Category: Ages 3–5

The Promises of God Storybook Bible | Jennifer Lyell

From our house sometimes we can smell the ocean. We can’t see it—it’s a few blocks, a bluff, some train tracks, and a smattering of industrial buildings away—but when the wind hits the water just […]

Library’s Most Wanted | Carolyn Leiloglou

When Libby’s Aunt Nora anoints her “Deputy Librarian,” Libby is all about it. She takes the letter of the law seriously, and outlaws most of the kids in the children’s room for one offense or […]

Seek and Find | Sarah Parker

We’ve read many, many picture books in our twelve years as parents. But the books our readers and pre-readers alike tend to pore over and explore most on their own are the ones with detailed […]

Love Made | Quina Aragon

When reading a picture book about the creation of the world, one doesn’t expect to make it a third of the way through the book before God actually creates anything. But Quina Aragon’s book Love […]

A Year in the Big Old Garden | James Witmer

After a good rain, we traipse through the backyard, my youngest daughters and I. We are hunting for snails. We find one! A massive snail, the length of my six-year-old’s hand, glides across the path, […]

Good News for Little Hearts (Series) | Various Authors

I do not know how things look from where you stand right now. But uncertainty is a persistent theme here, as some things tentatively begin to reopen and other things remain indefinitely closed. We do […]

The Moon is Always Round | Jonathan Gibson

Has it been a while since you had a good cry? Then I have a book for you. Jonathan Gibson wrote The Moon is Always Round after the stillbirth of his second child. In attempting […]

Why Do We Say Goodnight? | Champ Thornton

People in our house can find their own pajamas and put them on (some can even do their own laundry!). They can fill their own water bottles and find beloved stuffed animals wedged between a […]

Jesus and the Really Big Surprise | Randall Goodgame

We are, like so many of you, firmly entrenched at home. Mitch’s office is the living room couch; the girls and I are back to homeschooling, as schools are closed state-wide until late April. Our […]

Little Seed: A Life | Callie Grant

This weekend the rain stopped for two full days and the sun shone down on us and we rejoiced. All day Saturday, Mitch and I shoveled compost, and in the evening we took ibuprofen and […]