Dr. Pamela Mitchell-Legg, professor of Christian Education at the Union Presbyterian Seminary Charlotte campus, continues to teach her course on children’s and adolescents’ literature that was the impetus for this blog. As we move into Advent and Christmas, she offers a bibliography of ten books that she loves. They range from picture books to story Bibles and we hope you find something that helps you pick out a gift for a child or young person in your life!
Other lists that we love in evaluating books to purchase for our younger friends can be found here:
- The American Library Association’s yearly list of notable books for children and adolescents
- The BankStreet College of Education suggests the best books of the year broken down into several different age ranges. Their reviewers occasionally include children! (Link to 2012 books no longer works, so it has been removed, but this is a good resource for anyone looking for good books at the end of each year.)
- Publishers Weekly breaks down their best books of 2012 into picture books, fiction and non-fiction. (And you can see their suggestions for best books for 2012 for adults as well.)
What books are you giving this year?