Good Reads for Littles

Check out these new illustrated reads to recently hit bookshelves.
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We might not be kids anymore, but picture books still capture our attention, teach us much about the world around us, and help instill old truths with new childlike faith. 

Here's a list of some of our favorite reads released over the past few months. Beware, you might find your kids requesting these books be read night after night. 

1. Love Made 

In this beautifully illustrated book, Quina Aragon shares about how the joy of the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—has existed for all eternity. That indescribable joy bubbled over to make so many wonderful things in creation, but we are by far His greatest work of art. Boys and girls will learn about God as the Trinity, the Creator, and about how they are made in His image.

2. Goodbye to Goodbyes

In her debut children's book, Lauren Chandler retells the story of Lazarus to help children understand that Jesus came to say goodbye to goodbyes—forever. Whether children are coming to terms with the illness or death of a loved one, or simply fearful of when that day might come, this book reassures them with the amazing truth that Jesus came to give his friends life after death.

3. God Counts: Numbers in His Word and His World

In this engaging book by Irene Sun, young readers learn how numbers declare the glory of God. With countable illustrations, an easy-to-learn structure, and simple language, God Counts helps parents and their kids discover a deeper love and knowledge of who God is and how he counts them as his. 

4. When I Pray For You

With lyricism, whimsy, and heartfelt emotion, Matthew Paul Turner reveals the tender emotions connected with watching a beloved child grow up and experience the world. When I Pray for You celebrates the dreams, hopes, and longings parents pray over their children, and shares with the little ones how much care and concern a loved one feels for them. 

5. Who Sang the First Song?

Dove Award-winning recording artist Ellie Holcomb answers a profound question from her daughter, "Who sang the first song?" with a lovely lyrical tale, one that reveals that God our Maker sang the first song, and He created us all with a song to sing. To go along with the book, Ellie released an album "Sing: Creation Songs", full of songs directly inspired by both God's Word and His beautiful creation.