Children: Christian stories,Age 4-11

Christian Teaching and Fiction for reading aloud or reading by themselves. For Christmas, Easter and other Bible stories look in Children: Seasonal or Children: Bible Stories. For the older children, look in Young Peoples Books too.

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Tales From a Small Blue Planet



by Steve Beal


This is a fun book with a Gospel message. Written for 8-10s, who can read for themselves but still enjoy being read to. Lovely use of invented names that I was itching to read aloud. In fact a daughter rang while I was reading it, and had to listen to a description of a herd of Bloopers. Confused? So was she! Soon she will be reading it with her young son and will see what attracted me. Passages from the Bible relating to the stories, are set in clear boxes, and there is plenty of scope for discussion in a home, school or church setting.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (28/07/04)
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Price: £3.99
Publisher: Scripture Union (SU)
Published: May 2004
ISBN: 1-844-27004-1

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Ted and the Squeezer



Written and illustrated by John Stewart


Ted the Tortoise canít keep up with any of his friends, they talk about him behind his back, they ignore him and are generally unkind, yet Ted is full of grace, always smiling, always ready to help. In the end his friends behaviour upsets him so much he creeps away by himself. A friendly giraffe encourages him to return and he is just in time to help his friends who have been chosen by a big snake for his next meal!
One of a series that brings the gospel message to young children in a fresh and entertaining manner, without losing any of the seriousness of the teaching. For others in the series, look under the author in the search facility.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (14/04/05)
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Price: £4.99
Publisher: Kevin Mayhew Publishers
Published: Spring 2005
ISBN: 1-844-17353-4

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The Angel and Other Stories



Retold by Sue Stauffacher


Having thoroughly enjoyed the simply illustrated re-telling of these ten tales, I was fascinated to read the Authorís note and discover more about her sources. How, as Christianity spread through western and eastern Europe, religious motifs were woven into traditional oral tales. Eventually these tales were collected and written down. A number appeared in the 19th century, among the writings of famous authors. All are wonderfully retold here, and are sure to become favourites with another generation of children.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (21/02/03)
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Price: £12.99
Publisher: Eerdmans from Alban Books
Published: Autumn 2002
ISBN: 0-802-85203-3

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The Barber Who Wanted to Pray



by R.C.Sproul, paintings by T. Lively Fluharty


This is a retelling of a story of something that happened 500 years ago. A story about a barber, Master Peter and his famous customer Dr Martin Luther.í
As R.C.Sproul tells it, Mr McFarland is leading his family devotions one evening when one of his daughters asks him how she should pray. This gives him the opportunity to tell this tale from long ago. How a barber asked Dr Martin Luther, to teach him to pray. Dr Luther responded by writing a letter that has become the book A Simple Way to PrayDr Luther then takes this back to the barber shop and goes through what he has written explaining it carefully to Master Peter. The story within a story helps Mr McFarlandís children and ours to understand more fully what is required of us, adults and children alike.
At the end of the book, The Ten Commandments, The Lordís Prayer and The Apostles Creed are clearly set out.
The words alone of this book would have been worth reading, but what makes it really lovely is the art work of T. Lively Fluharty. Using a well known portrait of Dr Luther as a guide he has painted him into scenes of the book as he surely appeared at the time. A gift book to be treasured by all the family.

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Review by Mary Bartholomew  (02/12/11)
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Price: £10.99
Publisher: Crossway Books from IVP
Published: 16 September 2011
ISBN: 978-1-433-52703-6

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The Big Book of Faith Questions



by Gill Hollis illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski


Clear answers to children's questions.
Beautiful illustrations enhance simple but profound answers to over 100 questions kids ask about the Christian faith.
Even difficult issues, such as sin, suffering and the purpose of life, are covered simply but scripturally.

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Price: £7.99
Publisher: CWR (Crusade for World Revival)
Published: April 2009
ISBN: 978-1-853-45507-0

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The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village



by Francis Chan, illustrated by Matt Daniels


This is a bright colourful book and the story simple enough to use with preschoolers as well as the key stage 1&2 s. The younger group really loved the pictures and the tractor whilst the older group immediately made the connection with the instruction book and the bible which is the whole point of this story.

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Review by Annette Rose  (29/11/10)
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Price: £9.99
Publisher: Xlibris distributed by Gardners
Published: 18 October 2010
ISBN: 978-0-781-40419-8

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The Birthday Shoes



by Mary Weeks Millard

ISBN: 978-0-953-69638-3
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Published: Spring 2011
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The Blackbirdís Nest

- St Kevin of Ireland

by Jenny Schroedel, illustrated by Doug Montross

ISBN: 0-881-41258-9
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Published: 2004
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The Book of Good and Evil

- The Lost Book Trilogy Book Two

by Kathy Lee

ISBN: 978-1-844-27368-3
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Published: 21 January 2009
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The Book of Life

- The Lost Book Trilogy Book Three

by Kathy Lee

ISBN: 978-1-844-27369-0
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Published: 02 July 2009
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The Book of Secrets

- The Lost Book Trilogy Book 1

by Kathy Lee

ISBN: 978-1-844-27342-3
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Published: 05 September 2008
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The Boy, A Kitchen, and His Cave

- The Tale of St Euphrosynos the Cook

by Catherine K. Contopoulos, Illustrated by Chrissanth Greene-Gross

ISBN: 0-881-41241-4
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Published: 2002
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The Courageous Catsí Club



by Steve Wood illustrated by Woody Fox

ISBN: 0-745-94832-4
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Published: 19 March 2004
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The Creation Sticker Collection



by Su Box illustrated by Alison Atkins

ISBN: 978-1-841-01683-2
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Published: 18 September 2009
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The Dark Blue Bike at No 17

- Stories From Canterbury Place

by Catherine Mackenzie

ISBN: 1-857-92732-X
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Published: February 2003
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The Good Bad Guy

- and Other Peculiar Parables

by Sophie Piper

ISBN: 0-745-94695-X
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Published: 20 February 2004
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The Good News Must Go Out

- Stories of God at Work in the Central African Republic - Hidden Heroes

by Rebecca Davis

ISBN: 978-1-845-50628-5
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Published: 2011
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The Great Treasure Hunt

- Packed with lots of pull-out Bible activities

by Tim Dowley, illustrated by Tony Kenyon

ISBN: 1-859-85516-4
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Published: Spring 2004
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The Hermit, the Icon, & the Emperor

- The Holy Virgin Comes to Cyprus

by Chrissie Hart illustrated by Niko Chocheli

ISBN: 978-1-888-21249-5
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Published: 2008
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The League of Incredible Vegetables

- A Lesson in Handling Fear

Created by Phil Vischer & Mike Nawrocki

ISBN: 506-0-256-82088-8
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Published: January 2013
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The Legend of St Christopher



Adapted by Margaret Hodges

ISBN: 0-802-85077-4
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Published: Spring 2002
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The Life of Saint Brigid

- Abbess of Kildare

by Jane G. Meyer illustrated by Zachary Lynch

ISBN: 978-0-982-27700-3
Price: £9.99

Published: 2009
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The Life of Saint Patrick

- Enlightener of the Irish

by Zachary Lynch

ISBN: 1-888-21276-4
Price: £9.99
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The Lion Book of First Prayers



Compiled by Su Box

ISBN: 0-745-93441-2
Price: £7.99
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The Lion Book of Prayers for Children



Compiled by Rebecca Winter, illustrated by Helen Cann

ISBN: 0-745-94858-8
Price: £10.99

Published: 18 February 2005
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The Lion Book of Tales and Legends



Text by Lois Rock, Illustrated by Christina Balit

ISBN: 0-745-94239-3
Price: £12.99

Published: 19 September 2003
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The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book



by Bob Hartman, illustrations by Krisztina Kállai Nagy

ISBN: 978-0-745-96094-4
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Published: 20 February 2009
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The Lonely Grey Dog at No 6

- Tammy & Jake learn about Love and Loyalty Ė Tales from Canterbury Place

by Catherine Mackenzie

ISBN: 1-845-50103-9
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Published: 2005
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The Lord is Here!

- An illustrated Communion Book for Common Worship

Arranged by Leslie J. Francis

ISBN: 1-844-17017-9
Price: £3.50

Published: January 2003
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The Lordís Prayer

- explained for Children

by Kenneth Steven, illustrated by Nial Smith

ISBN: 1-904-32519-X
Price: £7.99

Published: June 2005
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The Man and the Vine



by Jane G Meyer, illustrated by Ned Gannon

ISBN: 978-0-881-41315-1
Price: £9.99

Published: 2006
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The Mystery of Pheasant Cottage



by Patricia St John

ISBN: 978-1-844-27297-6
Price: £4.99

Published: 04 May 2007
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The Mystery of the Deserted House



by Mary Weeks Millard

ISBN: 978-1-846-25272-3
Price: £5.00

Published: June 2011
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The Ravens Tale & Other Stories



by Kenneth Steven illustrated by Katherine Wake

ISBN: 978-0-715-20846-5
Price: £8.99

Published: October 2007
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The Safe Place

- Colour Books Series

by Patricia St John

ISBN: 1-857-92779-6
Price: £5.99

Published: 2003
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The Sandstone Tower

- Flamingo series

by Betty Swinford

ISBN: 1-845-50033-4
Price: £4.99

Published: 2005
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The Scarlet Cord



by Hannah MacFarlane

ISBN: 978-1-844-27370-6
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Published: May 2009
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The Story of Joseph

- Bible Explorers

by Leena Lane & Gillian Chapman

ISBN: 1-841-01451-6
Price: £2.99

Published: 09 September 2005
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The Tallest of Smalls



by Max Lucado

ISBN: 978-1-400-31514-7
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Published: December 2009
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The Three Billy Goatsí Stuff



by Bob Hartman, illustrated by Jacqueline East

ISBN: 978-0-745-96022-7
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Published: 23 March 2007
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The Treasure Hunt



by J.M.Evans

ISBN: 978-0-953-69631-4
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Published: 2005
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The Very Worried Sparrow



by Meryl Doney illustrated by Gaby Hansen

ISBN: 978-0-745-96921-3
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Published: 2009
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The Woman of the Forest

- Flamingo series

by Betty Swinford

ISBN: 1-845-50034-2
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Published: 2005
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Thelma Wheelbarrow



by Patrick Coghlan

ISBN: 978-1-904-27859-7
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Published: 2008
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Thereís a Grandad in My Soup



by Hilary Hawkes

ISBN: 1-859-99414-8
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Published: May 2002
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Trapped - Strive to Survive



by Jeanne Gowan Dennis and Sheila Seifert

ISBN: 0-781-43898-5
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Published: 2003
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Treasures of the Snow



by Patricia St John

ISBN: 978-1-844-27298-3
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Published: May 2007
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True Gold

- An Olympic Adventure

by An Olympic Adventure

ISBN: 978-1-845-50655-1
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Published: 2011
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Twice Yours

- A Parable of Godís Gift

by Nan Gurley

ISBN: 0-310-70194-5
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Published: Spring 2002
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