Rod & Staff Fiction

The folks at Rod & Staff are adamant in their assertions that fiction ought always to serve a higher purpose, and that higher purpose ought to be the building up of the saints in Christ. While that's certainly a laudable goal, we don't think all fiction needs to be explicitly Christian. That said, if you're looking for books you can give your kids without having to worry about inappropriate content, you can't go wrong with these.

Stories are either taken straight from Scripture, or follow the adventures of missionaries, or are character-building family tales. Not a lot of attention is paid to literary style—the purpose isn't to enthrall kids with well-crafted sentences, but to make them see the value of doing good and avoiding sin and disobedience. Because of the simplistic style, kids much older than middle school will likely find them too young.

We don't go out of our way to promote these, but we also don't discourage them. There's a lot of bad content in children's writing of the last several years, and books like these can be a refreshing break or alternative from the standard fare. That said, there's plenty of very well written classic literature available that teaches virtue and goodness while still maintaining high literary quality.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
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ABC Book of God's Creatures
Little Jewel Books
by Jessica Kauenhofen
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for Nursery-1st grade
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Anthony Gets Ready for Church
Little Jewel Books
by Mary M. Landis; illustrated by Michelle Beidler
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for Nursery-Kindergarten
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Bristol
by Fonda Mast, illustrated by Josephine Beachy
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Rod & Staff Fiction (Location: REA-R&S)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
David the Shepherd Boy
by Mary Miller, illustrated by Jeremiah Christensen
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Rod & Staff Fiction (Location: REA-R&S)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
God is Good Series (9 books)
by Mrs. James Swartzentruber
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
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God Loves Me
Little Jewel Books
by Leora Zimmerman, illustrated by Doris Ruppert
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for Nursery-1st grade
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God's Happy Family
Little Jewel Books
by Edith Witmer, illustrated by Edith Burkholder
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
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God's Jewels
Little Jewel Books
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for Preschool-1st grade
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$1.50 (1 in stock)
God's Wonderful Water
Little Jewel Books
by Mary M. Landis, illustrated by Virginia Kreider
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Happy Helpers
Little Jewel Books
by Ruth Ann Streicher
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for 1st-3rd grade
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Happy Seasons
Little Jewel Books
by Michelle Beidler
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for Nursery-1st grade
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Helping Mother
Little Jewel Books
by Mary M. Landis, Illustrated by Michelle Beidler
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for Preschool-1st grade
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Learning My Numbers
Little Jewel Books
by Linda Null, illustrated by Donna Weaver
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for Nursery-1st grade
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Letter for Titus
Little Jewel Books
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for 1st-4th grade
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Little Jewel Bird
Little Jewel Books
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for 1st-3rd grade
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$1.50 (1 in stock)
Lost Milk Jar
Little Jewel Books
by Lucy Ann Conley
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for K-2nd grade
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$2.00 (1 in stock)
Moses the Meekest Man
by Mary Miller, illustrated by Tabitha Higgins and Linda Shirk
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for Kindergarten-2nd grade
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$2.50 (1 in stock)
My First A B C Book
Little Jewel Books
by Jessica Kauenhofen
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for Nursery-1st grade
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Outside My Window
Little Jewel Books
by Samuel D. Coon, illustrated by Esther Giffen
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for Nursery-1st grade
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$2.50 (1 in stock)
Pattern Book for "Treasure Beyond Measure"
for Preschool-1st grade
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$3.00 (1 in stock)
Rita Comes Home
by Andrew Siegrist
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for 6th-Adult
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$8.00 (1 in stock)
Ruth a Faithful Daughter-in-Law
by Mary Miller, illustrated by Tabitha Higgins
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for Kindergarten-2nd grade
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$2.50 (1 in stock)
Sweet Singer
Little Jewel Books
by Marla Martin
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for 1st-4th grade
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This Is Mohan
Little Jewel Books
by Ella Grove, Illustrated by Edith Burkholder
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for Preschool-1st grade
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Thrilling Escapes by Night
for 4th-6th grade
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$4.00 (1 in stock)
Truck and a Tricycle
Little Jewel Books
by Evelyn Hege
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for 1st-2nd grade
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Two Surprises
Little Jewel Book
by Lucy Ann Conley, illustrated by Edith Burkholder
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$2.50 (1 in stock)
Why Do I Cry?
Little Jewel Books
by Edith Witmer, illustrated by Donna Kauffman
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for Nursery-1st grade
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