Category: Ages 3–5

Tales of Buttercup Grove (Series) | Wendy Dunham

Our six year old is learning to read. I’ve watched this process and helped it along twice before, but each time it strikes me like magic, watching as the letters become blends, then words, then […]

Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know | Melissa Kruger

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” An artist. A pet store owner. A guitarist in a band. A tattoo artist. That is how I would have answered that question at different […]

The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song | Bob Hartman

The other night as we finished reading about Ananias and Sapphira in For Such a Time as This, one of our daughters sighed happily. “I love when they tell stories I’ve never heard before,” she […]

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 […]