Booklist published their annual “Spotlight on Religion and Spirituality” edition this week. EBYR books are featured not only in the magazine, included in several lists, but on it: Bimba Landmann’s art from Just for Today graces the cover.
Just for Today was also one of two EBYR titles featured in the Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books for Youth list. Written originally by Saint John XXIII as a “daily decalogue,” the text “invites children to think about their own lives” and features “beautiful, stylized art” according to Booklist.
Thank You, God, written by J. Bradley Wigger and illustrated by Jago, was the other EBYR book included on the list. This “book of gratitude,” the article notes, features a diverse family “with much to be thankful for. Each joyful two-page spread begins with the words, “Thank you, God,” and the gorgeous illustrations follow.”
To learn more about these books, read Five Questions with Bimba Landmann and J. Bradley Wigger’s Eerdlings post “A Rocking Chair: Kidlit Goes to Seminary.”