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Noah (biblical Figure): Books For Kids

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As you can see, this list of kids books about Noah (Biblical figure) is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about Noah (Biblical figure), please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

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On Noah's Ark
Written & illustrated by Jan Brett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Jan Brett’s intricate illustrations against a beautiful papyrus background make a stunning picture book of a favorite story-this time featuring Noah’s granddaughter. As the floodwaters rise, she helps take the animals onto the ark and get them settled down. But it’s not easy when giraffes are sleeping next to pandas and lions are curled up with turkeys. Finally the gentle rocking of the ark lulls them all to sleep until the waters recede and Grandpa Noah, his family, and all the animals leave the ark. This simple telling, combined with extraordinary illustrations of every animal imaginable, makes On Noah’s Ark perfect for young and old.

Noah's Ark
Written & illustrated by Peter Spier
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

“the book is a triumph, the definitive Noah’s Ark.”—Publishers Weekly

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Peter Spier’s Noah’s Ark has been the iconic edition of this tale for over 40 years, in print continuously since its debut in 1977.

In Spier’s imaginative retelling, readers witness the danger and the grandeur of the terrifying flood but also the lighter moments: Noah’s wife jumping on a crate to avoid the rats; Noah shooing all but two bees from a busy hive; and all the animal babies being born in the spring. It’s an illustration feat that’s both majestic and tender.

All Aboard Noah's Ark!
Written by Mary Josephs & illustrated by Katy Bratun
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Flaps alter the illustrations of this retelling of the Biblical account of Noah and the great flood

Noah's Ark
Written by Heinz Janisch & illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

The story of Noah and his ark filled with animals, and the terrible flood that covered all the earth, has always held particular appeal for children — and great fascination for artists.

This new version, faithful to the spirit and content of the Bible text, is graced with stylish and distinctive illustrations by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger. Fanciful yet reverent, her full-page pictures and charming vignettes offer an imaginative interpretation of this favorite Old Testament story that will appeal to all ages.

Why Noah Chose the Dove
Written by Isaac Bashevis Singer & illustrated by Elizabeth Shub and Eric Carle
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

“Noah was a righteous man,” says Isaac Bashevis Singer, so he and his family were to be saved from the flood. But rumor had it that only the best of all living creatures were to be taken aboard the Ark with Noah. In Why Noah Chose the Dove, a fresh and lively approach to the age-old account, Isaac Bashevis Singer sets down the dialogue of the animals as they vie with one another for a place on the Ark.

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