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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nine Things Nathan Noticed At Night by Christy Baldwin

Nine Things Nathan Noticed At Night

by Christy Baldwin

Illustrate by Sarah Barnes

ISBN-13: 978-0976507215
Publisher: Tribute Books

About The Book:

Nine great things happen when the sun sets for the evening. Each page includes a statement about what is happening and then some fun facts and information about that event. Written from a Christian perspective, the story describes how God made things when He created the Earth. While the story was written specifically for ages 3-8, children of all ages will enjoy this book. Even adults can admire the beautiful watercolor artwork.

My Review:

I like how the author created this book. She started out with Nathan learning something specific about the night. Then the reader learns more about that specific "something". Along with the details, there's a scripture included that fits the topic.

I know that the ages from the publisher say it would be good for a 3 yr old, but maybe only with the pictures and the scripture. The details given with the event are definitely more for an older child. I would say it's more educational and is great information for someone to learn something new.

For example, Nathan learns that crickets chirp at night. The reader also learns that the male crickets rub their wings together for various different reasons (which are listed). And the scripture reference to go along with the crickets is Job 35:10 "God, my maker, gives us songs in the night." So, you can see that this book is pefect for a wide range of ages!

About The Author:

Christy Baldwin: Writing has been a passion of Christy’s since she was very young. As a child, she loved to write stories for her grandfather and poems just for fun. Now that she is a stay at home mom, she has plenty of time to write (ha, ha!). She really enjoys writing stories that she thinks her two children will love, and she sometimes even writes about them. Christy also likes to write poetry, mostly about Christian topics from Scripture passages she discovered during Bible Study or a cool message given on Sunday. Christy has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Cedarville University in Ohio and she is currently pursuing her M.S. in Special Education from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. She has also done college work in Literature. Her students have included fifth-grade inner city kids enrolled in an alternative education program, preschool children and church youth groups. Christy volunteers her time with the local district of the Boy Scouts of America, her church and H.A.N.D.S. of Wyoming County Family Resource Center.


  1. Visiting by way of UBP 2010 from http://imalazymom.blogspot.com

    Nice to meet you!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. By the looks of things you are one busy mama! Glad to meet you!

  3. I teach in a public school, so I don't know that I could include this in my clasroom library, but I have to grab a copy for my personal library. I am ADDICTED to finding new children's literature these days!

    Thanks so much for sharing this one! Going to check on amazon.com now!

  4. They have it!



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