Children's Book Author Celia Banks Launches Bible Storytime Tour

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Schools, Churches and Organizations Line up to Host Tour

Children's book author Celia Banks has launched her "Bible Storytime" tour throughout the Lexington, Kentucky area. The tour, designed for ages 4 to 9, feature Celia Banks' books from the God's Word is Just for Me series including the soon to be released "Sadie Says."

During October and November, Banks' tour will bring fun and stories to life using character puppets from her book to share biblical truths with kids in attendance. The events have gotten rave reviews, much like her books.

Banks' work has garnered the attention of Christian leaders, including Marilyn Hickey, founder and president of Marilyn Hickey Ministries. After reading Bank's first book "Jacob's Promise" formerly known as "I Got It" Hickey said, "As a grandmother and teacher of the Word, this book delights me! Celia Banks has created a beautiful storybook that blends key Bible truths with adorable animals in a captivating way. Children will love it…and learn important spiritual truths while they read. Every person with children in their life should consider this a must-have for their little ones."

Organizations hosting the free tour will receive:
Promotion materials.
One set of books donated to the library of your choice.
Books made available for purchase during the day of the Bible Story Time event.
Each child will also receive a Celia Banks character bookmark.

In the God's Word is Just for Me series Banks has combined her extensive corporate experience with her love of children and literature to create a series of interactive, illustrated, children's books. Her method of using photographic textures provides a truly hands-on interactive learning tool for young children. The children will use the interactive activities in the God's Word Is Just For Me Series to improve reading skills, learn textures, and engage their environment and surroundings.

"Through this series, your children will learn to trust in the promises of God and develop a love for Bible stories through this unique and innovative story-telling art form," Banks said.

About The Books:
Issy's Gift
Issy was so excited. As a young camel, he was on his first caravan trip. He was going with his grandfather and the wise men to a far away land to see the young Christ Child who was born King. Join the little camel, Issy, as he makes a journey to see the Christ and learns an important life lesson about the value of giving and why the Christ child is so special and much more than just an earthly king.

Jacob's Promise
Follow Jacob as he shepherds the coolest, most colorful group of sheep and goats and learns that God's promises of blessings are for him. He learns that no matter what happens in the natural, God blesses those who are faithful and trust Him. God's promises are for us and always come true.

God Loves Me
Darlin' Daisy was happy! The morning was sunny, and Farmer Fred had opened his roadside vegetable stand. The seeds in Farmer Fred's basket were all shapes, sizes, and colors. Join Darlin' Daisy, Ralphie Radish, and all their seed friends as they learn that God loves each of them and created them for a special purpose. Each seed was different by God's design, but he loved them all the same.

Sadie Says
Sadie had planned for all the fun, but little did she know that the best part of camp would be learning an important lesson. Join Sadie and her friends as they begin to understand the power of words.

About the Author:
Celia Banks is a former vice president of design for the International China Company and has been a designer for dolls, dollhouses, toys, cosmetics and gift products for such companies as Avon, Mattel, Hasbro and Horseman Doll Company.                


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