January-April 2021 – Nonfiction and Childrens Releases

There is no such thing as a child who hates to read.

There are only children who have not found the right book.

– Frank Serafini

We’re doing our part to put the “right” books in children’s (and adults’) hands. Here are our latest childrens and nonfiction releases.

Benny Learns A Lesson by Cheryl Johnson, Fairy Tales and Faith and the Amazing ABCs of Successful Faith by Antwan Houser, Five Little Angels by Kathleen Pelley, A New Baby, How Can This Be? by Dawn Kasperski, Violet’s Fixable Problem by Luann Hamill, Special Spots by Kelly Artieri, When the Lights Go Out by Max Elliot Anderson, and Get Off the Struggle Bus by Shelley Pierce (MG).

Nonfiction releases include Who Put the Vingear in the Salt: God’s Recipe for a Victorious Christian Life by Linda Wood Rondeau, Jesus in the 21st Century: Amasssing Wealth Ethically by Dennis Hensley, and volume 2 in Psalms 365: Develop a Life of Worship and Prayer by David Kitz.


Benny Learns a LessonToys, peanut butter, and after school play time. Benny loves his new home. But when Holly comes home sick from school one day, Benny learns an unexpected lesson. Come follow Benny on a new adventure as he and Holly both learn they can do all things through Christ

$19.99 hard cover | $10.99 paperback | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-140-4 (hard cover) | 978-1-64949-139-8 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-141-1 (trade) | 978-1-64949-142-8 (e-book)


Fairy Tales and Faith


Fairy Tales & Faith: Faith Lessons for a Real Happily Ever After features 22 entries, each highlighting a fictional fairy tale, and shares six thought-provoking elements that give the classic tales a scriptural application.

Relevant questions lead readers to consider how the characters could have made different choices, and what might have happened if they had.

$24.99 paperback | $5.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-134-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-135-0 (trade)| 978-1-64949-136-7 (e-book)



The Amazing ABCs


The Amazing ABCs of Successful Faith uses the ABCs to teach words and faith. They read the sentence, trace the word that starts with the letter, read the verse, apply the verse, and grow in their faith.

$7.99 paperback

ISBNs: 978-1-64949-167-1 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-168-8 (trade)




Five Little Angels

Join this celestial romp with five little angels, who hop on a cloud to take a peek at the world below, and see all sorts of loving acts of kindness, which sends them into a frenzy of delight. A lyrical read aloud to teach your little angel how kindness can build heaven on earth.

$28.70 hard cover | $11.99 paperback | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs  978-1-64949-180-09 (hard cover) | 978-1-64949-179-4 (paperback) |  978-1-64949-181-7 (trade) | 978-1-64949-182-4 (e-book)



A New Baby, How Can This Be?A New Baby!

How could this happen, how could this be? Bottles and diapers galore! Bringing a new baby into the family is a big change. Little ones may question how they will fit into a growing family. Written with humor and rhyme, this book addresses these concerns. A child’s worry can change to anticipation with love and encouragement. Children can look forward to this new baby being a friend for life!

$27.76 hard cover | $10.99 paperback | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-205-0 (hard cover) | 978-1-64949-204-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-206-7 (trade) | 978-1-64949-207-4 (e-book)


Violet's Fixable ProblemBook 2 of 2 Tales from the Clearing

Have you ever found something hard to do that is easy for everyone else? Did this make you feel bad or sad? Violet has, but when her friends Rocco and Henry offer their help she discovers that nothing is impossible when you have good friends by your side!

$9.99 paperback | $5.99 e-book



ISBNs  978-1-64949-190-9 (hard cover) | 978-1-64949-189-3 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-191-6 (trade) | 978-1-64949-166-4 (e-book)


Special SpotsTaylor is excited to meet her new puppy until she discovers he is deaf. She must find patience and be creative as she learns to live in his world.
Together, her family joins a training facility that teaches them how to work with the special needs animals. Taylor quickly learns through the kindness and acceptance from the people she meets there, that these dogs are not broken at all. They are special and loved.

$10.99 paperback | $5.99 e-book


ISBNs 978-1-64949-234-0 (hard cover) | 978-1-64949-233-3 (paperback) | 9978-1-64949-235-7 (trade) | 978-1-64949-236-4 (e-book)


When the Lights Go OutPeyton Aldrich’s father is an Army colonel, who specializes in Army intelligence. His work is always top secret, which means he can’t even discuss it with his own son. Peyton idolized his father, who believes that after what happened on 9/11, somebody had to help keep the country safe.

Now, Peyton, along with his family, find themselves stationed at a new army base, in the middle of nowhere. After his arrival, Peyton finds two friends, Gill and Dave. Together they decide to train like Rangers, and search for some kind of mission to accomplish on their own. Little did they know that a mission was about to put the boys right in the crosshairs of a dangerous terrorist plot, when a secret weapon would be delivered to the base on its way across the country.

Will the terrorists find out who is trying to expose their evil plan? Will the boys be able to stop them? And what will happen to Peyton’s father when the general finds out what the boys did?

When the Lights Go Out is a story for kids and their parents, so we never forget 9/11.

$2.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-198-5 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-199-2 (trade) | 978-1-64949-200-5 (e-book)


Nonfiction Releases

Who Put the Vinegar in the Salt?The world offers much beneficial self-help advice. Shouldn’t the Christian seek to be the best possible version of themselves? Aren’t we supposed to be good people?
Why not look to the world to solve life’s problems?
Because God has called us to be salt.
While there is much good to be found, like vinegar, the world’s best advice falls short of God’s recipe to live a victorious Christian life.
In a down-home, friendly manner, the author provides analogies, inspirational stories, anecdotes, a wealth of Scripture, and optional study guides for both individuals and groups, inviting the believer to discover God’s desires for his salt.

$14.99 paperback | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-018-6 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-236-4 (e-book)


Jesus in the 21st CenturyJesus in the 21st Century is gripping, engaging, and enlightening—with large doses of humor, fast-paced narratives, and rising tension. Dr. Dennis E. Hensley steps into the shoes of the greatest storyteller of all—Jesus Christ—and presents Jesus in a contemporary setting. Retelling the classic stories of the Bible as modern day events, Doc breathes new life into everyone’s favorite parables, miracle scenes, and biblical dramas. Whether you’ve been reading the scriptures for decades or you’ve yet to open a Bible, you’ll be drawn into a story that will keep you turning pages.

$15.99 paperback | $9.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-183-1 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-184-8 (trade) | 978-1-64949-183-1 (e-book)



Psalms 365 volume 2A Feast for the mind, soul, and spirit …

I’m not certain I’d be alive without the Psalms. While my wife was losing her family to Huntington’s disease, we lived in its inspiring pages. We still do. David’s devotional is a welcome companion on this journey, particularly for those needing a fresh shot of hope.
—Phil Callaway, award-winning author & Christian humorist, www.laughagain.org

$10.99 paperback | $4.99 e-book

ISBNs 978-1-64949-208-1 (paperback) | 978-1-64949-209-8 (trade) | 978-1-64949-197-8 (e-book)




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