Children's Literature

The following books are under copyright, but
that doesn't stop us from recommending them!

The Foolish Giant by Bruce & Katherine Coville

Harry is friendly, brave, and kind - but not very bright.  Still, he manages to save the town from a wicked wizard through an act of non-resistant self-sacrifice.

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

This satire of the nuclear arms race - for children - reveals Dr. Suess' roots as a political cartoonist.  A silly disagreement between the Yooks and the Zooks spirals out of control and threatens to destroy them all.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

This wonderful and deservedly popular Christian allegory spans seven volumes, from The Magician's Nephew to The Last Battle.  However, it is not the gospel.  The rules in Narnia are a bit different, and not everything portrayed in these books is consistent with the way Jesus taught us to live our lives.

World War Won by Dav Pilkey

Two kings, a fox and a raccoon, become embroiled in a race to build the highest stockpile of weapons, until a strong wind threatens to topple the piles and makes them both fearful of the consequences.  Read the whole book on Dav's website!

The Mysterious Giant of Barletta by Tomie De Paola

Zia Concetta and a giant statue save the town of Barletta from an army of a thousand men by tricking them into leaving without fighting.