Have you ever thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if there were books about Jesus that young children could read themselves?”
Over the years one or two authors and publishers have filled this gap with the occasional book but next year something really exciting is happening! UK-based Diamond Books, pioneered by teacher, Carole Leah, is launching a whole series of books about Jesus that can be read by young children themselves. The books are being published by Westbow Press and should be available Easter 2017.
‘The Jesus Series’ consists of 16 books for 4-5 year olds to read themselves.
Books 1-8 focus on what Jesus said about himself, shown in John’s gospel.
Books 8-16 tell what Jesus came to do, based on Isaiah 61:1-2 and Luke 4:16-21.
The titles of the 16 books in the Jesus Series are:
The vocabulary of the Jesus series books has been carefully chosen for early readers and all 16 books are beautifully illustrated by talented Philippino illustrator Floyd Yamyamin. The books include realistic illustrations based on the Biblical accounts and there are also several modern-day characters appearing in all the books with whom the readers can relate.
To keep up with all the latest developments, visit the Diamond Books Website: www.diamondbooks.org.uk