We ventured to the library yesterday to get books for our missionary theme this week. I should have done more pre-planning to see what was available in case we needed to request books from one of the other county libraries. Since I didn’t, we found basically……..nothing. I thought surely they would have a David Livingstone or Amy Carmichael biography, but I was sadly mistaken. So, we went a different route. I checked out the following books for them:
Big Truths for Little Kids by Susan Hunt & Richie Hunt
Parables for Kids by Danae Dobson and Dr. James Dobson
God Has a Plan for Little Girls by Kathryn Andrews Fincher
The first two books contain short “parables” if you will, stories that children can easily relate to, yet teach a valuable truth. The third book has brief stories of real women who have been used by God. As to the missionary part, I have a biography of William Carey that is probably a bit above their reading level, so I am reading a chapter of it aloud to them each day.
On another note, while I was searching the shelves for missionary stories, my eight-year-old came over with a book, asking for permission to check it out. Lo and behold, it was a juvenile version of Romeo and Juliet! That did this Shakespeare-loving mom’s heart good!! It was one of the first books she read when we got home, then we discussed it while eating lunch. She seemed to have a pretty good grasp of it, but we went back through it together. It’s been awhile since I read it and it’s fun to have an excuse to revisit the story!
Only one more week of our summer learning program, then it’s back to school!