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  • Big Feelings Days


    Help little kids with big emotions know God that loves them and is right next to them, no matter what they feel.

    Speaker, pastor, podcaster, and author of The Louder Song, Aubrey Sampson has dealt with a lot of big feelings and heartache in her life and has written about lament for a grown-up audience. Knowing that adults don’t have a monopoly on strong, difficult emotions, Aubrey turns to writing about feelings for our little ones with Big Feelings Days.
    Children have a lot of emotions too, and feeling sad or angry or brokenhearted can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to help kids understand that their feelings are valuable and normal-and that they can creatively express what they feel to Jesus, who created emotions and deeply cares about every one.

    Big Feelings Days is a tender and engaging picture book that helps children ages 3-7 learn how to release their feelings of grief, anger, and heartbreak in creative ways to a God who cares. This picture book includes

    *full-color illustrations,
    *relatable imagery to help children express and identify emotions, and
    *creative ways for children to process their feelings with Jesus.

    Even now you can be helping your kids develop emotional health and emotional intelligence as they learn to come to Jesus with whatever they may be feeling.

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  • He Is There


    So daily sing your songs of praise, and pray your daily prayers.

    Keep looking with your HEART-you’ll see! God’s working everywhere.

    He Is There is a creative, poetic, and interactive book that helps kids learn about the invisible but surprising presence of God. We can’t see God with our physical eyes, but He Is There uses poetry and flashlight fun to help kids look for the hand of God in creation and in their daily lives. This is also a fun way for parents and kids to calm down, connect, and have spiritual conversations before bedtime, story time, or anytime.

    This book affirms the biblical truths of God’s sometimes seemingly hidden presence, his friendship, and his care in a creative and engaging way. We hope that the fun and novel storytelling format will lead to crossover appeal.

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  • Im Fabulous Crab


    Henry is tired of life on the dim ocean floor. He wants glamour! He wants bling!

    Even when his new dazzle leads to the unexpected, he still wants to be . . . Fabulous Crab!

    I’m Fabulous Crab is a sparkling story about joyfully wearing your true colors-and perhaps a touch of glitter!

    A reading guide with discussion questions based on the book and activities to help children explore its themes will be available September 2023 at

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  • Best Trophy


    Children will be on the edge of their seats as they read this beautiful story illustrating the joy of sacrifice and friendship.-Jill Roman Lord, author of more than twenty children’s books

    Children will cheer young Liam to the finish line as he chooses helping a friend over winning the race in this page-turning tale that demonstrates the biblical meaning of true friendship.-Leslie Santamaria, writing coach and children’s author

    True friends put each other’s needs first. Children will laugh and smile while reading this sweet story of biblical friendship. Liam is a great example that when you think of your friends before yourself, you truly do come in first place.-Heather Gollnick, author, five-time Ironman Champion, Liberty University Triathlon Coach, Christian athlete and mom

    It’s the day of the big trail race, and all the kids are excited-except Liam. What if he falls, like last year? He can’t lose again! With Zoe and Eli’s prayerful encouragement, Liam sets out, flies over sticks, pebbles, and leaves to the front of the pack. But just when the finish line is in sight, an accident on the trail challenges Liam to choose what he values most. Will he leave his friends behind to win the trophy?

    Young children will thrill to the excitement of the race in this engaging portrayal of kids growing in their Christian faith by learning victory doesn’t always mean bringing home the trophy.

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  • Nick And The Brick Builder Challenge


    When the Infinity Rainbow Club at school competes in a brick builder challenge, Nick can’t wait to participate! Until he learns he must have a partner–the new girl. Nick wants to work alone. But to win, he’ll have to figure out how to be part of a team.

    A story about the universal struggle of learning to work together on a team, told from the perspective of an autistic child.

    The Infinity Rainbow Club is a chapter book series featuring five neurodivergent children in a club at their elementary school. The club provides a safe space for stims and different communication styles to be accepted and celebrated.

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  • I Love You Mucho Mucho


    Rosie is so excited to see her abuela and tell her everything that’s been going on–but Abuela doesn’t speak English, and Rosie doesn’t speak Spanish. They quickly learn over lunch, though, that hunger has no language–and neither does love!

    Based on Rachel’s own experience, this story speaks to the power to communicate outside of spoken language.

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  • Arthur The Clumsy Altar Server Rings The Bells


    Arthur the Clumsy Altar Server has fulfilled his dream to serve at Mass. He’s carried the crucifix and lit the candles. But Arthur’s favorite moment is when the whole church falls completely silent and a server rings those beautiful bells – the moment when the bread and wine become Jesus’ own Body and Blood.

    Finally, Fr. Cruz tells Arthur he can ring the bells that day. During Mass, when the big moment comes, Arthur is so captivated he can’t take his eyes off Jesus, really and truly present. So much so that he … forgets to ring the bells.

    “Arthur! The bells! Ring the bells!”

    Find out what happens next in the second installment of the Arthur the Clumsy Altar Server series. Through this endearing story, Arthur and readers alike will grow in understanding of the Blessed Sacrament and come to appreciate God’s closeness to us in the Eucharist.

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  • Colorful Mondays : A Bookmobile Spreads Hope In Honduras


    A beautiful, empowering story about the impact of literacy in underprivileged communities, based on a real bookmobile program in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

    Luis’s favorite day of the week is Monday, the day the bookmobile comes to his neighborhood. In Villa Nueva, sad stories can gather like dark, stormy clouds. But at the bookmobile, Luis hears stories that burst with life, laughter, and color. Maybe today will bring a song or a puppet show! He might even get to pick a book to read on his own. Every new Monday fills Luis and his neighbors with a joy they can’t help but bring back home.

    Co-written by the director of JustWorld International’s bookmobile program in Tegucigalpa, Colorful Mondays is an inspiring celebration of the ways books and learning can bring joy to a community. Illustrated in captivating swirls of color, this uplifting book highlights the strength of disadvantaged children and the creativity of those who help them imagine a better future.

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  • Buster Gets Back On Track


    Buster is back! NASCAR legend and New York Times bestselling author Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s second children’s book features an entertaining off-road adventure story that teaches kids how to handle difficult emotions, starring the lovable Buster the race car!

    In Buster Gets Back on Track, Buster and the rest of the Punchy Motorsports team need to ace some brand-new moves at racing school. But when Buster struggles during practice, he gets hot under the hood–and accelerates out of there. After he turns down a path in the woods, Buster discovers a racing team unlike any he’s encountered. These large military vehicles know a thing or two about keeping cool under pressure, and their dirt track–complete with tire-sucking swamps and razor-sharp rocks–proves it! Will Buster’s off-road challenge show him how to stay calm even when things go wrong, or will Buster’s emotions spin out of control?

    Full of action-packed artwork from Ela Smietanka, this follow-up to Buster’s Trip to Victory Lane

    *is ideal for ages 4-8;
    *teaches kids how to process their emotions and calm down when they feel overwhelmed;
    *is a perfect purchase for back-to-school celebrations, birthdays, and Christmas; and
    *is a fun, read-aloud book for story times at libraries and schools.

    Kids will love to see Buster get back on track in this heartfelt tale about growing up.

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  • Little Spark Of Life


    A new baby is coming! It’s time to celebrate! With exciting rhymes and vibrant illustrations Little Spark of Life will help families get ready and learn more about the miracle of life.

    All children are a gift from the Lord — fearfully and wonderfully made! In a safe and cozy family setting, author Courtney Siebring tells the whole story of how every “little spark” grows into a one-of-a-kind, wonderful creation of human life. She explains how every detail — boy or girl, blue eyes or brown, curly or straight hair — is set in place from the very beginning, and how week by week the baby inside Mom grows and changes until Baby is finally ready to be born! Little Spark of Life:

    *Is the perfect book for big brothers and sisters ages 4-8 getting ready for a new baby to come

    *Makes a wonderful gift for baby showers

    *Provides parents, grandparents, and caregivers a wonderful narrative to help explain the miracle of life

    *Supports the value of life messaging and the worth of every child

    *Gives a biblical perspective and Christian worldview regarding when life begins and the wonder of human development

    *A valuable resource for homeschooling families, librarians, children’s ministers, Sunday school teachers, and Christian school educators

    It’s never too early to impart little ones with respect and love for the Creator, and every single life in his care! Little Spark of Life demonstrates the great love that families can share in together as they embark on the journey to welcome a new baby, and will provide a wonderful platform for conversation about just how much every child is needed, loved, and uniquely valued.

    Learn more and find free resources at

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  • When I Go To Church I Belong


    Children with disabilities often struggle to fit in, but church can be a place where everyone is welcome and included!When I Go to Church, I Belong follows the story of six children, helping us better understand the experiences and feelings of those with special needs. And it reminds us that even though we have our differences, we also have so much in common.

    Written by Elrena Evans and illustrated by Rebecca Evans, this message of inclusion and belonging can be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

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  • Pawverbs For Kids


    In the style of Jennifer Bleakley’s bestselling books, Pawverbs: 100 Inspirations to Delight an Animal Lover’s Heart , Pawverbs for a Dog Lover’s Heart , and Pawverbs for a Cat Lover’s Heart , we’re expanding the series to include inspiring devotionals written specifically for children.

    Kids love animals! Pawverbs for Kids is jam-packed with 30 true-to-life short stories, or pawverbs. Each of these charming stories features kids and animals–and what a variety of animals there are: dogs, cats, frogs, birds, horses . . . even a bearded dragon and a grasshopper! Each story illustrates a biblical principle or lesson found in the Bible book of Proverbs. This book presents biblical truth in a whimsical way and invites kids to explore deep spiritual truth alongside extremely loveable pets!

    Each pawverb includes:

    *A Bible verse from Proverbs
    *A short and engaging story
    *Reflection questions
    *A child-friendly prayer

    God has given us animals, ultimately to point us to himself–to the one who is always there and who loves us unconditionally. In this book, children will not only find inspiring and heartwarming animal tales, but spiritual truths to touch their hearts and remind them of God’s unfailing love, wisdom, and grace.

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  • Later When Im Big


    A playful, humorous look at being small but dreaming big.

    As a child and her mother walk up to the swimming pool, she dreams about everything she’ll do when she’s older. Maybe she’ll dance with jellyfish. Maybe she’ll fly to Saturn in a space rocket. She could even play with the monster under her bed! But for now, she’ll have to face that terrifyingly tall diving board…

    With alliterative language and explosively colorful illustrations, When I’m Big is an amusing journey through all sorts of fantastical futures. As readers travel to tropical rainforests, the North Pole, and beyond, they will start to dream about what their tomorrows could bring.

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  • Building A Dream


    An unforgettable tale of persistence and problem-solving, based on the amazing true story of a Thai soccer team who made their own place to play.

    In Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay, atop a network of stilts, floats the village of Koh Panyee-where a group of boys loved soccer but had nowhere to practice. Where could they find space to dribble, juggle, shoot, and score? The boys looked out at the water and started gathering tools. Even while their neighbors laughed, they sawed wood, hammered nails, and tied barrels together. The team worked for weeks to build Koh Panyee’s first floating field-a place to practice, and a place to transform their community…

    With engaging soccer scenes and atmospheric images of southern Thailand, this inspiring book follows a group of boys who became a team long before they had jerseys or even a field. Plank by plank, they built their dream.

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  • Kaias Big Felines


    Kaia experiences all kinds of emotions, and she relates them to various types of cats. Cheetah is fast and fearless, Leopard loves the spotlight, but Tiger has a temper. When Kaia’s felines become overwhelming, she takes some time to herself to rest and reset.

    An engaging look at emotional intelligence through traits of cats.

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  • Kid With Big Big Ideas


    There once was a kid with glittery nails who always wore colorful socks, and all around town, this child was known for thinking outside of the box.

    Following the bestselling The Boy with Big, Big Feelings and The Girl with Big, Big Questions comes a new story about a nonbinary kid with ideas so big and wild that grown-ups often dismiss them. What if we could be mermaids and swim to school? What if we could teach pets to talk? What if we could make the world safe and inclusive for everyone?
    This innovative kid doesn’t stop there, and with the help of their supportive Gram, they come up with the biggest idea yet. In a world that so often dismisses and excludes kids from decision-making, this book boldly suggests that not only should kids have a voice, but that their ideas just might be the ticket to making progress.

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  • On The Edge Of The World


    A uniquely formatted book about dreams, loneliness, and the universal longing for connection.

    Vera and her family live on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, a place that feels like the edge of the world itself. Lucas and his family also say they live on the edge of the world, but their home is thousands of miles away on the coast of Chile. Vera spends her days devouring fantasy books, throwing balls to her dog, and longing for a friend who would care about the treasures she’s hidden underneath the alder bush. Lucas spends his days looking for fossils, playing solo games of soccer, and wishing for a friend who would read with him on the best branch of his favorite tree. One evening, both Lucas and Vera head to the beach, blink their flashlights into the dark-and discover that the edge of the world is not such a lonely place after all.

    In this playful, perceptive book, acclaimed author-illustrator Anna Desnitskaya shares the mirroring lives of two children in two separate but surprisingly similar settings. As readers flip the book between Vera in Russia and Lucas in Chile, they will learn just how big-and how small-a place the world can be.

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  • Little Mole Gives Thanks


    Pinecone pie, acorn stew, mushroom soup! Little Mole’s big table is all set for his fancy fall feast, and he can’t wait to welcome three very important guests. But when each of these guests delivers the news that they won’t be able to attend, Little Mole doesn’t know what to do. Who will fill his table? Disappointment turns into gratitude as his community shows Little Mole what true friendship looks like, just in time for the big feast he and Mama worked so hard to prepare.

    In this fourth installment in the Little Mole series, author Glenys Nellist and illustrator Sally Garland team up again to bring a welcoming and inclusive tale. Children will relate to Little Mole’s feelings of disappointment and be inspired to turn to their friends for comfort when things don’t go the way they planned.

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  • BrindleFox


    Immerse yourself in a world reminiscent of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale with this gorgeously illustrated story about a reclusive fox, a mysterious tree, and the life-giving power of friendship.

    BrindleFox refuses to be a friend, so he has no friends. He never lets anyone into his home, so he doesn’t bother to clean it. Moss and ivy weave through his furniture, and weeds and grasses grow on his floors and in his drawers. One morning, he discovers something unexpected–a tree has begun sprouting from his back. Unphased by this development, he continues on with his life, and the tree continues to grow. One day, a strange heron appears in his tree. Furious, BrindleFox attempts to drive the intruder away and finds himself stunned by something he doesn’t understand–a selfless act of kindness from a fearless new friend.

    Brilliantly illustrated, BrindleFox touches on themes of sadness, loneliness, self-care, and the redeeming power of friendship in simple ways that children will intuitively understand. Little ones will be welcomed into a world brimming with hidden wonders and memorable characters that they will want to revisit time and time again.

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  • Broken Crayons Still Color


    Help your kids process big feelings, build a social-emotional tool kit, and find beauty in life’s challenges with this creative story that expresses the hope of the gospel from podcast host, speaker, and mom Toni Collier.

    Avery has big emotions and bubbling anxieties about changes in her life. When her crayons break as she scribbles furiously, she discovers that they have personalities and feelings too! And they can show her how to use her love of coloring to manage scary, overwhelming feelings and embrace curiosity and joy. As Avery follows the crayons’ advice, gets creative, and chooses bravery and positive thinking, she discovers that God can use her to make beautiful things, even with broken crayons.

    In Broken Crayons Still Color, children 4 to 8 will

    *see that everyone feels frustrated and overwhelmed at times
    *learn to express emotions and explore creativity
    *practice coping skills, such as drawing worries, affirmations, and breathing
    *understand that God loves them just as they are and He can turn their mistakes and weaknesses into beautiful new things

    This illustrated picture book includes

    *an inventive illustration style that models to children how to draw their own feelings
    *an emotion color chart to guide children in identifying how they feel

    With a fun story, silly crayon characters, and practical guidance for kids struggling with powerful emotions, insecurity, and perfectionism, Broken Crayons Still Color will entertain children as it assures them that God is making a beautiful masterpiece out of things they thought were broken. The presentation page and deluxe dust jacket make this encouraging book a beautiful gift for back-to-school, kids facing new experiences and tough situations, and any child with big feelings.

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  • My Love God Is Everywhere


    Encounter God’s unlimited presence and unconditional love in this joyful picture book that helps kids discover God in all parts of creation, from the mountains to the anthills and, most of all, in our hearts amid joy, sadness, calm, and chaos.

    In this poetic book for 4- to 8-year-olds, a child asks her mother “Is God here, or is God there?” and begins to understand that God’s attention, kindness, and comfort are everywhere. Young children will learn:

    *God is present in all parts of nature
    *God is present with them when they are scared or brave, happy or sad, and in all situations
    *each person is loved and good because they are God’s child and God is present within them

    Written by two ministers and featuring vivid illustrations in rich colors, My Love, God Is Everywhere honors the natural way that children see and love the world while affirming each child’s identity as the handiwork of a loving God. Kids and adults alike will enjoy spending time with our good God as they reflect on the truth that God is everywhere.

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  • You Count : A Five-Senses Countdown To Calm


    Your feelings always count to God!

    Toddlers and preschoolers often struggle with emotions like anxiety, fear, and sadness because they lack the maturity to address, process, and communicate their hardest feelings. But counting down and focusing on the five senses can help calm and conquer any fired-up emotions

    In You Count!: A Five-Senses Countdown to Calm, preschoolers follow an upset baby bear through his daily routine. He is guided by his mama to focus attention on the senses God gave him. By observing the outer world, baby bear learns to manage his inner world.

    Once the baby bear is calm and focused, his mama reminds him that God feels for him too. This book serves as a valuable tool for both preschoolers and their parents as they learn that even the biggest feelings are normal and valuable.

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  • Biggest Mistake


    A perfect storytime pick about success, failure, and the danger of assumptions.

    “It’s time to catch your own gazelle,” Papa Lion tells his little lion one morning. The cub thinks the task will be easy-which is his first mistake. He leaps on a gazelle, but it gets away from him. So the little lion laces up his sneakers, thinking he just has to outrun the gazelle-and makes his second mistake. Once again, his prey escapes! So the little lion tries to lure the gazelle into a trap. He tries to snag its horns in a net. He even tries asking nicely. But every idea fails. Maybe the little lion needs the gazelle to make a mistake of her own…

    This tongue-in-cheek tale offers a new delight on each page, then ends with the biggest surprise of all. With madcap action and colorful artwork, The Biggest Mistake is sure to spark giggles from readers of all ages.

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  • Youve Got This Fiona


    Join your favorite hippo, Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, in this perfect read-aloud picture book, You’ve Got This, Fiona, as she learns about the changing seasons of the year and how, even when things change around you, true friendship, family, and love stay the same.

    Fiona notices that things are changing–her friends the geese are flying south, the leaves are turning different colors and the weather is getting cooler, her baby brother Fritz is born and brings change to Hippo Cove. But Fiona also wonders is everyone and everything going to change? Fiona gets a little worried … and so she heads to Mama and her friends, looking for answers.

    You’ve Got This, Fiona:

    *is the perfect story to read aloud to children ages 4 to 8.

    *features art by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey (Fiona the Hippo, Bad Dog, Marley)

    *takes kids through the seasons of the year at the zoo

    *helps children see that change–from the seasons to new babies in the family–is normal and it’s ok to be unsure about change

    *introduces Fiona’s baby brother Fritz, who was born at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in August 2022

    You’ve Got This, Fiona is the perfect gift for Fiona enthusiasts and any gift-giving opportunity.

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  • Brave Animal Stories For Kids


    From the award-winning author of engaging historical nonfiction for children comes these fifty inspiring stories about courageous animals who accomplished amazing feats.

    Animals have a special way of connecting with kids. Your whole family will love these true tales of daring dolphins, plucky parrots, cunning canines, and other intrepid animal heroes who left their mark on history in inspiring and unexpected ways.

    Shirley Raye Redmond introduces you to fifty amazing animals who exhibited epic bravery under extraordinary circumstances, including;

    *Roselle, the guide dog who helped lead her blind owner out of the collapsing World Trade Center on 9/11.

    *Tommy, the shelter rescue cat that dialed 9-1-1 when his owner suffered a series of strokes.

    *Simon, the “Able Seaman Cat” who helped boost the morale and preserve the food supply of crewmembers held hostage on their own ship for over one hundred days.

    Brave Animal Stories makes a great choice for family reading time or to give as a gift to a young animal lover you know.

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  • Today Should Be Enjoyed


    “Of course, tomorrow would be a hard day, but that could wait. Today should be enjoyed.”

    Life in the military is hard, especially during deployments. It is hard to find happiness and pleasure in normal family celebrations and milestones knowing that one very special person is not there to witness them. Join one military family stationed in Hawaii as they learn that every day is precious while their Dad is deployed. Inspired by her personal experiences, author, Sena Nelson, wanted to tell a story that is familiar to all military families. Set in the beautiful landscape of Hawaii, Today Should Be Enjoyed, reminds us all that we should enjoy every day, even those days when we feel like the world is against us and we miss the ones we love the most.

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  • Play On Like Ludwig


    The dynamic trio is back! When their friend Gordie is about to give up on math class (what is it with s and Ys, anyway?), Lucky, Rudy, and Red take another trip back in time–this time to meet Ludwig van Beethoven. After all, if anyone can help Gordie persevere, it’s the man who composed his greatest music even after losing his hearing. Can Gordie find the perseverance to push through? Find out in Play On Like Ludwig!

    What is the Good Guys Agency series?

    Boys need better role models, and in The Good Guys Agency series, friends Lucky, Rudy, and Red take matters into their own hands! Time travel adventures, historic heroes, comic book panels, laughs, jokes, and more deliver a winning combination of fun, education, and values to inspire a new generation of honorable men. Perfect for fans of Captain Underpants and Dog Man!

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  • Moonlight Memories : A Story Of Healing After Loss


    Discover how a young girl gains healing and hope as she processes the loss of a loved one in this beautifully sensitive story.

    Piper is feeling sad and empty after the loss of her mother. So when her father, who is struggling in his own way, gives her a telescope to console her, she’s excited to explore the night sky. But she doesn’t find stars or planets when she looks through her lens. Instead, she finds a constellation of memories, a treasured collection of big and small moments with her mother, which she hurries to draw before they fade from view. Night after night she sketches, until eventually, she finds herself in a room covered in memories, surrounded by reminders of her mother’s love.

    This poignant book offers children a pathway to acknowledge and process their grief over the loss of a loved one. The author’s spare and lyrical language provides the emotional depth the topic requires, while allowing parents and caregivers to use the book to begin deeper conversations with their young loved ones. Whether children choose to use art as their outlet or find another way, the message is clear: they can carry the memories of their loved ones with them. An ending Note to Parents features guidance from a licensed children’s counselor about how to use the book and where to find additional resources. Written from a place of personal experience, this story strives to bring comfort to children hurting after loss.

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  • Happy : Psalm 92


    Inspired by Psalm 92, Happy’s lyrical text celebrates all that God gives his children and the joy found in giving him gratitude. From the author of the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones, and the award-winning illustrator Jago, comes an uplifting board book that encourages even the smallest believer to share in God’s great love for them.

    All through the day I give my happy songs to you. Happy reminds children to be grateful to God for his many gifts and his Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.

    Happy is perfect for babies and infants ages 0-4 and features:

    *lyrical text inspired by Psalm 92
    *a joyful message that God gives us great gifts for which we can be eternally grateful
    *a padded cover that is a perfect fit for little hands
    *beautiful, colorful illustrations that area great gift for a new baby, First Communion, or birthday

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  • God Right Here


    God, right here.

    God, right there.

    God’s handiwork is everywhere.

    Yellow daffodils, flying seagulls, bright orange pumpkins, and swirling snowflakes–God’s handiwork can be found all throughout nature, and every season is full of beauty and wonder. Everywhere we look, no matter the time of year, the wonders of creation remind us that God is always with us, always right here.

    Written by Kara Lawler and beautifully illustrated by Jennie Poh, this celebration of God’s creation and the changing seasons can be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

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  • Silly Sticky Problem Ready To Read Level One


    Donkey Hodie and her pals’ crafting project goes awry when they get stuck to an icky, sticky glue bottle in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on an episode of the hit preschool show from Fred Rogers Productions Donkey Hodie!

    Donkey Hodie and her friends are ready to create an awesome piece of art, but they run into a problem. They’ve all gotten stuck to a big, gooey glue bottle! Can Donkey Hodie get them out of this sticky situation?

    (c) 2023 The Fred Rogers Company

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  • Sometimes Shy


    Sometimes Shy by Julie Bliven and illustrator, Dang Khoa Tran, this book takes a look at shyness, recognizing that being shy is not a bad trait, and in some situations, we might not be shy at all!

    The boy in this story notices that some objects around seem to have shyness traits_a seedling that is slow to sprout, a marker timid to let its color out. When the boy is walking home from school with his brother, he doesn’t feel shy at all. Just like the ocean tide, sometimes we’re shy, and sometimes we are big and booming like the crash of ocean waves.

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  • Dad And The Recycling Bin Roller Coaster


    A loving dad goes a little over-the-top as he tries to DIY the best day ever for his kids in this funny, tender, vibrantly illustrated picture book from the viral video star behind Dude Dad and A Dude’s Guide to Baby Size.

    When Mom heads out for a day of shopping and self-care, Dad knows it’s “the perfect opportunity for a spectacular, build-tastic, super-Dad plan.” Eager for his three kids to have the best day ever, Dad throws himself into build after build–from a leaf-blower-powered rocket ship to an ice cream truck with sherbet shooters–each more elaborate than the last. But one after another, the kids (including the unusually well-spoken baby) decline to play with Dad’s creations. Feeling dejected, Dad starts to put away his tools, but then his kids are finally able to tell him what they really want . . . to play with him!

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  • Love Letter From God


    Introduce little ones to the boundless, unconditional love of God with this sweet board book written just for them.

    In this comforting title by P. K. Hallinan, the author supposes what God might say in a personal letter written to a child. Rhyming verse reveals the beautiful and unlimited nature of God’s love as he celebrates children’s God-given identities, promises to be with them no matter what, and encourages them to look for signs of his love in the world around them. Vibrantly illustrated and delightfully personal, this story is a great way to share God’s love with the little one in your life.

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  • Dominos Tree House


    Join one boy’s quest to build the ultimate tree house in this imaginative picture book about the good things we might be missing in our never-ending pursuit of “better.”

    Domino’s backyard isn’t enough for him, so he builds a tree house. When the tree house isn’t quite enough, he builds a tree cottage, then a tree mansion, and on and on, pursuing something “more”–something that he can’t put his finger on and can’t quite reach. In a series of escalating feats of tree-house engineering, Domino builds and builds, until he finds himself alone on the moon, still not satisfied.

    Gorgeous illustrations of a gravity-defying tree house will capture little ones’ imaginations, while the satisfying conclusion will remind young readers that wanting more might cause us to miss the sweetness of what we already possess.

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  • Since The Baby Came


    This charming, playful story-in-verse introduces children to a variety of different poetic forms while walking them through all the twists and turns of welcoming a new baby into the family.

    Mama is having a baby.
    Everything’s starting to change.
    God, can you tell me what happened?
    Life is becoming so strange.

    Since the Baby Came offers a unique take on a timeless topic. The heartfelt and humorous drama unfolds completely in verse, addressing the full range of emotions a young child experiences when a new baby joins the family-from surprise and confusion to feelings of neglect and jealousy to wholehearted tenderness and affection. The book also introduces young children to the playfulness and fun of various forms of poetry, from senryu to villanelle.

    Look out! It’s a diaper volcano!
    Forgive me for being abrupt.
    There isn’t much time to explain-OH!
    That thing is about to erupt!

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  • I Know Who I Am


    An uplifting picture book that reminds children all over the world of God’s love for them-affirming their standing in His kingdom and reinforcing their God-given identity.

    I am beautifully made and crowned with glory and strength!
    I am filled with God’s power!
    I am building my life on Jesus, the solid rock!
    I am not afraid, for the Lord is always with me!

    Join children from Haiti, India, Korea, Rwanda, Spain, New Zealand, and many more countries as they each declare God’s truth about their identities. Each page is a joyful exploration of how God has uniquely made every child to reveal His glory, but also serves as a beautiful reminder for kids about who they are-and, most important, whom they belong to.

    Featuring simple, biblically based affirmative statements and bold and vibrant illustrations, this inspirational celebration of a young believer’s identity in Christ is a must-have for every church and Christian family.

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  • 1 Small Thing


    After Raccoon’s home burns down in a lightning storm, his friends don’t know what they can do to help. Squirrel, Beaver, Mouse, Badger, and Rabbit all go back to their own homes, trying to focus on something other than Raccoon’s tragedy. But each animal discovers one small thing they can do for Raccoon–and it turns out that each small act may not be so small after all.

    A gentle and powerful look at how small actions can make a big impact.

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  • My Elephant Is Blue


    What will help when the blues leave you feeling as though you’re crushed beneath an elephant? Will a smile do the trick? A gentle nudge? Chocolate? A walk? Can anyone–or anything–make the elephant go away?

    Warm, empathetic, hopeful, and often funny, My Elephant Is Blue is an inviting exploration of the experience of living under the weight of sadness.

    A reading guide with discussion questions based on the book, activities to help children explore its themes, and a list of resources for more information will be available April 2023 at

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  • Slowly Slowly Slowly Said The Sloth


    Slowly, slowly, slowly . . . that’s how the sloth lives. He hangs upside-down from the branch of a tree, night and day, in the sun and in the rain, while the other animals of the rain forest rush past him. “Why are you so slow? Why are you so quiet? Why are you so lazy?” the others ask the sloth. And, after a long, long, long time, the sloth finally tells them!

    Set in the lush world of the tropical rain forest, this original picture book is an exquisite showcase of Eric Carle’s colorful collage art-with a meaningful message: Slow down! Take time to enjoy your world.

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  • Indescribable Activity Book For Kids


    Your kids will discover God’s incredible creation, learn more about God and the Bible, and become little scientists with the Indescribable Activity Book for Kids, based on the massively popular Indescribable Kids series, which has sold almost one million copies.

    Bestselling author and founder of the Passion movement Louie Giglio shares this interactive activity book for ages 6-10, combining biblical truths with scientific facts and fun activities and helping kids explore the wonder of God’s creation at a whole new level! With more than 100 activities, this book includes:

    *mazes, puzzles, riddles, and logic games
    *word searches, crosswords, and complete-the-story exercises
    *STEM projects for kids
    *simple science projects and at-home activities
    *ideas for helping your community and people around the world
    *maps and diagrams
    *coloring and drawing prompts and much more!

    STEM-based learning has proven benefits, such as increased creativity, critical thinking skills, and cognitive development. This faith-based, educational activity book is a wonderful way to further prepare your child for success in school. Each activity takes a close, interactive look at;

    *space–from asteroids to spacecraft
    *earth–from volcanoes to rivers
    *animals–from ants to dinosaurs
    *people–from our bones to our emotions and senses

    With bright, kid-friendly artwork by Lynsey Wilson and Nicola Anderson, this activity book is a perfect cure for boredom at home, a fun diversion on car rides, and a healthy alternative to screen time.

    Check out these other books from Pastor Louie’s Indescribable Kids series:

    *Indescribable for Little Ones
    *How Great Is Our God
    *The Wonder of Creation

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  • Jaspers Barn


    Jasper the barn cat loves his hunting ground and territory, the old, abandoned barn at the edge of the forest. When Elsa the owl moves in unexpectedly, Jasper is forced to share and learns to work with someone else. Accompanied by soft watercolor-style illustrations with a soft, muted color palette.

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  • Nana The Great Goes Camping


    This tender, spunky picture book from the bestselling author of the God Gave Us series celebrates the ways loving grandparents help children find new adventures-and timeless wisdom-around every corner.

    Summer vacations are great-and they’re even better when they include camping with Nana! Nana is great at hiking, campfire cooking, and making new friends. She encourages slowing down to enjoy nature’s wonders, learning new skills, and watching out for the discoveries that await outside everyday routines. Most of all, Nana is great at making treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • Stories From The Storyteller


    Based on the animated series, Stories from the Storyteller for Kids features modern retellings of many of Jesus’s parables, teaching young people important biblical truths through fun family adventures.    The parables of Jesus contain rich spiritual lessons for all believers, but many can be challenging for kids to grasp. Stories from the Storyteller for Kids follows the Evans family as they encounter real-world scenarios that serve as teachable moments for children. Each chapter puts a contemporary spin on a different parable, capturing the interests of young readers (ages 8-12) with colorful illustrations, kid-friendly language and humor, and relatable stories about everyday life. This storybook is ideal for family reading or for young people to enjoy on their own. As kids absorb the lessons being taught through these entertaining modern-day parables, they will gain a deeper understanding of Jesus and how we are to live according to His Word.            

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  • Fly And The Horse


    The Fly and the Horse is the story of a fly who wishes to ‘be somebody’ in life so he challenges a horse to a race. He ends up learning that friendship is more important than winning. In life, the real prize is a good friend.

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  • When I Talk To God I Talk About You


    When I Talk to God, I Talk About You by Chrissy Metz and Bradley Collins, and illustrator, Lisa Fields, is a faith and prayerful story that highlights the special bond between parent and child. From bears and otters to rabbits and raccoons, this beautifully illustrated story, tells of their conversations about their little ones to God. A perfect introduction for kids to lead a prayerfull life. Hardcover, 32 pages. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years old.

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  • Greenlee Is Growing


    A beautiful, poetic rhyming picture book celebrating the four seasons and how they interact with the seasons of our lives, from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Donkey That No One Could Ride

    We first meet Greenlee as a young girl of three, in the flowering springtime of life. Greenlee Is Growing follows her through the spring of her youth and the summer of her adulthood. By the end of the book, she is a lovely old woman knitting by the fire in the cold days of winter.
    Springtime is here! Springtime is here!
    Snowstorms are gone and flowers appear.
    Summer is here! Summer is here!
    The days are much warmer and rainbows appear.
    Autumn is here! Autumn is here!
    Red, gold, and brown leaves and pumpkins appear.
    Winter is here! Winter is here!
    The days are much shorter and snowflakes appear.
    Brave the harsh weather, don’t be afraid, the end of the year God also has made.
    For beautiful Springtime will be back, and then
    new joys and new life will rise up again!

    Anthony DeStefano has woven a timeless story of faith and fortitude with gentle joy that people of all ages will love reading.

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  • Best Worst Day Ever


    This delightful picture book from bestselling author Mark Batterson and his daughter encourages young children to make the most of each day–even when they encounter frustrations along the way.

    Bert’s day starts with stubbing his toe on a toy. Ouch! His favorite shirt is in the wash, so he has to wear his second favorite. Ugh. Then his dog chews up his sneakers. And to make this Saturday even worse, Bert has to go to work with his dad all day.

    Bert is sure this is the WORST DAY EVER! Then it starts raining as he and his dad take a quick walk. But his dad shows him that, while he can’t control what happens to him, Bert can control how he responds. Every day is a gift, and a bad day doesn’t have to end that way. Whether rain or shine, his dad assures him, Bert can always WIN THE DAY! This charming collaboration between bestselling author Mark Batterson and his daughter, Summer Batterson Dailey, brings home for young readers the truth that they can take charge of their big emotions.

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  • Your Brave Song


    The simplest of truths told through the sweetest of songs can change the world.

    Early one foggy morning, Una Rayne feels unsure about the day ahead of her. She sits down on the porch with her mama, who sings a song of truth over her: “Jesus loves you, makes you strong. In Him, you’re brave and you belong.” Una Rayne steps bravely into her day, her mama’s words a reminder of how much she is loved by Jesus. When no one seems to want to sit with Una Rayne at lunchtime, she bravely sings the song, and others are drawn to come sit with her. Through the song, the children hear that they are chosen and loved by Jesus, “not for what you do, but for who you are. For whose you are.” As Una Rayne continues to live with bravery and kindness, the song spreads throughout the world and fills the hearts of all who hear it.

    Many children face fear and uncertainty. This book gives them the confidence to know that they are secure and safe in Jesus, no matter what comes. It also encourages them to share God’s love with others because bravery in Jesus is contagious and world-changing!

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  • Bedtime Prayers For Little Ones


    Bestselling author Max Lucado will teach your children to pray and praise with these rhyming bedtime prayers about blessings, needs, fears, and hopes, written by Max and his wife Denalyn. After talking to God each night, your little one will fall asleep feeling loved and safe.

    With updated selections from Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers, this board book edition for toddlers and preschoolers includes:

    *original prayers, revised to speak to the unique challenges and joys of little ones
    *prayers from the Bible that small children can understand
    *calming nature scenes of animal families
    *a heartfelt note to parents about making prayer a priority

    Add this essential board book to your family’s routine to:

    *introduce children 0 to 4 to the habit of talking with God each day
    *model prayers of gratitude, worship, asking for help, and sharing worries
    *calm little minds and bodies with God’s peace

    With sweet and simple rhyming prayers, short Scriptures, and classic artwork, this prayer book makes a meaningful gift for baby showers, adoption presents, dedications, christenings, baptisms, birthdays, Easter, and Christmas. Show your kids that God listens to their prayers and He cares what they have to say with Bedtime Prayers for Little Ones.

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  • Smallest Spot Of A Dot


    Linsey Davis, bestselling children’s author, Emmy-winning correspondent, and host for ABC News brings us The Smallest Spot of a Dot: The Little Ways We’re Different, The Big Ways We’re the Same–a playful and poignant picture book that celebrates how we are all part of the human race.

    “Only .1% of our genes make us uniquely who we are. We are 99.9% identical, alike, the same–equal. This book is 100% about that truth.”

    Combining whimsical rhymes and Lucy Fleming’s engaging art, The Smallest Spot of a Dot is:

    *An inspiring story of connection and equality

    *Multicultural, multiracial children’s picture book that recognizes our similarities and our uniqueness

    *The perfect read-aloud for kids ages 4-8

    *A unique gift for birthdays and holidays

    Linsey Davis is also the author of The World Is Awake, One Big Heart, Stay This Way Forever, and How High Is Heaven.

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  • Im Going To Have A Good Day


    I am beautiful. I am kind. I am loved.

    In this uplifting picture book, young readers will discover how they can use daily affirmations to remind them of who they are and what makes them special. Join TikTok sensation Scarlett Gray and Tiania Haneline as they repeat exuberant affirmations that empower Scarlett throughout the day and inspire those around her to create their own uplifting self-talk.

    Every morning as her mom brushes her hair, Scarlett recites her daily affirmations. Those powerful words travel with her throughout her day, helping her replace negative thoughts with positive ones and live out the truth that she is beautiful, strong, brave, kind, and worthy of love. This fun-filled and inspiring kids’ book also includes a list of uplifting and child-friendly statements your child can use to create their own daily affirmation routine. With fun illustrations from Stephanie Dehennin that make the story come alive, you and your young reader will discover how much words matter in your own lives.

    I’m Going to Have a Good Day! teaches children 4-8:
    *how to incorporate positive affirmations into their lives
    *that self-esteem is fun and empowering
    *the benefits of passing on love and encouragement to others
    *how to overcome negative thoughts in their everyday lives
    *how to build confidence and see their self-worth

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  • God Sent You With Love


    Celebrate the special bond between mother and baby with this beautifully illustrated keepsake book. A thankful prayer to God for sending her baby is emotionally touching. Written by a grateful mother herself, Deb Adamson captures moments of the heart like finding out you’re expecting, watching your baby sleeping, and hearing their first sweet laugh — lyrically written in rhyming verse. A wonderful gift for a new mother, Mother’s Day, or a gift to your expecting daughter to share in the miracle of motherhood.

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  • Missing Notebook Ready To Read Level One


    Donkey Hodie and Purple Panda team up to find a lost notebook in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on an episode of the hit preschool show from Fred Rogers Productions Donkey Hodie!

    Donkey Hodie and her best friend Purple Panda have a dance party at Donkey’s house. But they make a bit of a mess, and now Panda can’t find his poetry notebook for his poetry reading! Will Donkey be able to clean up the mess in time to locate the missing notebook?

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  • Missing Notebook Ready To Read Level One


    Donkey Hodie and Purple Panda team up to find a lost notebook in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on an episode of the hit preschool show from Fred Rogers Productions Donkey Hodie!

    Donkey Hodie and her best friend Purple Panda have a dance party at Donkey’s house. But they make a bit of a mess, and now Panda can’t find his poetry notebook for his poetry reading! Will Donkey be able to clean up the mess in time to locate the missing notebook?

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  • Gods Beloved Community


    This children’s book from the author of Color-Courageous Discipleship makes the God-inspired dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., accessible to all, helping kids and parents answer God’s call to move from being color-blind to color-brave.

    God created a world filled with vibrant variety-and called it good! From flamingos and crows to shooting stars and rainbows-to all our different shades of hair, eyes, and skin-God declared it all very good. Now God calls us to resist racism and proclaim with him how precious all people really are.

    With lively rhyming text, this book takes young readers on a biblical and historical journey to discover more about beloved community. Drawing on the biblical vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it explores how we can create communities filled with God’s love as we delight in our differences, stand up to bullying and unfair rules, and declare with our lives and our love that everyone matters to God.

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  • Worlds Longest Sock


    Experience the world’s fiercest knitting competition in this lively book about community, cooperation, and two knitters who are determined to create the world’s longest sock.

    In Chile, Nana Nina starts knitting a sock and forgets to stop, and soon it’s won the world record for “Longest Sock”! When Chuck, a lonely lumberman in New Zealand who also happens to be knitting a very long sock, sees Nina’s news on the TV, he is determined to beat her world record. And he does! Thus begins a battle of the knittest to see who can hold onto the world record-for good. The world takes sides: Team Nina or Team Chuck. But will all the pressure cause them to unravel? This yarn about a competition out of control will charm the socks off readers of all ages and knitting abilities.

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  • Coat


    Ah, the coat. So warm, so beautiful, so red. It’s all Elise has really wanted, and she’s been waiting forever. When will the coat be hers?

    Then, a chance encounter changes everything, revealing that the pleasure that comes from belongings (even the perfect ones!) is no match for the joy of helping others.

    At turns lighthearted and poignant, The Coat offers a glimpse at the hardships confronting those who are experiencing homelessness, inspiring us to treat them with compassion and respect. A downloadable discussion guide is available at

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  • Jesus Were You Little


    “Out of the mouths of infants and nurslings you have brought forth praise” (Mt 21:16).

    In Jesus, Were You Little? children full of questions and wonder take readers on a journey of discovery, making Jesus real and relatable to young and old. With innocent curiosity, children ask the King of kings if he ever climbed a tree, spilled his milk, or skinned his knee.

    “Were you little? Just like me?”

    Adventure by adventure, we realize that Jesus knew the joys, pains, and vulnerability of being little. Finally when a child, with budding devotion, asks the ultimate question — “Jesus, were you little? Just for me?” — we join together in the youngsters’ joy at the answer.

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  • Dream Big For Kids


    What if you were created for something so special, so amazing, so big that you could change the world? Dream Big for Kids, by New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff and his daughter, Lindsey, shares the inspiring message that your dreams have a purpose. In this children’s book about aspirations, kids will find that dreaming big is about becoming the wonderful, creative person God created them to be.

    Bob Goff wants kids to know that their dreams matter! The author and his writer daughter invite readers on a journey of discovering what it means to dream big. From writing songs to climbing mountains to fighting sickness as a doctor or scientist, dreams don’t look the same for everyone. And they don’t become big dreams because they’re loud or popular. Dreams grow from the creative spirit and individual spark God put in each of us to make a difference, to build something new, and to help the world.

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  • Kingdom Heroes For Kids


    Using examples from the lives of notable men and women in God’s Word, respected pastor and Bible teacher Dr. Tony Evans helps children learn what it takes to be a hero for God’s Kingdom.

    Kids love a good hero story, but few know that real-life heroes, the people who God uses to accomplish His purposes, are simply men and women who trusted Him and chose to do things His way.

    Dr. Evans uses the stories of these seven Bible heroes to teach children powerful lessons about following and serving God:

    *Abel-giving God your best
    *Enoch- walking with God
    *Noah-activating your faith
    *Abraham-passing the test
    *Sarah-believing the impossible
    *Moses-making the right choice
    *Rahab-taking a risk

    Kids will discover how God can use them to achieve amazing things for His Kingdom!

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  • All Will Be Well


    Mima is very sick, and Julian is worried–she wonders if God can hear her or if God cares. So Mima explains to Julian that God loves us and that God can be trusted even when we are sad or angry. This gentle, beautifully illustrated story of a grandmother’s love for her granddaughter incorporates the timeless wisdom of Julian of Norwich.

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  • Angels On Your Side


    When children are scared by a storm, afraid of the dark, or wake up from a bad dream, how can you remind them of God’s protection and love? When a storm keeps Logan up one night at Grandpa’s house, Grandpa comforts him with stories about angels in the Bible who are ever at the Lord’s command. Using 3D illustrations to depict the spiritual realm, children learn along with Logan that these angels are watching over us and always on our side.

    Angels on Your Side by best-selling children’s author Marty Machowski dives into a biblical exploration of God’s army of angels. Logan’s Grandpa teaches him that not only are angels real, but God uses his mighty warriors to guard him. Logan learns that God’s angels are an invincible army fighting on our behalf in the strength of the Lord.

    Fear and worry are emotions all children experience-especially at night. But when an incredibly powerful angel is on your side, there’s no reason to be scared or worried. Learning God is in control and has sent his angels to protect us can help children keep their fears in check and not be conquered by them.

    Through Rommel Ruiz’s beautiful 3D illustrations and gospel truth, Machowski guides children ages four to seven to understand that God is always with them. Accompanied by two sets of 3D glasses, Angels on Your Side will become a favorite bedtime story to help children remember the best way to combat our fears is to take them to God.

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  • Im So Glad You Were Born


    New York Times bestselling author and FOX News anchor Ainsley Earhardt has created a picture book that celebrates ALL the dreams come true–a parent’s, a child’s, and Creator God’s! I’m So Glad You Were Born is full of love and hope and has a sweet, playful message inspired by Scripture that will leave your child without a doubt just how thankful you are that they are in your life and that they were created to be extraordinary.

    Parents and children both have big dreams–about their life and the wonders the future holds. I’m So Glad You Were Born celebrates those dreams as well as the wonder of everyday experiences like all the sweet and special snuggles and cuddles, fun times and learning times too!

    I’m So Glad You Were Born:

    *Will appeal to children as well as the adults who love them

    *Is a perfect gift for childhood celebrations including baby showers, birthdays, graduation gifts, communion, confirmation, and dedication gifts

    *Is written in sweet (and humorous) rhyme perfect for reading aloud

    *Features beautiful illustrations by artist Kim Barnes

    I’m So Glad You Were Born is an inspiring and loving message to your child, sure to become a go-to favorite for reading aloud as well as during bedtime snuggles!

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  • Im Going To Give You A Bear Hug


    Now in softcover, I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney and illustrated by Tim Warnes, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that helps your child imagine all the wonderful and silly ways someone might give and receive a hug. Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples of hugs we can give and receive.

    I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!:

    *Has sweet, whimsical rhymes and lively illustrations that encourage playful interaction between a caretaker and child

    *Prepares kids 4-8 to drift off to sleep, remembering how loved they are

    *Features all the ways kids love to snuggle with the ones they love with humor and whimsy

    *Celebrates the special bond children have with the parents, grandparents, and loved ones in their lives

    *With over 100,000 copies sold, perfect for bedtime and lap reading, as well as a gift for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas

    If you enjoy I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, be sure to check out I’m Going to Give You a Polar Bear Hug! for more hugging fun!

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  • What Do I Do With Anger


    Alex is angry. During practice before the big game, his teammate Emma won’t pass him the ball–and then she has the nerve to pass it to Sam! Thankfully, Coach Ryan understands plenty about anger. When Alex reveals his irritation in an unhealthy way, Coach Ryan has biblical tools and wisdom that will help Alex calm his anger and identify the underlying emotion beneath it so he can rejoin the team.

    Psychologists have long labeled anger a “secondary emotion.” It’s there to cover up other negative feelings such sadness, betrayal, and embarrassment. Dr. Josh and Christi Straub want children to understand that being angry is not a bad thing: we can express our anger in healthy ways, and we can use it to help us figure out what we’re struggling with deep down. What Do I Do with Anger? models this approach to anger in a fun and relatable way for children, ages 4-8.

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  • Good Dog School Ready To Read Level One


    In this Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on an episode from the hit preschool show from Fred Rogers Productions Donkey Hodie, Bob Dog’s friends encourage and support him!

    Bob Dog gets nervous to show what he has learned in dog school at his graduation ceremony. His friends help him remember his skills so he can get the confidence boost he needs to overcome this tough obstacle!

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  • Do Your Best Tess


    Do Your Best, Tess!

    Tess is as scattered as the toys and clothes all over her floor. She flits from one activity to another and forms the habit of never finishing anything.

    But when her dream is on the line, she discovers the importance of not getting distracted so she can finish what she starts.

    Do Your Best, Tess! is a read-aloud participation book. The reader will encourage and cheer for Tess as she learns to truly do her best.

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  • I Like Feeling Small


    We don’t always like feeling small, but there is a kind of smallness that we all need. This book reminds us that feeling small in the arms of a great big God can be a beautifully comforting thing!

    O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world!

    Your praise reaches up to the heavens; it is sung by children and babies.

    When I look at the sky, which you have made,
    at the moon and the stars, which you set in their places-
    what are human beings, that you think of them;
    mere mortals, that you care for them?
    -Psalm 8:1-2a, 3-4 (Good News)

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  • Heres To Your Dreams


    In this adventure picture book that reinforces a child’s self-esteem, father of four and New York Times bestselling author Dave Hollis draws on the themes of his popular video series “Teatime with Noah” to help kids believe in themselves, have courage, and chase after their dreams.

    The story begins with one of Daddy and Noah’s beloved father-daughter tea parties, as Daddy encourages young Noah to follow her dreams. Young readers will delight to see the tea party transform into a fantastical adventure as Noah discovers that she wants to be a ship captain. But soon everything goes wrong. Noah doesn’t know how to be a captain, and she doesn’t even have a ship! When she starts to build her own, things go from bad to worse. Through each hardship, Daddy guides Noah, empowering her to ride the waves of life with courage.

    With vivid illustrations from Arief Putra and whimsical rhymes, Here’s to Your Dreams!

    *Is for ages 4 to 8

    *Encourages children to explore their own interests, pursue their dreams, and overcome obstacles

    *Is a conversation-starter for topics such as self-esteem, bravery, and personal growth

    *Is perfect for creating special daddy-daughter moments

    *Is a great gift for birthdays, baby showers, adoption parties, gender reveal parties, and Father’s Day

    With a fun and entertaining style, Dave Hollis tells a rollicking adventure story that encourages boys and girls to believe in themselves, not be afraid to make mistakes, and use their gifts–because nothing is out of their reach.

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  • Holy Spirit Is My Friend


    God is with us, all the time, in gentle, joyful, and surprising ways! He is with us as we read the Bible and pray, and He is with us when we step out our front door. He is with us when we are happy, sad, scared, worried, and every other feeling in between.

    Holy Spirit Is My Friend beautifully illustrates some of life’s common experiences. We hope you will see yourself alongside the little boy and his faithful red balloon.

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  • Lantern House


    From the nationally beloved co-host of the #1 hit show Home Town comes the quintessential celebration of home.

    Imagine a house’s early days as a home: A young family builds a picket fence and plants flowers in its yard, children climb the magnolia tree and play the piano in the living room, and there is music inside the house for many happy years. But what will happen when its windows grow dark, its paint starts to crumble, and its boards creak in the winter wind? The house dreams of a family who will love it again…and one day, a new story will emerge from within its walls.

    In this modern classic, Erin Napier’s lyrical prose and Adam Trest’s warm and comforting paintings deeply evoke the soul of a house cherishing the seasons of life and discovering the joy of rebirth.

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  • Josey Johnsons Hair And The Holy Spirit


    When Josey wonders why people are so different, Dad helps her understand that our differences aren’t a mistake. In fact, we have many differences because God is creative! Children and the adults who read with them are invited to join Josey as she learns of God’s wonderfully diverse design. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content. Discover IVP Kids and share with children the things that matter to God!

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  • Baptized In The Water


    Reading about baptism can help children understand how, through baptism, we become members of God’s great family. Baptized in the Water, written by bestselling author Glenys Nellist, is a beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates that very important event, no matter when or what form baptism takes in a person’s life.

    Baptized in the Water: Becoming a Member of God’s Family:

    *Features beautiful prose and poetry that celebrates and explains baptism
    *Illustrates various forms of baptism, from infant to adult
    *Showcases various Christian faith traditions through vibrant illustrations
    *Is perfect for baptism and newborn gifts

    Baptized in the Water engages children as it begins with the example set by Jesus and shows readers that even though there are varying ways to be baptized, the meaning is the same: in baptism, we all belong to God. And that is a beautiful thing.Baptized in the water,

    Like Jesus long ago.

    God’s Holy Spirit dances,

    As waters gently flow.

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  • Thank You Mama


    TikTok and viral video star Grey (@greyandmama, 6M followers) says Thank you, Mama! to healthy foods in this picture book that teaches gratitude, manners, and the joy of sharing meals with those we love.

    We all want to raise happy eaters who enjoy eating new foods, mealtimes with family, and being thankful. That’s why so many parents love Linda Meeker’s charming videos of her son Grey saying Thank you, Mama! With colorful illustrations that capture a child’s daily snacks and mealtimes, Thank You, Mama will delight parents and kids alike.

    This playful picture book for 3 to 7-year-olds:

    *follows a little boy as he explores different foods–from vegetables to sushi–and tries to pick his favorite

    *encourages children to try new foods and become happy, healthy eaters

    *honors the bond between parent and child

    *models respect, manners, and thankfulness

    *builds vocabulary and prereading skills with colorful food illustrations paired with words for each item

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  • To Serve And Protect


    A Perpetaul Light Publishing Title

    Loyal Siena protects her family from all dangers, and that includes mailmen, squirrels, and plastic bags. She never abandons a man down, no sir! Siena does her best to fill in for this military family’s daddy while he is deployed, and she does a pretty good job of it. Was there ever a guard dog so faithful as Siena? Good dog!

    Award-winning teen novel author Leslea Wahl tries her hand at her first Children’s Picture Book, and it’s a winner! To Serve and Protect is a richly illustrated, comforting story for the children of military families, or any child who many be experiencing a temporary separation from a parent. Great story for all dog and pet-lovers as well!

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  • Friends At Springtime


    Friends at Springtime reminds us that regardless of our background and ethnicity, we can share a moment and space with each other. The laughter of friends or family having a great time with each other should be the achievement of our day.

    Join in the festivities as Alex, Jada, Jenny, and Myles provide entertainment for a great friendship day.

    Oh, and paint some eggs along the way.

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  • Little Lump Of Clay


    A little lump of clay arrives in the Master Potter’s workshop, certain he’ll be molded into something magnificent-a fancy urn, an elegant vase, or a stylish serving tray for the most important occasions. After all, everything the Master Potter shapes is special! But he can’t understand it when he becomes just a plain, ordinary piece of pottery. How can he serve a special purpose like this? It takes an encounter with Jesus himself for the little lump to realize that being “ordinary” doesn’t mean he can’t serve the Lord in a way beyond anything he ever imagined.

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  • Marvin And The Explosive Experiment


    Marvin’s Big Blunder

    Marvin Mole loves experiments. And he’s pretty good at performing them, too. But when Marvin’s confidence gets the best of him, it’s time for some tough love, keen insight and a clever idea to make things right again.

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  • Molly And The Little Lipstick Lie


    “Grandma Myrtle always looked so pretty when she played. Now, I’ll look just like her.”

    Molly just wants to wear lipstick to look beautiful for her big recital. And it’s not ‘stealing’ just ‘borrowing’, right? As Molly soon learns, a little lie is still a lie, and one lie can become many lies. Along with the reader, Molly will learn the consequences of what a ‘little’ lie can cause and discover that she is always more beautiful when she tells the truth.

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  • Mikey And The Not So Awesome Possums


    “You aren’t friends with those guys, are you?” Mikey just wants to be the ‘cool kid’. The thing is he isn’t. And friends definitely aren’t!

    When face-to-face with the “Awesome Possums” on his first day back at school, Mikey realizes that he could be the “cool kid” this school year. Who won’t want to be? Find out if Mikey will “remember the light above” him or if he will decide to abandon his friends in this installment of the “Holy Moley” series.

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  • Good For Nothing Tree


    A tiny fig tree needs time to grow. But how much time? All four seasons go by . . . and there are no figs. The seasons pass again. Still no figs! Is the fig tree good for nothing?

    Inspired by the parable of the Barren Fig Tree, The Good for Nothing Tree reminds us that the sweetest figs, like many other things, are worth waiting for. Not every tree–and not every child–grows at the same pace. Yet patience, care, and love can change everything, making what may appear good for nothing very good.

    A note about the parable’s New Testament origins and a recipe are included.

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  • Nana The Great Comes To Visit


    This tender, spunky picture book from the bestselling author of the God Gave Us series celebrates the ways loving grandparents help children grow in confidence.

    It’s always a good time when Nana comes for a visit! Nana is great at building forts and playing checkers. Nana applauds dressing with flair, climbing high, and even dancing while praying. Most of all, Nana is great at finding more fun in the everyday moments of life.

    Nana the Great Comes to Visit celebrates the countless ways grownups help children learn to believe in themselves–and assures children of a grandparent’s love.

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  • What Will I Do With My Love Today


    A wonderful addition to children’s books by celebrities and picture books about love and friendship, Kristin Chenoweth’s whimsical adventure about adopting a dog reminds young readers they have an abundance of love and kindness to share with all of God’s creatures.

    What Will I Do with My Love Today? is a sweet adventure picture book by celebrity Kristin Chenoweth, known for debuting the role of Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked and her Emmy Award-winning performance in Pushing Daisies. This heartfelt story follows young Kristi Dawn around New York City as she shares her love through acts of generosity–from singing in the church choir to helping a neighbor weed her garden. When she meets a lonely dog looking for a home, Kristi Dawn shows that adoption is one of the most loving and life-changing gifts of all.

    Through delightful rhyme and examples of child-friendly (and pup-friendly!) acts of generosity and kindness, Chenoweth shares the powerful message that the more love you give, the more love you get back!

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  • Little One We Knew Youd Come


    From New York Times bestselling children’s book author Sally Lloyd-Jones, Little One, We Knew You’d Come is a heartwarming and endearing story about the hope and anticipation of a new baby. Overflowing with joy, this book makes the perfect gift for a new baby, baptism, adoption, new beginning, or special occasion.

    Little one, we knew you’d come.
    We hoped. We dreamed. We watched for you.
    We counted the days till you were due.
    We waited. How we longed for you,
    And the day that you were born.

    Little One, We Knew You’d Come includes:
    *Engaging illustrations and delightful, lyrical text

    *A beautiful message for parents and grandparents to read aloud to their children again and again

    *A joyful story that celebrates new life and the love we have for our little ones even before their arrival

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  • Flying Flapjacks : With Pull Tabs


    Bake a special treat with Donkey Hodie in this pull-the-tab board book based on an episode of the hit preschool show from Fred Rogers Productions Donkey Hodie!

    Donkey Hodie wants to bake a batch of flying flapjacks for Grampy, but she just can’t get it right. The reader can pull the tabs on each spread to help Donkey and her friends mix, measure, pour, and watch the flapjacks soar through the air! Hee-haw!

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  • Apostles Creed Coloring Book


    A coloring book companion to The Apostles’ Creed: For All God’s Children

    Join FatCat, the friendly feline, in this coloring book journey through the Apostles’ Creed. Children can color an illustration for each line of the creed and search for FatCat on every page! This coloring book features:

    *17 coloring pages
    *Full-page illustrations for each line of the creed
    *Pages for a child to write their own prayer
    *New illustrations of FatCat
    *Scriptures references for the creed

    The Apostles’ Creed Coloring Book is perfect for use in home or church and best used in combination with The Apostles’ Creed: For All God’s Children. With this coloring book, children can playfully engage with the earliest summary of the apostles’ teaching.

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  • Living As Gods Girl


    The fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5-love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control-gives tween girls a great guide for godly living. Author Wynter Pitts shows girls ages 8-12 how to cultivate these traits and thrive spiritually.

    The character traits known as the fruit of the Spirit grow and bloom in our lives as a result of a vibrant relationship with God, talking to Him, and studying His Word. Your daughter can develop that kind of vibrant spiritual life when she says yes to following God.

    Wynter Pitts, the mother of four daughters, speaks to your child as a trusted friend or mentor would, teaching her and encouraging her. With interactive questions and helpful Scripture verses to memorize, your daughter will grow in her knowledge of the fruit of the Spirit and become the girl God created her to be.

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  • How High Is Heaven


    Children ask A LOT of questions when it comes to heaven, particularly when they’ve experienced the loss of a loved one. In this uplifting, imaginative picture book by bestselling author and ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis, How High Is Heaven inspires hope and comfort in readers young and old, that heaven is right here and open for us all.

    Children will be delighted with the engaging art, read-aloud rhymes, and age-appropriate message that, thanks to God’s grace, heaven is a place we can look forward to while living our best life and finding moments of heaven here on earth.

    How High Is Heaven:

    *Has the lyrical tone and message we have come to love from bestselling author Linsey Davis
    *Whimsical illustrations by Lucy Fleming
    *The perfect book for parents and grandparents to read aloud to their children
    *Written for kids ages 4-8
    *A gift that helps answer children’s questions about heaven and comforts those who have lost a loved one

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  • Celebration Place


    Church is more than just a building–it’s a gathering of God’s people to celebrate who he is and all that he has done. And it is also where we learn about God’s vision for justice and unity! Told in a delightful rhyme, this colorfully illustrated children’s book also includes tools to help parents engage in conversation about the content.

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  • Isaiah And The Worry Pack


    It’s bedtime again, but Isaiah can’t sleep. It seems he’s got too many things on his mind: things he’s worried about. So Mom helps Isaiah imagine what it would be like if each of his worries were a block that he could stash in his backpack.

    As Isaiah imagines hiking through the woods carrying his worry pack, he discovers the joy and relief of trusting Jesus with everything–especially those worries. This tender story written by Ruth Goring, paired with Pamela C. Rice’s warm illustrations, will be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content. Discover IVP Kids and share with children the things that matter to God!

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  • Good One God


    It’s Kelsey’s first time going fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico with Grandad and big brother Zach, and she can’t wait! When the beauty of a great blue heron prompts Grandad to say, “Good one, God,” Kelsey’s eager to find her own praise item too. And the bay is bursting with God’s good creations-turtles, fish, birds, and the salty waves themselves. But with each amazing miracle of nature, Zach beats her to the punch. Will Kelsey get her chance to thank God before it’s time to head home?

    In this fun story with lively illustrations, join the author in bringing the joy of God’s creation into the everyday lives of children.

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  • Broken Cup


    A Trilogy Christian Publishing Title

    The Broken Cup is about a little cup that finds himself empty and sad. He has lost all his smiles. He hits the big city in search of love to put back into his cup. But he only finds himself emptier and more broken, that is until a special person sees him with so much worth and value. He mends the cup’s broken pieces and fills him back up with smiles and love.

    The Broken Cup was originally written as a gentle, therapeutic book for children who have been through any kind of trauma, however, this beautiful story has a special way of reaching and speaking to all children.

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  • Is God Still Awake


    In this delightful full-color picture book that teaches children about prayer, bestselling author Sheila Walsh helps you show your kids how, when, and why to talk with God as they learn more of who God is and how much He loves them!

    Inspired by the ways God has used her book Praying Women, Sheila Walsh wanted to share her passion for prayer with kids–a passion that began when she was a little girl who wondered if God could hear her any time of the day or night.

    Is God Still Awake? introduces curious young readers to Poppy: a little girl who has big questions about God! Poppy wants to know how to talk with God and whether God listens to her. As she goes through her day with her cat by her side, Poppy discovers that God is always there–even when the world is asleep!

    With humorous, rhyming text, Is God Still Awake? assures children that God loves them and is always with them. Whether it’s day or night, God is awake, He’s listening, and He loves to hear His children speak!

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  • Berenstain Bears Values And Virtues Treasury


    Calling all Berenstain Bears fans! Young readers will enjoy this collection of 8 stories in this addition to the Living Lights series of Berenstain Bears books. Children will learn about kindness, forgiveness, love, respect, and much more.

    The Berenstain Bears Values and Virtues Treasury-part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series of books-is perfect for:
    *Early readers, ages 4-8
    *Reading out loud during story time or bedtime
    *Birthday gifts, Easter, Christmas gift giving, or as a new addition to your home library

    This trusted storybook collection teaches children:
    *How to be respectful, kind, be patient with others, and more
    *The importance of loving your neighbor and making right choices

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  • Majestic Afro : Gravity Defying – Natural Crown


    A Clever Pen And Press LLC Title

    Is your son wavering in his love for his towering Afro or bountiful kinks and curls?

    Are you tired of strangers asking you when you are going to cut your son’s magnificent head of natural hair?

    If you are looking for a book to help your son develop and affirm his “hair love,” confidently rock his curls and coils, and walk the world with pride in his natural hair, then Majestic Afro is for him and for you!

    Majestic Afro celebrates natural hair and the boys -and girls- who rock it. It’s a story-poem with a catchy affirmation in each line designed to create respect and love for one’s natural hair. Most of the images feature boys with their gravity-defying Afros, stretching out to the atmosphere and inspiring others. It also includes girls with their halos of hair.

    The powerful poem includes words to stretch your child’s vocabulary, beautiful illustrations that lend to further discussion about space, history and culture, and is easy to remember.

    Inspired by my son and his glorious Afro, this book praises the magnificence of natural hair. Join us as we grow in love for our natural selves with your paperback copy of Majestic Afro!

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  • Made By God


    This timely picture book from Dr. Tony Evans teaches children the values of equality, diversity, and unity from a biblical perspective and provides parents with a starting point for meaningful family discussions about important cultural issues.

    Dr. Evans explains in simple terms that we all are created in the image of God. We may look different, come from different places, and have a little or a lot, but God loves and values us equally. Therefore, we should love and value others as He does.

    Made by God also introduces children to the concepts of diversity, unity, and racism from a Christian worldview and gives them practical suggestions on how they can stand up for what’s right when they see injustice occurring.

    This helpful resource gives parents a tool they can use to engage children in important conversations on a variety of topics, including race, inequality, reconciliation, and God’s plan for humanity.

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  • Grumbles : A Story About Grattitude


    Are you trying to teach your family about gratitude? The Grumbles are here to help . . . they just don’t know it yet!

    The Grumble family tried not to complain but bills and laundry and sibling squabbles kept everyone rumbling. When Grandma Grateful comes for a visit, things change. Bestselling authors Tricia Goyer and Amy Parker team up to spread an attitude of gratitude.

    The Grumbles teach children:
    *how to approach life with a gracious mindset
    *about core Christian values
    *how to seek out the goodness in everything and identify blessings

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  • O In Hope


    What do an orangutan, an ostrich, an orange, and the ocean all have in common? They all begin with the letter O! But other words also have an O–words like mouth or moon or wow, and even the word hope.

    Combining a joyful poem from the much-celebrated poet Luci Shaw with playful cut-paper art created by Ned Bustard, The O in Hope helps us experience the goodness of God’s gifts of hope and love. This delightful book can be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content. Discover IVP Kids and share with children the things that matter to God!

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