From the Librarian’s Shelf: Five books in the church library for Children (Part 2)

From the Librarian’s Shelf: Five books in the church library for Children (Part 2)

Posted on 18 Aug 2023

It is important that the children in our church develop a love for learning about God and to be able to have trust in God’s promises which are always true. To help encourage this, the Librarians have shortlisted several books suitable for children in our church library collection.

1. Polly and the Screen Time Overload by Betsy Childs Howard

In this new picture book, readers meet Polly while on a trip to her grandparents’ farm. During her visit she spends all her time on her new tablet instead of enjoying the farm animals and playing with her cousins. A chat with her grandfather teaches her that, though screen time can be good, it can also keep kids away from better things. Using simple language and beautiful illustrations, children ages 3–7 are introduced to the idea that technology is best enjoyed within boundaries.

2. Fanny Crosby: The Girl Who Couldn’t See But Helped The World To Sing by Laura Caputo-Wickham

Inspiring children’s biography of Fanny Crosby, who was blind from a young age but blessed with extraordinary musical ability. Baby Frances—or Fanny, as everyone called her—was only six weeks old when she became blind. “What a pity you can’t see,” people often said. “The first thing my eyes will ever see will be the face of Jesus in heaven,” she’d reply. And this filled her with joy.

Follow her inspirational story to discover how she wrote some of the world’s most famous hymns, such as To God Be the Glory and Blessed Assurance.

Also in this series:

3. The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children illustrated by Natasha Kennedy

Join FatCat, the friendly feline, as he learns the Lord’s Prayer―Jesus’s prayer that teaches us how to pray. This simple yet profound prayer shapes children’s love for God, need for forgiveness from God, and dependence on God for strength and protection.

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4. Case for Christ for Kids by Lee Strobel

You meet sceptics every day. They ask questions like: Was Jesus really born in a stable? Did his friends tell the truth? Did he really come back from the dead? Here’s a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers. Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of the biggest questions you have, Case for Christ for Kids brings Christ to life by addressing the existence, miracles, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

Also in this series: Case for a Creator for Kids

5. Read It, See It, Say It, Sing It by Hunter Beless

In this delightful, rhyming picture book, four families grow in their knowledge of and love for the Bible as they Read, or hear the Bible, See, or regularly read Scripture, Say, or memorize and talk about the Bible, and Sing, or worship God and remember Scripture together. A celebration of the perfect Word of God, Read It, See It, Say It, Sing It! elevates the Bible to its rightful place–the highest authority in our lives. Young readers will discover that when we read, see, say, and sing the Bible, God speaks to us, and our lives are changed forever.

See Part 1 of “Five books in the church library for Children”.

Make your book reservations online or drop by our library on Sundays, 9.15am to 10am, at KKMC L2.

What books do KKMC librarians recommend? What are members of our community reading? Find out at From the Librarian’s Shelf, brought to you by the KKMC Library Ministry.