New Books Roundup: Christian Children’s Books, January-February 2021

Look for these new books for preschoolers, early elementary, and middle graders coming out this month and next!

Board Books

Indescribable for Little Ones, by Louis Giglio. Adapted from Giglio’s middle-grade devotional about the wonders of the world God created, this new board book version for preschoolers features text adapted by Tama Fortner, tabs to pull, and a wheel to turn. (Tommy Nelson, February 16)

My Arms Will Hold You Tight, by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley. Sweet animal pairs of parent and child celebrate family love in this board book just right for bedtime. (Tyndale Kids, January 12)

Picture Books

Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors, by Cristin Ditchfield. The Little Golden Books version of the story of Joseph in the Bible has all-new, updated art. (Golden Books, January 12)

Noah’s Ark: A Hidden Pictures Storybook, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. I don’t know how closely the story line in this new hardcover follows the biblical account, children will enjoy finding the 120 hidden objects throughout the book. (Highlights, February 9)

The God Contest: The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory, by Carl Laferton. There are all kinds of contests, but these two are the most important ever. (The Good Book Company, January 1)

Little Ewe: The Story of One Lost Sheep, by Laura Sassi. Count from one to twelve as Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep comes to life for little ones. (Beaming Books, February 23)

Chapter Books

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls, Book 9: The Final Scroll, by M. J. Thomas. This series for ages 6-9 follows siblings Peter and Mary and their dog, Hank, as they discover ancient scrolls that transport them back to key moments in biblical history. In the final book of the series, they return to Jerusalem and witness Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

Bible Study

Ruth: Becoming a Girl of Loyalty, by Dannah Gresh. This new Bible study for girls 8-12 looks at the biblical story of Ruth and the meaning of loyalty from God’s perspective. Plus it introduces and lets girls practice Bible study skills as they go through the book. (Moody Press, February 2)


Say & Pray Bible Wipe Clean: First Words, Stories, and Prayers, by Diane Stortz. Now preschoolers can enjoy tracing and printing practice as they experience basic Bible stories, first words, and simple prayers. Spiral bound and comes with a wipe-off marker. (Tommy Nelson, February 16)

Making God’s wonders known to the next generation,

– Diane

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