Saturday, March 23, 2013

Delightful New Children’s Book by Kimberley Payne – Trees of the Book

I want to share a delightful new book by Kimberley Payne – Trees of the Book. My first thought when I saw this story was I wished I’d had this book for my daughters when I was homeschooling them in elementary school.

One of the hardest things for me homeschooling was finding books that tied the Bible into my curriculum, and Trees of the Book does that. Here is the back cover:

Explore the Bible and learn from God’s creation. This entertaining and educational book offers children loads of fun. At the same time they’ll be learning about the Bible.

Inside its pages you’ll find:

·         Bible stories told from the viewpoint of the tree
·         Fast facts to help identify the specific tree
·         An activity to help reinforce the truth in the lesson
·         Challenging questions to support each story
·         Glossary and “People of the Bible” sections at the back of the book define words which are highlighted in bold
·         Project suggestions to enhance your learning

This engaging and instructive book is a colourful introduction to trees, leaves and their corresponding Bible stories. It’s ideal for 7 to 9 year olds, for home or school use and classroom sharing in grades 2/3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Plant Life.

Kimberley Payne is a motivational speaker and author. Kimberley has volunteered as a teacher in many children's programs at her church, as a teacher's aide for students' reading in the classroom, and within the library at her children's school. She works as an Elementary School Secretary for the Catholic School Board. She combines her teaching experience and her love of writing to create educational materials for children about family, fitness, science and faith.

What are people saying about Trees of the Book?

Kimberley awakens children (and adults) to the immense knowledge that can be found in the Bible. In this book Kimberley focusses on some of the trees found in Scripture. She tells short stories related to the "tree Scripture"; asks questions; gives a few interesting (and to me unknown) facts and gives various activities to review the information.

The artwork is delightful and colourful.

I found, even as an adult, that I learned much from this little book.
It would be perfect for homeschoolers; Christian Schools and Sunday Schools.

Bravo Kimberley for a great resource.
JAN COX, retired teacher

Trees of the Book by Kimberly Payne is a great children’s activity book describing some of the trees mention in the Bible. It is well written and illustrated.

I found the description of the trees very informative, easy to understand on an elementary level. It is fun the way she related each to a passage in the Bible describing how God actually used that type of tree.

The activity section with each tree was both a learning tool and fun to do. This book will keep your child’s interested.

I enjoyed Trees of the Book by Kimberly Payne and highly recommend it. It is a must add to your entire child’s home reading and would make an awesome Bible study addition.
[Please note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
LARRY GRAY, reader


I asked Kimberley, “What is the PRIMARY benefit above all others that your potential reader will gain from reading this book? She replied, “It is an easy and fun way to learn about the trees in popular Bible stories.”

If you would like to learn more about Kimberley Payne and/or purchase Trees of the Book, check out the following links: