After a painful and costly trip to the dentist, I decided to enjoy a trip to the closest shopping centre. Much to my surprise, one of the discount book stores had some Christian Christmas books for sale – even displayed out the front!
As a volunteer primary school scripture teacher, having books like these will not only be great to read to he kids, but also help me to learn how to condense the important Bible stories in language they will understand.
Here are the books I got:
6x illustrated short Bible stories –
Daniel and the Lions, Joseph’s Colourful Coat, Jonah and the Big Fish, The Miracles of Jesus, The Easter Story, David and Goliath.
These are very easy for kids to understand, and the illustrations are just darling. They were $6 each.
1x Bible Stories for Children
It might not look it, but this is a MASSIVE book (height-wise). The stories are a bit more advanced in language, but the illustrations are amazing. I am actually planning on using this book for my year 5 ‘birth of Jesus’ scripture class. (Click here to check out this lesson).
This was $27.95 down to $9.99.
1x Children’s Picture Bible (Old and New Testament stories retold)
This is a very comprehensive book. It includes illustrations to help the kids understand better, and includes both Old and New Testament stories.
This was $20.
4x Christmas stories –
A Christmas Carol, The First Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Each one of these is a classic. They are short stories, and are small enough that you can bring all of them on your Christmas holiday.
They tell the story in clear language, and I used The First Christmas in my Year 1 scripture class today (lesson found here).
This bundle was $20 for all four.
So that’s my haul, and I am really pleased regular stores still sell Christian books.
Let me know what you have found.