Buddha at Bedtime
These books were one of the first resources utilized by the Sojourn Grace Kids Ministry. We were just starting out as a little house church and we were desperate for engaging stories about real life that would spur conversation and get kids thinking. We wanted to dive into topics about real life conflict without any inappropriate content and certainly without any guilt or shame. These books have been a constant. Filled with beautiful images and fun stories involving all kinds of curious creatures, these books help us have conversations about how our actions impact our own wellbeing and that of those around us.
While each story definitely carries with it a clear message, there's plenty of room for nuance, discussion, questions, and wondering! We use these stories as a jumping off point, a place to start asking questions and engaging with the world around us. We always follow up our reading with asking the kids, "what do you think?"