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11 books to help children learn gospel principles

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Here are 11 great books to entertain your kids while teaching them gospel principles at the same time. These books are perfect to slip into your church bag on Sunday!

A Child of God

This rhyming, read-aloud book with fun illustrations shares a comforting, faith-filled message from a Black father and mother to their children. Along with the children in the story, your own little ones will think about the ways our skin color, gender, and physical features are all different—as well as the similarities that bind us all together.

Standout Saints

The courage and faith of these Saints made them stand out from the world, and this educational and inspiring book helps young readers know that they too can stand out.

My Little Prayer

Based on the lyrics of David Archuleta’s popular and moving song, My Little Prayer tells the story of a young boy who discovers that what God wants for him is even better than what he wanted for himself. Learn to trust, learn faith, and most of all, learn to pray in this beautifully woven tale of art, music, and faith.

The Power of Sarah’s Prayer

When missionaries arrive at Sarah’s door with a message for her and her family, Sarah is initially skeptical. There are rumors in her small Iowa town about the missionaries’ strange church. But after Sarah accepts their challenge to find out the truth for herself, she then needs help from heaven so she can be baptized. Through a stunning turn of events, Sarah learns the power of a particular prayer. This illustrated children’s story from Sister Wendy Nelson’s own family history will help your children increase their desire to learn about the power of prayer and about their own ancestors.

My Little Latter-day Saint Library: Jesus Christ

Teach your little ones to know and love the Savior with Jesus Christ, the newest addition to the must-have Little Latter-day Saint Library board-book series. Brimming with colorful illustrations, this delightful read-aloud provides an early introduction to the life, ministry, and Atonement of Jesus Christ. With the central message being Jesus’s love and care, this sweet book is sure to be a treasured addition to your children’s gospel book collection.

God’s Always Loving You

This powerful little book is filled to the brim with hope and comfort. Simple, child-friendly verse outlines relatable moments of crisis, uncertainty, and fear common to a child's life, and asks who helps us in each of those scenarios. “God, that’s who” is the reliable answer, forming a pattern kids will quickly pick up on. Each answer reinforces the book’s deeply comforting message: God is always there for us. He loves us, He knows us, and He cares about our needs.

My Little Latter-day Saint Library: The Holy Ghost

Who can create a feeling of comfort and peace in moments when you are sad, lonely, or afraid? Who can help you know the difference between right and wrong? Who speaks to your heart in a still, small voice?

My Book of Mormon Friends

My Book of Mormon Friends helps bring these characters and their attributes to life for young children who are just getting to know their stories and examples. As children read, they’ll learn how they can be obedient like Sariah, brave like Abinadi, helpful like Ammon, strong like Nephi, and responsible like Mormon.

A Mother’s Prayer

Sometimes it’s hard for kids—or even grown-ups—to understand the power of prayer. Through this sweet tale drawn straight from the family history of Sister Linda K. Burton, former Relief Society General President, you can help your children feel the Spirit and know of God’s love and concern for them.

Jesus and the Nephites

Every Easter we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We hear about His Crucifixion and burial and how He rose from the dead on the third day. We know what happened in Jerusalem, but what happened in the rest of the world when Jesus died and was resurrected? With easy-to-read text, scripture references, and beautiful illustrations, Jesus and the Nephites will teach your children about what happened that first Easter in the Americas. Introduce your children to Christ's visit to the Nephites with this great addition to your child’s Easter celebration.

Teachings of Jesus

You’ve read and discussed Jesus’s miracles as a family in Brooke Malia Mann’s Miracles of Jesus. Now, introduce your little ones to some of the many parables Jesus taught during His mortal ministry in this new book by Brooke Malia Mann. Follow along with Jesus’s teachings about the wise man and the foolish man, the ten virgins, the prodigal son, and many more. With approachable text and colorful artwork, Teachings of Jesus is the perfect uplifting book for you to read with your children or that your children can read themselves.

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