Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Christian books for children

This morning Fifi and I got into car, drove the girls to preschool and school and headed in to Newtown. We had brunch, and then went to Moore Books. There I proceeded to load up on children's books with the dual purpose of keeping the girls in books at Christmas time—eek!—and picking up some things I could review for purposes of my day job at Matthias Media.

I am about to try and bang out a few hundred words on the Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm, recommended to me by John Woodhouse, the principal of Moore College, when I was asking him about books to review.

Also on the review 'to do' list:

Ten Girls who changed the World by Irene Howat.

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (ed. Katherine Lindskoog)

The Children's Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones.

The Lion Storyteller Bible

The Nativity Play by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen (that's the Kipper the Dog people, if you know the TV show).

Read-Aloud Bible Stories Vol 1. by Ella K. Lindvall.

John Bunyan's A Pilgrim's Progress retold by Geraldine McCaughrean.

What is Heaven Like? by Beverley Lewis.

My main interest here is going to be theological. If you have other kid's books that you think are terrific, mention them in the comments on this post. Yes, Yes, I've heard of Narnia!

4 comments:

Michael K said...

Gordon
we're reading the big picture bible with our kids at the moment - I keep hearing Graham Goldsworthy which must be a good thing, right?
Its generally been good but a couple of nights ago we tried to read the Nicodemus account - I was confused - and I'm preaching on John 3 this week

Dave Pinn said...

My kids and I are enjoying The Case for Christ.

Timothy Wonil Lee said...

Richard Dawkins is thinking of writing a children's book

hmm... I'm a bit... annoyed/angered at the thought of it.

it'sjustme said...

The See With Me Bible is great for pre-readers. The only words are a small summary at the end of each story (which should mostly be ignored). Very detailed pictures help kids to remember the stories really well. It does rely on the 'reader' knowing their bibles.

Candle Bible for Toddlers.
One line per page. Simple stories. Lovely pictures. Great for the littlies.

The Lion Storyteller Bible. The author is employed as a storyteller, so the stories are really well written and even include suggestions for some stories for group involvement. The story is over two pages, so better for infants kids than toddlers since there won't be enough page turning for the younger crowd.