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  • Not Finished Yet

    $16.00

    Sometimes, you see, Wren and Gran didn’t paint flowers or clouds or birds or trees.
    Sometimes they painted their feelings.
    She and Gran called it “painting prayers.”

    Gran’s art studio is one of Wren’s favorite places in the world. Not only is it where Wren and Gran paint, but it’s also where they talk about all the good and hard stuff of life-to each other, and to God. Join young Wren as she explores her feelings and discovers that God welcomes our honest prayers.

    This gentle story by bestselling Christian novelist Sharon Garlough Brown, paired with exquisite illustrations from Jessica Linn Evans, will be enjoyed by children as well as 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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  • Abigail And The Big Start Over

    $12.99

    New house. New school. New problems!

    Like many kids, adventurous and creative 9-year-old Abigail experiences lots of ups and downs when it comes to school life, making friends and getting on with parents and siblings. Through both the humorous and serious challenges that arise, Abigail finds herself in one new mess after another. But as she learns all about how Jesus forgave Peter when he messed up again and again, she sees how Jesus can forgive her too.

    Readers will explore the Bible alongside Abigail and learn that God’s love for us and his grace to us never run out. So we can start over again and again!

    This fun, exciting novel for kids aged 7+ features short chapters with illustrations that really bring the story to life. It explains grace in a kid-friendly way that is relevant to their lives, and it provides a great way for kids to engage with the Bible.

    This is the first book in the Abigail series, a fictional series for readers aged 7 and up that follows the adventures of 9-year-old Abigail as she figures out what faith means for her everyday life. Young readers will be inspired to read the Bible, talk to God and apply what they believe to their own lives.

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  • Hoos There : A Silly Book For The Bedtime Scaries

    $11.99

    Little ones, face your nighttime fears with laughter alongside an owl and pig with big imaginations, who discover that frightening noises in the dark are often not-so-scary after all.

    This silly board book reassures toddlers and preschoolers that the bumps in the night they hear at bedtime are not monsters but everyday objects, people, and animals going about their evenings. Hoo’s There by author-illustrator Kristi Valiant.

    *is for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers 0 to 4;

    *tells the funny story of Hampton the owl and Figgy the pig as they work together to fend off a scary-sounding monster that turns out to be someone friendly and ready to play;

    *features lovable characters and playful, rhyming text;

    *helps kids overcome fears of the dark; and

    *is the perfect light-hearted gift for Halloween or any little one who likes friendly, spooky surprises.

    This humorous book will have your family giggling as you ask “Hoo’s There?” in response to nighttime sounds and surprises.

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  • My Lighthouse : A Story Of Finding Your Way Home

    $14.99

    Join a reluctant young lighthouse keeper, his extremely round cat, and his trusty rowboat Rockshore in a whimsical and tender tale of finding adventure, losing your way, and learning to appreciate what you already have.

    Fynn has always lived in a lighthouse-just like his father, and his father, and his father before him. His dad insists that living in a round house with a big lightbulb on top is special, but Fynn doesn’t see how. All he knows is that it’s weird-and often inconvenient.

    Exasperated by trying to fit all his favorite things in a round house and tired of being so different from everyone else, Fynn runs away from his lighthouse, seeking adventure on the sea. But when the winds and waves rise and things get very, very dark, Fynn finds that the light he needs most is the one that he’s known all his life. Inspired by Rend Collective’s hit song of the same name and paired with whimsical illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Lee Wildish, this is a tale families will return to again and again.

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  • You Can Be A Good Friend No Matter What

    $19.99

    From award-winning actress and mental-health advocate Taraji P. Henson, You Can Be a Good Friend (No Matter What!) shows kids the great things that can happen when we approach others and ourselves with empathy, patience, and love.

    In this debut picture book from Taraji P. Henson, quirky, stylish and a bit off-the-cuff Lil TJ is ready for her first day of school. But when she gets there, TJ finds that everything she does is a little different than everyone else and she’s standing out in all the wrong ways. Once TJ’s classmate Beau notices, he relentlessly teases her. TJ is filled with anxiety and doubt until she recalls some important words of wisdom from her Grandma Patsy. When she looks inside to her own creativity and personality, she figures out how to help herself make new friends! –and helps someone else too!

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  • Youll Always Have A Friend

    $19.99

    Imagine a world where you always have a place at the table, where you always have a friend. This reassuring and empowering book from Emily Ley helps kids realize that they can always have a place, and offers them practical tools to give them confidence and help them overcome lonely times.

    We all know what it’s like to feel left out, overlooked, and unseen. And this problem can be so much harder to face when you’re a child on the playground, a kid sitting alone in the school cafeteria, and the new kid on the team.

    Reassure your children that they are seen. And they are awesome! Help them know that they are not the only ones–everyone has felt lonely or left out at some time or another–and there are lots of ways to always have a friend. You’ll Always Have a Friend features vibrant illustrations of a diverse cast of characters and will encourage children to have confidence to make friends and to be a friend to others.

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  • Ben Washington Is The Newbie On The Block

    $9.99

    Ben’s life has been upended. He’s leaving Atlanta. His mom’s having a baby. He desperately wants a dog. Who said being twelve is easy?

    Meet Ben Washington. He’s about to leave the place he loves for a new town-population: near nothing. Sixth grade is universally bumpy. And starting school in a pocket-sized town where no one looks like you is going to be an even bigger challenge.

    Is there a friend for Ben in Radnor Falls? What is he going to do about the trio of bullies who seem far too old to still be in middle school? And what about the mystery of “Spooky Fred,” the town outsider? What has Fred done, and what will Ben do when he finds out? Will Ben come to love the slime green house with creaky floors and attic bedroom? Read this story of friendship, faith, and finding God in the hard spaces of life to find out.

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  • Why Not You

    $8.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – From Grammy-winning pop star Ciara and Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson comes a story to inspire young readers to see value in themselves, be brave, and go after their biggest dreams–now as a board book!

    Why not you? Amazing you! You’re a winner! You’re so strong! You are perfect and important–you and all your gifts belong!

    We all have big dreams! Sometimes it’s hard to imagine our big dreams coming true. But what if someone saw all the amazing and spectacular parts of us–our winning smiles, our fancy feet, our warm hearts–and asked, “Why not you?”

    Whether it’s becoming a football player or a pop star or the president or a scientist: Why not you?

    In this new, more durable format–perfect for babies and toddlers– superstars Ciara and Russell Wilson encourage little ones to achieve their dreams, no matter how outrageous they may seem. It’s a lyrical celebration of self-esteem, perseverance, and daring to shoot for the stars.

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  • You Are Not Alone

    $13.99

    New York Times bestselling author, visionary, and mom of four Jennie Allen offers a practical guide to help kids form positive habits and connections that are crucial to their mental and spiritual health.

    Spinning, anxious thoughts can sometimes take over our minds and not let go, but we have the power to choose what to think and believe-and so do our children. In this edition for young readers, bestselling author Jennie Allen draws on the insights, truth, and experiences from her New York Times bestsellers Get Out of Your Head and Find Your People to help younger kids and tweens:

    *trade fear, anxiety, loneliness, and shame for God’s love and peace
    *learn how to notice lies and believe what’s true
    *hit pause on negative thoughts and retrain their brains to think life-giving thoughts
    *gain tools to rely on God’s power and truth every day

    Kids don’t have to be at the mercy of toxic input and negative thoughts. In these pages, they’ll discover exactly how to interrupt swirling thought patterns, develop better friendships, and create new day-to-day habits that will lead them closer to God and to a life of peace, joy, and love. You Are Not Alone includes questions, action steps, Bible verses, and real-life stories to help them be who God has called them to be.

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  • Trust

    $5.99

    Brother and Sister agree to watch little Honey Bear while Mama and Papa clean the attic. Can the cubs be trusted to keep an eye on their baby sister? Find out in this faith-based storybook starring the Berenstain Bears!

    While they are busy cleaning, Mama and Papa trust Brother and Sister to watch Honey Bear, the baby of the bunch. But when the cubs get distracted by their favorite film, Honey gets into a sticky mess! This Berenstain Bears Gifts of the Spirit storybook, created by Mike Berenstain, son of Stan and Jan Berenstain, features a soon-to-be classic story about being trustworthy!

    The Berenstain Bears Gifts of the Spirit series celebrates the joy of faith, family, and friends-values essential to a wholesome and fulfilling life!

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  • Your Amazing Hands

    $14.99

    This charming rhyming book celebrates God’s good design for our hands, motivating children aged 3+ to use their hands to glorify God.

    Children will be inspired by all the creative and interesting things their hands can do–they can even use them to bring comfort and joy to others! They’ll discover that Jesus had hands just like ours and that he always used his hands in the most amazing ways, including to save us.

    Not only that: the way that Jesus used his hands means that we can be forgiven when we use our hands in the wrong way. Children are invited to pray for forgiveness when they make mistakes, and for help to use their hands in the ways God intends. The book’s fun rhyming style and colorful illustrations make it easy to engage with this life-altering message of repentance, forgiveness, and grace-fueled obedience.

    Your Amazing Hands is part of the Training Young Hearts series, which consists of board books for toddlers as well as rhyming books for children over 3. All the books in the series train young hearts through the gospel, both by showing Jesus as an example and by explaining how his grace enables us to change. Parents, teachers and other loved ones can refer back to these resources when specific behaviours need to be both corrected and connected to forgiveness, grace and growth.

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  • Squawk : Trouble At The Kindness Zoo

    $16.99

    One act of kindness can be contagious! As a thunderstorm descends on Kindness Zoo, the animals help each other become less afraid of the noises of the night. With delightfully fun illustrations, adorable animal friends, and a subject that kids will relate to, SQUAWK is a wonderful reminder that responding with kindness can have a ripple effect on everyone around you. Kids will discover that love drives out fear – and can quickly lead to joy!

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  • Hope And The Sea

    $18.99

    Discover the soothing power of the sea in this stirring story of loneliness, friendship, and the power of an open heart.

    As Hope huddles on the shore, feeling big feelings of sadness, Sea approaches. First a gentle wave, then a misty spray, followed by the toss of a seashell, and a race along the shoreline. With each overture from Sea, Hope’s heart opens just a bit more, until finally a burst of laughter escapes and her loneliness recedes along with the waves. With its gentle and poetic language, this uplifting story looks at the importance of friendship and encourages children to open their hearts to the world around them.

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  • When Isaac Hears The Rain

    $18.99

    Celebrate the unexpected joy of a rainy day with this quietly exuberant book about a young boy who delights in the rejuvenating power of rain.

    When the rain starts to fall, others may dash, yelp, and dodge, as their smiles turn into frowns. But not Isaac. Isaac embraces the rain with curiosity and wonder, grateful for its renewing power and grounded in the world around him. Written with equal parts heart and whimsy, and with a nod to Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day, this environmentally conscious narrative makes a fantastic read-aloud for readers, young and old.

    ?Author Julie Thompson wrote this sweet celebration of Black Boy Joy as an ode to her two sons. And the lyrical text will encourage readers everywhere to cherish those unexpected moments of joy that provide a welcome respite from the challenges of life.

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  • Lupitas Hurricane Palomitas

    $17.99

    Kindness can be shown during even the harshest of storms.

    Shutters rattled. Wind howled. As a ferocious hurricane descends upon her town, Lupita finds two baby birds who have fallen out of their nest and brings them inside to shelter them from the storm. While Lupita and her family wait out the tempest, she focuses on protecting the palomitas to alleviate her own fears and hopes she can soon reunite them with their mother.

    Perfect for families living in hurricane-prone states or with children who have storm-related anxieties, Lupita’s Hurricane Palomitas offers a gentle, soothing story about extending a hand of kindness to others even while facing fears of our own. The book includes Spanish-language vocabulary words and a glossary in the back.

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  • My Daddys Hero

    $17.99

    This one-of-a-kind picture book points children to Jesus, the true hero of every family, and encourages dads in their role as a spiritual leader in their home.

    Young children often see their daddy as a larger-than-life figure who can fix everything from broken toys to scraped knees. But behind every super dad is a supernatural Savior who shapes ordinary men into extraordinary fathers.

    This sweet and simple story helps children understand Jesus’s role as the true head of the family and learn to trust Him with their hearts, just like they would trust their own dad.

    For fathers, My Daddy’s Hero is a powerful reminder of their most important role–to lead their children to Jesus.

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  • Race To Kindness

    $19.99

    Come join our great race where kindness begins,

    Where everyone’s welcome and everyone wins!

    This inspiring picture book, written by TIME 2021 Kid of the Year Orion Jean, invites readers to join in the kindness movement, because when we dream big and work together, we can change the world.

    From giving meaningful compliments to sharing your snack to donating used clothes, there are so many ways to be kind that it can be tough to know where to start! Luckily, author and fellow kid Orion Jean has some simple steps we can all take to make the world a better place.

    Race to Kindness shows children ages 4-8:

    *Many different ways to show kindness
    *How much fun taking action can be
    *That even small acts of kindness can have a big impact
    *You’re never too young to make a difference
    *Orion’s journey from getting involved with his local community to having a nation-wide impact, giving readers a real-life role model?

    With rhyming, lyrical text, Race to Kindness is the perfect read-aloud book for:

    *Parents and grandparents
    *Teachers and educators
    *Librarians and book events
    *Nonprofits and charities

    Orion has donated over half a million books to date, but he knows firsthand that even the smallest kind gesture can have a big impact. Solace up your sneakers and join the race to kindness!

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  • Gods Go Togethers

    $14.99

    What special pairs are part of God’s good plan?

    Join siblings Lila and Ethan at the beach as they discover that God not only made the sand and sea to go together, but He made men and women to go together too. In fact, they’re the pinnacle of His good creation!

    In this colorful picture book-a follow-up to the book God’s Signpost-author Sam Allberry offers a thoughtful look at the biblical design for people. God’s Go-Togethers is a helpful foundation for explaining why God made men and women as a special pair to complement each other in marriage and beyond.

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  • Hes Got The Whole World In His Hands

    $14.99

    A pop-up book that beautifully illustrates the beloved children’s song.

    “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” is not just a catchy song from Sunday school. It’s a reminder that there’s nothing that can separate us from God’s love and that nothing happens outside of His sovereign plan. This wonderful pop-up book gives children a chance to visualize God’s power and how they live within His safekeeping. Filled with whimsical illustrations and equipped with a mirror in the back so kids can “see themselves” in God’s hands, this book offers peace for naps and bedtime… for both children and adults.

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  • For Our Daughters

    $18.99

    An inspirational and empowering book about what mothers, especially Black mothers, want their daughters to know.

    This inspiring book gives girls permission to let their lights shine. They want all girls to know that there are no limits on what they can achieve.

    One by one, common misconceptins are flipped and replaced by empowering statements such as your hair is like a magnificent crown or you are like the moon among stars, or you shine the brightest. They suggest that if people doubt you or try to discourage your ambitions, you should disregard them and pursue your dreams to the fullest. Page after page offers examples of how girls can respond to discouraging situations and triumph.

    Powerful and striking images filled with vibrant colors add to the impact and truth of this encouraging text.Words and pictures encourage and inspire all girls everywhere, but particularly Black girls. For Our Daughters is a testament to love who you are, exactly as you are.

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  • Daddy Tell Me A Story

    $18.99

    Celebrate the special bond between fathers and daughters with this silly picture book about a bedtime story gone awry.

    Bedtime is looming, and Sophie wants to hear a story. So she asks her dad-the best storyteller she knows-to tell her one. He’s just started telling a story about a queen and a unicorn when-HOLD ON-this is not the story Sophie had envisioned! She interrupts to request a teeny, tiny change. And then she interrupts again, and again, and again, resulting in an entertaining game of storytelling ping pong as Sophie and Daddy work together to create an unforgettable tale. This beautifully illustrated book is a sweet tribute to daughters, their daddies, and the time they share together.

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  • Tuggoat

    $17.99

    Kids will giggle with joy at Cordelia the goat’s antics in this whimsical tale about self-confidence, empathy, and never backing down from big dreams.

    Cordelia is not like other goats. While others gambol on the hill and nibble on interesting things, she looks out with longing at the tugboats in the bay. Cordelia may be a goat, but she wants to be a tugboat. And she’s going to be a tugboat–a tuggoat–no matter what anybody tells her! Even if the world doesn’t believe in her, Cordelia knows exactly who she is.

    With plenty of heart and lots of laughs, Cordelia’s story will inspire readers to be themselves, no matter what other people say. Sometimes that means extending a helping hand–or hoof–to the ones who doubt you. Tuggoat reminds kids that anything is possible when you believe in yourself.

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  • Emmas Awesome Summer Camp Adventure

    $18.99

    All for inclusion, and inclusion for all!

    Emma is going to her first summer camp, and she is so excited! Camp Waterfall is an accessible camp, which means that Emma, Charley, and a host of new friends with different abilities can all participate, with nobody feeling left out or getting left behind. But will Emma really be ready to meet all the challenges and new experiences of camp?

    Join Emma and her friends as they face obstacles, overcome fears of trying new things, and discover what’s possible in a place that’s really built for all. Children will cheer along with Emma every step of the way, and will learn that an inclusive, accessible world for all is truly possible!

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  • Jesus Vs The Bad Guys

    $14.99

    Who is Jesus? Authors Jared Neusch and Connor Shram, two dads who love Jesus, want kids to meet the real Jesus.

    Jesus is the core to understanding our faith in a deep and personal way. Introducing kids to Jesus at a young age can help them build a lifelong, unshakeable trust in him. The authors’ goal is to provide stories about Jesus that are fun and exciting, reflect the playful imagination God gave to each of his children, and reveal the radical, timeless example of Jesus’ message

    Even young children, through God’s help, are ready to know the real Jesus. That’s why each book in this series features key biblical values, presented in a fun, funny, engaging, and lasting way. The story of Jesus Is for Kids! Each book in the Jesus Is for Kids series will help children:

    *Build their knowledge of who Jesus is
    *Bring them into a deeper relationship with him
    *And lead kids to a love of Scripture

    The first book in the series, Jesus vs. the Bad Guys, shows what true heroism is through Jesus’ words and actions in the story of his arrest, conviction, and crucifixion. It answers the question of how Jesus defeats evil. The humorous story and delightful illustrations lead children to discover that Jesus’ weapons are different than the kind that soldiers and superheroes use. Available to people (including kids!) who have to face an enemy, these weapons are forgiveness, peacemaking, nonviolence, and love.

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  • God The Great Inventor

    $12.99

    God, the Great Inventor, made everything with love!

    Long before nightlights, God made the glowing moon. And long before umbrellas, He planted trees with canopies to keep us dry. All our best ideas are inspired by His!

    Author Hannah C. Hall offers this fun look at Creation to show that God’s work is everywhere-putting electric power in the lightning bolt, styling the crazy hair on a llama, and creating the families that love us.

    For kids who love to build and tinker and create-or even those who don’t-this book will remind them that our best creations and all the earth’s wonders are gifts from God, the Great Inventor.

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  • Kailanis Gift

    $12.99

    A picture book celebration of family, Filipino heritage, and dance that showcases the value of patience, perseverance, and blessing others with your gifts and talents.

    As Kailani watches her siblings practice a traditional Filipino dance for their grandparents’ anniversary party, she longs to join them. But keeping up with the rhythm and hopping in time with the beats of the tinikling is much harder than Kailani imagined!

    With Daddy’s help, Kailani practices the motions of the dance step by step. But will she be able to learn the tinikling in time to surprise her Lolo and Lola?

    Illustrator Lynnor Bontigao’s work pairs exquisitely with Dorina Gilmore-Young’s storytelling to celebrate Filipino culture and traditions. Also included is a glossary of Tagalog terms used throughout the book.

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  • Im So Glad You Were Born

    $12.99

    #1 NYT Bestseller now available in board book! 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 sweet and special snuggles and cuddles, fun times and learning times too!

    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.

    I’m So Glad You Were Born:

    *Is a fun and inspiring read for children as well as adults

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

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

    *Features beautiful and fun illustrations by bestselling artist Kim Barnes

    *Makes a sweet back to school gift from parents or grandparents to the children and teachers in their lives

    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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  • Kit And The Missing Notebook

    $18.99

    Join Kit as she learns a lesson about overcoming anxiety and makes some new friends–and some delicious soup!–along the way. As kids get to know this little kangaroo with big feelings, they will discover how they can manage their own stress and new experiences in a healthy, positive manner.

    When Kit’s family moves to Cozy Lane, she feels anxious. Exploring the neighborhood with her notebook where she writes everything down makes her feel a little better. But when her notebook goes missing, not even her new hamster friends can help her calm down. Then Mrs. G., the guinea pig next door, has an idea. They all make soup together, and as Kit breathes in the smell and breathes out to cool it, she finds herself feeling calmer. She even realizes her notebook isn’t as lost as she thought!

    Kit and the Missing Notebook uses a fun and relatable character to teach children ages 4-8:

    *What anxiety is and how to identify it in their bodies.

    *A simple breathing exercise–smell the soup, cool the soup–that promotes mental wellness and can help when they are feeling overwhelmed.

    *How to use their senses–sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste–to find themselves again.

    For parents and educators, Kit and the Missing Notebook also includes an author’s note with information about anxiety, managing emotions with kids, and a delicious soup recipe!

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  • Do I Belong

    $12.99

    With more than 400,000 children in foster care in the US alone, thousands of kids struggle to find their forever families. Even those who are adopted experience heavy emotions that are difficult to understand. These children are asking,

    Why did I have to be adopted?

    Do my adopted parents actually love me? Will they give me away?

    Why do my friends make fun of me for being adopted?

    Carey Koenig, along with her adopted children Reid and Halley want to help children realize that being adopted is awesome! Do I Belong? is a resource for kids of all ages who have been adopted from foster care who need to know that they are not alone. This resource is great for younger children to read with their parents, for teenagers, and for anyone who wants to learn more about what being adopted from foster care is all about. And best of all, they’ll hear from several different kids who have been adopted from foster care.

    Kids will learn that they were adopted for a special reason and that no matter what happens, they are never alone.

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  • Song Of The Seasons

    $17.99

    From bestselling author Glenys Nellist comes a rhyming, whimsical, faith-building journey through the four seasons — for early readers who love nature and wonder and the beginnings of all things.

    For spiritual parents, grandparents, teachers, and educators who are looking for a spectacular creation book, Glenys Nellist offers Song of the Seasons, a book that celebrates the magnificent and complex way God created Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall, highlighting the intricacies of nature and earth. Illustrator C.B. Canga brings the natural world to vibrant life with rich colors and poignant detail certain to engage young minds and imaginations.

    Based on Psalm 98 and written in flowing rhyme, Song of the Seasons explores the idea that all nature sings praise to an Almighty Creator. As children wonder about creation, Song of the Seasons reveals the beauty found in every season: Summer, Spring, Autumn, and Winter. The reason for each season is to bring joy and reflect the many beautiful ways God has created the heavens and the earth. Song of the Seasons is the perfect book for discussing transition seasons, exploring how seasons are different, and learning how each season flows from one to another.

    From budding leaves to blooming flowers, falling leaves to ice and snow, children see how every changing season points to a marvelous and mighty Creator. This joyous book filled with biblical truth celebrates all four seasons and is ideal for children ages 3-8. The easy-to-read text makes it a perfect addition to any bedtime routine. Whether you buy this for your family or gift it to another growing family, it is sure to delight all the little ones in your life as an excellent gift for any holiday, birthday, or baptism. This is a beautiful 8.5X11 hardcover.

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  • Sometimes I Am Hot Lava

    $17.99

    Sometimes when I get mad . . . Bubble . . . Boil . . . Erupt!

    Most of the time, Buddy is a regular kid. He has ups and downs. But when things don’t go his way, he can feel the magma bubble and boil inside of him until he erupts like a volcano. Fortunately, he knows a few ways to return to feeling as calm and cool as igneous rock.

    Sometimes I Am Hot Lava shows kids like Buddy how to manage feelings of anger and frustration through mindful breathing techniques. Backmatter teaches readers about anger and helps us identify what we’re feeling, why we’re feeling it, and what we can do about it.

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  • Up Toward The Light

    $19.99

    Through a simple conversation between a boy and a tree, country-music star Granger Smith shares an incredibly powerful and deeply moving story filled with life lessons on loss, grief, and the strength gained in finding the light and the will to move forward with joy and purpose.

    In this wonder-filled and inspiring story of surprising loss but found strength, a boy encounters a red oak who shares forest wisdom about the rich soil and the nourishing sun, pointing the boy toward a simple truth about moving on: we must grow toward the light. With breathtaking artwork from Laura Watkins, this picture book

    *is for ages 4 to 8;

    *is a message of hope and strength that is passed through generations;
    shares the value of pain, grief, and reaching out of the darkness toward the light; and

    *is perfect for fans of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse; The Velveteen Rabbit; The Invisible String or other beloved stories that teach life lessons through simple but profound moments.

    As you settle into the soothing nature of Granger’s storytelling, let this meaningful interaction between a boy and a tree guide you toward the purpose and goodness of life.

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  • Busters Trip To Victory Lane

    $9.99

    NOW IN BOARD BOOK! Will it be A-OK on race day, or will Buster’s anxious, nervous rumblies keep him from victory?

    When Coach Hog rescues Buster from a failed racing team, Buster has to figure out how to race with new teammates, learn to keep going even after he makes mistakes, and try with all his might to make it to the finish line before all the other cars! But can Buster navigate his anxiety before race day?

    Roaring with bright and energetic illustrations, Buster’s Trip to Victory Lane by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. encourages kids that they can overcome any obstacle on the track, finish that final lap, and make a few friends along the way!

    Perfect for ages 0 to 4, this universally loved story now comes in a board book format, making it durable enough for travel or for babies and toddlers who have busy hands during story time.

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  • Thank You God

    $10.99

    A joyful reminder to view the world with gratitude and wonder.

    – Booklist Top Ten Religion & Spirituality Books for Youth
    – Spirituality & Practice Ten Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year

    With warm, colorful art and lyrical text, this inspiring poem of praise invites children to see God’s goodness in the everyday. We can thank God for our big, beautiful world. We can praise God for the stories and songs we share. We can bless God for the love that holds us all together. From the first light of the sun to the peaceful quiet of night, we can find so many reasons to give thanks.

    Now available as a board book for the littlest readers, this simple yet meaningful prayer encourages children to live with gratitude. Thank You, God is perfect for both ordinary and special moments, from mealtime to bedtime to Thanksgiving celebrations.

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  • God Rescues Me

    $11.99

    Interactive Board Book Teaches Children How God Rescues Us from Our Sins

    Everyone is a theologian–even your little one. Each board book in the For the Bible Tells Me So series offers kids ages 0-4 an introduction to key facets of the gospel and a glimpse at the joy found when children embrace Christ as their Lord and Savior. In God Rescues Me, kids will learn how Jesus–through a sacrificial life of love–saves his people from their sins.

    This board book uses repetition and interactive elements such as call-and-response language and a lift-the-flap surprise at the end to keep kids engaged and coming back again and again. Author Kristen Wetherell presents the good news of the gospel in a clear and understandable way for children as they learn the importance of confessing their sins and praising their good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.

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  • God Came Near To Me

    $11.99

    Interactive Board Book Teaches Children about the Wonder of Christ’s Incarnation

    Everyone is a theologian-even your little one. Each board book in the For the Bible Tells Me So series offers kids ages 0-4 an introduction to key facets of the gospel and a glimpse at the joy found when children embrace Christ as their Lord and Savior. In God Came Near to Me, author Kristen Wetherell teaches children about the wonder of the incarnation and the redemptive power of Christ’s bodily sacrifice on the cross.

    Through repetition, easy-to-understand language, and interactive elements such as simple illustrations of the human body and a lift-the-flap surprise at the end, this board book will keep kids engaged and coming back again and again. Children will be inspired to follow Jesus as they discover how, like them, he used his body to read, play, and ultimately live out God’s purpose for his life.

    *Explores the Wonder of the Incarnation: Teaches kids how the bodily incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus provide hope and guidance for their lives today

    *Created for Kids Ages 0-4: Thoughtful language, colorful illustrations, and interactive elements keep kids engaged

    *For the Bible Tells Me So Series: Each book in this series teaches kids the gospel through an important biblical doctrine

    *Makes Great Gifts: Perfect for children, grandchildren, loved ones, or a church ministry

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  • Growing God

    $18.99

    Emma — the little artist with a big dream from Karen Kiefer’s bestselling Drawing God — is back, a few years older, and looking for God in a whole new way.

    When Emma returns home from spending school vacation on Nana’s farm — a place where Nana says she “grows God” — Emma is inspired to try to grow God, too. Emma knows that she must be patient and believe, but she soon realizes that planting seeds and growing God is hard work! Join Emma as she cares for God’s creation, and finds out how a seed of opportunity can grow into something amazing.

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  • Everyday Brave

    $18.99

    One little girl finds it easy to speak up, make new friends, and shoo away the monsters under her bed when she has a great big lion by her side. Next to her lion, nothing is scary–not even broccoli. But when a classmate tells her the lion is only in her imagination, that bravery vanishes. Suddenly, the world is scary again. Until the little girl tries a roar of her own and discovers that maybe the courage she needed was inside her all along.

    At once fierce and tender, Colter Jackson’s Everyday Brave is a book about finding your footing, facing your fears, and discovering the lion-like roar within.

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  • Wombat And The Family Tree

    $17.99

    Spark curiosity in children about family history, genealogy, and their place within that legacy as Wombat’s family tree project grows into an exploration of his relatives’ wisdom as well as what talent he can add to his community.

    Wombat’s family tree assignment turns sour when he realizes that every ancestor has a special something they are good at–everyone except him. He tries all the talents he’s learned about from his family members, from music to carving to cooking, but nothing fits. Then, with a nudge to try again, the family tree branches out to grow into Wombat’s very own something.

    Wombat and the Family Tree by Marietta Apollonio is for children aged 4 to 8 and features

    *a heartfelt and fun exploration of what a family tree is while finding a sense of self within your heritage,

    *a sweet and energetic main character who wants to do his best,

    *a supportive family who encourages Wombat to keep trying despite disappointment,

    *whimsical and nostalgic illustrations that enrich the story with delightful details,

    *a note from the author about her own adventures in genealogy, and

    *a blank family tree for children to fill in that allows room for a variety of family structures and caregiving situations.

    Join Wombat for an adventure in self-discovery as he answers these questions: Where do I come from? What can I learn from people who have come before me? What are my special skills that I can contribute to my family and community?

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  • When God Makes Scribbles Beautiful

    $14.99

    Sometimes, hard things happen. Sometimes, they happen to children. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, over 34 million children have experienced one or more types of adverse childhood experiences or potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood.

    When God Makes Scribbles Beautiful helps kids trust that God can take even the hardest things and make them beautiful. This picture book imagines that the hard things in a child’s life is a scribble following him everywhere. The child can’t get rid of the scribble, no matter how hard he tries. Over time, he realizes that God is with him even though the scribble is there too. Eventually, God turns the boy’s scribble into something beautiful: like a cloud in the sky or a steppingstone that leads him somewhere amazing.

    Ultimately, When God Makes Scribbles Beautiful gives young readers spiritual encouragement to plant seeds of hope in the face of difficult childhood experiences.

    “He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but no one can discover the work God has done from beginning to end.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11

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  • World Wonder

    $18.99

    Young readers will join Cora, a girl with big dreams and even bigger aspirations, on a journey to discover what makes life truly meaningful.

    Ever since she was a little girl, Cora has dreamed of designing truly fantastical things, awe-inspiring structures that everyone recognizes as world wonders…and that’s exactly what she does!

    As Cora ages and her accomplishments and acclaim grow, she returns to her hometown to fulfill her childhood dream–to transform the house on top of the hill into a true world wonder. In the process, Cora learns that living a meaningful life isn’t all about amazing achievements or always making bigger and better things, but about building community, giving generously of your time and talents, and loving others along the way.

    Vividly illustrated and imaginative, A World Wonder helps parents and educatorsencourage children to dream big but also to value wonder and beauty in the ordinary. Most important, young readers will learn that in a world of limitless possibility, it’s the bonds we form and the people we love that bring real meaning and satisfaction in life.

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  • What Color Is Gods Love

    $14.99

    This playful rhyming picture book invites young readers to discover all the ways God’s love can be displayed through a rainbow of colors.

    All the colors displayed in this world that God made-
    every glorious, fabulous, beautiful shade-
    show how good God is and will always be.
    But what is the color of love? Come and see!

    God created all the colors in the world, and in each one, we can discover how great His love is for us and how we can let that love shine to others! With each turn of the page, the focus shifts to a specific color-orange, yellow, blue, green, pink, black, white, gray, brown, red, purple-and explores a different attribute and expression of love through its many shades.

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  • Sticks Vs Stones

    $18.99

    Best friends discover that working together is more fun than being right in this hilarious picture book about a playdate gone wrong.

    Sticks or stones? When best friends George and Georgina disagree over which is better, their argument escalates to shouts of “I don’t want to be your friend!” “No, I don’t want to be your friend!”, until two new friends show them a better way. As they argue, George and Georgina build grander and grander structures, resulting in delightfully whimsical depictions of castles and thrones built from sticks and stones. Perfect for kick-starting conversations about considering someone else’s point of view, and packed with wonderfully expressive characters and the humorously overblown emotions of a childhood fight, this picture book makes for a laugh-out-loud story time experience.

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  • God Speaks : A Sounds Primer

    $12.99

    This vibrant board book introduces little ones to different sounds while also teaching them some of the ways God speaks to his people.

    “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).

    Whether it’s a whisper or a roar, an echo or a howl, God speaks to us in myriad ways-the voice of the almighty Creator is unmistakable.

    God Speaks, the latest offering in the innovative Baby Believer series, helps little ones recognize the Lord’s presence throughout Scripture and provides a primer for words describing basic sounds that children might hear. Help your little ones attune to God’s voice.
    Baby Believer(R) primers are designed to grow with children, from early infancy through elementary school. In addition to basic Bible theology, Baby Believer(R) board books are filled with quotations from the Bible, creeds, hymns, church fathers, and other articles of faith to help reinforce the content and provide intellectual handholds for older children who possess a greater capacity for learning and memorization.

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  • Girls Of The World

    $19.99

    Encourage children to use their voices, talents, and intelligence to help the world and raise awareness of girls and all the amazing things they do! An inspiration for readers of all ages, Girls of the World: Doing More Than Ever Before calls attention to the truth that it’s never too soon to become aware of and speak up about things that are important to you. Now is the perfect time for girls to show the world just who they are and what they’re capable of!

    Written by ABC News anchor and New York Times bestselling author Linsey Davis, together with co-author Michael Tyler, Girls of the World invites us to celebrate the equality and fairness we should all experience. It encourages girls to be strong, brave, and curious about the world and their place in it.

    Girls of the World:

    *Features inspiring, motivating rhymes from Emmy award-winning ABC News anchor and New York Times bestselling authors Linsey Davis and Michael Tyler

    *Includes whimsical illustrations by bestselling artist Lucy Fleming

    *Is a great read-aloud for children ages 4-8

    *Has a message that celebrates equality, fairness, and is meant to spur girls (and boys) on to be brave and take their place in a challenging world

    *Concludes with a personal note from Linsey Davis

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  • Zion Learns To See

    $18.00

    Every person matters to God. And that means every person should matter to us.

    Zion has no idea what she’s getting into when she decides to join her dad at his work on Saturday. But she quickly discovers that a day at the community center brings new and wonderful people into her life. Join Zion as she learns about people experiencing homelessness, and see how she is moved to respond as she recognizes that all people matter to God.

    Inspired by real-life events, this story written by Terence Lester and Zion Lester, and illustrated by Subi Bosa, 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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  • Coop Messes Up

    $16.99

    Coop Wheelie is the youngest in his family, and like many little ones, he has a problem obeying the rules and there are a lot of them! When Coop runs out of gas, his sister, Lucy, tries to help him learn to follow the rules, but finds herself right in the middle of the trouble too. Through Coop’s story, kids will discover that making mistakes can be an important way to learn about forgiveness and the gospel.

    The first in The Wheelies series, written by Sarah Reju and illustrated by Tania Rex,Coop Messes Up will teach children ages 3 8 about God’s unconditional love for us.

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  • Peg Gets Crackin

    $17.99

    Time to get crackin’!

    Peg is perfectly content within the safe, contained shell of her egg. While her siblings hatch around her, she imagines all the scary things waiting in the outside world–things that make her happy to stay an egg.

    But even Peg must hatch. She grows, and grows, and one day . . . CRACK! Peg takes her first hesitant steps into the big, frightening world and discovers . . . the world isn’t so bad after all. In fact, it’s actually pretty wonderful!

    Bursting with spirit and humor, Peg Gets Crackin’ is packed with entertaining illustrations and perfect for read-aloud storytime. Young readers will giggle at Peg’s antics and resonate with her journey to conquer her fears. You never know what exciting adventures are waiting just outside of your shell!

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  • Clever Cub Is Amazed By God

    $5.99

    Clever Cub is a curious little bear who LOVES to cuddle up with the Bible and learn about God.

    Clever Cub thinks the sea is amazing! Mama Bear reminds him that the Maker of the seas is even more amazing as she tells her cub the story of Jesus walking on water.

    In this engaging picture book, the author of the YouVersion Bible App for Kids:

    *Tells the incredible story of Jesus walking across the Sea of Galilee in Mark 6:45-54
    *Helps kids ages 3 to 6 think of all the amazing things Jesus did
    *Teaches young readers that God is worthy of praise and trust

    Clever Cub Is Amazed by God is part of the delightful Clever Cub Bible Stories series. Also check out Clever Cub Explores God’s Creation, Clever Cub Sings to God, Clever Cub Gives Thanks to God, Clever Cub Welcomes Baby Jesus, Clever Cub Learns about Love, Clever Cub and the Easter Surprise, Clever Cub Learns to Share, Clever Cub Trusts God, Clever Cub and the Case of the Worries, Clever Cub Tells the Truth, Clever Cub Forgives a Friend, Clever Cub Invites Someone New, and Clever Cub Learns to Obey.

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  • Harriets Reflections

    $18.99

    An imaginative tale about a rambunctious lion reflection and the fierce little girl he decides to mirror.

    One day the reflection of a lion decides to reflect someone different. He picks a little girl named Harriet, who eagerly accepts the new face staring back at her. Harriet loves how ferocious she is now at school: she’s not afraid to speak up in class, and she can romp around the playground like a wild beast. But soon Harriet starts to miss the reflection she had before, the one who looked like her. Can Harriet find a way to balance her old reflection and her new one?

    This whimsical story explores themes of confidence and identity with colorful illustrations and a sly sense of humor. Delightful and unconventional, Harriet’s Reflections is the perfect read-aloud for anyone who’s ever wondered about the face on the other side of the mirror–and what they might do next.

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