RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

Children's Books about Faith - Bibles, Devotionals and Faith Stories

RECOMMENDED READING FOR CHILDREN

Daily reading to children is encouraged and brings a world of imagination and wonder to life!  Our teachers and staff have years of reading to little ones and have favorite books – ones that they love and ones that their children, grandchildren and students have loved.  Below is a list of the some of their favorite books.

If you do not currently have one of these books and would like to buy it for your child, we encourage you to purchase it through our website (by clicking on the book title) as a part of Redeemer Day School’s Amazon Affiliate Program.  When books are purchased through our web site as a part of this program, the school receives a portion of the purchase back, which is used by Redeemer Day School to purchase school supplies and related needs.  Happy reading!

Books for Teaching Children about the Lord

  • The Beginner’s Bible, Timeless Children’s Stories, Zonderkidz – We use this children’s Bible in the Busy Bees Class
  • The Jesus Story Book Bible, Every Story Whispers His Name, by Sally Lloyd-Jones – Comes in a set with a CD so they can listen and follow on their own as well as reading it with you.  We use this children’s Bible in the Butterfly Class, but it is great for older children, too.
  • The Big Picture Bible, David R. Helm  – We use this Bible in the Butterfly Class to give an overview of God’s plan for us through the Old and New Testament, but it is great for older children, too.
  • Leading Little Ones to God, Marian M. Schoolland – We use this wonderful resource to ground our students in Pre-k and Kindergarten sound doctrine along with teaching them directly from the Bible.
  • First Catechism, Teaching Children Bible Truths, Great Commission Publications – We use this children’s catechism for all of our classes.

Other Resources:

  • Big Thoughts for Little People, by Kenneth N. Taylor
  • Growing Together in Gratitude, Character Stories for Families, Barbara Rainey – this book is part of a wonderful series.
  • Psalms for Young Children, by Marie-Helenee Delval
  • My Bible Verses from the Psalms, by Susan Hunt and Richie Hunt
  • Found, Psalm 23, by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago
  • The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats, by Andrew Peterson
  • Children’s Bible Basics, by Carolyn Nystrom – Specifically these titles  – What Happens When We Die? and What is Prayer?
  • A Child’s Book of Character Building, by Ron and Rebekah Coriell

Stories of Faith 

  • Dangerous Journey, The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Lily, The Girl Who Could See, Sally Oxley & Tim Ladwig
  • A Max Lucado Children’s Treasury, A Child’s First Collection, Max Lucado
  • The Knight’s Map, R.C. Sproul
  • The Priest with Dirty Clothes, R.C. Sproul
  • The Prince’s Poison Cup, R.C. Sproul
  • One Wintry Night, Ruth Bell Graham
  • The Tale of the Three Trees, A Traditional Folktale, Retold by Angela Elwell Hunt (This story is great for anytime but especially Christmas and Easter)
Children's Books for Daily Reading and Holidays

A Child’s Garden of Verses
By Robert Louis Stevenson

A Is for Annabelle
By Tasha Tudor

Amelia Bedelia
By Peggy Parish

Are You My Mother? (Beginner Books)
By P.D. Eastman

Audrey Bunny
By Angie Smith

Butterfly (Watch Me Grow)
By DK Publishing

Charlotte’s Web
By E. B. White

Cowboy Small
By Lois Lenski

Curious George Books
By H. A. Rey

Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)
By Dr. Seuss

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar (Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends)
By Max Lucado

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle

John Philip Duck
By Patricia Polacco

Madeline Series
By Ludwig Bemelman

Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel picture books)
By Robert McCloskey

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook
By Joyce Lankester Brisley

Miss Fannie’s Hat
By Jan Karon

Mr. Marble’s Moose
By D. J. May

My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts
By Susan Hunt

One Smile
By Cindy McKinley

Pepito the Brave
By Scott Beck

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Peter Rabbit Naturally Better)
By Beatrix Potter

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
By Eric Metaxas

Stuart Little
By E. B. White

The Berenstain Bears: God Loves You! (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)
By Mike Berenstain

The Boxcar Children Books 1-4
By Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Evergreen Wood
By Alan Perry

Pooh’s Library: Winnie-The-Pooh, The House At Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six (Pooh Original Edition)
By A. A. Milne

The Little Engine That Could mini
By Watty Piper

The Little Fir Tree
By Margaret Wise Brown

The Little House 70th Anniversary Edition with CD
By Virginia Lee Burton

The Mitten
By Jan Brett

The Real Mother Goose
By Blanche Fisher Wright

The Star-Spangled Banner
By Peter Spier

The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale
By Angela Elwell Hunt

The Three Questions [Based on a story by Leo Tolstoy]
By Jon J. Muth

Thunder Cake
By Patricia Polacco

The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus
By Joel Chandler Harris

Violet Comes to Stay (Mitford for Children, Book 1)
By Jan Karon

Violet Goes to the Country (Mitford for Children, Book 2)
By Jan Karon

The Children’s Book of Virtues
By William J. Bennett

Advent:

  • Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, A Family Celebration of Christmas, Ann Voscamp
  • Little Hearts, Prepare Him Room, An Advent Devotional That Grows with Your Family, Holly Mackle www.pcadm.org/bookstore
  • Advent and Christmas, Wisdom from Henri J.M. Nouwen, A Redemptorist Pastoral Publication
  • Christ in Christmas, A Family Advent Celebration, James C. Dobson, Charles R. Swindoll, James Montgomery Boice, R.C. Sproul

Christmas:

  • The Crippled Lamb, Max Lucado
  • Christmas Carols for a Kid’s Heart, Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Mary’s Story, by M.M. Bren  Arch Books
  • The Tale of the Three Trees, A Traditional Folktale, Retold by Angela Elwell Hunt
  • The Real 12 Days of Christmas, The Story Behind the Song, Helen Haidle

Recommended CD’s for children

Ask Me Whooo, Vol. 1

Ask Me Whooo 2: Who Loves You

Ask Me Whooo 3: Who Keeps You

 By Diana Beach Batarsh

Hide ’em in Your Heart Vol. 1

Hide ’em in Your Heart: Volume 2

By Steve Green

Go to the Ant

By Mike Gleason, Randy Bugg and Judy Rogers

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