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Children’s Book Review: Everyone a Child Should Know

We have another children’s book review to share with you today! Everyone a Child Should Know will introduce your child to 52 different men and women from throughout history who displayed the work of God. From missionaries and martyrs to writers and poets, you will learn about a wide-range of important individuals in this mini history book! To learn more about this book, as well as to see a few sneak peek photos of the inside, please continue reading below.

everyone a child should know review childrens book

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Review of Everyone a Child Should Know

Everyone a Child Should Know is full of darling illustrations and offers a brief preview into the lives of 52 men and women who made a difference and displayed the work of God. This 100+ page book tells the stories of missionaries, martyrs, writers, reformers, politicians, and poets. Through their stories, children will be inspired and know that anyone can do remarkable things for Jesus – even (and especially!) them! The book is written in an easy-to-read conversational style, with each biography including an illustration, Bible verse, and several questions asked throughout to keep the conversation going with your child.

everyone a child should know review childrens book

Individuals introduced in Everyone a Child Should Know include:

  • Brother Andrew
  • Augustine
  • Gladys Aylward
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Thomas Barnardo
  • Corrie ten Boom
  • William and Catherine Booth
  • Anne Bradstreet
  • John Bunyan
  • John Calvin
  • William Carey
  • Amy Carmichael
  • George Washington Carver
  • John Chrysostom
  • Fanny Crosby
  • Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Edward VI
  • Jim and Elisabeth Elliott
  • Billy Graham
  • Argula von Grumbach
  • Mary Jones
  • Adoniram Judson
  • John Knox
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Eric Liddell
  • Katie Luther
  • Martin Luther
  • Dwight L. Moody
  • Hannah More
  • George Mueller
  • John Newton
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Rosa Parks
  • Patrick
  • Robert Raikes
  • Rembrandt
  • Selina, Countess of Huntingdon
  • Lord Shaftesbury
  • Mary Slessor
  • Charles Spurgeon
  • C. T. Studd
  • Hudson Taylor
  • Lilias Trotter
  • William Tyndale
  • Charles Wesley
  • John Wesley
  • Susanna Wesley
  • George Whitefield
  • William Wilberforce
  • Richard Wurmbrand
  • John Wycliffe
  • Katharina Zell

This book would be well suited for younger children, or for those that want a brief overview of the various individuals mentioned in the book, as the book gives a broad overview but does not go into a huge amount of detail. I do believe it serves its purpose, however, which is to introduce a wide-range of individuals to the reader. It definitely provides a great starting point to begin further research about those individuals your child expresses an interest in learning more about. This book definitely left me (and the children) wanting to know more about many of the individuals included in the book, which I thought was great as it gave us a fantastic opportunity to do our own research and create our own history lessons.

everyone a child should know review childrens book

Another great aspect of the book, Everyone a Child Should Know, is that it made the individuals very relatable. Many of the biographies begin with questions such as “Do you like singing songs at Christmas? Which is your favorite? One of the most famous songs about baby Jesus was written by Charles Wesley. He wrote ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ nearly three hundred years ago.” I appreciated that questions were asked throughout the book – I always find that this is a fantastic way to ensure the little ones are listening and absorbing the information you are sharing.

everyone a child should know review childrens book

An important aspect to note, however, is that while I could definitely see this book as a great addition to just about any Protestant home, many Catholics may think twice. For one, St. Augustine was referred to simply as Augustine and the addition of Martin Luther and the way he was presented would likely be an issue for Catholics.

everyone a child should know review childrens book

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If you’re looking for an easy-to-read book that will introduce your child to a year’s worth of individuals who displayed the work of God, this book may be for you! It’s a great starting point to learning even more about 52 important individuals that every child should know about.

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This book is available to purchase from Timberdoodle. We’ve purchased many items from Timberdoodle over the years – they have SO many fun and educational products, often times priced lower than other retailers.

If you aren’t familiar with Timberdoodle, they offer fantastic learning products for babies all the way up to high school students. We have used their curriculum for many years and have been very happy with not only their products but their amazing customer service as well. Not a homeschooling family? That’s fine too! They have an entire shop of products that would make the perfect gift for any child.

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