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Adding The Snoopy Treasures to Our Family Holiday Tradition

A few months ago, the three boys and the old lady attended a special Peanuts exhibit at a local library.  It was amazing sharing this experience with my children as I grew up watching the Peanuts holiday specials on tv and reading Charles Scholz's Peanuts comics in the daily newspaper.  One of my fave characters is the beloved Snoopy. Attention Peanuts lovers, The Snoopy Treasures is an entire book dedicated to all things Snoopy!



Although it's not the "great American novel" written atop his doghouse, this book is pure Snoopy. The heart of the long-running, beloved comic strip Peanuts, Snoopy is an instantly recognizable character around the world. The pages in this comprehensive volume cover Snoopy's inspiration, first appearances, and his evolution into the lovable character from the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm we're familiar with today. Get the scoop on his relationships with his best friend, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang. Snoopy fans will tre…

The Rainbow Egg By Linda K. Hendricks, M.D.

Book Description

Hope is a chicken who happens upon an egg. Looking for a place to help raise it, a guardian red bird leads her to a chicken house full of chicken families. There she finds challenges and fear ultimately leading to the most precious gift she could ever hope for. The Rainbow Egg is a beautifully illustrated, delightful fresh look at adoption as a loving gift.

My Thoughts:
The Rainbow Egg is a  gently written tale of adoption.  Although I appreciate the author's delicate handling of such a controversial issue, the book is very wordy.  I was unsure of the target audience.  The illustrations were very natural except for the occasional bursts of rainbow colors throughout.  Overall a decent read.






Disclosure: Many thanks to BookLook for the opportunity to review this title. I received a review copy in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation was received. For more information on the Disclosure Policy of Three Boys and an Old Lady blog, please visit http://threebo…

NKJV Study Bible for Kids

Book Description

The premier New King James Study bible for children in the trusted NKJV translation.

The NKJV Study Bible for Kids is the premier study Bible for children 8 to 12 in the trusted New King James Version, and in full-color! Not only is this a Bible for study of biblical facts and themes, it also includes articles that are topical, and truly applicable to a child's daily life!

This new Study Bible just for kids in the trustworthy NKJV translation is packed full of hundreds of study notes to help kids understand and engage with scripture. The features will help kids learn more about God's Word and apply it to their lives. A firm foundation in the Bible will create a path to a stronger faith.

The full color interior includes these features:

    * Behind the Scenes: book introductions for each Book of the Bible
    * Spotlight: Gods story from Genesis to Revelation
    * Epic Ideas: Must-know topics that relate to a kids world
    * Action!: Helpful, interesting, an…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas! Coming Soon to

There is good and evil hiding in the shadows of New York City and the Turtles are ready to spread Christmas cheer to their allies, and fear in their enemies, in the new DVD Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas!

This Yuletide adventure includes three episodes from the classic 2003 series and is sure to make a perfect stocking stuffer for both the naughty and nice Turtles fans! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas! is available on DVD October 13, 2015 for the hot, bargain price of $9.99.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas! Episodes:
The Christmas Aliens
The Way of Invisibility
Fallen Angel

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas! Fast Facts:
Street Date: October 13, 2015
Catalogue: 59172023000 (US); 59172024000 (CAN)
S.R.P.: $9.99
DVD Running Time: 65 minutes
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It's ALMOST Christmas Giveaway: ESV Men's Devotional Bible #FLYBY #MensDevotionalBible

It's ALMOST Christmas and what better way to celebrate than with a bunch of giveaways.  
The first item up for grabs in this fab array of giveaways is the ESV Men's Devotional Bible


About the ESV Men's Devotional Bible:
Our world presents daily distractions that can easily displace Christ as the center of a man's heart and life. The goal of the ESV Men's Devotional Bible is to strengthen and encourage men through the life-giving Word of God and sound devotional content aimed at nurturing godliness. With 365 theologically rich and gospel-centered devotions drawn directly from the Bible, this all-new resource was created under the editorial oversight of Dr. Sam Storms with contributions from over fifty Christian leaders. Introductions orient men to each book of the Bible, exploring its unique contribution to a man's walk with God. Thoughtful and instructive articles address the importance of sound doctrine, life in the local church, leadership, the heart, call…

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas + a Tree Classics Giveaway

Do you have your Christmas tree up yet? 
Good, neither do I.  The Three Boys and an Old Lady household typically waits til Thanksgiving Day to put our tree up.  It's been an annual tradition since I was a kid and one I'm glad to carry on to my kids.  My neighbors, on the other hand, oh my neighbors.  We have one who keeps his tree up year round.  It started as they were too lazy to take it down one year and now, well now, it's been up for 3 years.  I have a couple of neighbors who pull out the Christmas inflatables the day after Halloween and a couple of neighbors who drench their homes with Christmas lights a couple of days after.  Tradition... tradition.

LEGO® KidsFest announces tour stops for 2016 at new and returning markets #LegoKidsFest @LegoKidsFest

LEGO® KidsFest announces tour stops for 2016 at new and returning markets


LEGO KidsFest kicks off its eighth year on the road with new tour stops and a return to some popular markets.

Charlotte, NC: Feb. 19-21 (Charlotte Convention Center)Harrisburg, PA: April 8-10 (Farm Show Complex and Expo Center)Kansas City, MO: May 13-15 (Kansas City Convention Center)Louisville, KY: June 3-5 (Kentucky Exposition Center)Milwaukee, WI: Oct. 7-9 (Wisconsin Center)Houston, TX: Oct. 21-23 (NRG Center)Cleveland, OH: Nov. 4-6 (I-X Center)
New tour stops in 2016 include Charlotte, NC (Feb. 19-21), Harrisburg, PA (April 8-10) and Kansas City, MO (May 13-15).

It’s been three years or more since LEGO KidsFest stopped in Louisville, KY (June 3-5), Milwaukee WI (Oct. 7-9), Houston, TX (Oct. 21-23) and Cleveland, OH (Nov. 4-6).

Covering more than three acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest extravaganza brings all of the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experience together in an activity-filled event…

NIV Dad's Devotional Bible ... Perfect For Dad

I love gifting books to loved ones and devotionals are often the perfect gift.  There are tons of devotionals and devotional Bibles for moms, kids, parents, teens and tweens, but when searching for dads, the choices are often few.  When Zondervan sent me the NIV Dad's Devotional Bible I couldn't wait to check it out.


Hubby is a regular Bible Study participant and our newly appointed pastor frequently uses the NIV translation.  Hubby has used the King James Version forever and wasn't too keen on purchasing a new Bible as he loves the Bible his sister gifted him a few years ago.  Moi, on the other hand, loves comparing the various translations.  Hubby is really enjoying this Bible and carries it with him to weekly Bible studies.  When asked about it, he proudly responds it was a gift from his kids.  

Book Description:  A trusted source of wisdom to help men learn how to be the type of fathers God wants them to be, this Bible provides a full year of weekday devotions along with…