(Many of these resources should be available at a Christian bookstore or Christian Book Distributors[1])


Character Development:

Plants Grown Up (for sons)/Polished Cornerstones (for daughters)[2]

Contenders for the Faith (sons)/Keepers at Home (daughters) (& other resources)[3]

Talks to Boys/Talks to Girls (Eleanor A. Hunter, 1890, republished 1996 by NavPress)

Character Sketches, Vol. 2 (& other resources)[4]

Kings Blooming Rose Magazine

(or Daughterhood By Design Magazine , if you can find it!)

Raising a Modern Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood

Biographies of Missionaries and other Christian leaders

Creative Family Times: Practical Activities for Building Character in Your Preschooler (Hadidian and Wilson, 1989, Moody)

Dr. Phil Kaiser's lists of questions for mentoring older children:

Leader Development: A Mentoring Checklist for Sons and Young Men and
Mature Daughters: A Mentoring Checklist for Daughters and Young Women.

Devotional Books:

      The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes (Kenneth N. Taylor, 1956/1984, Moody Press) Look for used copies!

      The Holy Bible!!!

Sabbath/Biblical Feasts:

Making Sunday Special (Karen Burton Mains, 1987, Word Books Publisher)

A Day of Delight: Making Sunday the Best Day of the Week (Pam Forster, 1991, Doorposts)¹

Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children Into the Joy of Worship (Robbie Castleman, 1993, InterVarsity Press)

Celebrate the Feasts of the Old Testament in Your Own Home or Church (Martha Zimmerman, 1981, Bethany House)

Other Books:

      Bible Storyline books like:

  • Nick Butterwork and Mick Inkpen's Stories Jesus Told,
  • John Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained,
  • Jonathan Rogers' The Wilderking Series.
  •       Carefully-chosen Christian worldview fiction. We like:

  • John White's The Tower of Geburah and The Iron Scepter,
  • C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia (and his Space Trilogy for older kids),
  • A.C. Wilson's Buckskin Peak Revolution series for youger kids and Gwambi Tetrology and Narl for older kids,
  • Frank Peretti's Cooper Kids series for younger children and This Present Darkness, Piercing The Darkness, and Prophet for older children,
  • Hannah Hurnard's Hind's Feet On High Places and Mountains of Spices,
  • John Bibee's The Magic Bicycle,
  • Randy Alcorn's Ishbane Conspiracy, Deadline, and Lord Foulgrin's Letters (generally for older children)
  • George MacDonald's The Princess and Kurie and The Princess And The Goblin,
  • J.R.R. Tolkien'sThe Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings,
  • Paul White The Jungle Doctor Fables,
  • Paul Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress

    Reclaiming Surrendered Ground: Protecting Your Family From Spiritual Attacks (Jim Logan, 1995, Moody Press)

    Stepping Heavenward (for Moms!) (Mrs. E. Prentiss, republished 1998 by Barbour Publishing)²

    Canon Press, P.O. Box 8729, Moscow, ID  83843, 1-800-488-2034,

    Great Music for Children:

          Steve Green - Hide 'Em In Your Heart, Volumes 1 and 2 and Praise and Worship for Kids

    Steve Green - 16 Melodías Bíblicas Para Niños

          Michael Card - Sleep Sound in Jesus, Come to the Cradle

          Thy Word Creations Chapter Memory Systems[5]

          Patch the Pirate Adventures[6]

          Judy Rogers' Music - Go to the Ant, etc.

          Cedarmont Kids - Bible Songs, Gospel Praise Songs, Gospel Action Songs, etc.

          Jamie Soles - The Way My Story Goes (and many more albums)


          Rob Evans' Donut Man series (For little children)

          Moody Science series

          How Should We Then Live series (Francis Schaeffer - for older kids)

          St. John in Exile (Dean Jones)

          Kids Around the World series (Caleb Resources) and much more at

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  • [1] Christian Book Distributors, PO Box 7000, Peabody, MA  01961, 978-977-5000,,

    [2] Doorposts, 5905 SW Lookingglass Dr., Gaston, OR  97119, 503-357-4749, ,

    [3] Keepers of the Faith, P.O. Box 100,Ironwood, MI  49938-0100,906-663-6881,,

    [4] IBLP Publications Office, Box One, Oak Brook, IL  60522-3001, 708-323-9800, or look for used copies!

    [5] Thy Word Creations, Route 76, Box 28, Glenville, WV  26351, 304-462-5589,,

    [6] Majesty Music, Inc., P.O. Box 6524, Greenville, SC  29606, 1-800-334-1071