Big Thoughts for Little People

Kenneth N. Taylor - 1983
    (Ages 2 to 6)

Angel in the Waters

Regina Doman - 2004
    . . a story that will delight all young children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.

The Rhyme Bible Storybook

L.J. Sattgast - 1996
    Rhyming books are always among children's best-loved treasures, and The Rhyme Bible Storybook is certain to become a well-worn favorite! Filled with vivid, joyful illustrations, each story teaches important Bible truths while giving children a reading time that's packed with giggles, chuckles, and fun!Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 12/20/2000 Pages: 448 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up


Cynthia Rylant - 2016
    In striking illustrations reminiscent of folk art, Rylant has created a fresh take on a classic story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

The Easter Story

Patricia A. Pingry - 2000
    And it gently reveals the meaning of Easter and the story of Christ's death and Resurrection. Bright, colorful illustrations make this a perfect book for toddlers. Ages 2-5.

Holy Bible: My First Read And Learn Bible

Eva Moore - 2006
    Illustrated in full color, this is a perfect introduction to the Bible for the youngest of children.

A Hat for Ivan

Max Lucado - 2004
    Because Ivan's father is the hatmaker, Ivan gets to watch his father create a hat that is perfect for each person. Ivan wonders what kind of hat he will have. Will he be a musician? A baker? A palace guard?Ivan doesn't need to worry about his future because his father, the hatmaker who loves him most, shows him that there is only one hat-and one life-created just for him.

The Usborne Children's Bible

Heather Amery - 1998
    Beautiful collection of Bible stories for young children

D is for Dinosaur

Ken Ham - 1991
    The black-and-white illustrations are suitable for copying by parents and teachers. Pre-reader-adult.

Tomie DePaola's Book of Bible Stories

Tomie dePaola - 1973
    Adam and Eve, Abraham and Moses, Peter, John, and Jesus are all vividly portrayed in wonderful detail. The original Bible text captures all of the drama of the best-loved stories from the Bible, including Noah and the flood, Jonah's encounter with a great fish, and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here is a beautiful collection of Bible stories, perfect for gift-giving."An excellent choice for family or group use, as well as for independent reading." (School Library Journal, starred review)

Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs

Phil Vischer - 2006
    . . yet you will find very thought-provoking. Sidney & Norman uses the simple context of two pigs living next door to each other to communicate a profound truth about how we judge each other and often judge ourselves. On the surface, Sidney & Norman appears to be a picture book that will entertain kids. But this story has deeply moved adult audiences in informal readings, leading to deep-thinking discussions.

The Legend of the Easter Egg

Lori Walburg - 1999
    "Let's pretend we're hunting Easter eggs!" Lucy says. "What are Easter eggs?" Thomas wonders. In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. When his older sister Lucy falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas's aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has -- and what he can do about his sister's illness. Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. Dramatic illustrations by James Bernardin underscore the chilling fear of separation and death -- and the dazzling joy of reunion and new life.

God's Dream

Desmond Tutu - 2008
    It involves people who reach out and hold each other's hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt each other — and say they're sorry and forgive. It's a wish that everyone will see they are brothers and sisters, no matter their way of speaking to God, no matter the size of their nose or the shade of their skin. Aided by vibrant artwork evoking such images as a rainbow and a sharing circle, Tutu offers the essence of his ubuntu philosophy, a wisdom so clear and crystalline that even the smallest child can understand.

Look! Look! Look!

Nancy Elizabeth Wallace - 2006
    A postcard with a painting entitled "Portrait of Lady Clopton" by Robert Peake on the front. They look, look, look at the painting and see that it has patterns, colors, lines, and shapes. As they keep looking and seeing, they experiment with paper, scissors, and markers, experiencing the excitement that comes with creative thinking and doing. Children will be inspired by this introduction to art and observation, illustrated with Nancy Elizabeth Wallace’s signature paper-cut artwork. A glossary and postcard activity reinforces lessons learned throughout the book.

The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers

Stan Berenstain - 2008
    When the Bear family practices going to church, praying, and being kind, plus remembering how much God loves them, their lives are much more joyful.In The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers. Brother Bear discovers that God answers every prayer---in his own way and time. Children will learn, along with Brother Bear, that praying isn't just for bedtime.