Children: Christian stories,Age 4-11

Christian Teaching and Fiction for reading aloud or reading by themselves. For Christmas, Easter and other Bible stories look in Children: Seasonal or Children: Bible Stories. For the older children, look in Young Peoples Books too.

Archive - Book Titles reviewed - G

God and Me series – Really, really scared

by Leena Lane

This series of eight booklets, half written by Leena Lane, half by Stephanie King, address the questions children ask and the feelings they express. Each booklet has a different colour for the print and drawings. My adult eye was not too sure of this, but six year old Rachel was far more concerned with the words and the details in the illustrations! Again, Scripture Union have got it right!
What’s Heaven Like
Really, really excited
What’s God Like
I Love You
What’s in the Bible
I Miss You
Can Jesus Hear Me
Really, really scared

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (10/04/02)
Price: £0.60
Publisher: Scripture Union (SU)
Published: 2002
ISBN: 1-859-99535-7

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Grandpa’s Soup

by Eiko Kadono

This title was first published in Japan where the author is an award winning children’s writer, and it is easy to see why. With Satomi Ichikawa illustrations this charming book is a delight After the death of his wife, an old man gradually realises that making the soup she used to cook and sharing it with friends eases his loneliness.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (14/08/02)
Price: £11.99
Publisher: Eerdmans from Alban Books
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0-802-85195-9

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The Good Bad Guy

- and Other Peculiar Parables

by Sophie Piper

A novel way to encourage 5-7s to read the parables in a modern setting, but learn from them the age old message. Lavishly illustrated with cartoon type drawings in black and white. I surprised myself by enjoying it thoroughly!

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (14/02/04)
Price: £3.99
Publisher: Lion
Published: 20 February 2004
ISBN: 0-745-94695-X

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The Good News Must Go Out

- Stories of God at Work in the Central African Republic - Hidden Heroes

by Rebecca Davis

Back in Finland Margaret Nicholl Laird’s mother had wanted to be a missionary. She travelled to America intending to go to Bible college but instead she married and raised a family. As she and her family got older she prayed that one of her children would answer the call in her stead. When Margaret tentatively told her mother what she wanted to to do she expected resistance, instead her mother greeted the news with delight and enthusiasm. After training Margaret was sent out to the Central African Republic and this book is stories of her life out there.
She met and married another missionary and together they brought the word of God to a people who had previously lived as cannibals, and who lived in fear. Her nursing training meant that she was able to help many people, but it was the couples teaching about our Lord which won the love of the people who came to them. Some of these people taught their fellow villagers and so the word spread.
When Mr Laird died, his wife thought that would be an end to her work in Africa but God had other ideas, and back home in America Margaret Nicholl Laird spoke about the work they had been doing and told her listeners that God had laid on her heart the need for a hospital for her beloved people of Ippy.... and the money came rolling in.
This is a book about hardship, about strange people and places, but above all about wonderful faith. Well worth reading.

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Review by Mary Bartholomew  (30/09/11)
Price: £5.99
Publisher: CF4Kids imprint of Christian Focus
Published: 2011
ISBN: 978-1-845-50628-5

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The Great Treasure Hunt

- Packed with lots of pull-out Bible activities

by Tim Dowley, illustrated by Tony Kenyon

A book for school or home that will keep a youngster busy for hours. The pockets and their contents are strong enough to withstand constant use and the idea of a group of explorers and their dog, watching the Old Testament Bible stories unfold, works well. The illustrations are colourful and fun, with enough detail to keep you looking for more. Look out for the companion volume of New Testament stories to follow soon.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (28/01/05)
Price: £9.99
Publisher: Candle Books imprint of Lion Hudson
Published: Autumn 2004
ISBN: 1-859-85516-4

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