Ignatius Press offers quality children’s books for all ages, and this Fall several unique new books have been added, just in time for Christmas. Two new board books for toddlers are titled Thank you Lord: My First Words in Praise of God and Where is Jesus? My First Words in Search of God. There is a beautiful padded hardcover book for ages 3 and up, You Are Loved and the new My Nativity Advent Calendar: Waiting for Jesus Day by Day.
The lovely book, Thank you Lord: My First Words in Praise of God, is full of tenderness for children. This “lift the flap” style board book has windows on each page that open up to help teach your child wonderment and gratitude before all the beauties of Creation. Combining faith, lovely illustrations and poetry, this is the perfect gift book for all occasions. A quote from this book is, “Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful new day. Thank you for the bird singing in the treetop. And thank you for the pretty ladybug.”
Another “lift the flap” style board book, Where is Jesus? My First Words in Search of God, helps to answer the fundamental question of the book: Where is Jesus? This is the perfect gift for a baby shower or baptism. This book explains to children, “Jesus is in my heart too. And if I keep very quiet, I can talk to him as to a friend.”
A beautifully illustrated hardcover book, You Are Loved, shows a child all the many ways he is loved: that he is a precious treasure to his parents and family, and to God and he is loved beyond measure. It teaches the child who Jesus is, how much He loves us, and that He gives us the supreme example of how we are to show love to others. This book tells children, “What joy when you were born and we heard your first cry. Your head was so tiny we could hold it in our hands. What a wonderful gift you are!”
My Nativity Advent Calendar: Waiting for Jesus Day by Day is a unique Advent Calendar to use each day of December to prepare for the coming of the Savior. The Companion Booklet introduces a different character or item to add to the crèche each day of Advent, while helping discover how Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the innkeeper, and many others awaited the coming of Jesus.
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