St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart Hyman

Today is the feast of St. George, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to grab our copy of  Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart Hyman, and read it again. A Caldecott Winner in 1984, it was an instant classic thanks to it’s portrayal of courage,  is truly marvelous, and really appropriate for…

Religiously Themed Board Books

Let’s not leave out the infants and toddlers, even though they can’t yet read! There are some wonderful religiously themed board books out there, perfect for an Easter basket (and well worth having for reading during Church throughout the whole year). Noah’s Ark by Lucy Cousins: With cartoonish illustrations and vibrant colors, this delightful book…

Illustrated Bibles and Biblical Picture Books

  When I was little the only illustrated Bible available was a reprint of a 1950’s NIV New Testament, which has illustrations that were somehow both overwrought and evocative of comics with their pixelated, technicolor vibrancy. I’ll tell you honestly, I hated reading it. Thankfully there are many better options available today — both adaptations…

Picture Books for Easter

Easter baskets are a huge deal for my family. 13 years away from home, and Mom still sends a box filled with the usual suspects: Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, Robin’s Eggs, and Jelly Beans. And, of course, a book. Easter has always been a time for my parents to get a special book for each…