7 books that kids will love this Christmas (plus a bonus for parents!)

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“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Ask any parent, and they’ll tell you this is most how most kids feel about their favourite book. They love to read them over, and over, and over…

If you’re hitting read-through number 1,027 of your kid’s most beloved story, then you’ll probably be looking to expand their library this Christmas.

Here are seven top picks that kids from toddler to school age (and their parents) will enjoy. They come recommended by Tammy Fernando, manager of Attwell Books in Toronto, who’s admittedly choosy, “I’m always looking for really good kids books. I’m very picky, it has to be a good one!”

The Silent Noisy Night

by Jill Roman Lord, Illustrated by Kelly Breemer

This padded board book tells the story of the not-so-silent night when Jesus was born. Little ones will enjoy the colourful, bold images. Every page has noises for adults and kids to mimic, making it a fun and interactive read.

Available online at amazon.com or instore at Attwell Books, Toronto.

The Jesus Storybook Bible

by Sally Lloyd-Jones, Illustrated by Jago

This kid’s Bible is a firm favourite of both children and adults. Each of the 44 Bible stories show how Jesus is at the centre of God’s plan of redemption, and our stories too.

With colourful pictures and simple language, The Jesus Storybook Bible makes it easy for kids to connect with God’s love for them.

Available online at attwellbooks.com and amazon.com

Words to Dream On: Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers

by Diane Stortz, Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer

Words to Dream On will quickly become a favourite part of a family’s bedtime routine. Each story comes with a Bible verse, Bedtime Blessing and Sleepy Time Prayer, helping parents engage their children with the Bible in a relevant way, every day.

Available online at attwellbooks.com and amazon.com

When God Made You

by Matthew Paul Turner, Illustrated by David Catrow

“Over you, God is smiling and already dreaming.” This is identity story, with vivid images and charming rhyme, helps root children in the truth of who God says they are.

The Attwell Books staff recommended When God Made You to speaker Shawn Bolz last year. He and his daughters are now big fans!

Available online at attwellbooks.com and amazon.com

I Am Devotional: 100 Devotions About the Names of God

by Diane Stortz, Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer

This day to day devotional engages children with the wonder of who God is, helping them develop a strong faith. The colourful pages include stories for school-age children, along with scriptures to look up and questions to get them thinking.

Available online at amazon.com or instore at Attwell Books, Toronto.

Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science

by Louis Giglio, Illustrated by Nicola Anderson

This is a great devotional for kids as they study science in school. Bright photographs and illustrations coupled with stories, compelling facts and prayers reveal how God is intertwined with creation.

Available online at amazon.com or instore at Attwell Books, Toronto.

Gift For parents: The Bible made easy for kids

by Dave Strehler, Illustrated by Laura Tucker

The Bible Made Easy For Kids is a fun, interactive tool that guides children through the Word and how they can apply it to their lives. This is a great book for parents to work through with their kids, as it helps explain difficult concepts through diagrams, images (that can be coloured in!) and questions in straightforward, easy-to-understand language. Recommended for kids age 8-12.

Available online at attwellbooks.com and amazon.com

Written By Alice Clarke

Anita Wing Lee