Picture Book UU
Based on the best picture books for teaching young children about the love, reason, tolerance and good works that make up our faith, this class teaches our younger UUs the art of self-expression, to value individuality, to think for themselves, and to understand that everything is connected. They will hear about people whose novel ideas and discoveries helped to transform our faith, like Maria Mitchell, Henry David Thoreau, and Fannie Farmer. Plus, they will meet people within UUC, who will share their own special gifts.
The Big Orange Splot
A whimsical story for exploring self-expression and individuality.
Henry Builds a Cabin
Think for yourself and live simply, as does Henry, the bear, based on Henry David Thoreau/
Owen and Mazee
A Hippo and a Turtle make friends in this true story.
To Everything There Is a Season
The classic verse from Ecclesiastes with each phrase illustrated in a different cultural tradition.
Three soldiers convince the town to make soup. Sometimes it takes reminding to be generous.
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
Henry the bear walks while his friend makes money for the train.
Fanny in the Kitchen
Unitarian mother of the measuring cup uses her reason to invent recipes with precise measurements.
Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth
A boy’s gradnfather describes prayer.
On the Night You Were Born
Celebrate everyone’s birthday.
The Everything Seed
The seed of creation is in all of us.
Over the River
Woodcarvings evoke this traditional song, written by a Unitarian abolitionist and reformer.
A woodcarving barber gives a young Jewish boy an angel.
This Is the Stable
Traditional Nativity story.
The Shortest Day
Celebrating the winter solstice.
Future Unitarian astronomer loves to look at the stars.
Henry Climbs a Mountain
In jail, Henry the bear goes on a fantasy climb and meets another bear.
The Keeping Quilt
A family keeps a quilt made of clothes from the old country.
In God’s Name
What is the name for God?
The legend of the saint.
Born With a Bang
The universe personified tells the story from science.
Henry the bear engages in creative work.
All I See Is Part of Me
The oneness of all creation.
The Golden Rule
The universal appeal to loving kindness.
Celebrating the greening of the earth and the spring equinox.
From Lava to Life
The story from science of the creation of the earth.
A turtle teaches respect of the earth and living in peace.
Three children work out a way to solve some problems and make connections despite differences in race, religion and heritgage.
Earth Day Birthday
Celebrate Earth Day with lots of animals.
Pondering how to make the world a better place.
God in Between
Finding the holy in relationships and helping each other.
Love You Forever
A mother takes care of her son.
Celebrate the summer solstice.