Lent is really a season that is more for adults than a child in preschool. However, as I journey on in this holy season, I often find that my faith can feel refreshed when looking through the eyes of a child. Although young children may not be able to grasp fully the Passion of Our Lord, they can certainly grasp loving God, being loved by Him and the concept of heaven. Here are some books to share with your child during Lent or even in their Easter baskets!
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1. Heaven is For Real for Kids
I loved the adult version of this book! I look forward to sharing Colton’s story with my son!
2. Caleb’s Colt
My son picked this out of his school library. I love the angle it takes to tell the story of Palm Sunday! He couldn’t sit through the whole book, but when he walked away I finished reading it myself!
3. Paddy and the Wolves: A Story about Saint Patrick
This is a new book about Saint Patrick! It’s about a boy that can’t sit still during prayers! I know one of those quite well!
4. The Little Flower: A Parable of Saint Therese’
St. Therese’, as a young girl, wants to do things her big sisters and older people do in order to show how much they love God. Therese’ wants to do lots of things, but, unfortunately, she is just “not old enough”. Most children have had this desire and because of that they will immediately connect with the story. Read more about this book here: Beautiful Little Flowers: The Little Flower Book Review
5. Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World
So cute and a great reference book!
6. Why Am I Here?
This book was written by Matthew Kelly. Since I can’t put down his book Resisting Happiness, and can’t help but recommend a child’s book by him as well!
7. A Child’s Book of the Mass
I have just recently been introduced to the Catechisis of the Good Shepherd and I am so interested in it! I am hoping to get my son enrolled in a class around our home next year. One of the pioneers of the Catechisis of the Good Shepherd in the Philadelphia area wrote this book! I bought it for our son and recommend it!
8. God’s Wisdom for Little Boys:Character Building Fun from the Proverbs
I love this new book – especially since it rhymes! There is something about books that rhyme that catch my son’s attention more and have him wanting to hear it again and again! There is also a volume for little girls: God’s Wisdom for Little Girls!
9. The Littlest Angel
Although this is a Christmas book, it is still a great story!
10. My First Taggies Book: Thank You Prayer
11. Only God Can Make a Kitten
My friend and fellow blogger, Brittany (Everyday Thoughts) recommends this book. She reviewed it and since then has given it as gift!
12. You Are Special
I have heard that everything by the author is great!
13. God is Good All the Time
14. God Gave Us You
15. The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith
A lovely fable recommended by a friend!
16. How Big is God?
17. The Clown of God
Another Christmas story, but highly recommended!
18. Pete Feet and Fish to Eat
This one was recommended by a friend and I am already loving it!
19. Hail Mary
I love this board book! Not only i it great for very young tots, but it is an awesome way to teach older children the Hail Mary!
20. The Princess and the Kiss: A Story of God’s Gift of Purity
21. Saints on the Go
I keep meaning to order this for my son!
What a great list! Can’t wait to check some of these out
Sara @ To Jesus Sincerely says
I have a few of these! But there are so many more here that look great that I need to check out 🙂
Alicia Potvin says
These books make me wish I was little once more or had little ones to read to still. They look wonderful!
We are all a child at heart!!! <3
Pinned! I plan a similar post later this year but just about Christmas books which is kind of a thing around here. 🙂
So many titles had me nodding…yep, yep, yep. Such a lovely list!
Thank you Alicia!!!
Melissa H. says
Great list of books. I want to get a few of these for my daughter!
Thanks Melissa – you just reminded me to order that Heaven is For Real book – I keep forgetting!
I love this list! Thank you so much for sharing!
Anni H. says
How did I not see this list previously?! And, did you know… “Heaven Is For Real for Kids” also has a board-book? We have that one… the taggie one, and a couple others!