Books are the best!  In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, we want our kids to have access to great books.  Real ones that they can hold in their hands and experience in a five-senses type of way rather than through the glare of a screen.  Living overseas makes this a bit difficult, since books are not only wonderful, but also heavy, bulky, and outrageously expensive to ship over in care packages or extra airline bags.

Since our local government has made some new restrictions on items that we are allowed to receive in packages, we’d like to make a suggestion: if you want to bless our family with a care package, send us books!  There are several wonderful websites that offer free worldwide shipping.  Our favorite one is  Listed below are loads of books that we would love to own, with links to purchase each book online.  Email us personally for our local shipping address.  And don’t forget to send us an email to let us know a book is on the way.  Otherwise we won’t know who sent it!

EXTRA FUN: Our heart for serving in missionary aviation is not only to deliver supplies, shuttle consultants, and provide emergency medical evacuations, but also to encourage and refresh the hearts of the team members serving in those remote areas.  As we continue to build our library, we hɑve plans to make these books available for the use of families serving interior.  Jared can utilize the trips he makes to drop off a few books (per the family’s request), then pick them up the next time he flies to that village.  We’re still trying to think of a catchy name for our little helicopter library…any suggestions?



Eating the Alphabet, by Lois Elhert
Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Elhert
There’s No Place Like Space, by Tish Rabe
Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today, by Tish Rabe
Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney
Tops and Bottoms, by Janet Stevens
The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf
A Stick Is an Excellent Thing, by Marilyn Singer
From Seed to Plant, by Gail Gibbons
Where Do They Go When It Rains? by Gerda Muller
A Year Around the Great Oak, by Gerda Muller
The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch
A Beetle Is Shy, by Dianna Hutts-Aston
A Seed Is Sleepy, by Dianna Hutts-Aston
An Egg Is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts-Aston
A Butterfly Is Patient, by Dianna Hutts-Aston
A Rock Is Lively, by Dianna Hutts-Aston
A Nest Is Noisy, by Dianna Hutts-Aston
Over and Under the Snow, by Kate Messner
Over and Under the Pond, by Kate Messner
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner
How Does My Garden Grow? by Gerda Muller
Hurry and the Monarch, by Antoine O’Flatharta
Mercy Watson (boxed set), by Kate DiCamillo
Edward the Emu, by Sheena Knowles
The Tiger Who Came to Tea, by Judith Kerr


Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba
Aesop’s Fables for Children, illustrated by Milo Winter
James Herriot’s Treasury for Children
The Little House Books, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Stuart Little, by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
Rainbow Garden, by Patricia St. John
The Secret at Pheasant Cottage, by Patricia St. John
The Tanglewood’s Secret, by Patricia St. John
Where the River Begins, by Patricia St. John
Leif the Lucky, by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
20 Shakespeare Children’s Stories: The Complete Collection
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett


How to Be a Space Explorer, by Lonely Planet Kids
Constellations Activity Book, by Ryan Jacobson
Space: A Children’s Encyclopedia, by DK Publishers
Geography: A Children’s Encyclopedia, by DK Publishers
Science: A Children’s Encyclopedia, by DK Publishers
How Things Work Encyclopedia, by DK Publishers


A Brief History of Indonesia, by Tim Hannigan
Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, by Giles Milton
The Meaning of Marriage, by Timothy Keller