... from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
I Timothy 3:15
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New Testament Tales:
the Unauthorized Versions NEW!
by Bob Hartman
Old Testament Tales:
the Unauthorized Versions
by Bob Hartman
Bob Hartman is a master story teller and this comes over in these books. The stories are written to make you laugh out loud. They are full of humour, mischief and fun. They are told from the point of view of the characters in the stories themselves or those on the side lines looking on, such as a soldier in the Battle of Jericho and the Lion in the den.
They would make good stories to read aloud in children's group sessions and for 7-9 year olds. They would be enjoyed by boys.
Published by Lion Hudson. Paperback. £4.99 each.
50 Craziest Bible stories
50 Goriest Bible stories
50 Wierdest Bible stories
50 Wildest Bible stories
by Andy Robb
Andy Robb re-tells some of the best stories of the Bible in a zany humourous and exciting style. The books have colourful cartoons and an exciting style to appeal to those who don't always enjoy reading.
Each of the 50 stories takes up a couple of pages and ends in a cliff hanger with a link to a short Bible passage so that the reader can look it up and find out what happens next. Andy also relates the stories to everyday situations. They are a good choice for 6-10s as a way of encouraging Bible reading.
Published by CWR. Paperback. 112 pages. £5.99
David and the Hairy Beast
by Fiona Veitch Smith
Illustrations by Amy Barnes
Re:fresh is one of the first Christian bookshops to stock the pilot title in a new range of children's books from new publisher, Crafty Publishing.
David's dad gives him a very important job to do. But can the shepherd boy overcome his fear of the Hairy Beast to save the flock? Fiona Veitch Smith takes considerable latitude in interpreting the story of David but makes an important point about trusting God when we are afraid.
"The illustrations are great (we love the sheep) and the story shows great potential for discussions on feeling valued and having courage in scary situations" says Marguerite Williams, Manager of re:fresh books.
Fiona Veitch Smith says: "David and the Hairy Beast ... is the first in a series of six books about the childhood of King David. ... We’re working on the next book, David and the Kingmaker, now. It will be ready for distribution in October, in time for the Christmas market. We’ll see how sales go in the New Year before launching the third in the series David and the Giant.
32 pages, paperback. £5.99.
Lion Hudson children's books
The Lion and Candle ranges of children's books now include books in a smaller format.
The popular Lion First Bible is now available in a smaller format at a lower price. The same 64 Bible stories told by Pat Alexander, still 480 pages but half the size and reduced by £5.00 to £5.99.
The Lion Book of First Prayers, with more than 100 prayers for pre-school children is offered in the same format at £3.99.
Twelve key Bible stories are presented in individual
16-page paperback books priced at only £1.00 each. Measuring 10.4 x 13cm, these colourful booklets are suitable for use in toddler groups or as gifts or awards. Words and pictures come from My Very First Bible Stories book.
My Little Library Bible Stories comprises six miniature board books in a slipcase. Stories covered are Noah Builds an Ark, Joseph and his Adventures, The Baby in the basket, David and the Giant, Jesus feeds a huge crowd and The story of the lost son.
Meanwhile the Candle Library Bible Animals, in a similar format, offers The Pig who shared, Little Sheep gets lost, Donkey helps a stranger, Big fish's supper, Lion misses breakfast and Elephant keeps safe. £3.99 per set.
The Lion Classic Bible
by Andrea Skevington
The great narrative of the Bible is here retold in 12 evocative chapters, within which all the great characters, stories and events appear. The scholarly text retains all the classic resonances of a Bible translation whilst being compellingly readable for today's audience. Full page pictures, drawn in richly coloured pastel have astonishing depth and detail.
256 pages, hardback
Candle Bible for kids
Produced to Candle's usual high standard, this 400-page hardback book introduces young readers to approximately fifty Bible stories, each around eight pages in length, designed to be engaging and age-appropriate. Arranged in chronological order and with Scripture references throughout.
The Book of Books
by Trevor Dennis
Suitable for ages 9 upwards, including adults with learning difficulties, this book takes key Bible stories and retells them in a readable and mature style. Trevor Dennis, has impeccable credentials as an academic theologian and Anglican priest, already well-known for his storytelling of the bible for adult readers. In this book, he turns his talents to bringing all the wisdom of the Bible within reach of younger readers.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Chronicles of Narnia returned to the silver screen in December 2010 with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
The intrepid Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia with their beastly cousin Eustace, on the ship The Dawn Treader, where their old friend Prince Caspian is searching for lost friends of his father's.
Re:fresh has film tie-in Editions of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and the other books in the Chronicles of Narnia series.
Journey into the Bible by Lois Rock & Andrew Rowland
( Lion - 5-11 years )
This book takes you through 20 great adventures in Bible times beginning with the creation of the world. Next you will find yourself travelling as a tourist through ancient Canaan, Egypt, Babylon and Persia. The journey will take you into the wilderness, countryside or into cities filled with magnificent buildings where you will meet people at work, war or worship. The highlight of the journey takes you to the places Jesus knew. In the last adventure you will see how Jesus’ followers set out to preach the good news far and wide.
Each stop on the journey gives an overview of the events that happen in that place along with background information , including maps, pictures and travel tips. You will learn about food, weather and festivals for example. This book is useful to use alongside the Bible and Bible storybooks to give a picture of life at the time.
The Lion Treasury of Saints
A wide-ranging encyclopedic book of saints and remarkable Christian lives. The book is arranged by time and by region (together), starting with the saints of the Bible in the Holy Land and moving to different countries that reflect the spread of Christianity, from the lands around the Mediterranean in the early centuries to more distant regions and ultimately the whole world.
Just Because by Rebecca Elliott
Another book from Lion. Toby thinks his sister Clemmie is the best. Join their adventures to find out why.
'My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can't walk, talk, move around much, cook macaroni, pilot a plane, juggle or do algebra. I don't know why she doesn't do these things. Just because.'
This heartwarming picture book tells of a brother's love for his sister. He is so enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needs...and by then we just accept as he does all the wonderful things about her. This amusing and often touching story encompasses the issue of disability in a charming celebration of sibling friendship to which all children can relate.
The delightful illustrations are beautifully coloured and clearly relate to Toby's story.
Mrs Noah’s Vegetable Ark by Elena Pasquali
A fun twist on a familiar tale. If all the animals need collecting because of the rain and floods then, worries Mrs Noah, what will happen to the garden she has spent years growing and tending? So while Mr Noah is busy building the ark Mrs Noah begins her project to save the plants and vegetables by taking seeds and cuttings. She is able to load the ark with her own produce and once the rain subsides it gives her a head start in helping the world grow green and beautiful again. The pictures by Steve Lavis are beautifully detailed with plants and animals to spot. Published by Lion.
Dragons in the midst series
for pre-teens and young adults
This contemporary action and adventure fantasy series, published by Candle, aims to inspire young people to pursue faith, courage and love. It encourages them to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths, no matter how difficult the circumstances.
Book 1 Raising Dragons by Bryan Davis
Billy learns about his dragon past after trouble at school and feels betrayed at this news. He learns to develop his strengths and overcome obstacles when trapped by the dragon slayer, learning to rely on a power he doesn’t understand. As part of the adventure he joins up with orphan Bonnie who is looking for a home and someone to love her. She discovers her love for others and her faith hold the answers she is looking for.
Book 2 The Candlestone by Bryan Davis
The adventure continues as Billy and Bonnie battle enemies from the past and the horrors of captivity within the walls of the candlestone, a strange paralysing gem that absorbs the strength of dragons and their offspring. Billy has to learn to rely on new weapons, a sword and shield he cannot see while dealing with a powerful dragon slayer. The teens have to face their greatest fears.
Book 3 Circles of Seven by Bryan Davis
Billy and Bonnie have to navigate seven perilous world’s that lead them to the domain of a powerful enemy and find a way to set the captives free and give them new life. When tragedy strikes along the way Billy has to face the most difficult decision of his life. Action, danger and suspense lead to an exciting conclusion.
Book 4 Tears of a Dragon by Bryan Davis
The final battle against the evil Watchers can only be defeated by the dragons but Billy’s father is missing so it falls to Billy and Bonnie to lead the other dragons. A remnant of wise humans unite with them in the struggle. However in order to win at least one of the dragons must die. At the end a choice is faced as the teens have to decide whether to keep their dragon traits or turn to normal human life, ending the slayers power for ever.
Explore the Bible Sticker Book
A new way to learn Bible history for 7-9 year olds, the Explore the Bible Sticker Book is an interactive book in the Candle Discovery Series. It helps children learn about life in Bible times as they seek out the sticker that relates to the fact or story. Once completed, the book serves as a fully illustrated resource.
Stickers have to be found and placed on the appropriate page to complete the illustrations.
How did Abraham construct his tent? What was life like for a Roman soldier? How did women bake bread? When was it dangerous to sail a ship? Which musical instruments were played in the Temple? Part of the Candle Discovery Series, Bible Facts provides information about life in Bible times, including customs, daily living, education, government, occupations, travel and warfare. The unique presentation, includes recipes, newspaper style headlines and classified advertisments. 128 pages full colour.
Essential Bible Reference Series
The Essential Bible Reference is a series of economically-priced, highly visual, 32-page booklets from Lion Hudson offering an entry-level intoduction to the Bible for the classroom, youth and children's groups etc. Most material is presented as a series of double-page spreads with a wealth of full-colour pictures, maps, charts and timelines. Most also include an index and bibliography.
The Series includes:-
• The Story of the Bible
• Bible Guide
• Old Testament Introduction
• New Testament Introduction
• Bible Guide
• People of the Bible
• World of the Bible
• Life in Bible times
• The Life of Jesus
• The Tabernacle
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SU Lifepath Children's Fiction
The Lifepath fiction titles for children aged 8-11 are exciting historical adventure stories, based around a Christian character.
A Land of Broken Vows by Steve Dixon
A Land of Broken Vows is about the lives that monks lived, and the promises they made. In the England of 1141 Knights, Barons and Kings make and break promises in order to get power and money. At the monastery John, the son of a knight, seems shut away from all the broken promises but soon even the monks can’t resist the temptation to break their vows. John becomes involved in a world of danger and lies. Will his father keep his promise?
Hard Rock by Fay Simpson
Hard Rock is an exciting historical adventure story for children aged 8 to 11. Collan is 12 and old enough to work down the mine, like his brother and father. But excitement turns to terror as a disaster on his first day shows how dangerous life is underground. Will he stay safe? And what will happen when John Wesley visits the town?
The Pilgrim by Eleanor Watkins
The Pilgrim tells the story of the Pilgrim Fathers through the life of orphan Tom, who starts from the village of Scrooby for a new life in the New World.
In the Shadow of Idris by Ruth Kirtley
In the Shadow of Idris is a fantastic historical adventure story for children aged 8 to 11. Bryn lives in the same village as Mary Jones, and is drawn to the girl because she is so different. Mary and her mother have started to follow the teachings of outsiders but to Bryn she seems normal and kind. What will Bryn do when Mary and her mother get into danger? And will he help her get what she wants most?
Candle Bible for Toddlers range
Candle Bible for Toddlers by Juliet David.
Illustrated by Helen Prole
The Candle Bible for Toddlers is a brilliant way to introduce classic Bible stories to toddlers. It includes 133 stories from the Old and New Testaments, written using short, simple sentences and words.
The colourful pictures are sure to maintain even the most fidgety toddler’s attention!
This Bible comes in Hardback, and is suitable for toddlers aged 1 upwards.
Candle Prayers for Toddlers
Short, simple prayers for all occasions, bourght to life by Candle's fantastic artwork. This is an excellent introduction to prayer for any young child.
Mix and Match Bible Stories
Five classic Bible stories brilliantly illustrated with the chance to mix up the characters who feature in them with hilarious results!
Noah and his Great Ark
The story of Noah and his ark told in a fun and innovative way. Fill in the blank with Candle's colourful stickers. Both a Bible story book and an activity book all in one.
Learn and Play
Introduce children to the story of Noah while they practice drawing on a colourful, easy-to-understand chalkboard book.
Carry Along Bible fun
Four paperback booklets of bible stories on Noah, Moses, Jesus and Jesus' birth - with lots of fun activities to complement them.
Six jigsaw puzzles of Bible stories - Noah's ark, Moses and the Red Sea, David vs Goliath, Daniel in the lions' den, Jonah andhis fish and the lost sheep. Includes a Bible story book. 12, 24 and 48 pieces.
Pilgrim's Progress Board Game
Author: Tim Dowley
An exciting new board game which shares the adventures and perils of Christian as he sets out on the journey of his life. On the road he meets terrifying monsters, horrible giants, a cruel judge, raging lions and scary dark places. But he also makes good friends and, at last, reaches journey's end - the Celestial City. Play the game and read the story in the book to help children learn the importance of ths John Bunyan classic.
Bible Stories for Every Day
This Bible Story Book, with a story for each day of the year, is ideal either for a family quiet time, or to introduce young children to reading the Bible alone. The book includes beautiful illustrations and a date at the top of each story.
Bible Stories for Every Day is easy to read, and suitable for children aged 7 and up.
My First Christmas ( Magnetic Adventures /HB ) by Tim Dowley
Children can create their own pictures of the first Christmas by arranging the cut out characters on the special magnetised pages!
This is an interactive book that will be used over and over again.
The characters are stored in a bubble on the front cover. This is a bright and colourful book with a retelling of the Christmas story suitable for 3-7 year olds.