for CHILDREN God Gave Us Christmas By Lisa Tawn Bergren and David Hohn, Authentic, £7.99 This sweet story helps young children understand the true meaning of Christmas, and to discover how very much God loves them. As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder… “Who invented Christmas?” So Mama and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how He gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama’s gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas. A Pirate Christmas Activity Book By Suzy Senior, Bible Society, £3 Here is an activity book, full of crafts and games based on Suzy Senior’s popular children’s book. It may help children aged two to five to feel immersed in the Christmas story, using stickers. They can make their own guinea pig, draw a treasure map and cook party treats to get into the pirate Christmas spirit! It Begins in Bethlehem – a Nativity Rhyme for Christmas time By Bob Hartman and Mark Beech, 10Publishing, £2 This new Christmas children’s booklet offers a fresh perspective on the nativity, with glorious rhymes from Bob Hartman and lively illustrations by Mark Beech. It could be helpful when sharing the message of Christmas with children in your family, church and community. Nativity Activities – a puzzle and colouring book By Martin Young, 10Publishing, £2.99 A festive fun activity book for young children, packed with mazes, spot–the–difference, drawings to copy, colouring pages, word puzzles and lots more. 22

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