This week’s Kid Talk Tuesday post is from publishing coordinator Linda MacKillop.
By now you’ve noticed the stores’ holiday changeover to their Christmas decor, complete with gifts and lights and lots of shiny, glittery items to assist your move into the holiday season and mood. If you’re like most of us, you’re starting to think about your own gift lists and shopping strategy. Let us help you.
Here at Tyndale, we have some gifts that will be sure to please the young ones in your life, whether your own child or a niece, nephew, or friend, while teaching them spiritual truths about the Bible. These books are easily purchased online or in your favorite bookstore.
Unless you live under a rock, you have heard of the television show, Duck Dynasty. Now your kids can enjoy a Duck Dynasty book! In a four-book juvenile fiction series, the popular Robertson family of Duck Commander takes young readers on a zany ride with the ability for the reader to choose their own paths in the books. Written by Phil’s grandson, John Luke Robertson (with Travis Thrasher), these books are all filled with humor and life lessons. Just look at the titles: Willie’s Redneck Time Machine, Phil & the Ghost of Camp Ch-Yo-Ca, Si in Space, and Jase & the Deadliest Hunt. And if you can’t decide, the books also are available in a boxed set.
For the younger crowd, we suggest the classic title, Big Thoughts for Little People. Written by Tyndale’s founder Ken Taylor for his own children, this book uses the alphabet along with colorful illustrations to teach lessons about the Christian life.
And bestselling children’s author, Dandi Daley Mackall, has a new and colorful book called My Bible Animal Storybook. Balancing both fun and spiritual truths, this book presents the timeless Bible stories in a new and refreshing way for your young child. Curl up and enjoy some read-aloud time. Both parent and child will enjoy the take-away!
For the little princesses in your life, we have a number of books from our princess line because girls love tiaras, gowns and all things sparkly! For the girls old enough to leave behind fully-illustrated picture books, Promises for God’s Princess offers 100 devotions that tie into Scriptures and remind girls they are the daughters of King.
Also in our princess line, Tyndale has two new and adorable titles to offer. Featuring multicultural princesses, My Princesses Learn to Be Brave introduces bullies on the playground while My Princesses Learn to Share tells of a squabble between two girls leading to a dress that rips in half. Both books offer a Bible lesson and a special rhyme while teaching girls they are daughters of the King.
Most important about all of these books, they will promote reading time between parent and child, along with warm memories which will associate books in your child’s mind with good things when he or she grows older.
We hope these book ideas get added to your lists! Don’t forget to savor the season and remember Who we celebrate!