Children Books & Beyond

Welcome to Shaped By Books! Here you will find our latest as we build this site to help you use children's books to enhance your child's life.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, educator, caregiver or friend of a child, we hope you will find the tools you need to make the most of every read.

Feb 26, 2024

Nine Favorite Christian Books for Kids to Shape Lives

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Spiritual development is important, and Christian books for kids can help ignite both conversations & understanding about God. These can be tools to point to Jesus!

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Jun 20, 2023

Wordless Books for Preschool on Up!

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Spark imagination, enhance oral language and discover the magic found in wordless books for preschool on up! These visual palettes of art will inspire kids as well as adults and bring joy to your time of reading!

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May 19, 2023

Best Picture Books for Kids on Up!

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From standing classics to recently published, let us help you find the best picture books for kids of all ages! Locate children's books that impact & shape for years to come.

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Mar 02, 2023

Best Dr Seuss Books for Each Age & Stage

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Reading the best Dr Seuss books offers valuable lessons for every age & developmental stage. Toddlers to beginning readers to older kids, these classics teach & reach kids of all ages!

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Aug 16, 2022

Grief Books for Children to Comfort Hearts

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Grief is a difficult topic to discuss. Grief books for children can assist by using stories to help kids as well as adults deal with the pain of loss. They help us begin the discussion and bring comfort & peace.

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Jul 18, 2022

Pete the Cat Book - Teaching Kids About Emotions & Attitudes

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Kids can learn to take a new perspective to manage emotions of sadness, grumpiness or disappointment through reading a Pete the Cat book! Includes book activities & Bible lesson.

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Jul 15, 2022

Rainbow Fish Book for Kids - Lessons on Friendship & Sharing

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Teach children about sharing & making friends with The Rainbow Fish book for kids. Includes reading activities, a Bible lesson and more for your child's development.

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May 25, 2022

A Cat and Dog Book on Friendship - My Big Dog

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We normally think of cats and dogs as opposites, but if they can be friends when they are so different, so can we! This cat and dog book for kids helps them understand what it takes to be a friend and make a friend.

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Mar 22, 2022

A Christian Book for Kids at Easter

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"Tale of Three Trees" is our favorite Christian book for kids especially for Easter! It walks through the life of Christ pointing to God's plans for us being bigger than we could ever dream and planting seeds of hope!

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Mar 07, 2022

Giraffes Can't Dance - Book for Kids' Self-Esteem

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One of my favorite books for kids is Giraffes Can't Dance! Gerald the Giraffe learns a wonderful lesson that builds his self-esteem, and kids will learn the same lesson!

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Feb 03, 2022

Picture Book Biography - Catching the Moon

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Marcenia "Toni Stone" Lyle dreamed of being a professional baseball player when she was a young girl, and she achieved it! This picture book biography is sure to inspire kids to not give up and work for their dreams.

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Feb 01, 2022

Picture Book Biography - Snowflake Bentley with Activities

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Discover how this inspirational picture book biography can enhance a child's development through focused activities & discussions. Perseverance, uniqueness, reading skills, science and more!

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Jan 25, 2022

Press Here - Interactive Book for Toddlers on Up!

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Find out how to use the book "Press Here" to enhance your child's development! They'll learn cause & effect and so much more as they become a part of the story!

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Nov 12, 2021

Classic Picture Books from the Twentieth Century

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Perfect read alouds that have stood the test of time! These classic picture books from the Thirties & Forties have been read and enjoyed through generations & still offer lifetime lessons to young readers today.

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Oct 08, 2021

Book for Kids - Belonging

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This wonderful book for kids, "Eyes that Kiss in the Corners", is about a little Asian girl who finds her special uniqueness is also a trait of belonging she shares with family and her culture! A great book filled with beautiful descriptions & illustrations!

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