Books for Children
Worm Watching and Other Wonderful Ways to Teach Children to Pray
There is nothing more refreshing than seeing the smile on the face of a child who has seen the beauty of God in creation. Children love to play and their innocent curiosity can open the door to fresh new beginnings. Worm Watching, a delightful new book from award winning sibling authors Ingalls and MacDonald, shows parents and educators how to help a child develop the habit of prayer through play.
In God’s Name
by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths, 1994).
This wonderful storybook for children lists many names of God, and invites the community to realize God’s diversity.
What Is God’s Name?
by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths, 1999).
This is an adaptation of the above book for infants and toddlers.
9 Ways to Bring Out The Best In You and Your Child by Maggie Reigh
Many parents are waking up to the fact that parenting is not about controlling their children, but about empowering themselves and their children. 9 Ways to Bring Out the Best in You and Your Child is about turning power struggles into powerful relationships. It is about raising children who are full of spirit and life, and about teaching them to be caring human beings.
Maggie Reigh teaches that parenting is a matter of the heart. Combining profound insights with practical ideas, Reigh shows parents how to raise respectful, responsible, and resilient children, and at the same time, add more life and laughter to their children's lives and their own.
This is a book about raising children full of spirit and life, and teaching them to be caring human beings.
The Other Way to Listen
by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall (Aladdin). As we learn other ways to listen we begin to hear things like wildflower seeds bursting open and the mountains singing. As we slow down we can hear the rocks murmuring, and remember that God’s spirit is alive in all the world.
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein (Harper and Row). This story is a powerful parable for children and adults. It celebrates the gift of giving and invites acceptance of someone else’s capacity to love.
Mr. Carey’s Garden
by Jane Cutler (Houghton Miffin Juvenile Books). A man’s neighbours all have insect- and slug-free gardens and they learn to appreciate the beauty and wonder of a garden full of holes and patterns left by insects. This is a wonderful tale of people who were very distanced from each other coming together as community.
After the Beginning
by Carolyn Pogue (Northstone Publishing Inc). As the Divine Family celebrates the work of creation, Little Angel challenges them to go a step further and create a wonderful world filled with differences. Margaret Kyle’s illustrations help place the reader inside the story.