New Books to Explore, October 2022

Who God Wants Me to Be by Crystal Bowman and Michelle S. Lazurek (Waterbook). A brand new rhyming picture book just for little girls. A diverse cast of characters imagines all the things they could be when they grow up and how they might serve God in those careers.

Courageous & Bold Bible Heroes: 50 True Stories of Daring Men and Women of God by Shirley Raye Redmond (Harvest House). For middle graders. Concise one-page biographies of men and women in the Bible who acted with bold trust in God in big and small ways. Includes characters kids don’t always hear about, like Zipporah and Eunice.

The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children (A FatCat Book) by Harold L. Senkbeil (Lexham). Reflections on the model prayer with illustrations from Jesus’ life. FatCat, hidden on every spread, gets his name from the idea of using a catechism to aid Bible learning. Includes a responsive reading to use as a family prayer time and a list of Scripture references at the back.

Psalm 23: A Colors Primer by Danielle Hitchen (Harvest House). The newest addition to the Baby Believer series, this board book quotes the beloved shepherd’s psalm directly, paired with illustrations that change color spread by spread to help little ones learn Scripture and colors.  Lovely and definitely not just for babies!

A Very Thankful Prayer Seek and Find by Bonnie Jensen (Tommy Nelson). This larger-sized edition of A Very Thankful Prayer features whimsical illustrations of woodland animal friends and plenty of hidden objects on each page to seek and find. Perfect for the fall and Thanksgiving season.

– Diane

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