Brea Congregational Church's Children's Book List 4-8 years

A Listmania! list by P. Keig (Fullerton, California)
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The list author says: "We took the church mission statement and found children's books to match--on welcoming all God's children, celebrating the transforming power of God ... peace, social justice, personal empowerment, spiritual growth ... openness to share beliefs, doubts, struggles, growth, in the context of mutual respect...Our purpose is to reach out taking the risk of opening ourselves to the possiblity of making the stranger a friend.

Also, see our BCC book report suggestions for 9 year olds and up, and our picture books for older children list."
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books)
1.  Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) by Mary Hoffman
The list author says:
  "Great fun to read, celebrates creativity.  Oh, and it's also anti-discrimination, gender-stereotype busting, and about personal empowerment."
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One Green Apple
2.  One Green Apple by Eve Bunting
The list author says:
  "Everyone loves a school field trip.  "This is my second day in the new school in the new country."  A great story of welcoming and personal empowerment."
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I Hate English! (A Blue Ribbon Book)
3.  I Hate English! (A Blue Ribbon Book) by Ellen Levine
The list author says:
  "Mei Mei speaks Chinese inside her head and out loud.  She understands English and speaks it inside her head.  Wait.  I'm not making sense.  Ellen Levine is a wonderful storyteller, read her book.  Immigration, glimpses of her community (in Chinese) and her school (in English), personal empowerment."
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Don't Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow Book)
4.  Don't Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow Book) by Steve Seskin
The list author says:
  "Based on a song (music and lyrics provided in the back).  We're ALL different, and it isn't something to laugh about."
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The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)
5.  The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) by Robert Munsch
The list author says:
  "When things don't turn out as the princess expects, she takes charge!  She solves problems!  She outwits a dragon!  She rescues a prince!  and I'm not going to tell you what else she does.  Busts stereotypes, shows personal growth, and is utterly delightful."
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People
6.  People by Peter Spier
The list author says:
  "Finely detailed, joyous, intriguing illustrations invite close investigation.  Chock full of visual content on cultures, ways of life, different human environments.  Speaking of all God's children..."
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Emma (Dell Picture Yearling)
7.  Emma (Dell Picture Yearling) by Barbara Cooney
The list author says:
  "Charming story of personal empowerment, anti age-ism. Celebration of the power of the arts in our lives.  A must read."
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The Teddy Bear
8.  The Teddy Bear by David M. McPhail
The list author says:
  "A story about love.  Is it about the teddy bear feeling loved?  Is it about the power of love of a child?  The power of love of the man with the green coat?  Bonus: after you've read it several times you could use it to start a conversation about homeless folks."
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Noah's Ark (Picture Yearling Book)
9.  Noah's Ark (Picture Yearling Book) by Peter Spier
The list author says:
  "Almost wordless, detailed and lighthearted illustrations tell the familiar story.  For parents: reread the Bible story and ask yourself what the point is, besides a good plot.  Examine and contrast the endpapers."
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God's Dream
10.  God's Dream by Desmond Tutu
The list author says:
  "If you only read one book on this list make it this book.  Exquisite."
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Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids
11.  Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons
The list author says:
  "Great clarity, preschooler-ready book on a topic that could have been dangerously complex."
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Alejandro's Gift
12.  Alejandro's Gift by Richard E. Albert
The list author says:
  "Nature.  Desert.  Water.  Whose gift?  Is it Alejandro's gift to the creatures?  Is it the creatures' gift to Alejandro?  Outstanding illustrations, gently opens the door to discussions of one of the great mysteries--what happens when we give?"
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The Story Of Ruby Bridges (Scholastic Bookshelf)
13.  The Story Of Ruby Bridges (Scholastic Bookshelf) by Robert Coles
The list author says:
  "America's proud history includes our progress in social justice.  The story inspires hope for the future in continuing this tradition.  There are many versions of this story, this is the one that includes Ruby's daily prayer."
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Ron's Big Mission
14.  Ron's Big Mission by Rose Blue
The list author says:
  "Speaking of America's progress in social justice, this is based on a true experience of a boy who grew up to be an astronaut.  Don't miss this one!  Personal empowerment, heroes, hope, justice."
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Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (Reading Rainbow Book)
15.  Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport (Reading Rainbow Book) by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
The list author says:
  "Young children may not know what a stereotype is, or what prejudice is.  This charming book introduces stereotypes about life "out west" (gila monsters meet you at the airport) and in New York (there's a mugger on every corner) and the experiences that helped a boy overcome them.  Very amusing, non-threatening, and dead on!  How does the boy get rid of his stereotypes?"
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Faith the Cow
16.  Faith the Cow by Susan Bame Hoover
The list author says:
  "Can one person make a difference?  This book introduces The Heifer Project."
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Hey, Little Ant
17.  Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose
The list author says:
  "It isn't easy to see things from someone else's point of view, or to negotiate when the power is on the other side.  This one is challenging for the younger children, but 7 and 8 year olds will definitely "get it.""
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Jack's Garden
18.  Jack's Garden by Henry Cole
The list author says:
  "The interconnections and sequences of events as a garden grows are illustrated in fascinating detail with a very simple, predictable text (patterned after The House that Jack Built).  Soil, seeds, rain, sprout, all the way to the birds that eat the insects that drink the nectar and so on.  Love God by loving the Earth.  Start with something familiar like a garden."
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Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book)
19.  Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) by Derek Munson
The list author says:
  "Irresistable!  How does it work?  My way is to read this aloud to my child several times.  Then I ask, I don't tell how it worked.  What's the ingredient that makes it work?  Personal transformation, all God's children"
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An Angel Just Like Me
20.  An Angel Just Like Me by Mary Hoffman
The list author says:
  "Why do so many angels look like sixteenth century Italians?  Gorgeous."
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Four Feet, Two Sandals
21.  Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams
The list author says:
  "Maybe you've stopped to notice that we learn to share when there's a shortage.  My second child arrived just in time to save the first born from selfishness.  These two girls living in a refugee camp develop a deep friendship through sharing.  After several readings maybe you'll want to discuss with your child what a refugee camp is and why people live there."
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Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children
22.  Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children by Kathy Martin
The list author says:
  "Here's a mystery: why is when we give we end up with more than we had in the first place?  Help a child learn about the power of loving actions."
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Say Something
23.  Say Something by Peggy Moss
The list author says:
  "This deals with an experience every child has had.  Every child.  It's relevant.  It's powerful.  It's thought provoking. (good through junior high ages)"
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Zen Shorts - Collector's Edition
24.  Zen Shorts - Collector's Edition by Jon J. Muth
The list author says:
  "These three stories each make a gentle point.  Three children become friends with Stillwater the Panda (who speaks with a slight panda accent).  Speaking of all God's children, this book introduces wisdom from a culture that may not be familiar to our children."
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Margaret and Margarita / Margarita y Margaret
25.  Margaret and Margarita / Margarita y Margaret by Lynn Reiser
The list author says:
  "Bilingual text (English in red and Spanish in blue) tells a mirror story of two girls who meet and make friends at a park, introduce each other to their mothers, and plan to return to play together again."
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Where Does the Garbage Go?: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
26.  Where Does the Garbage Go?: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) by Paul Showers
The list author says:
  "Love God by loving the Earth.  Great schematic drawings make an important contemporary topic accessible to young children.  Knowing about recycling helps motivate us to our recycling."
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The Skin I'm In: A First Look at Racism (First Look at...Series)
27.  The Skin I'm In: A First Look at Racism (First Look at...Series) by Pat Thomas
The list author says:
  "Nonfiction and a great introduction to a challenge children should understand.  If a child is going to come face to face with racism, isn't it better for the child to know what it is FIRST?  Then the child will know someone has a problem, and it isn't me.  If a child is at risk of developing racist attitudes (and who isn't?), isn't it better for the child to know what it is first?"
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This Little Light of Mine
28.  This Little Light of Mine by Earl B. Lewis
The list author says:
  "You know the song, now follow the story in the illustrations.  Right on!"
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Angel Child, Dragon Child (Reading Rainbow)
29.  Angel Child, Dragon Child (Reading Rainbow) by Michele Maria Surat
The list author says:
  "There's teasing at school.  Read how a wise grown up set up two children to solve their own problem.  Personal growth and empowerment, peace."
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The Meanest Thing To Say: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club)
30.  The Meanest Thing To Say: A Little Bill Book for Beginning Readers, Level 3 (Oprah's Book Club) by Varnette P. Honeywood
The list author says:
  "Bill's dad shows Bill how to deal with a mean new kid.  Bill tries it, it works!  We can try it, too."
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Hooray for the Dandelion Warriors! (Little Bill Books for Beginning Readers (Pb))
31.  Hooray for the Dandelion Warriors! (Little Bill Books for Beginning Readers (Pb)) by Bill Cosby
The list author says:
  "Competition, cooperation, how can we do both at once?  Boys dissing girls, girls dissing boys, wait.  The coach has the kids building a team.  Go coach!  Go team!"
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