Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lamplighter book review and give-away!

GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!
Our family loves to read. We love to read on our own; even our little ones can often be found "reading" to themselves, and we love to read together. Lamplighter books are some of our favorite books to read together as a family. These are some wonderful books!

The content quality is GREAT! They are all "public domain" books that are out of copyright, and have been rediscovered in some way or another. Lamplighter publishes these wonderful old stories filled with Christian morals and values (and often Bible verses too!). We love that these books focus on the heart, on developing character and persevering through trials. They hold the attention of everyone in the family (well, maybe not the baby). Our kids are always excited to start up a new one together!

While the content is the biggest draw for the Lamplighter books, and the reason we read them, these books are also well made. Not only is their content "old fashioned" but their look is too! These books are just dripping with charm and are so delightful to touch, or even just look at! I find that my eyes are often drawn to them on our bookshelf, and they always make me smile!

We were introduced to Lamplighter books by some dear family friends who recommended a few to us. After that we have been able to pick some up at homeschool conventions. We always love visiting them at their booth. The staff is so knowledgeable about the books! They first listen to us quickly describe the child we would like to purchase a book for and then go on to make suggestions that have always been so very fitting! It is obvious that the staff has a passion not only for the books but for sharing Christ's love and building up godly morals and character in children and families.

We own many of these books, and have read all but two that we own (we're looking forward to getting to them soon!). Not one has been a disappointment to us! These books are a bit more costly than the typical book we purchase, but they are worth it. We tend to purchase these as gifts for our children or request them when asked for gift ideas. Our children are always excited to receive a new Lamplighter!

I thought I'd list the books we own so that if you are new to Lamplighters you have a good starting place! While each of these books have been appealing to our whole family some may be more appealing to one gender over another.

General- Me and Nobbles, Fire in the Sky, The Giant Killer

Boys- Little Sir Galahad, Teddy's Button, The White Knights

Girls- Jill's Red Bag, The Little Lamb

Teddy's Button was our first Lamplighter and one that is oh so dear to us. What a treasure it is! A story of a little boy wanting so badly to be a soldier, just like his daddy who died in battle. He finds that he already had an enemy and a battle waging inside of him! He can be a soldier right now in God's army! Lamplighter has very generously sent us a copy of Teddy's Button to give away, and I couldn't be more excited to be able to pass this blessing on to another family!
I'll give you a few ways to win this book-

1. Please leave a comment including your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win.

2. Facebook a link to this post for a second chance (and leave a second comment that you did so)

3. Become a follower of my blog (and leave a separate comment that you did so)

4. Blog about this giveaway on your blog (with a link back here!) and be sure leave another comment here!

I'll run this give-away for a week or so.

*I was not compensated for this review, though in looking up the Lamplighter links I realized that they had an affiliate program which we promptly signed up for! If you order through one of our links we will get a commission on the sale, AND you will get 15% off of your purchase (this excludes sale and pre-packaged items).

I'm linking to inashoe.com today!

39 comments:

  1. I have really enjoyed all the Lamplighter books I've read. I can't remember all the titles of the books but I know I read - Jessica's Mother and it's sequel, A Basket of Flowers (really good) and many others! I've never ready Teddy's Button but would love to! Thanks so much!

    Tabitha
    arestfulplace @ gmail . com

    P.S. I saw that I won the other book giveaway! Yay! Thank you!

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  2. I follow you too!

    arestfulplace @ gmail . com

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  3. I would love to read this to my kiddos! I think Nehemiah would love it!

    Crystal
    cdsmustok@gmail.com

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  4. I follow you!

    cdsmustok@gmail.com

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  5. Shared on my fb wall!

    cdsmustok@gmail.com

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  6. OOOO....pick me, pick me! I would love to add this book to our library. cravenfammily2005@gmail.com

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  7. What a wonderful giveaway! We love Lamplighter books! We just have a couple right now but hope to grow our collection. candafritz (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I just posted a message on FB about this giveaway!

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  9. Such a wonderful giveaway! Getting our read aloud time re-esetablished after our move is one of my top priorities this summer so I am eagerly looking for reading recommendations!

    Thanks!

    Mrs.Pear at comcast dot net

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  10. So Fun! We have yet to add a lamplighter book to our collection but I have heard they are great!

    thanks,
    Carrie
    dumptrucksandteacups(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Hi Gabe!

    This is Sommer from church! I popped over from Rebecca's blog :-) I've only read two Lamplighter's...The Basket of Flowers and Jessica's First Prayer, but I loved them very much. I would love to be entered to win this give away :-)

    Lots of love,
    Sommer

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  12. Oh, and I am going to follow your blog too :-)

    Hope you are well,
    Sommer

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  13. found your site thought leadinglittleheartshome - thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to read it by chapters to our sons.

    -Angie
    shutterflysix(at) yahoo(dot) com

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  14. Oh what a great giveaway. My husband is always mentioning Lamplighter and how he would love to invest in their products.

    jeremyandem(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Awesome post! We love to read together as a family, too! Having quality books, like those published by Lamplighter, is incredibly helpful to my husband and I as we try to help our children develop a personal faith. Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review and for the great giveaway!
    sc.sarahsells@gmail.com

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  16. I found you from Life in a Shoe. I've drooled over the Lamplighter catalog for years, but haven't ever gotten one of their books yet.
    gandw93(at)verizon(dot)net

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  17. I would love to start our lamplighter collection!

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Nicole

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  18. What a wonderful giveaway. We have a couple of these books and love them. We've asked for these for birthday/Christmas gifts for the kids. :)

    Thanks!

    kimberly at raisingolives dot com

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  19. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    Margaret thefrazzledmama@gmail.com

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  21. Awesome give away!

    MutterVonVielen@ymail.com

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  22. and here's my blog link. =)


    http://muttersadventures.blogspot.com/

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  23. I just heard about these at our recent homeschool convention (my first one having kids of my own!). I'd love to get some for my kids, especially my son who loves reading so much! Thanks!

    Megan.Presley @ gmail.com

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  24. I LOVE Lamplighter books!!! We have not purchased one...only borrowed due to price.... I would love to win! momsmustardseeds@hotmail.com

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  25. I just commented on FB for Moms Mustard Seeds http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Moms-Mustard-Seeds/157690224246852

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  26. I want to follow you (so glad to find you) but Google Friend Connect is not up...I'll keep checking back!

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  27. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Tammie
    tammie73044@yahoo.com

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  28. Just discovered this series and fell in love with them for my grandchildren. Thanks, Bunny37617@yahoo.com

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  29. I haven't read any Lamplighter books. I would love to introduce them into our family's reading library.

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  30. I shared the link to fb:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1430286983

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  31. Thank you for the opportunity to win this! ~Jennifer

    jennct72@gmail.com

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  32. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to reading more :)
    jennct72@gmail.com

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  33. I'd love to win this book! I hope it's OK that I'm in Canada.

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  34. Oh, how I love Lamplighter! email is jill@sweetdiva.com =)

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  35. Couldn't follow with GFC, but subscribed to you feed ~ does that count??

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