Books and Literacy

Authors have included angels in literature for hundreds of years. Starting with some biblical angels we then list a few books that include angels for both adults and children. Finally we have some links for literacy resources.

Angels in the Bible

Here are some links to lists of references of angels within the bible.

20 Bible references to angels as messengers:,-As-God~s-Messengers

Stories from the Bible with angels at Christmas

DLTK’s Bible Stories for Children – Angels of the Bible

Children’s Books

On Angel Wings
One cold Christmas night, a shepherd recounts the magical story of how he came to be the first visitor to the newborn Christ child – ahead of the other shepherds, and in complete secret.

The Littlest Angel
An earth-sick little angel newly arrived in the celestial kingdom finds his recent transition from boy to cherub a difficult one.

Ten Little Christmas Angels
A board book for toddlers for fun in counting angels.

Thank You, Angels
Thank You, Angels introduces young children to the world of angels and teaches them how these heavenly beings can help them in many ways. By following an angel throughout his busy day, children will learn all about the world of angels.

My Special Angels: Two Nobel Scribes
Beside every person’s shoulder, there are two angels. Muslims know them as the Kiraman Katibin (the noble scribes). They write down every deed, good and bad, from a person’s first day to their last.

Guardian Angels
Angels bring comfort to children. “Guardian Angels: a Book about Angels for Children” will help kids overcome everyday, and not so everyday, fears and challenges.

Angel Pavement
Corky and Loopy are two perfectly normal girls. They like chocolate biscuits, fizzy drinks, screaming at each other and drawing. But they are also a little bit special . . . because they are angels.

Teenager / Adult Books

The Happy Prince
In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late ‘Happy Prince’, who in reality has never experienced true sorrow, for he lived in a palace where sorrow isn’t allowed to enter. 

Paradise Lost
In Paradise Lost Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. Paradise Lost

Good Omens
Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right’

Literacy Links

Literacy Shed
The original free site.  
​Home to a wealth of short films and animations and related teaching ideas.
Includes some films regarding Angels.