Reading Guide: Space and Sky
When we step outside and look up, that heavenly ceiling above our heads is the sky. It's the expanse God created to separate the oceans from the highest heavens of space. It's where we look for the glowing light from the sun, moon and stars. When we slow down to take notice, there's much we can learn from the sky and the elements God made to fill it.
Our Space & Sky Compass Box gave little learners a glimpse into the heavens as they learned about the universe and sky and made their very own space sensory bottle.
To accompany each Compass Box, we curate a reading list that brings the studies in each box to life. We hand-select books that will nurture children's wonder of creation, enliven connection with their Creator, and deepen their understanding of each subject area.
Favorite Space and Sky Books for Preschoolers
When God Made The World
Matthew Paul Turner
All About Weather
Huda Harajli, MA
When God Made The World is beautifully written book by Matthew Paul Turner. Whimsically illustrated by Gillian Gamble, this book takes readers on a journey through creation that celebrates science, wonder and God as the source and beginning of all things.
Fiona Watt's The Planets features eye-catching illustrations and includes a classical musical composition by Gustav Holtz. Press the button to hear the music for an immersive reading experience. Find additional online resources via the quicklinks available with the book.
All About Weather by Huda Harajli, MA wows inquisitive little learners who are wondering about everything that happens up in the sky. With vibrant colors and relatable illustrations, this book is a practical introduction to meteorology.
Christian Character Books for Kids
Each Compass Box includes Christ-like character traits revealed in nature and intended for us to reflect. A discovery of the universe and sky uncovers God's intentional design and mindful arrangement of everything He made, including (and especially) us. The following books lovingly highlight the ways we are masterfully made in God's image to fulfill His purpose.
The Creator in You
The Inventions of God (and Eva)
Jordan Raynor's first children's book, The Creator in You, is a stunningly illustrated book that sparks readers’ imaginations with the big idea that God created human beings to make, model, and work like Him. God may have finished His creation on the sixth day, but for us, it was just the beginning.
In The Inventions of God (and Eva), Dave Connis and Amy Domingo help little ones see God's creative nature inside of themselves. With lots of spunk and a spark for innovation, Eva is a delightful example of how God has created each of us in His image.
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