The Christian bookstores I used to frequent have closed, in the past few years. I was glad when the Crew was introduced to LifeWay Christian Stores, a company with stores all over the US as well as an Internet presence.
Members of the Crew received the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids to review.
While this book is aimed at children ages 5-10, we found that even our middle- and high-schoolers (and Mom!) learned some things, perusing the pages. The book is packed with color photographs, charts, maps, illustrations, and diagrams. Information is arranged alphabetically (after all, it is a dictionary), with more than 750 entries, and over 500 of these have illustrations as well as text.
You can download a PDF sample of the book at the publisher’s website.
Middlest is a bit sensitive to patterns, and did not like the bright primary-color filler (blocks of color separating entries or taking up unused space on the page). However, she pored over the diagram of seasons in the Holy Land (including the modern and Jewish calendars, climate, and agricultural activity), as well as some of the other diagrams, finding them fascinating and informative.
The rest of us have had fun looking up various topics. There are a lot, such as people and places, plants and animals, character qualities, the teachings of Jesus, and much more.
The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids is available for $14.99 at the LifeWay website.
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Disclaimer: Members of the TOS Crew were given a free copy of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids for review purposes. No additional compensation was involved.