What to Read: Christmas Books

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Can you believe that we are only 1 week away from Christmas? Superkiddo is SUPER excited to get down to the business of opening presents, and spending time with family and friends. He is also happy to share a few of his favorite fun picks to keep your kids reading (& enjoying it) over Christmas break.




White House White-Out by Ron Roy:


This is such a fun book! KC and Marshall, from the Capital Mysteries series, get to meet, and solve a mystery with the A-Z Mysteries friends. Natasha, KC’s dog gets stolen, and the kids end up kidnapped while trying to save her. It is easy to solve the mystery, but there are many surprises along the way.

Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne:

Jack and Annie fly away in their magic treehouse to the place where all magic begin, and have to find a way to help King Arthur, and save Camelot. They use their imaginations, and learn about the world around them, and save the day.

 The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer:


What kid doesn’t want a puppy?  Have you ever thought about how puppies feel about little boys? Do they have Christmas dreams? This is a cute story of Petey the puppy, and how he finds the love of several boys.

 The Twelve Burps of Christmas by Nancy Krulik:


George Brown has the silliest problem: a Super Burp that controls his life. He has to manage to get it under control, or it can completely ruin his Christmas break. This book is full of laughs, and silly moments.

I would love to know what your kids are reading this weekend. Do you have traditional books to share as a family, or have they discovered new favorites? Link up with us, share your picks, and pay a visit to these special bloggers.

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Bookblast: My Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero

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Christmas break is coming up, and I am sure that most parents could use a break from all of the LOUD toys that our kiddos will open. How about a new book as a stocking stuffer? Peggy Martinez has a new release for your young readers to curl up, and enjoy. There’s even a sponsored $100 sweepstakes! I would consider this one to be a win-win: quiet moments for reading, and a chance for a little extra holiday cash! See below for the sweepstakes rules, and details.

life as a sixth grade super zeroMy Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero by Peggy Martinez

You’d think being a superhero would be cool. And you’re right. It would be cool, especially since the entire world is filled with plain old regular people. Superheroes and supervillains are kind of hard to find, but not as hard as some people like to think. So, anything would be better than being just a normal, everyday 6th grader, right? Wrong. The only thing worse than being an average kid would be being what I am, and that is a hero with a totally useless, mega wonky, super power. I’m a dud—a zero. That’s me, Theo Perkins, a 6th grade super-freaking-zero.


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“This is definitely a book that I would have no problem sharing with my kids. Your superheroes have the most creative powers!” -Lindsay Galloway, Contagious Reads.


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My mom and dad are superheroes. Even my sister, who is in high school and has no time for her kid brother, is a superhero. Talk about a lot of pressure, right? Mom has super strength and dad has super speed. My sister, Marcy, has super hearing, which makes it really awkward if you have to go to the bathroom, if you know what I mean. And that’s where I come in. My name is Theo Perkins and I’ll be starting Juniper Springs Middle School in a few days. The trouble is, I just got my own super powers and they aren’t exactly what I had in mind. I figured, you know, with all the awesomeness floating around in my family, I was bound to get some super cool powers when the time came. Man, was I ever wrong.
I’ve heard stories about some kids getting weird, useless powers and even some kids getting powers that glitch more than they work. But I thought those were just made up to scare super kids into being good. It turns out that not only are they true, but I am one of the lucky (not!) super kids who got a mega dud for a super power. Instead of beginning my first day of middle school as a superhero, I’m beginning it as a super ZERO.


Author Peggy MartinezAuthor Peggy Martinez

When not writing, Peggy Martinez can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son, and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse, and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles.
As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn’t keep her busy enough, Peggy is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series, State of Decay, Sweet Contradiction, and Unnatural Occurrence. The 6th Grade Super Zero series is Peggy’s first Middle Grade book series, but she’s pretty sure it won’t be her last!

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Support Our Troops with iDisciple and Military BibleStick

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iDisciple is an incredible mobile app that is powered by Family Christian Stores.  It is a one-stop shop for all of your favorite Christian offerings from music to sermons, and reference content. Think of it as something that is similar to iTunes, but it wonderfully offers access to only family-friendly, Christian based, personalized content.


Yes, I said personalized. For example, as an Atlanta native, who is far from home, I often feel homesick for my favorite church. It isn’t always convenient for me to stream live services, but thankfully, iDisciple is accessible on desktop, and mobile devices 24 hours per day. I can therefore find instant comfort and encouragement from the teachings of my favorite pastor, Andy Stanley, as well as search reference material, devotions, and listen to my favorite songs. With iDisciple, I do not have to search multiple sources; I can simply decide which sermon, pastor, or artist that I would like to hear, and have my pick of offerings right at my fingertips.


I am quite excited about this app for 3 MAJOR reasons:

  • As I mentioned, iDisciple is powered by Family Christian. As a ministry of this organization, Family Christian has advised that 100% of iDisciple earnings will go to fund Christian ministries worldwide.
  • It is cost effective. Although there is a limited, free version, full access is only $4.99 per month! The full version of the app opens the door to over 100,000 content options for the top offerings in Christian authors, speakers, and artists.
  • This ministry is giving all of us an opportunity to give back, and support our Troops!

As the wife of a brave military man, the opportunity to support our Armed Forces is very near and dear to my heart. As of December 5, 2014, for every purchase of iDisciple, Family biblestickChristian will donate Military BibleSticks to the men and women of the US Military. These small mp3 players are lightweight, discreet, and preloaded with the New Testament and Psalms. They were specifically designed for our Troops, and made to fit into uniform pockets, and withstand harsh environmental conditions. With all that our Armed Forces must endure, it is wonderful that we can give them access to biblical encouragement in a way that does not add weight to their packs, or draw adverse attention.

If you have been praying about a way to support our Troops, and want to find a way to give them Christian encouragement, I hope that you will consider purchasing a membership to iDisciple. This could mean so much to the men and women who sacrifice so much for the rest of us.


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