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For ages: Birth to 7
US Amazon: Tadeo Turtle
Canada Amazon: Tadeo Turtle
Tadeo (TAHD-ay-OH) Turtle longs to be different. Through an adventure find out how Tadeo learns to accept how God created him. There are activities in the back of the book. Author’s website: www.janiscox.com. Author’s Amazon page:
Tadeo Turtle Extended Activities
For ages: 2 – 7
US Amazon: Tadeo Turtle Extended Activities
Canada Amazon: Tadeo Turtle Extended Activities
As a companion book for Tadeo, there are over 30 pages of activities across the curriculum, Math, Science, Physical Education, Art, Language Arts, and Music. Lots of ideas for parents, grandparents and homeschoolers.
The Kingdom of Thrim
For ages: 5 and up
US Amazon: The Kingdom of Thrim
Canada Amazon: The Kingdom of Thrim
Yoj is a happy doll maker from the Kingdom of Thrim. He makes a quick life decision without consulting God and travels too far from home. Follow his adventure of rediscovery. Watercolour picture book for ages 5 and up.
Here are a few things your children will learn: To use the gifts God has given them. To listen to God. To make wise decisions by not rushing ahead of God. That money isn’t the way to happiness. The importance of friendships. Beauty, colour and nature are important to our world. Each person has a gift that will honour God.
The Two Trees
For ages: 5-9
Bookstore: The Two Trees
Amazon: The Two Trees
Jaxon’s older brother Syd is smart, REALLY smart. But all Jaxon wants is someone to play with. When Jaxon sees Syd having trouble interacting with other kids, he is torn between loyalty to his brother and the frustration of having a sibling who is “different.” A poignant story that gives a glimpse into the challenges of having a child with high-functioning autism in the family.
Beneath That Star
For ages: 5-9
Bookstore: Beneath That Star
E-book Amazon: Beneath That Star
Saray longs to be a shepherd just like her three older brothers. But when God speaks to her in a dream to look out for and follow the bright star, what she finds underneath it is of far greater value than anything she could have ever imagined. Finalist for the 2016 Best Book Awards Children’s Religious category, and based on her song “Beneath That Star” found on her Christmas CD Red & White.
The Underdog Duckling
For ages: 5-9
Bookstore: The Underdog Duckling
Amazon: The Underdog Duckling
When Quinn’s mom gets sick and Quinn has to go live with his grandfather in the big city, a nearby pond becomes a place of comfort and peace for him. But when Quinn spots a duckling all on its own, his own feeling of not belonging bubbles to the surface. How will Quinn get through this time when everything seems so upside down? Winner of the 2019 The Words Awards Children’s Book. Shortlisted for the 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards.
When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom
For ages: 8 and up
Bookstore: When Sleeping Birds Fly
Amazon: When Sleeping Birds Fly
What tiny creatures make their nest with their own bodies? Which animals greet each other by sticking their fingers up each other’s nose? What animal shows a surprising talent for playing video games? Find out the answer to these questions and much more in this exciting collection of amazing facts about the animal kingdom. Shortlisted for the 2019 The Word Awards Children’s Book.
When Crocodiles Cry: 365 More Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom
For ages: 8 and up
What newborn mammal fits into a teaspoon but can grow as tall as a human adult? What creature has magnetic teeth? What kind of fish can climb trees? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in the newest collection of jaw-dropping animal facts from the author of When Sleeping Birds Fly. You won’t believe what you’ll read! Shortlisted for the 2020 The Word Awards Children’s Book.
It’s about a little girl who decides she is not going to daycare and sets plans in motion to stay home. Look out for what happens next.
Go, Go, Go! ABC – A Fun-Filled Alphabet Book
For ages: 1-4
Website: Go, Go, Go! ABC
Amazon: Go, Go, Go! ABC
It’s an A – Z book with lots of fun ways to teach children their alphabet. Each letter is written as a zany combination of words, fun illustrations and learning games.
Irish Beth Maddock
For ages: 4-9
Amazon: The Great Carp Escape
For further information: Email Irish
An award-winning Fish “Tail” Based on a true Story… Tadpoles, clams, and minnows —Wow! For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake is fun… until they’re startled by a “fishy” find along the shoreline. When they discover the scaly, moustached carp, they become afraid. With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it’s too late? An allegory of the sacrifice of Jesus. That no matter how ugly we may feel, Jesus lives to guide us all from dead water into the living waters of life. How we are all truly fish out of water without His redeeming love and acceptance.
Grumpy-bumpy Bob’s Great Day
For ages: 2-7
Bookstore: Grumpy-bumpy Bob’s Great Day
Amazon: Grumpy-bumpy Bob’s Great Day
Have you ever been grumpy? There is no one grumpier than Grumpy-bumpy Bob! But one day he is in for a joy-filled surprise. Come along and join the fun to see what makes Grumpy-bumpy Bob’s day so great.
“Grumpy-bumpy Bob’s Great Day is a delightful story that uses imaginative and rhyming words. It’s sure to be a hit with your child! It’s a fun and catchy story with a heart-warming story.” ~ Tricia Trumbull
Animals of the Bible
For ages: 6-9
Amazon: Animals of the Bible
Animals of the Bible is the second book in the Science & Faith Matters series. It’s an entertaining and educational introduction to animals and their Bible stories. Did you know that lions can go five days without drinking water? Did you know that animals take part in the stories of characters such as David, John the Baptist, and Joseph? Learn more about lions and other creatures found in the Bible – all part of God’s marvelous creation. It’s ideal for 6-9-year-olds, for home or school use and classroom sharing in grades 1-3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Animal Life.
Trees of the Bible
For ages: 7-9
Amazon: Trees of the Bible
Trees of the Bible is the first book in the Science & Faith Matters series. It’s an entertaining and educational introduction to trees and their Bible stories. Inside its pages, you’ll find: Bible stories told from the viewpoint of the tree Fast facts to help identify the specific tree Challenging questions to support each story Glossary and “People of the Bible” sections Project suggestions to enhance your learning This engaging and instructive book is a colourful introduction to the trees, leaves, and their corresponding Bible stories. It’s ideal for 7-9-year-olds, for home or school use and classroom sharing in grades 2/3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Plant Life.
30 Super Simple Animal Crafts
For ages: 5 and up
Amazon: 30 Super Simple Animal Crafts
Crafting 30 different animals out of pipe cleaners, clothespins, googly eyes, and paint has never been so much fun! Delight in this fun-filled book of clear directions and pictures of easy-to-create animals from Amazing Ant to Wiggly Worm. With only a few simple supplies you can make an afternoon of fun at home, at church or at grandma’s house.
ABCs of Gratitude for Kids – Give Thanks for Your Blessings Through These ABC Prompts
For ages: 5+
Amazon: ABCs of Gratitude for Kids
It’s never too early to introduce kids to being grateful. Help your children learn thankfulness as they learn the alphabet. Starting with the letter A, write or draw something you are thankful for
ABCs of Psalms for Kids – Learn God’s Word Through These ABC Bible Verses
For ages: 5+
Amazon: ABCs of Psalms for Kids
It’s never too early to introduce kids to God’s Word. Help your children learn 26 Bible verses from Psalms as they learn the alphabet. Memorizing Bible verses can be as easy as learning your ABCs!
ABCs of Scripture for Kids – Learn God’s Word Through These ABC Bible Verses
For ages: 5+
Amazon: ABCs of Scripture for Kids
It’s never too early to introduce kids to God’s Word. Help your children learn 26 Bible verses as they learn the alphabet. Memorizing Bible verses can be as easy as learning your ABCs!
Maria I. Morgan
Louie the Lawnmower – The Big Dig
For ages: 8-10
Amazon: Louie to the Rescue
Louie and the gang are fired up about the neighborhood yard competition. But when a sarcastic shovel arrives on the scene, hurtful words cause big problems. Will the newcomer succeed in intimidating Louie and his friends? Or will her plan backfire? Join Louie and the others and discover whose words win.
Missionary Kid Stories
For ages: school-aged children
Amazon: Missionary Kid Stories
Missionary Kid Stories is a collection of six fictionalized missionary kids’ first-hand accounts of their lives. Learn where the missionary kids live, where they go to school, what languages they speak, what they like to eat, and in what ministry their parents are involved! The stories are based, in part, on past or present real missionary families. Learn about Mexico, Indonesia, France, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, and Brazil from the missionary kid’s point of view. A variety of missionary ministries are presented to inspire you to consider what talents and gifts you have, and to encourage you to think how you might serve God in missions in the future.
Fetch the Goodness
A Day in the Life of Amy
For ages: K to 6th grade
Website: A Day in the Life of Amy
Amy is LOVED by children ages 3-12 and most especially loved by their parents. Both children and grandchildren learn so much from Amy that they hear things like, “Mommy how can I help you today?” or, “Mommy can you please pray with me?” Amy’s words help parents and grandparents to teach their children about The Goodness of God. Children everywhere are asking about God right now. Parents reach out to learn from Amy so that their entire family can understand The Goodness of God in simple terms. Amy is a perfect little guide to help them understand.
Nana Murray Has a Farm
For ages: 2-8
Email for Information: Nana Murray Has a Farm
Nana Murray has a farm and her grandson Caden loves the farm animals and loves to copy them. When Cat drinks from a bowl, Caden does too. Cade watches Pig roll in the mud, oh dear, will he copy Pig?
Pamela A. Taylor
Daddy, Daddy! Guess What I Saw Today
For ages: 2-5
Amazon: Daddy, Daddy! Guess What I Saw Today
From a flock of geese to a dog on a leash, the pages of this winsome little book are filled with things we see around us every day. Pamela A. Taylor takes those everyday items and looks at them through the eyes of a child, making them seem exciting and new while also teaching children how to be grateful for the God who created them. Take a walk with Pam through the pages of this book and help your little ones see God’s hand in the beauty of life.
Jimmy Learns About Life
For ages: 6-10
Amazon: Jimmy Learns About Life
Barnes & Noble: Jimmy learns About Life
Jimmy is your average 7-year-old. He is going through life, having fun, and learning a lot along the way. His mom is doing her best, with the help of her brother, Uncle Charlie, to instill Christian values in her son. Through mishaps, ministry, and more, Jimmy learns that there’s more to life than first impressions.
Jesus Loves Me When I Dance
For ages: 3-7
Website: Jesus Loves Me When I Dance
The sweetness and innocence of children echoes throughout the precious photo illustrations and the gentle rhythm of Jesus Loves Me When I Dance. On every page, celebrate Jesus through the eyes of a child. Whether is stripy socks, boots, or shoes with Jesus’ love we’ll never lose.
For ages: 4 -7
Website: Galloping Gus
Galloping Gus cannot help but splash and play in the puddles much to the chagrin of Simon McGiver, his careful driver. Join Gus as he bounces along, gets into trouble a little too often and experiences the sheer joy of play. Laugh at the antics of the big yellow school bus and find out what happens when Gus says “beep beep” and pretends to sleep and imagines he’ll soon be all muddy. A little friction, a measure of forgiveness, lots of laughs and a determined big yellow bus make Galloping Gus a delight for children to read again and again.
For ages: 5-7
Website: Hopeful Homer
Breakfast is always better in the barn, according to Homer. The flies are juicier. The beetles are bigger. the only problem is, Homer forgets to pay attention and before he knows it he finds himself in a pickle. Hopeful Homer will inspire children to always hope and to never, ever give up.
Molly Gets Her Wheels
For ages: 4-8
Website: Molly Gets Her Wheels
Amazon: Molly Gets Her Wheels
Molly the Maltese wheels her way into the hearts of readers young and old in this inspirational true story of a feisty little dog with an unstoppable spirit who longs to run and chase the squirrels again after a terrible accident that leaves her paralyzed. Molly Gets Her Wheels will leave you cheering on this lovable pooch, revelling at the unstoppable force of people and animals coming together in a spirit of love to help one another achieve the seemingly impossible.
THREE-TIME AWARD-WINNING BOOK! “Heartwarming story with adorable illustrations! My students with disabilities will love this book!”
“Such a sweet and inspiring story! Along with the illustrations that had me smiling through the whole book.”
Z the Zebra
For ages: 2-12
Amazon: Z the Zebra
Barnes & Noble: Z the Zebra
Z The Zebra is about a zebra born with rainbow-coloured polka dots, no stripes, that light up depending on his mood. He is not sure he likes being different and is searching for a reason why he was born like this and a purpose for these polka dots. As he takes his eyes off himself to help others he finds a purpose. His message is to let your light shine for others, use your gifts to glorify The Father.
Ruth Smith Meyer
Tyson’s Sad Bad Day
For ages: 3-9
Website: Tyson’s Sad Bad Day
Amazon: Tyson’s Sad Bad Day
In this day and age with so many suffering from cancer and other diseases, it isn’t always grandparents and older people who die. It is my hope that this book will help ease frank discussions and provide the means of comfort on a child’s level that will help both child and parent. The conclusion which Tyson reaches at the end of the book is one that brought comfort to the author at the time of her husband’s death. Test-read to children 4-8, the response was similar each time— a whispered “That is a good story.”
Yaa Serwaa Somuah
Oh No Dole!
For ages: 5-9
Website: Oh No Dole!
The adventures of Cindy when she gets her own puppy, Dole.
For ages: 4-8
Exploring names of fruits that match each of the 26 letters of the English alphabet and other snapshots of ideas about countries, people and places. It’s a fun read for every beginner.
For ages: 4-8
Sefaa’s childhood is plagued with sleepwalking but when she slept-danced with the lady in the red dress, she was ecstatic and wished it were real.
Sefaa Goes to Kente Market
For ages: 5-8
Website: Sefaa Goes to Kente Market
Sefaa has a big plan for her 6th birthday. When grandpa told a story about the history of Kente, a traditional fabric in Ghana, she wanted a piece of that history at her birthday party.
For ages: 5-8
Website: Writing 2
One has to pass a 6-year-old test in Sefaa’s village to be able to go to school. Now there is another challenge of learning how to write her numbers. Her biggest challenge is the number 2.
My Dad is An Angel
For ages: 8-10
Amazon: My Dad is An Angel
As children, we are blessed to have our parents and while many suffer from abandonment, others suffer from loss. In this book, you will embark upon an incredible journey with a little girl’s family. As she enjoys spending time with her talented father! From watching him help others in need, to supplying for his household and more. However one day he suddenly falls ill and one might ask “What do you do in this situation?” In this book “ My Dad Is An Angel” you will not only experience this family’s faith, but you will also encounter God’s presence as he continues to use his angels to guide us every day. Death is unavoidable but God’s angels are everlasting so while we grieve. Rest assure that angels are watching over us daily.
You are So Loved
Website: You Are So Loved
You Are Ao Loved explores the love and precious thoughts a mother has for her baby. With beautiful illustrations and scripture to accompany, it’s also a lovely reminder of God’s love and protection that is always with us. Every child is loved and special. What better way to remind them than through You Are So Loved? A perfect gift for a new baby, baptism, dedication, birthday, baby shower, or any occasion to share the love between mother and child.
Lily & Olive – The Joy Box Mystery
For ages: 5-10
Amazon: Lily & Olive – The Joy Box Mystery
Lily and Olive’s dad has given them a beautiful toy box. The girls are very excited and rename the toy box their Joy Box. After they put all the things that bring them joy in the box, everything mysteriously disappears. Read what happened to Lily and Olive’s things and how the girls learn where true joy comes from.
Lily & Olive – The Shoe Polish Mishap
For ages: 5-10
Amazon: Lily & Olive – The Shoe Polish Mishap
Lily & Olive are excited to wear their new white dresses to church. They are so excited that they decide to polish their dirty white shoes so that they will look new as well. Read how not asking for permission and not asking for help messes up Lily & Olive’s plans and what happens when help arrives!
Lily & Olive – The Lunch Bag Giveaway
For ages: 5-10
Amazon: Lily & Olive – The Lunch Bag Giveaway
Lily and her younger sister Olive are starting their day off great! They each have made an awesome school lunch and are excited to eat it. But on their walk to school, another little girl takes one of the sister’s lunches. Read how Lily and Olive use Bible principles to turn an unexpected situation for good.
My Gap Is All That
For ages: up to 10
Amazon: My Gap Is All That
Author Kendra Bryant has a gap in her teeth. The author loves the gap in her teeth and would not have it any other way. This fun story highlights that loving how God has made you is a blessing and why a person’s unique characteristic is “All That!”
The Little Church on 21st Street
For ages: 5-10
Amazon: The Little Church on 21st Street
The Little Church on 21st Street was a happy little church. But as time passed the church noticed that many things were changing. The Little Church on 21st Street was getting old. Read how the Little Church on 21st Street puts its trust in the Lord and how the Lord blesses because of the Little Church’s faith.
Anna’s Big Wish
For ages: 4-10
Website: Anna’s Wish
Amazon: Anna’s Big Wish
Anna’s Big Wish is a story about how six-year-old Anna gets her biggest wish of all. Her unusual request is that she wants to visit with her recently deceased grandmother, Nana. Young readers can travel with Anna as she gets to say goodbye to her recently deceased grandmother on her own terms. This book will help children overcome their fears, worries, and concerns about the loss of loved family and friends.
The Pippa the Werefox Mysteries
For ages: 9-12
Website: The Pippa the Werefox Mysteries
As an orphan, you thought you were alone. That was before your Aunt Vivian and cousin Pippa found you and brought you to live in their cozy cottage in a small village in the English countryside. The cottage itself is deep in the forest. Not only is Pippa family, but both of you share a secret. You are werefoxes. Your cousin uses her ability to solve mysteries and she needs your help. YOU decide which clues to look for and in what order. Together you and Pippa draw deductions from the clues. See if you are able to solve each mystery before Pippa does!
Al’s Aussie Adventures A to Zed
For ages: 7-10
Amazon: Al’s Aussie Adventures A to Zed
Original post published at www.janiscox.com.