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Shepherds: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about shepherds?

As you can see, this list of kids books about shepherds 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 shepherds, 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.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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On My Mountain
Written by Francois Aubineau & illustrated by Jerome Peyrat
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Both the perspective of the wolf and the shepherd are seen in this flippable picture book.

Both the shepherd and the wolf live on the mountain. They love their home and want to feel safe there. This book tells the same story, in identical words, from both the wolf’s perspective and that of the shepherd. Read the wolf’s story then flip it over and read the shepherd’s story and see the landscape that each of them sees. A good reminder of how humans should behave in the wild and on this earth that we share.

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Stinky Giant
Written by Ellen Weiss & illustrated by Alessia Girasole
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Pepper and Jake love herding sheep in the little valley where they live. But there’s a problem– a big problem. Urk, a giant who lives on a nearby mountain, is big and stinky and doesn’t care that dumping dirty laundry water in the nearby stream causes a flood down below every single week. So Pepper and Jake hike to Urk’s mountaintop lair to confront him. But there’s no reasoning with a giant, especially one who gives cryptic puzzles to solve. If the kids can solve it, Urk will move away. If not, Pepper and Jake (and their sheep) will be the featured ingredients in Urk’s next bowl of smelly soup!

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$15.80
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Hosni the Dreamer: An Arabian Tale
Written by Ehud Ben-Ezer & illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A Caldecott Medalist and an award-winning Israeli writer pool their talents in the story of an Arab shepherd who spends his single piece of gold on wisdom, an unpopular purchase that proves a lifesaver.

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$13.60
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$16.00
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