Polly and the Screen Time Overload
In this new picture book, readers meet Polly while on a trip to her grandparents’ farm. During her visit she spends all her time on her new tablet instead of enjoying the farm animals and playing with her cousins. A chat with her grandfather teaches her that, though screen time can be good, it can also keep kids away from better things. Using simple language and beautiful illustrations, children ages 3–7 are introduced to the idea that technology is best enjoyed within boundaries. A TGC Kids book.
Arlo knows better than to get out of bed during rest time. And he definitely isn’t allowed to draw on the wall. But Arlo does it anyway, and then desperately attempts to cover up his disobedience before his mom finds out. When his efforts fail, Arlo discovers not only the misery that comes from hiding his sin but also the relief that comes through confessing it. With easy-to-understand language and engaging illustrations, children will learn important lessons with Arlo about repentance and the forgiveness found only in Jesus.
We’re all waiting for something. For some of us, it’s a spouse. For others, it’s children. For still others, it’s physical healing. Unfortunately, when things don’t go as planned and we end up having to wait, it’s often hard to trust God’s timing. But while there will always be delays and disappointments in this life, there is still hope; God has a purpose and a plan for every season of our lives, even when it feels like he just keeps saying no. Seasons of Waiting points to examples of waiting from Scripture that teach us to understand our waiting as a parable of God’s unfolding kingdom. The gospel informs our response to unmet longings and delayed dreams by directing our attention to the day when Christ will return and all our waiting will be over.
Shirley is a little girl who keeps thinking of reasons to get out of bed. But once she learns the secret to make morning time come, she can’t wait for bedtime to roll around again.
Murray is almost four years old, but he cries over everything. An experience with a slingshot and a sparrow helps him realize that it’s okay to cry when you are sad, but it’s best not to cry when you’re mad. Note: a bird dies in this book. Some parents have found that disturbing, but I’ve never met a child who has.
Rory loves cupcakes, but he can’t eat them because they make his tummy hurt. When he goes to his friend’s birthday party, he learns that he’s not the only one who has to avoid certain foods, and he has a great time at the party.