This resource is from Canon Margo Peckham Clark, Canon for Conregational Life.
Many people have expressed how important ongoing formation is in times like these. There is a new clergy working group developing some ideas. In the meanwhile, here is a list of wonderful books for young children. Unless noted (*) they are available by Kindle. A possibility for families that may be separated at the moment is a family member not physically present could read a book over FaceTime, Zoom or similar online platform to a child who has it in front of them on a Kindle, Kindle app, or similar!
Two board books from Mika Keefer, both Group Publishing, 2017:
Mad, Glad or Sad, God is For Me
Everywhere I Go, God is With Me
Kristen McCurry, Pray to God! A Book About Prayer, Sparkhouse Family, 2016.
Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins & 2 Sons, Westminster John Knox, 2017.
Two from Matthew Paul Turner, Convergent Books:
When God Made You (2017).
When God Made Light (2018).
Sally Lloyd Jones, Found: Psalm 23, Zonderkidz, 2017 and also *The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book, Zonderkidz, 2020.
*Melissa & Doug Reusable Bible Story Stickers.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Children of God Storybook Bible, Zondervan, 2010 (also available as an audiobook).
Two Palm Sunday Books:
*Alice Joy Davidson, My Day With Jesus, Zonderkidz, 2005.
*Carol Heyer, Humphrey’s First Palm Sunday, Worthy Kids, 2013.