Storytelling Resources

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There are 30 beautiful children’s books read by well known actors.  The actor gives an introduction to the book and then proceeds to reading it with his/her wonderfully animated voice and shares the illustrations throughout.  My FAVOURITE is ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’ by Mem Fox. A touching story of a young boy helping an elderly woman at the rest home next door find her memories – a powerful story of intergenerational friendships.  Cheryl Harray

Picture Book Theology

I found Storyline Online when reviewing another wonderful site Picture Book Theology that makes theological connections with secular picture books .  Check it out! There’s more than 365 books reviewed – one for every day of the year. use the word search topics at the bottom of a blog page to bring up the  books related to many themes.  Cheryl Harray

Storypath: A Wish Come True!

Have you ever wished you could get kids as excited about the Bible as they are about the latest children’s book?  Or puzzled how to make that scripture passage for Sunday’s service relevant to your young people?  Storypath is your wish come true! The Storypath website was created and is managed in collaboration with the William Smith Morton Library at Union Presbyterian Seminary.  They use current and classic children’s literature to expand upon biblical stories and messages.  You can search by theme, lectionary reading, scripture verses, and lesson plans according to age group!  Click on the links to investigate this fantastic resource.

A Fictional Bridge for our Tweens

Reading aloud is a wonderful way to spend time together as a family. Sometimes it’s harder to engage our tweens and older primary-aged children in this activity. We’ve discovered a great series by Patrick Carman to take you on a magnificent adventure as well as provide starting points for some wonderful discussions about what it means to live a Christian life.

Click here to read Kaila’s rave review.