Welcome back to day three of our fun book party!! I hope that your backpacks are filling up with good books to read. 😀
I’ve just finished lighting a massive bonfire, so gather around and find a seat. Don’t you just love the crackling noises? Once the flames die down a little, there’s plenty of marshmallows just waiting to be roasted while we chat about our latest book finds! So be sure to stick around. 😉
Today, I’m branching out a little! So just so there’s no confusion, I’ve swapped categories for today. I’m going to be doing “Picture” Books instead of Go-To Favourites. 😉 But before I give you today’s list of books . . .
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Five Fall Favourites Day 3: “Picture” Books
Are You Going to Stop? by Catherine MacKenzie
Story of how Gladys Aylward was called by God to go to China as a missionary. As a girl she had always wanted to be taller and to have blonde hair. On arriving in China she realises that the people there all have dark hair and are generally not so tall. Her missionary work is simply described and her escape from the Japanese army, leading many orphan children over the mountains to safety. Told simply for younger children.
This book is part of the Little Lights series of readers for children. I think books like this one are a valuable addition to our bookshelves, because what we read shapes who we become and children are so impressionable! It’s full of lovely illustrations. The message of the book is to trust God and keep going no matter the trials we face–God will make a way.
“Why don’t we cross the river like Moses crossed the Red Sea?” the little boy asked.Are you Going to Stop? by Catherine MacKenzie
“Because I’m not Moses,” Gladys grumbled.
“But God’s still God,” the little boy replied.
Resistance to the Nazis by Jane Shuter
“I did not become a resistance fighter, a smuggler of Jews, and a defier of Nazis all at once. First steps are always small: I began by hiding food under a fence. Now I was smuggling Jews to the Janowka forest.” Irene Gut Opdyke was a teenager when the German army invaded Poland in 1939. She was forced to work in an ammunition factory, and then a laundry for the army. At the same time, she began helping Jews to escape from the Nazis. ‘Resistance to the Nazis’ shows how Irene Gut Opdyke was just one of many ordinary people who found ways to resist Hitler’s armies in Europe, and to save people from the Holocaust. This book explains the different forms of resistance, from the efforts of people to keep their culture alive in the concentration camps, to fighting the German arm by sabotaging supplies and communications.
I love learning about history from books like this one. The format is much more approachable and not as detailed/gory as other more in-depth books about WWII. It’s full of tales of ordinary people who were prepared to risk everything to help others. From revolts in ghettos to people who sacrificed their own lives to help others, this book is full of valuable information as well as photographs. It’s so, so important to learn from the past, lest it repeat itself because of our ignorance. (Warning: there are a couple more graphic photos ie people getting hung and dead bodies.)
God Made Something Amazing (Find The Animal) by Penny Reeve
What is that? A beak and a furry brown tail. Join the animal detectives and find out what it is that is hiding in the Australian bush. He swims in the water and builds tunnels in the ground. The God who made this unusual animal made the whole wide world for us to enjoy and he is even more amazing than anything he has made!
Okay! So we have a book about an Australian animal (might be a little biased here 😛 ) Each book in this collection teaches children about an attribute of God and contains a fun story that gives clues about which animal the book is about alongside Scripture verses. The theme of this one is how amazing God is.
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot” by Michael O. Tunnell
After World War II the United States and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail S. Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute.
Michael O. Tunnell tells an inspiring tale of candy and courage, illustrated with Lt. Halvorsen’s personal photographs, as well as letters and drawings from the children of Berlin to their beloved “Uncle Wiggly Wings.”
This is a fun book which is just over a 100 pages long. I haven’t read it in its entirety, but it’s such a sweet (pun intended) story about a US pilot showing kindness to the war-affected children of Berlin. It’s a good reminder that on both sides of a war are hurting people.
Mrs. Rosey-Posey and the Empty Nest by Robin Jones Gunn
Young readers will learn that God cares for every living creature in Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Empty Nest. A baby bird falls from its nest, and Mrs. Rosey Posey takes care of it. All the while, she intrigues the children by telling them that someone else saw the baby bird fall. The story and illustrations will pull children into the quest to discover who it is.
I really loved this book when I was younger! It’s a reader, but can easily be used as an ordinary picture book too. The illustrations are sweet and Mrs Rosey-Posey is so kind and grandmotherly. It contains an important message about God caring for us and knowing everything about us, woven into a fun story.
Note: I think this book has been re-released as Mrs Rosey-Posey and the Baby Bird.
What about you? Do you enjoy reading books with pictures or collecting children’s books? 😀