Around age 6 months, my oldest daughter started chewing on her board books. And ever since then, words have been as much a part of her diet as bread and water.
I suppose that following a word-lover’s diet is what makes it hard for us to part with any books around here, even those chunky little board books with chewed up edges that my 9-year-old and 12 year-old obviously outgrew ages ago. Or did they? Does anyone truly ever outgrow a good little story?
Part of what makes some of those first board books so special is that they were how we first started sharing truths about God with our children. Stories about God’s love and His faithfulness, stories about Jesus, stories from the Old Testament — these were all first shared in board book format.
We still keep some of these special board books around for little friends to enjoy when they visit us. And so here’s a dozen of our favorite, faith-based board books — just perfect for the little one with chubby little hands who likes to help you turn the pages as you read together. Or for any one else, of any age, who still likes to hear a good little story full of truth.
God Lives in My House by Melody Carlson
God Goes with Me by Melody Carlson
God Made Them All by Melody Carlson
I Can Count on God by Melody Carlson
Jesus Loves Me by Debby Anderson
Baby’s First Book of Psalms by Steven Elkins
Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado
Lift-the-Flap Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Lift-the-Flap Bible Adventures by Allia Zobel Nolan
The Story of Easter by Patricia A. Pingry
The Story of Jesus by Patricia A. Pingry
The Story of the Ten Commandments by Patricia A. Pingry