Children's Picture Books
Nice photographs sharing the story of a newborn deer. Lots of extra animals hidden in the photos for children to hunt for.
Bustle in the Bushes - Giles Andreae
A book for the youngest insect lover.
The value in smiling to a stranger and the journey of that one smile.
Follow the Line Through the House - Laura Ljungkvist
A fun book of search-and-find.
By reading this list, you may correctly assume we are studying about pioneer America. There are so many wonderful stories about this time period that we can't wait for history each day. All these books were favorites of young and old. (Oops...I can't believe I just described myself as "old."
Sarah Whitcher's Story - Elizabeth Yates
The true story of a young girl who was lost in the Connecticut wilderness.
The Courage of Sarah Noble - Alice Dalgliesh
Sarah travels with her father into the wilderness and find that Indians can be her friends.
The White Feather - Ruth Eitzen
A short book sharing the story of a Quaker family in Ohio, their determination to live in peace with all men and how God protected them. This is a refreshing alternative to the many books from this time period that share the idea of shoot-the-Indians-before-they-shoot-us.
Skippack School - Marguerite de Angleli
Lots of things to love about this book. The wonderful illustrations. The description of old fashioned printing presses (since my husband is a printer). The endearing story of a young boy and his school troubles. And the introduction to a real character, a Mennonite school teacher in colonial Pennsylvania.
A book written by two totally different men, a wealthy art dealer and a homeless sharecropper's son and how one women brought their lives together. I picked this up at my sister-in-law's house and had it read by the next day.
If I had to pick my top ten books, this one would make the list. A stone-age cannibal tribe in New Guinea are transformed by the power of the Gospel. Our book club enjoyed great discussion from this book.
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