Favorites in Children’s Literature

A Quiet Place by Dan Andreasen (Christian parents may want to teach their children that they can meet God in their quiet place)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (A boy frustrated with all the little injustices in his day)

Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner and Peggy Rathmann  (How a girl struggles with a peer’s aggression)

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes  (How a girl struggles with teasing)

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichetenheld (A story of wishes for one we care for)

Penny Bear’s Gift of Love: A Story of Friendship Between a Grieving Young Boy and a Magical Little Bear by Penny Wigglesworth (A good read-aloud story for children who have lost their mothers.  Broken down into chapters for each of the first twelve months following the loss)

Rolling Harvey Down the Hill by Jack Prelutsky and Victoria Chess (Poems that collectively tell a story of boys and how they relate to one another)

Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds

Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs by Phil Vischer and Justin Gerard (A story of how God’s love transforms)

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst (A story of connection)

The Kissing Hand  by Audrey Penn (A story of connection)

The Red Tree by Shaun Tan (A story of holding on to hope in darkness)

The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin and David Shannon (An Indian “Cinderella” folktale with spiritual implications)

You Are Special by Max Lucado (A story of our value to God)