Oriole, thank you for reminding me of the All of A Kind Family books - I read them as a child and they were among my favorites! I learned a lot about Jewish traditions as well as life in New York City in the early 1900s. Really, really fabulous books.
I have a 3-year-old son, and friends have passed a few Christian-themed books for young children on to us. I especially like "9 Fruits Alive" and "Badger's Lovely Day" b/c they relate contemporary scenarios to various scripture passages on how to be kind and help each other. I also like "Badger's Easter Surprise", b/c it connects the story of re-birth in the spring to the story of Jesus' resurrection. Not sure if this is what you are interested in, but you can check them out if you like.
Looking forward to seeing what others recommend, too!
Benjamin's Mom, 11/13/07