Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Author Kimberley Payne releases new Childrens Book

 About The Book

Explore the Bible and learn from God’s creation. This entertaining and educational book offers children loads of fun. At the same time they’ll be learning about the Bible.

Inside its pages you’ll find:

·         Bible stories told from the viewpoint of the tree
·         Fast facts to help identify the specific tree
·         An activity to help reinforce the truth in the lesson
·         Challenging questions to support each story
·         Glossary and “People of the Bible” sections at the back of the book define words which are highlighted in bold
·         Project suggestions to enhance your learning

This engaging and instructive book is a colourful introduction to trees, leaves and their corresponding Bible stories. It’s ideal for 7 to 9 year olds, for home or school use and classroom sharing in grades 2/3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Plant Life.

About The Author

Kimberley Payne is a motivational speaker and author. She has taught workshops in a variety of settings including churches, retreats, schools and conferences. Her energetic and enthusiastic presentations motivate individuals to reach their goals.
 Kimberley has volunteered as a teacher in many children's programs at her church, as a teacher's aide for students' reading in the classroom, and within the library at her children's school. She works as an Elementary School Secretary for the Catholic School Board. She combines her teaching experience and her love of writing to create educational materials for children about family, fitness, science and faith.  
 Kimberley is an over-40, peri-menopausal mother of two teenagers. She is happily married and lives with her husband in a village east of Toronto, Canada.

You can visit her website at www.kimberleypayne.com


Kimberley awakens children (and adults) to the immense knowledge that can be found in the Bible. In this book Kimberley focusses on some of the trees found in Scripture. She tells short stories related to the "tree Scripture"; asks questions; gives a few interesting (and to me unknown) facts and gives various activities to review the information.
The artwork is delightful and colourful.
I found, even as an adult, that I learned much from this little book.
It would be perfect for homeschoolers; Christian Schools and Sunday Schools.
Bravo Kimberley for a great resource.
Jan Cox, retired teacher

Trees of the Book by Kimberly Payne is a great children’s activity book describing some of the trees mention in the Bible. It is well written and illustrated.
I found the description of the trees very informative, easy to understand on an elementary level. It is fun the way she related each to a passage in the Bible describing how God actually used that type of tree. The activity section with each tree was both a learning tool and fun to do. This book will keep your child’s interested. I enjoyed Trees of the Book by Kimberly Payne and highly recommend it. It is a must add to your entire child’s home reading and would make an awesome Bible study addition.
Larry Gray

Author Interview

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a wife and a mother of two teenagers, two cats, and lots of fish. I love to walk and hike in the great outdoors, and consider myself an amateur photographer who loves to take tons of pictures of nature.

Why did you write the book? 

I find the stories in the Bible fascinating, and wanted to explore some of them from a different perspective.

Who is this book written for?

Trees of the Book was written for children ages 7 to 9. It can also be used as a supplemental book to the Growth and Changes in Plants Curriculum for Canadian teachers in grades two/three.

What qualifies you to write this book?

I am an award-winning self-published writer and a member of The Word Guild and Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship. I have volunteered as a teacher with many children’s programs at my church, as a teacher’s aid for student’s reading, and within the library at my children’s school. Currently, I am an elementary school secretary for the Separate School Board. I love to combine my teaching experience and love of writing to create educational materials for children about family, fitness, science and faith.

What do you like to do to get away from it all?

I love to hike in the woods, and take pictures of plants, animals and trees.

What is the PRIMARY benefit, above all others, that your potential reader will gain from reading this book?

It is an easy and fun way to learn about the trees in popular Bible stories.
 If you had to compare this book to any other book out there, which book would it be?
Any Sunday school curriculum, take-home Bible studies, children’s activity book.
 Hundreds of thousands of books come out every year.

Why should someone buy THIS book? 

7 different trees tell a Bible story from their individual viewpoint. Readers learn specifics about the tree and the scriptural account.

 Who is your target audience?

Teachers, caregivers and mothers interested in leading their children in the Christian faith and teaching them about the Bible. 

 What was the inspiration (motivation) behind the book? 

As an avid walker, I have a love and appreciation for nature, especially walking through the woods. I also like to read the Bible and found myself curious about the trees mentioned in scripture. At the time I started my research I was actively involved in children’s ministry in my church so wanted to share what I learned in an entertaining format for the children. I produced one-sheets to fit into the weekly bulletins and featured one tree a week for seven weeks. I collected these together and added facts about each tree with fun activities. And voila, I had the beginnings of this book!

What do you hope this book accomplishes?

I hope the readers gain a new appreciation for trees while learning a little more about stories in the Bible. And I hope they have fun too!

Connect with the Author



Kimberley Payne said...

Thanks for featuring me on the Spotlight!

Janet Sketchley said...

Sounds like a unique book, Kimberley. I like how you've made it more than a storybook by adding activities to engage the young readers.

Kimberley Payne said...

Thanks, Janet, I'm hoping the children will have fun while they're learning!