Monday, April 9, 2012

Some of our favorite children's books

I love children's books. Amazon and bookstores could be dangerous places for me - well for our budget. Thankfully, however, we have an amazing library that offers an array of literary eye candy for us. I'm also grateful for Swagbucks which allows me to indulge in some occasional free books for the girls through Amazon.

We all know that stories are a great way to learn lessons. Even Jesus often spoke in parables or short stories to make his teachings more understandable to those who were listening.

We have found several books that do just that and wanted to share them with you. They are cute stories with big life lessons in faith, character and virtue. Here are a few of our favorites:

Fool Moon Rising is a cute story about humility and how the moon cannot boast about it's own ability to shine brightly.

The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God's Gift of Purity [With CD (Audio)] is a story with a message about purity. It's a great book for girls as a reminder of the amazing gift of purity and honor they bestow.

The Carrot Seed By Ruth Krauss is a short simple story with a big lesson about perseverance and faith. It's about a little boy who plants his carrot seed (obviously) and waits and waits for it to grow, despite what everyone else is saying.

Our girls like to remind us of all the ways we can pray i.e. eyes closed or open, hands folded or not, etc. Every Which Way to Pray (Everyday Zoo) is an adorable story of a group of animals who pray every which way. This is a new one that we all love.

Papa's Pastries is a book about kindness and faith. It's about a family who is struggling reaches beyond their means to help others. I also like the fact that it is based in another culture. Honestly, the girls haven't read this yet, but I'm sure they will like it as much as I do. (They are going to receive it soon).

(Note: the links in this post are my referral links).

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