Monday, October 29, 2012

Harvest and Halloween Children's Books for Christian Families

This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. Liz Curtis Higgs weaves a beautiful parable as the farmer picks out a special pumpkin from his garden, and scoops out all the messy "goo" to make room for his light to shine from inside. In the same way, God's transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Cutis Higgs originally created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
  • Reading level:Ages 3 and up
  • Hardcover:36 pages
  • Publisher:Thomas Nelson; Anniversary edition (September 5, 2006)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400308460

Children ask the toughest questions! As a parent, you want to give them the best answers. This amazing children's book will help dedicated parents answer tough questions simply, biblically, and lovingly. Christ- centered and sensitively written, this book will help satisfy the curiosity of even the most inquisitive children.
  • Reading level:Ages 9 and up
  • Paperback:24 pages
  • Publisher:Destiny Image Publishers (August 24, 1994)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560438236

It's Halloween, and Mr. and Mrs. Watson decide to dress Mercy up for the occasion. Mercy does not particularly want to be dressed up, but when she hears "treats" are involved, well! The only problem is, Mercy thinks treats means lots of buttered toast, not candy. When she smells a butter barrel treat, she sets off a chain reaction that soon has everyone out and the fire department on their way.
  • Reading level:Ages 6 and up
  • Paperback:80 pages
  • Publisher:Candlewick; Reprint edition (June 4, 2010)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763649517

Halloween time at The Zone means monsters, mazes, and plenty of candy corn. Candace is shy about telling friends at church that she's working as a maze monster. However, when she discovers her youth group has planned an outing to the park, her embarrassment quickly turns to stage fright!

Will Candace survive the shift from cotton candy to candy corn? Fall is in the air, and without completely knowing why, Candace Thompson has signed up to continue what was supposed to be a short-term summer job at the local theme park. Working with Kurt doesn't hurt, but a surprising kink involving her youth group, as well as the shock of an unexpected setback, threaten to be more painful. Candace's autumn holds as many surprises as her summer as her rousing romp through the seasons continues.
  • Reading level:Ages 13 and up
  • Paperback:224 pages
  • Publisher:Zondervan (September 16, 2008)
  • ISBN-10:0310715598

Did you know pumpkins have been around for 11,000 years? Or that the biggest pumpkin on record weighed over 1,300 pounds? Learn all about pumpkins: where they come from, how to grow them, and more, in this informative book that's guaranteed to squash the competition. Recipes, fun facts, and resources round out the text.

Halloween is mentioned, but the focus is on learning about pumpkins!
  • Reading level:Ages 5 and up
  • Hardcover:32 pages
  • Publisher:Charlesbridge Publishing (June 2004)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570915574

Celebrate Halloween without selling out! Balance love with conviction, while creating treasured childhood memories for your children. Here is a guide to fun, guilt-free ideas on everything from costumes and decorating hints to original party suggestions.
  • Paperback:176 pages
  • Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 12, 2004)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589971554

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