Come explore the new books in the childrens collection! Here are a few highlights.
More, by I. C. Springman: a delightful book about our attachment to material things. The “less is more” theme is beautifully illustrated with magpies in a nest, and the brief text reinforces the message.
God’s Paintbrush, by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso: a series of beautifully illustrated vignettes, designed to help preschoolers and their parents explore spirituality together by encountering God through everyday experiences.
Tear Soup, by P. Schwiebert and C. DeKlyen: Grandy, an elderly women who has just experienced an unspecified loss, creates a big pot of “tear soup” containing all of her memories and feelings. Suitable for both children and adults, it deals with grief process in a sensitive and understandable way.
If I had a Nickel, by Molly Schaar Idle: an illustration of “For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” (1 John 3:11) It uses coins as a metaphor to allow children to see that spirituality and faith, not cash, are the secret to real wealth and happiness.
Carol Jensen, Church Librarian