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Books My Mother Gave Me

What are the books you most associate with each of your parents? The list on my father’s side is shockingly short — Rabbit Hill, the works of James Thurber, and the beloved Jack Kent comic strip King Aroo. Instead, almost every book I think of loving as a child was given to me by Mom, with the…

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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…

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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…

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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…