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Lion Hudson Books Shortlisted for the CRT Awards 2021 !

We’re thrilled to announce that two of our fantastic titles have been nominated for the Christian Resources Awards 2021! The Good Thing About Bad Days by the brilliant Margaret McAllister has been nominated for Children’s Book of the Year. The Good Thing About Bad Days is the ideal book to help children navigate their emotions and self esteem. Pam Rhodes’s Springtime at Hope Hall has been nominated for Best Fiction Book of the year. This lively new novel from Pam Rhodes centres on the comings and going of a Church hall and those who use it. Springtime at Hope Hall starts a new trilogy of Hope Hall books that includes characters that are full of personality and faith.

The CRT awards acknowledges the best in publishing, music, media, gifts, cards, retailing and longevity of service to the trade. The awards will be presented on Thursday 14th October at 1pm in the Park View Suite at Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE) Sandown Park, Esher, KT10 9AJ.

The Good Thing About Bad Days

The Good Thing About Bad Days

By Margaret McAllister and Mr Nigel Baines

A warming practical book full of advice, suggested activities and encouraging messages to help young children (5-9 years) express and cope with their emotions, to reassure them about handling situations and to raise their self-esteem. With a repetitive mantra that: The good thing about bad days is-that they come to an end.

Space is provided for children to draw or jot down their thoughts and responses. Scattered throughout are verses from Psalms and other books of the Bible, and quotations from other sources.

There is a parent section providing additional advice by Dr Claire Parsons, a Christian GP, and a list of websites and contacts as resources and support for children and parents.

Springtime at Hope Hall

By Pam Rhodes

Songs of Praise presenter is back with another thrilling read and an unputdownable series centered on a Victorian church hall and Kath, its brash and inexperienced administrator.

There’s never a dull moment at Hope Hall. Its rooms are filled throughout the day with gossipy grandmas, body-popping teenagers, and a nursery group where it’s the grown-ups who are near to tears!

But it’s all in a day’s work for administrator, Kath, whose job it is to make sure Hope Hall offers something for everyone! As the team works to pull off their ambitious Hope Hall Centenary Easter Monday Fayre, Kath realizes reinforcements are needed. Brash, loud and inexperienced though she may be, Kath has a feeling that Shirley might be just the ticket! The Fayre is a triumph but when Kath’s old flame comes back on the scene, she’s faced with some tough choices. Will Kath make the right decision?

We are also delighted to announce that the following books from SPCK have been shortlisted for awards. The New Testament in its World by NT Wright & Michael Bird has been shortlisted for the Bible Reference award. Closing Ranks by Leroy Logan has been shortlisted for the Biography/Memoir award. We Are Satellites by Martin Saunders has been shortlisted for the Young People award.

IVP, part of the SPCK Group, has had the NIV Bible Speaks Today shortlisted for the Bible award, and Systematic Theology (Second Edition) by Wayne Grudem shortlisted for the Bible Reference award. 

Check out our new Children’s titles here and Fiction titles here.

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Sharing The Lion Children’s Bible: Scripture Union Project in Uganda

The Lion Children's Bible

We could not resist sharing these wonderful photos sent to us from the American Bible Society. On behalf of the American Bible Society, we produced an English language edition of our bestselling The Lion Children’s Bible for a Scripture Union project in Uganda. 500,000 children participate in bible study week by week, and now many children have received their own copy of The Lion Children’s Bible! Below are some of those children enjoying their own special copies of The Lion Children’s Bible. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we do!

The Lion Children's Bible
The Lion Children's Bible
The Lion Children's Bible
The Lion Children's Bible
The Lion Children's Bible
The Lion Children's Bible

Looking for a gift for your child or grandchild? Why not share with them The Lion Children’s Bible – the best children’s Bible for both home and school!

The Lion Children's Bible

The Lion Children’s Bible

By Pat Alexander and Carolyn Cox

All the significant stories of the Old and New Testaments from Genesis to the book of Acts are retold in clear, simple language which children understand.

The stories may be read as individual stories, yet they form a continuous narrative which closely follows the ‘one story’ of God and God’s people contained in the whole Bible. Over 40 years, The Lion Children’s Bible has been translated into 38 languages, and is the top children’s Bible for both home and school. 

Also available as beautiful gift edition here, and paperback edition here.

Check out all of our wonderful Children’s Bibles and Bible Stories here.

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Discover our New Books!

Discover our new books

It hasn’t been an easy start to the new year by any means, but thank goodness for good books! We have a fantastic selection of new children’s books to inspire, educate and entertain those little ones learning at home.  For those adults looking for a way out of the lock down slump, we have two inspirational titles out this month that are just perfect: Stuck in the Mud? by John Prockter and When Faith Gets Shaken by Patrick Regan and Liza Hoeksma.

Check out all our fabulous new books below! 

New Children’s Books

1. The Lion Easy-read Bible First Words by Jamie Smith and Deborah Lock

Take first steps to reading a Bible! 

  • For children just starting to learn their words
  • This book of simple Bible stories helps entourage faith and literacy
  • Kids will find Bible stories that really speak to them

Bible stories retold very simply, perfect for beginner readers, starting to learn to read. Uses first words, with plenty of repetition, in clear, simple sentences. Bright and delightful pictures provide clues to support the words. Toddlers can join in with names in bold and first readers can build their reading confidence with familiar Bible stories. 

An ideal children’s bible to read along and then read alone, before progressing onto the Lion Easy-read Bible for more confident readers.

My Very First Big Bible Stories

2. Noah and the Ark by Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe

Noah and the Ark by Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe
Noah and the Ark
Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe

This BIG book is ideal for shared reading.

  • Want a colourful way to share God’s word with 3-5s?
  • This bright Bible story is told in a way that is memorable and engaging
  • Part of bestselling My Very First BIG Bible Stories series, this book is the ideal story time resource

Derived from the award-winning My Very First Bible, this enduring Bible story of Noah and the Ark is presented in simple words and illustrated with child-friendly paper collage illustrations. 

Notes are included for parents and teachers putting the story in context and giving ideas for discussion. The story is written in full on the back cover to help show the illustrations at the same time as reading to a large group.

3. The Easter Story by Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe

This BIG book is ideal for shared reading.

  • An Easter story for pre-schoolers
  • This large edition is made for shared reading times together
  • A simple way to share the message of Easter

Derived from the award-winning My Very First Bible, this well-known Bible story is presented in simple words and illustrated with child-friendly paper collage illustrations. 

Notes are included for parents and teachers putting the story in context and giving ideas for discussion. The story is written in full on the back cover to help show the illustrations at the same time as reading to a large group.

Lion Hudson Best Children's Bibles

4. My Very Own Bible by Lois Rock and Carolyn Cox

My Very Own Bible
My Very Own Bible
Lois Rock and Carolyn Cox

A new gift edition of a much-loved Bible for young children. This handy Bible retells 37 great stories of the Bible for young readers aged 5-7. 

Carolyn Cox’s lively and vibrant illustrations received widespread acclaim when they first appeared in The Lion Children’s Bible and My Own Book of Bible Stories. These have been refreshed for a new generation of young readers, appearing warm and brighter than ever. 

Perfect to use for sharing with children or at bedtime, and ideal as a treasured gift for a special occasion such as birthday, baptism and first communion.

The gift edition is white leather with gold foil and a debossed illustration.

Also available in a new hardback version here!

5. My Very Own Bible and Prayers by Carolyn Cox and Lois Rock

 

A treasured combination of the much-loved My Very Own Bible and the companion prayer book My Very Own Book of Prayers.

The Bible retells 37 great stories of the Bible and the prayers are packed full of words of reflection especially for young readers. The prayers are selected and written with care to reflect the world and the concerns of children aged 5-7. They comprise of a mixture of familiar, traditional material, new prayers and blessings and paraphrases of some Bible prayers. Carolyn Cox’s lively and vibrant illustrations received widespread acclaim when they first appeared in The Lion Children’s Bible and My Own Book of Bible Stories, and complement the prayers reflecting the mood and content of each subject. These have been refreshed for a new generation of young readers, appearing warm and brighter than ever.

A perfect gift for a special occasion or to use for sharing with children or at bedtime.

6. Alive Again! The Easter Story by Raffaella Ligi and Sarah J. Dodd

Alive Again!
Alive Again! The Easter Story
Raffaella Ligi and Sarah J. Dodd

Bring the story of Easter to life!

  • An Easter story for ages 4-6
  • Alive Again! is an engaging and simple retelling of the Easter story
  • A great introduction to what Easter is all about

Join the crowds waving palm branches, the disciples at the last supper, and the women on that first Easter morning.

An engaging retelling of the first Easter, with bright and appealing pictures that bring the powerful scenes to life.

Ideal for reading aloud, sharing the events of the Easter story with children aged 4-6.

Crackle and Pop Bible Science Experiments Hanna Holwerda

7. Crackle and Pop! Bible Science Experiments by Hanna Holwerda

 

Crackle and Pop
Crackle and Pop!
Hanna Holwerda

Create an explosion after reading a Bible story!

Discover a fun, practical way to encourage children to engage with the Bible and the good news of Jesus with more than 100 lively science and technology activities. For each experiment there are clear explanations, questions to think about, extra information as well as details of the related stories from the Bible to make memorable connections. 

The experiments are suitable to do at home, at school, at a party, or in a church group. Useful tips help to make the activities easy and safe to set up with everyday materials and equipment.

New Children’s Packs

8. Would You Like to Know The Bible (pack of 10) by Eira Reeves

From the popular Would You Like to Know? series, this little paperback book explains to children what the Bible is and why it is so important, in a way that is easy to understand.

The illustrations show children with the Bible and help the reader to relate to the concepts in the book. The book includes a presentation page and it makes a fantastic little gift or award.

9. Would you like to know How to Pray by Eira Reeves

From the popular Would You Like to Know? series, this little paperback book explains to children the importance of talking to God, and gently encourages them to start on their own journey of prayer.

Includes a presentation page and makes a fantastic little gift or award.



10. The Easter Story by Juliet David and Jo Parry

The Easter Story by Juliet David and Jo Parry
The Easter Story
Juliet David and Jo Parry

Richly illustrated by Candle Bible for Kids artist Jo Parry, The Easter Story helps children discover one of the most important stories of all time.

Through clear and simple text, children come to understand the events leading up to Jesus’ death and the astonishing miracle of his resurrection. Introduces children to the reason we celebrate this special day, and shares with them the wonderful gift of God’s Good News.

11. Easter Story Sticker Book by Alex Ayliffe and Lois Rock

Easter Story Sticker Book by Alex Ayliffe and Lois Rock
Easter Story Sticker Book
Alex Ayliffe and Lois Rock

Alex Ayliffe’s bright, colourful characters feature as stickers in this story and activity book.

The book contains a retelling of the Easter story, with spaces left for children to fill with the appropriate sticker to complete the story. Accompanying the retelling are extra activities about what can be found on the page – counting, naming, identifying – for which extra stickers are supplied. The stickers come on a double page spread in the centre of the book, and are grouped and numbered according to activity to make it easy to select the right sticker to complete the task.

New Adult Books

12. When Faith Gets Shaken by Patrick Regan OBE and Liza Hoeksma

When Faith Gets Shaken Second Edition Patrick Regan OBE and Liza Hoeksma
When Faith Gets Shaken
Patrick Regan and Liza Hoeksma

What do you do when life falls apart, and it feels as if God has left you? How do you keep going when your faith is rocked to the core? Sometimes things get so hard we’re not sure where God is – or what he’s up to. 

For Patrick there was pain, illness, and loss in his family and community. Then a series of excruciating operations took him to the brink physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Writing during his journey of recovery, Patrick explores how we find God in times of suffering. He wrestles with how we can know God’s peace when life is anything but peaceful, what the true nature of courage is, how we allow ourselves the grace to rest when we’re running on empty, and how we can stay fully present in the moment – all so we can ultimately grasp the love of God at a deeper level.

Stuck in the Mud? Stories of Hope for When You're Stuck

13. Stuck in the Mud? Stories of Hope for When You’re Stuck by John Prockter

Stuck in the Mud? Stories of Hope for When You're Stuck by John Prockter
Stuck In The Mud?
John Prockter

At times of difficulty or transition we can often feel unable to move forward.

Framed around twelve real-life sticking points in John Prockter’s life, this book offers us hope in a faithful God and a pathway through difficult times. John encourages us to engage with Scripture in a new and inspiring way, allowing Jesus to bring the freedom we all need to live our lives authentically. 

Frank yet approachable, Stuck in the Mud? is an ideal guide for those wanting to engage in the ups and downs of discipleship.

14. Christian Art by Michelle P. Brown

Christian Art by Michelle P. Brown
Christian Art
Michelle P. Brown

Explore the rich history and influence of Christian art from Antiquity to the present day.

• Comprehensive and authoritative text from the Early Christian period to the modern day
• Wide international coverage
• Features articles on special subjects by a team of experts from around the world

Michelle P. Brown traces the rich history of Christian art, crossing boundaries to explore how art has reflected and stimulated a response to the teachings of Christ, and to Christian thought and experience across the ages.

Embracing much of the history of art in the West and parts of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australasia, Michelle considers art of the earliest Christians to the modern day.