A new series of hardback, illustrated children’s books for three-to eight-year-olds —each centered on an animal family—bring gospel help and biblical counsel to families. The animal characters, colorful illustrations, and the real-life issues each animal family face will captivate children.
The first three books address anxiety, anger, and failure bringing biblical help and hope to issues every child faces. The last page of each book contains information for parents on how God, in his Word, helps children apply biblical truth to specific issues. Together children and parents will be guided by the stories into meaningful conversations about living by faith in the details of everyday life.
Each story, based on a different animal family, will keep even the youngest child engaged.
Brightly colored, fun illustrations welcome children into a detailed animal world.
Each story helps children process a challenging situation with concrete, grace-based, help.
Instead of moralism, children are offered a practical way to follow Jesus through a difficult situation.
Based on CCEF’s model of hope and help that encourages a growing relationship with Jesus.
In Buster Tries to Bail, Buster loves racing, but the more he thinks about the upcoming race at the county fair, the more stressed he gets. No matter how hard he trains, he can’t eat or sleep, and eventually he decides he wants to quit running. Buster’s parents talk with him about quieting the noise in his head so he can listen to Jesus instead of all his worries.
Caspian Crashes the Party, Caspian's brother, Jax, is having a birthday party, and Caspian is jealous of all the attention and presents Jax is getting. One thing leads to another until Caspian crashes into the tent his parents set up for Jax's birthday, bringing the whole party down with him. Caspian's parents talk with him about jealousy and its bad effects, and eventually peace is restored.
In Halle Takes a Stand, Halle Hedgehog has a group of school friends she sits with at lunch and plays with at recess. One day, the whole group excludes another girl and decides to be mean to her. This bothers Halle, but she doesn’t say anything because she doesn’t want to be excluded, too. Halle’s teacher Mr. Owl talks to her about who she really needs to fit in with, and how she can speak out against bullying because Jesus is with her.
Gus Loses His Grip, tells the story of a raccoon who loves all things sweet. Gus learns what happens when you want something too much. After Gus gets caught taking candy from the store, Papa reminds him that temptation might be strong for us, but it’s not too strong for Jesus. Both Gus and Papa can ask Jesus for help when they want something too much.
In Henry Says Goodbye, we meetHenry the hedgehog who loves his pet ladybug. She keeps him company and entertains him, his family, and his friends with her flying tricks. But one day, he has to say good-bye to his ladybug. Henry and his whole family are sad, but they learn to go to Jesus with their sadness and ask him to comfort them.
Tori Comes Out of Her Shell is about Tori the Turtle. Tori feels lonely. She has just moved to a new pond and a new school with her family and it seems like everyone has a friend except her. Her teacher notices she feels alone and helps her remember Jesus is always her friend and then along the way she makes some new friends.
Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up, follows the adventures of Buster, a lop-eared bunny, who thinks he is the fastest bunny at camp, but unexpectedly loses his race. His older sister Ivy helps him to think about failure from God’s perspective and learn from the Bible where his identity is found.
Jax’s Tail Twitches centers on a squirrel family who are gathering acorns for the winter. While they are working together, each member of the family has to deal with their own frustration and anger when things don’t go as they plan.
Zoe’s Hiding Place is a part of the Good News for Little Hearts series, bringing gospel help and biblical counsel to families. Based on CCEF’s model of hope and help, each story focuses on an animal family’s real-life issues, encouraging young readers toward a growing relationship with Jesus in the midst of challenging circumstances. Each individual story guides parents toward meaningful conversations with their kids, based on what Scripture has to say about living by faith in everyday life.
This beautifully illustrated children’s book invites young readers, ages three through eight, into Zoe Mouse’s world to learn along with her how to bring their fears to Jesus. Zoe learns that God, in his Word, speaks to her fears and reminds her that he is her hiding place in times of trouble. Parents and children will learn together practical, grace-based ways to deal with worry and fear. Edited by David Powlison, Zoe’s Hiding Place ends with a special section that guides parents in teaching their children to respond with faith when fear and worry takes hold in their hearts.