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Lion Hudson Books Shortlisted for the CRT Awards 2021 !

6 September 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.