zobel Nolan, illus. by Miki Sakamoto. Zonderkidz, $6.99 paper (16p) ISBN 978-0-310-72264-9
A round-the-world travelogue by Nolan, a prolific author of books for children and adults, this lift-the-flap picture book dramatizes scenes from every inhabited continent. From traditional celebrations to natural elements, from lanterns in China to tulips in Holland, from “Lady Liberty” to “elephants and zebras and pink skies that end our days,” Sakamoto’s (Jake’s Pirate Adventure) vibrant yet simple illustrations focus on joyous-looking children playing or engaged in family activities. Each scene shows them expressing gratitude toward God by appreciating unique aspects of their cultures. The story suggests that though from different countries, backgrounds, and religions, people are united by a feeling of the presence of God. A colorful introduction to gratitude, tolerance, and world geography for preschoolers of all ethnic backgrounds. Ages 3-up. (Sept.)
Psalms And Prayers For Little Ones
By Allia Zobel Nolan, Illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Psalms are one of the most beautiful, but not as well-read, sections of the Bible. They are a wondrous collection of heartfelt poems, songs, prayers, and thoughts written to God or about him. They talk to God about things like bullies, anger, and forgiveness, about feelings of loneliness, and even complain about things that don’t seem to be fair. Yet the language may not always be accessible to adults, much less little ones. To make it easier for little readers, I’ve picked several psalms that speak directly to a child’s young life experiences, with illustrative drawings and prayers that they can connect with. I’ve also included a “Digging Deeper” section parents and caregivers can share with their children to reinforce what they’ve learned, as well as a “Words and Their Meanings” sections at the back of the book. A great book to help you unlock the beauty of the Psalms for little ones…and yourself as well.
Rave Reviews for Psalms & Prayers for Little Ones
Another five-star review from Deena Peterson at A Peek at My Bookshelf
Never has a description captured the beauty of a book so well! The best and most important gift we can give our children and grandchildren is a love for God’s Word, and this little book is a perfect beginning.
Allia Zobel Nolan is a favorite of mine, so I may be a bit biased, but she seems to be able to tap into the heart of a child when she writes. Her words are carefully crafted for easy understanding, yet no loss of meaning. In “Psalms and Prayers for Little Ones”, Allia has selected some of the most beloved of the Book of Psalms and written them in an accessible language for children.
But when you read the passage, you’ll see that not a drop of meaning is lost. In fact, reading this book with your child may give you a deeper insight into the Word of God from a position of pure innocence and joy. Each reading is followed by a prayer, again with each word carefully chosen.
Inside you’ll find letters from Allia to both children and parents/caregivers, and at the end a brief and fun quiz, followed by a glossary to help with some of the ‘bigger’ words. This is basically a study book for little ones on par with more adult versions, but more fun to read.
And the illustrations are perfect companions for the readings, done courtesy of illustrator Tammie Lyon. She chooses vivid colors and carefree images to help illustrate the meaning and feeling of each Psalm, adding an extra dimension to a delightful children’s book.
My thanks to my friends at Harvest House Publishing for my complimentary copy (which will be going to my grandchildren!) in exchange for an honest review. You will always find truth and quality in a book by Allia Zobel Nolan…I guarantee it.
Angels in the Bible for Little Ones
By Allia Zobel Nolan , Alida Massari
Angels in the Bible for Little Ones gives children a fascinating look into how powerful behind-the-scenes helpers interacted with Bible greats such as Abraham, Daniel, and Mary, acting as messengers, protectors, warriors, and more. Your little one will delight to the easy-to-understand language and the absolutely brilliant artwork by Alida Massari. They will love the softness of the padded cover and the size of the book which is perfect for little hands..
Angels in the Bible for Little Ones will be available for Pre-Order on November 9, 2016
Hugs & Kisses, God, from Kids Around the World
by Allia Zobel Nolan, Illustrated by Miki Sakamoto
From the team that gave you the multi-award, Mom’s Choice winner,What I Like About Me, comes the follow-up to Thank You, God, From Kids Around the World.
Hugs & Kisses, God, From Kids Around the World is a fun-filled look at how kids everywhere show their love for God in the little things they do everyday….like starting their mornings with prayer; being nice to others, sharing with siblings, talking to God and thanking Him for all the blessings He’s given them, and more. As little readers turn the pages, they’ll see that kids may all look different, but they show God their love in much the same manner. A great way to celebrate different cultures and to teach kids that even the smallest things they do make all the difference to the God who loves them.
The Ten Commandments for Little Ones
By Allia Zobel Nolan, illustrated by Janet Samuel
Publisher: Harvest House
God’s ten rules are called the Ten Commandments. Children can learn all about them in this beautifully illustrated, child-friendly book, created with simple language, colorful and appealing artwork, and Bible references, so little ones can learn these foundations of faith in an uncomplicated way. What’s more, to make it easy for your little ones to process what they’ve learned, there’s a “Dig Deeper” section at the back of the book which lets children express their feelings about the Ten Commandments, and a glossary of new words.
High praise for The Ten Commandments from Christian Book Review Site:
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“What I Like: Everything! Nolan does a superb job making the Ten Commandments understandable and applicable to children. This is the best picture book I’ve read on this topic, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The illustrations by Janet Samuel are a terrific addition to the book, showing children of many ethnicities, plus Bible characters, in colorful, cute drawings.”
—Christian Children’s Book Review
“The Ten Commandments for Little Ones by Allia Zobel Nolan is a kid-friendly look at the Ten Commandments with aged-appropriate terms and explanations so children will understand how to apply them in their little lives! I like how Nolan added questions at the end of the book under the ‘Digging Deeper’ section so you can discuss with your children what they’ve learned.”
—Five Star Reviewed Books
“Allia Zobel Nolan is rapidly becoming one of my favorite children’s book authors! Her talent is a true gift from God to express Biblical teaching in a fun and easy to understand way…
“This is truly a wonderful book for children—perfect for grandparents to read to their grandchildren, for a children’s ministry, or for family time at home. The Ten Commandments for Little Ones suits so many needs and fits into just about any style of teaching.”
—A Peek at my Bookshelf
“The Ten Commandments for Little Ones by Allia Zobel Nolan is a helpful tool to teach your little ones about God’s Ten Commandments using child-appropriate language and sweet illustrations… What a great resource to help children understand that the ten commandments aren’t just a set of rules, but a way to help us love God better and love one another.”
Excellent Book , January 30, 2010
“We love this book. It’s absolutely wonderful for teaching young children about the ten commandments. As an adoptive mom, I truly appreciate the diversity in the children illustrated. We all love the message, the easy to understand words and illustrations. A great way to teach children the 10 Commandments”
Angels in the Bible Storybook
Written by: Allia Zobel Nolan – Illustrations by Alida Massari
Why did an angel force a donkey off the road? Whom did the angels get out of jail TWICE? What is the name of the group of angels with six wings? Which angel gave Mary some good news? ANGELS IN THE BIBLE STORYBOOK answers these and other questions about the heavenly creatures God created to act as messengers, protectors, warriors, and more. Breathtaking illustrations by noted artist Alida Massari will widen the eyes of both young and old readers alike as they discover how these heavenly helpers interacted with Bible greats from Abraham, Lot, and Gideon….to Zechariah, Mary, and Jesus himself. A one-of-a-kind magnificent Bible Storybook that children and adults will return to again and again.
Discussing Angels in the Bible Storybook with Father Gatzak on ORTV.
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