Here are six children's books our family loves, all aimed towards planting seeds of faith in tiny young hearts. The first two I'm listing are the best. If you can get no others, get these first two awesome books.
The Jesus Storybook Bible is poetic. I regularly fight tears as I read it to Caroline. It's a bit wordy for our four year old, but she still loves it. Our two year old gets bored with it. It's ideal for ages seven and up. I would even highly recommend it to an adult who has no children. It is dripping with beauty, art, and spiritual wisdom.
The other "great" is The Big Picture Story Bible. With childlike stories, it shows how Genesis to Revelation is a single story line. It is perfect for my two year old, my four year old, and even for me... My understanding of Scripture is richer for having read it.
Okay, go order the two books above, stat!
The rest of the books below are great, but optional.
For the tiniest Bible scholars, a cardboard Bible with vivid pictures and a handle:
For kids who love riddles. This book has peek-a-boo flaps that you open to answer riddles.
"One tiny raindrop/splashed on his nose./ Earth turned to mud/As flood waters rose./ With all the animals/ he floated away/ Safe in the ark/ One dark rainy day./ Peek-A-Boo, I see who?/ Peek-A-Boo NOAH!"
The illustrations in this devotional are gorgeous. Caroline stares at them for minutes on end. (That's a long time for a four year old!)
Our roommate once read this entire book to our girls, start to finish. All 256 pages. Someone liked this book, that's all I'm saying!
What books do your children love?
No, really, I need to know! We promised our girls we'd get them some new books!