Grades K-1: Picture Book Bible Tales (spring)

 

Cain and Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace

1/28/2018

Judaism. Cain's violence stems from not being able to express his frustration in this beautiful tale based on a midrash (Jewish story about a Bible tale).

 

The Wisdom Bird: A Tale of Solomon and Sheba

2/4/2018

Judaism. Teaches respect for different peoples and forms of wisdom.

 

Noah's Ark

2/11/2018

Judaism. Classic illustrations convey the entire tale from the Bible, including God's role.

 

Joseph

2/18/2018

Judaism. From the desert tents of the Hebrews to the pillars of the Pharaoh's temple, great illustrations portray the story.

 

The Moses Basket

2/25/2018

Judaism. Miriam, Moses' sister, plays a major role as a strong female problem solver.

 

The Story of Queen Esther

3/4/2018

Judaism. A strong female character saves her people.

 

The Story of Daniel in the Lions' Den

3/11/2018

Judaism. Lilting verse and a humble Daniel.

 

Jonah and the Great Fish

3/18/2018

Judaism. Large illustrations add an otherworldly sensation to the storm and the whale's belly.

 

The Easter Story

3/25/2018

Christianity. Concentrates on the events during Holy Week.

 

Exodus

4/8/2018

Judaism. A genius illustrator tells the story of the Hebrew escape from slavery without extraneous interpretation.

 

Zen Shorts

4/15/2018

Buddhism. A panda moves to a neighborhood and shares stories with the children.  These are simplified Zen koans told in a very appealing way.

 

David and Goliath (A Bible Story)

4/22/2018

Judaism. A fun treatment with lamb commentary on the bottoms of the pages.

 

The Mountains of Tibet

4/29/2018

Buddhism. Based on the Tibetian Book of the Dead, a look at reincarnation simple enough for young children that can be expanded to cover all kinds of choices as part of being human.

 

Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story (Festival Time)

5/6/2018

Islam. A description of an Islamic holiday with simple text.

 

Mary, Mother of Jesus

5/13/2018

Christianity. Mother Mary's story from her friendship with Elizabeth to her ascent into heaven.

For Every Child

5/20/2018

Concluding session about the rights of the child by UNICEF. "Allow us to say our own prayers in our own words, whether in churches, temples, synagogues or mosques . . ."