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My church is in the process of building a community resource center, which we will use as our meeting place on Sundays. We also hope to make it a place used by our community, which will include preschool and kindergarten programs.

Every preschool or kindergarten program needs books! As we're in the process of building, I'm going to slowly make a list of high quality books that I think our church should purchase to have in the classrooms.

I think I'll break the lists into three categories -- one for preschool, one for Kindergarten, and one for specifically Christian books. There will definitely be some overlap, but this will be based on how I think of them. I'm a little sorry that the "Christian" category won't be very large. I get books from the public library and don't encounter as many books for Christians. But I'm starting this page off having just reviewed a wonderful picture book about the life of Jesus, so that will be my first book to post.

I'm going to build these lists slowly, adding to them little by little. If you have suggestions, use this Sondy's Selections blog post, where I will repeat this information.

My previous Sondy's Selections posts and page were my personal top ten lists of books for different age ranges. This new list will be my ideal collection of books for a church preschool and kindergarten.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund

What's New?

August 12, 2016

Baby Wren and the Great Gift, by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jen Corace, is a picture book about thankfulness and a book about finding your own unique gift.

Christian Books
Baby Wren and the Great Gift
by Sally Lloyd-Jones
illustrated by Jen Corace

Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise
by Tomie DePaola

Miracle Man
by John Hendrix

For Preschool
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
by Mo Willems

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer

For Kindergarten
A Visitor for Bear
by Bonny Becker
illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

The Princess in Black
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
illustrated by LeUyen Pham