I’m always looking for good books to recommend and as you know, they often center around a theme.
They are stand alones, but all good.
Title: The Friend Who Forgives … The Tales That Tell the Truth Series
Author: Dan DeWaitt
Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri
Publisher: The Good Book Company, 2018
Ages: Preschool/Early elementary
This is the story of Peter denying Christ three times before the rooster crows. The book touches on the resurrection, so could be a good tie-in to Easter. The text sticks to Scripture and the illustrations are bright and colorful.
I would rate it 5 out of 5
Title: Only You Can Be You
Author: Nathan and Sally Clarkson
Illustrator: Tim Warnes
Publisher: Tommy Nelson, 2019
A book centered around the concept that God made each of us different – some tall, some short, quiet, some loud, etc. This book is good for all kids. Might be especially good for a parent/teacher to read to a child who maybe feels self-conscious about something in their personality or looks. Or perhaps to a child who is envious of a sibling or a friend. Parents/teachers could use it as a good discussion starter.
I think younger kids would get the most enjoyment out of it.
I would rate it 4 out of 5.
Title: The Moon is Always Round
Author: Jonathan Gibson
Illustrator: Joe Hox
Publisher: New Growth Press, 2019
Ages: Preschool, though could be a good discussion starter for early or mid-elementary
This book was written for the author’s son at the loss of his baby sister. Written to help a child who has lost a sibling through miscarriage, or other complications, the premise ensures a child that the moon is always round. In other words, God has not forgotten us. He is always good.
I would rate it 5 out of 5.