Books, Music and More

I love getting recommendations from friends about good books and music for our kids.  There's so much out there to help build our children up in the knowledge of the truth! So here's a list of some wonderful resources we've come across. Of course we don't own anywhere near all of these, but we do have some and we're regulars at our local library. Many of them have either come recommended by wise friends, or others like Ray Van Neste, Noel Piper, Story WarrenGirl Talk blog, and Andrew Peterson.  Ray Van Neste has a blog on children's literature called Children's Hour that's definitely worth checking out.

The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm
The Story Bible by Edward Engelbrecht
Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book by Starr Meade
Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book by Starr Meade
The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden - Kevin DeYoung

Training Resources and Family Worship
Long Story Short by Marty Machowski
Truth and Grace catechism books by Tom Ascol
Wise Words for Moms by Ginger Plowman
Wise Words: Family Stories that Bring the Proverbs to Life by Peter Leithart
Family Worship in the Bible and Your Home by Donald Whitney
Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware
The Young Peacemaker by Corlette Sande
A Girl of Beauty by Carol Fiddler

Parenting Books

Duties of Parents by JC Ryle
Don't Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman
The Faithful Parent by Martha Peace and Stuart Scott
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
Instructing a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin

Books for Toddlers
Learn about God series by Carine Mackenzie
Tell Me Why the Stars Do Shine by Inspirational Baby
Jesus is With Me by Debby Anderson
Most of All, Jesus Loves You by Noel Piper
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson

Books for Young Children
God Knows My Name by Debby Anderson
I Can Talk with God by Debby Anderson
I Love My Bible! by Debby Anderson
Jesus is Coming Back by Debby Anderson
Do You Want a Friend? by Noel Piper
Fool Moon Rising by Kristi Fluharty
Psalm 23 by Barry Moser
The Lord's Prayer by Tim Ladwig
Little Lights series by Catherine MacKenzie
I Will Not Be Afraid by Michelle Adams
Wyatt's Wagon by Gary Bower
Just the Way I Am: God's Good Design in Disability by Krista Horning
I Believe in Jesus by John MacArthur
God Made All of Me: A Book to to Help Children Protect their Bodies by Justin Holcomb
Books for Slightly Older Kids
Miracle Man by John Hendrix
Polycarp of Smyrna by Sinclair Ferguson
The Priest with Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
The King Without a Shadow by R.C. Sproul
The Prince's Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul
The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul
Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World by Paul Maier
George Washington Carver, What Do You See? by Geoff and Janet Benge
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson
The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson
The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson
Elsie Dinsmore series by Martha Finley
Twice Freed by Patricia St. John
Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John (unabridged, original version)
The Tanglewood's Secret by Patricia St. John (unabridged, original version)
The Gold Thread by Norman Macleod
Teddy's Button by Amy Le Feuvre
Stepping Heavenward by Elisabeth Prentiss
Dangerous Journey by Oliver Hunkin
Keeping Holiday by Starr Meade
History Lives series by Mindy Withrow
Fanny Crosby: Queen of Gospel Songs by Rebecca Davis
George Mueller: Father to the Fatherless by Rebecca Davis
Freedom Fighter: The Story of William Wilberforce by Betty Everett
The Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterson by Nancy Carpenter Brown
The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
Mr. Pipes series by Douglas Bond
Crown and Covenant series by Douglas Bond

Picture Books (Just for Fun)
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
The Sneetches by Dr. Suess
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
The Wingdingdilly by Bill Peet
Maybelle the Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton
Is a Camel a Mammal by Tish Rabe
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip and Erin Stead
Babar's Book of Colors by Laurent de Brunhoff
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Jerry Pinkney and Rudyard Kipling
St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
Nick Plays Baseball by Rachel Isadora

Chapter Books (Just for Fun)
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys) by Franklin Dixon
The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton
Mr. Poppers Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Christ in Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration by NavPress
Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper

Adoption Related Books
Adopted for Life by Russell Moore
The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis
Telling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child by Betsy Keefer and Jayne Schooler
Parenting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck
Helping Your Adopted Child by Paul Tripp
Wrestling with an Angel by Greg Lucas
A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kaszza
How I was Adopted by Joanna Cole
Chosen by Love by Tom Jaski
On the Far Side of Poplar Pond by Anjanette Walchshauser
We're Different, We're the Same by Bobbi Kates

Africa or African-American Related Books
United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity by Trillia Newbell
Heroes in Black History: True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes by Dave Jackson
Glory Road: Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity by Anthony Carter
On Being Black and Reformed: A New Perspective on African-American Christian Experience by Anthony Carter
Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. by Bryan Lorrits
The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African American Pastors by Thabiti Anyabwile
I've Seen the Promised Land: Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Walter Dean Myers
Only One Race by Answers in Genesis
E is for Ethiopia by Ashenafi Gudeta
With Two Hands: Stories of God at Work in Ethiopia by Rebecca Davis
Good News Must Go Out: God at Work in the Central African Republic by Rebecca Davis

Music and Videos
Seeds Family Worship
The Rizers
Josh Via
Hillsong Kids
Sovereign Grace Kids
Torchlighters Video series