Picture Books make great Christmas gifts

We’re welcoming back Cheryl Kerwin, Sr. Marketing Manager, for another great guest post about children’s picture books. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to learn how you can win a free book!

When I was a young girl I used to love to sit on my mom’s lap or right next to her and ask her to read a book to me. I loved looking at the colorful illustrations while listening to her voice; I can still hear her read some of those stories today. The time you spend reading with your child can be some of the best times you spend with them as they grow up that they will remember. Tyndale has wonderful picture books with powerful faith messages for you to read with your child. We’ve chosen some of our favorite titles to help you start your own children’s library.

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Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury
With lighthearted illustrations and a sweet, reflective tone, best-selling author Karen Kingsbury encourages parents to savor not only their children’s firsts, like first steps and first words, but the lasts as well. With the tenderness of a mother speaking directly to her child, Karen reminds us not to miss last days of kindergarten and last at-bats in Little League amid the whirlwind of life. Adapted from a poem in Rejoice, this book allows mothers and grandmothers everywhere to identify with the tenderhearted reflections on these pages.


Princess Stories by Carolyn Larsen

Princess Stories, appropriate for girls ages 4 to 8, is a collection of stories about 29 women in the Bible—and the 30th story is about the reader, who is God’s princess too. In each four-page story, the reader gets a rhyming verse about the princess (addressed to “Mirror, mirror on the wall”), a first-person story of the featured Bible woman and the special quality her life reflects, a Bible verse from another passage of Scripture that summarizes/relates to the character trait, and Princess Ponderings—questions that help girls and their parents discuss the stories and relate the lessons to life. Through this book, girls will learn more in-depth stories of women of the Bible and how to apply Scripture to their own lives.

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I Couldn’t Love You More by Matt Hammitt

I Couldn’t Love You More tells a sweet, loving, yet powerful message: I couldn’t love you more, but there is someone who does. Through the unique relationship of adorable animals, the book shares that Christ is always with you and he loves you more than you can imagine. This engaging picture book combines lovable and irresistible images with the lyrics from the song (co-written by Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt). Matt is lead vocalist for Sanctus Real, a Grammy-nominated Christian rock band.



Bedtime Stories and Prayers by Kathleen Bostrom,Dandi Daley Mackall and Elena Kucharik

Bedtime routines often include a story and prayer. Now parents and kids can combine both with a special Little Blessings book. The padded hardcover book includes 4 sweet stories that remind children God is always with them and they have nothing to fear as well as how to be thankful in everything. Each page is filled with full color art of the endearing multicultural Little Blessings characters with illustrations by Care Bear creator Elena Kucharik.

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Big Thoughts for Little People by Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor’s best-selling book is now updated with all-new bright and colorful illustrations and a larger trim size. Using the alphabet as a learning tool, the easy-to-use format of this beloved picture book connects Bible themes and verses that teach kids ages 3-7 Christian values. Each spread represents a letter of the alphabet and a Christian value or moral lesson beginning with the same letter. Kids are encouraged to find the lesson being modeled (or not) in the illustrations. They are also asked questions to help them apply the lesson to their lives. This book is sure to win the hearts of kids and parents alike.


Adam Sabados

Adam Sabados

Adam is the Digital Media Coordinator at Tyndale. He gets to have fun running social media campaigns, and online advertising. Adam is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio where he majored in communication arts and was highly involved in the theatre department. He currently lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife Meghan, his son Luke, and their Cavalier pup Banksy. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamSab where you can learn all about his latest improv comedy shows around Chicago, hear about the woes of Ohio sports teams, or catch an insightful blog post or two.