I was introduced to these little gems a few years ago while writing the 4 Year ABC Jesus Loves Me Curriculum. Looking for books to teach character, I loved the simplicity and Biblical foundation that these books provided. And from your response, you agree.
The “God I Need to Talk To You About” series contains 24 books explaining topics of greed, anger, laziness, sharing, bedtime, and several other character education topics. Each book begins with a child explaining an issue with which he or she is struggling. In the form of a prayer, the child tells God the details of the situation. Bible stories and characters are used to emphasize the point. Forgiveness and asking for forgiveness are key components to each story. All stories end with “Amen.”
UPDATE: The publisher has received a book containing all 24 stories – God, I Need to Talk to You: Stories about God’s Love and Forgiveness.
These are very small books; more like a booklet at 5.5 x 4.5 inches. With 16 short pages, these books are pretty short. Because of their size, these books are very inexpensive as far as book prices go – around $1.00-$2.00 each.
Throughout the ABC Jesus Loves Me curriculum you will find links to these books. I highly suggest that you add them to your home library.Here are the 24 titles in the “God, I Need to Talk to You about…” series.
Being a Bad Sport
My Bad Temper
My Parents (Covers the topic of when parents fight.)
Talking Back (Read disclaimer below)