Check out these beautiful Christian books…
Let it Shine by Ashley Bryan is a solid favorite in our house. My girls reach for it weekly (and that says a lot with all of the books we have to choose from!) Stunning collage work, bold colors and Bryan’s way of bringing these spirituals to life makes for one picture book that your family with love. Elevate your night time prayers by hearing the sweet sounds of children singing their praises to God on high with this beautiful work of art. It features THREE spirituals: “This Little Light of Mine,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” ?
? Check out our story time art project for this book HERE.
Jesus Heals: An Anatomy Primer by Danielle Hitchen and Jessica Blanchard is simple and sweet, yet profound in how it helps young children begin to understand the love of Jesus. Blanchard’s ability to capture the text through gorgeous and kid-friendly illustrations is incredible. It’s always in our Mass bag each Sunday. Check it out!
Let Us Pray: A Child’s First Book of Prayers by Katie Warner & illustrated by Meg Whalen is another Mass bag favorite for us. This is a book full of Catholic prayers that is exactly what I had been looking for. I love how this book is small enough for my toddler’s hands to flip through, and the illustrations are beautiful enough to keep her attention. I must say, it was a good day when I caught my 4 year old reciting the Our Father (The Lord’s prayer) word for word one night without my help. ?
The Story of David and Goliath illustrated by Helen Dardik is so wonderful because it takes a biblical story and translates it BEAUTIFULLY through simple text and stunning illustrations. Dardik is one of our favorite illustrators, and this book certainly is an example of her work that we have come to really love in our home.
Your Magnificent Chooser by John Ortberg is a whimsical book that helps children understand the basics of our God-given free will. I read this book to my second grade religious education class, and they loved it just as much as my four year old. I love how it helps me explain the idea of choices for young kids in a way that is centered around God and his love for us. “Make a good choice” takes on a whole new and deeper meaning with this book.
Holy Week: An Emotions Primer by Danielle Hitchen and Jessica Blanchard is another fabulous addition to our Mass bag during Lent because it uses color and simple text to help explain these important events leading up to Jesus’s death and resurrection. I love how it sparks conversation that it’s okay to feel sad that Jesus died, but we also feel joyful because we KNOW the stone was rolled away and he was not there. He is RISEN. Beautiful book!
? Check out our story time art project for this book HERE
The Story of Noah’s Ark illustrated by Helen Dardik once again is a stellar addition to our picture book collection. The gorgeous colors and detailed patterns inspired us to create art of our own!
? Check out the Noah’s Ark story time art project HERE.