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Friends in Our World - Christian Friends (Kids)

Fiction books for kids featuring Christian characters, history and culture.

A Saint a day : 365 true stories of faith and heroism by Meredith Hinds

"Inspiring a child's faith with true stories of heroism and faithfully following God, A Saint a Day is an engaging daily devotional for kids ages 8 to 12 that shares some of the most significant and entertaining stories of the saints"--

A child of God by Chantel Bonner

"A children's picture book illustrating that all children of God are alike"--

My breakfast with Jesus : Worshipping God Around the World by Tina M Cho

"For more than 2,000 years, people have started their day with a delicious meal in their bellies and the love of Jesus in their hearts. From bacon and eggs in the heart of North America to fresh baked bread in Antarctica, believers from each continent gather in the morning to share good food and conversation, giving thanks to God for all the wonderful things He's done. Inspired by the events found in John 21 where Jesus feeds his disciples, My Breakfast with Jesus celebrates breakfast traditions from around the world. Your child will see people from all ethnicities following Jesus's model of service: loving others by meeting their physical and spiritual needs. This lovingly written and beautifully illustrated book will help your child make the connectionbetween faith, food, and fellowship"--

Flashlight night by Elisabeth Hasselbeck

"Flashlight Night is narrated by a boy whose parents have used chalkboard paint to create a wall where he and his siblings can write out all their fears, cares, and concerns: Will I learn to blow a bubble? Tie my shoes? Stay out of trouble? Be the friendthey choose? When the boy worries that God isn't responding to his prayers, he and his mom climb the stairs and visit the chalkboard wall at nighttime with a flashlight. She shines the light on some prayers and turns it off at other times, pointing out that the prayer (and his faith) is still there, and in God's hands"--

Hello, little dreamer by Kathie Lee Gifford

Illustrations and rhyming text convey the message that God plants dreams in each individual, and wants every dream He gave to come true.

Little Jesus, little me by Doris Rikkers

"With sweet and simple text and colorful illustrations, Little Jesus, Little Me helps your child connect with Jesus at an early age and learn about God's great love."--Cover back

The star

With the help of his animal friends, a small but brave donkey becomes a hero of the very first Christmas

Early Sunday morning by Denene Millner

Love and family give a little girl courage to stand up straight and sing her best on Sunday morning.

The little things : a story about acts of kindness by Christian Trimmer

A little girl's small act of kindness after a storm spreads throughout her town so that the next time there is a storm, her community comes together to make a big difference.

Who was Jesus? by Ellen Morgan

Presents the life of the founder and central figure of Christianity, including his humble birth in a manger, his baptism by John the Baptist, and how he gathered his twelve disciples.

10 ideas to save the world with kindness by Eleonora Fornasari

Learn about empathy and generosity with 10 little, but powerful, actions you can take

Portrait of the son : a tale of love by Josephine Nobisso

"An allegory about The Holy Trinity, the role of Mary of Nazareth in Their divine designs, and the meaning of the acceptance of Jesus Christ as the centre of one's life. The richest man with the best art collection in the world shares his consuming interest with his superlatively good son, who is ably assisted in his benefiscence by their Kindly female estate keeper, who is more than mother to him. The son is called to war, and dies saving his comrades, mirroring the redemptive action of Christ's sacrifice for humanity. The father grieves his son, but is heartened when the estate keeper wheels in the chair of a wounded soldier from the foreign war. The young man presents the father with a portrait depicting the suffering son. As the soldier relates to thefather all the insights the son has revealed about the art collection, which actually represents the created world, and especially, his great love for human beings, the pieces are transformed with potential and possibility for restoration to their intended ideal. The father decides to offer his art at auction, but stipulates that the first piece to be on the auction block is to be the portrait of the son. None of the learned bidders condescend to bid on the portrait, but a poor old man who had often beenthe recipient of the fathers and son's beneficence bids on it and wins. The auctioneer ends the auction, informing the irked would-be bidders that, according go the wishes of the father, the person who takes the portrait of his son wins his entire, vastcollection"--

Empathy is your super power : a book about understanding the feelings of others by Cori Bussolari

Learning to understand and care about the feelings of others is one of the most important steps in a child’s development―and it’s never too early to help little ones build those skills. This beautifully illustrated storybook teaches young kids how to recognize and practice empathy through simple real-life scenarios that are easy for them to understand. It’s written with clear language for adults to read aloud and features discussion questions and activities that encourage kids to talk about what they learned and apply it to every day. Empathy Is Your Superpower features: Empathy heroes―Little superheroes Emmanuel and Emma model easy, age-appropriate ways for kids to practice empathy every day. Setting a good example―Kids will learn to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, lend a helping hand, and inspire others to do the same. Beyond this book―Tips, reflections, and games will help adults foster empathy in children for their whole lives

A little spot of kindness by Diane Alber

"A fun story about the power to choose kindness! From saying please to sharing toys, your child will learn how to spread kindness in everyday situations at school and at home!"--Amazon

Stories of the Saints : bold and inspiring tales of adventure, grace, and courage by Carey Wallace

From Augustine to Mother Teresa, officially canonized as St. Teresa of Calcutta, discover seventy of the best-known and best-loved saints and read their riveting stories. Meet Joan of Arc, whose transcendent faith compelled her to lead an army when the king's courage failed. Francis of Assisi, whose gentleness tamed a man-eating wolf. Valentine, a bishop in the time of ancient Rome, who spoke so often of Christ's love that his saint's day, February 12, has been associated with courtly love since the Middle Ages. St. Thomas Aquinas, the great teacher. Peter Claver, who cared for hundreds of thousands of people on slave ships after their voyage as captives. And Bernadette, whose vision of Mary instructed her to dig the spring that became the healing waters of Lourdes. Each saint is illustrated in a dramatic and stylized full-color portrait, and included in every entry are the saint's dates, location, emblems, feast days, and patronage. Taken together, these stories create a rich, inspiring, and entertaining history of faith and courage

Mother Teresa by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Presents information about Mother Teresa, from her childhood in Macedonia and her lifelong goal to help the sick and poor to her relief work in Calcutta and her status as a saint.

When I pray for you by Matthew Paul Turner

Understanding Christianity by Valerie Bodden

Explains the basics of Christianity, covering the religion's history and practices.

Who is my neighbor? by Amy-Jill Levine

Someday Heaven by Larry Libby

Uses text and Bible verses to answer questions about heaven such as "Will my pets go to heaven?", and "Will I be able to fly in heaven?"

Who is Pope Francis? by Stephanie Spinner

Describes the life and career of the 266th pope, including his early life in Argentina, his decision at sixteen to become a priest, and his work to help end poverty and aid United States and Cuban relations.

My religion, your religion by Lisa Bullard

"Lots of people practice a religion. What is similar about people's religious beliefs? How are people's religions different? A curious kid explores these questions within his/her family and among neighbors and friends"--
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