ECPA BESTSELLER • Over one million copies sold! As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder . . . “Who invented Christmas?” Mama’s answer only leads to more questions like “Is God more important than Santa?” So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama’s gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that Jesus is the best present of all. This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730859
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Little Pup’s wolf family is on their way to a special reunion—with lots of cousins, games, roasting marshmallows, and fun! As the young wolf thinks about different kinds of families, it’s the perfect opportunity for Mama and Papa to teach their inquisitive child about the families that God brings together. Some families are big and others are small, some are led by grandparents or just one parent, and some families include adopted little ones– yet each family is truly special. Even the members of Little Pup’s pack make up an important role in his family, although they sometimes pester him. Papa gently reminds his son… “We need to love the family God gave us.” A heartwarming and colorful addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, this tale will delight young hearts and help them understand how families of all types reflect God’s unconditional love.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 1601428774
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-10-17
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

ECPA BESTSELLER—Over one million copies sold! When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question, one that little “human cubs” often wonder about, too: “Where did I come from?” As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because—God gave us you." Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord. Also available in the God Gave Us series: God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas God Gave Us Heaven God Gave Us Love God Gave Us So Much

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730832
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others… even the seemingly unlovable. In answering her questions, Grampa Bear gives tender explanations that teach Little Cub about the different kinds of love that is shared between families, friends, and mamas and papas. Grampa explains that all these kinds of love come from God and that it is important to love others because… “Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love.” This sweet tale will warm the hearts of young children as they learn about all the different sorts of love, while the gentle explanations of each provide a valuable opportunity to encourage children to share with others a “God-sized love.”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730840
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

“What do angels do all day, Papa?” When Papa finds Little Cub looking for angels, it gives him a chance to tell his beloved child about those that may be in their midst, even when they can’t be seen. Exploring their exhilarating Arctic world as they talk, Papa lovingly answers all of Little Cub’s questions about angels—and as usual, she has a lot. She wants to know what they do, how they look, how they guard God’s loved ones, and best of all, how they serve the Creator of the world. “God really created angels to serve him more than us, Little Cub. They love him and would do anything for him.” This uplifting tale will encourage young hearts by exploring the glory and design of God’s messengers, while turning toward him with praise. Also available: God Gave Us You God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas God Gave Us Heaven God Gave Us Love God Gave Us the World God Gave Us Easter Over two million copies in the series sold!

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 1601426623
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-09-16
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

This delightful sequel to best-selling God Gave Us You affirms a parent’s unchanging love for a child and helps little ones accept, appreciate, and love their new siblings. Now that Mama polar bear has another baby in her tummy, Little Cub is bursting with curiosity. “Why do we need a new baby?” she asks. “If we don’t like the new baby, can we send it back?” “Will you forget me when the new baby comes?” Gently and lovingly, Mama and Papa assure their firstborn that the new baby is a gift from God they want very much, just as Little Cub was–and still is. “God gave us you. Now he’s given us two!”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 030773224X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

USA TODAY AND ECPA BESTSELLER • A delightful illustrated picture book for readers ages 3 and up, God Gave Us Easter features the adorable polar bear Little Cub, talking with her father and learning about God’s design for the Easter season and what it really means. “God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.” As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307731111
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

ECPA BESTSELLER Adventurous Lil Pup is bummed that hibernating season will soon be coming to the Great North Woods. Why should so many of his friends have to go in for the winter and leave Lil Pup without pals? Mama reminds her little wolf that not all animals hibernate, and how he can be grateful for the beautiful autumn season – for jumping in leaf piles, eating apple treats, and celebrating the wonders of fall with his forest friends. And she points out… “I think the trick to having a thankful heart is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that don’t.” As Mama and Lil Pup explore, she reminds him that God is the giver of all good things. Lil Pup learns that even when something fun comes to an end; his heart can be thankful when he sets his mind on the best things in his life. This inviting addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, with nearly 2.5 million books sold, helps little ones to understand how giving thanks warms hearts and brings joy.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 1601428758
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

As the sun rises on her snow-covered world, Little Cub wonders aloud… “What is heaven like?” With tender words, her Papa describes a wonderful place, free of sadness and tears, where God warmly welcomes his loved ones after their life on earth is over. Little Cub and Papa spend the day wandering their beautiful, invigorating arctic world while she asks all about God’s home: How do we get to heaven? Will we eat there? Will I get to see you in heaven? Papa patiently answers each question, assuring her that… “Heaven will be full of everything good.” This gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child’s most difficult questions about what happens after this life, inviting “little cubs” to find comfort in knowing that God Gave Us Heaven. Also available: God Gave Us You God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730867
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-02-08
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

From the creator of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Christmas, and God Gave Us Easter comes a story that teaches young readers how to talk with God about anything that's on their mind. Little Pup discovers Mama sitting silently by the lake, praying. But what does that mean? And how does Little Pup go about praying to God? And what do you say to God? Little Pup's questions spill out as he and Mama walk through the woods. Mama patiently helps Little Pup learn the importance of prayer, forgiveness, gratefulness, and compassion toward others. With guided prayers for children to use and inspiration to help them create their own, God Gave Us Prayer gently models the ACTS method of prayer: adoration, confession, thanks, and supplication. In the familiar voice that millions have grown to trust from her God Gave Us series, Lisa Tawn Bergren introduces kids to the power of prayer.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0525654127
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-03-02
Pages 56
Language English
File format PDF

FINALIST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® • Introducing a Bible storybook from the creators of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Christmas and God Gave Us Easter, featuring 45 stories from the Bible, with reflections from adorable Little Cub and her friends. God Gave Us the Bible introduces kids to the STORY of stories—the love story between God and his people. Ideal for readers aged 3 to 7, written in a framework where Little Cub and her animal friends reflect many of the questions young readers have about Bible stories. The book features forty-five Bible stories and concepts that every child should know/be introduced to, like Noah and the Ark, the Birth of Jesus, and Jesus Feeds the 5,000 in a very warm, conversational, reassuring manner.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0735291918
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-09-17
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Perfect for preschoolers (and their parents) who resist bedtime, naptime, and sleep routines, this charming addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series will help all little ones prepare for a peaceful night’s rest. Little Cub is having so much fun building an igloo with her friends that she doesn’t want to stop for bedtime! Who needs sleep when there’s fun to be had? Mama patiently answers her child’s questions as she puts her to bed, explaining the importance of daily rhythms of work, play, and rest. As they talk through the fears that come with nighttime—and work through Little Cub’s endless stalling tactics—our favorite bear learns to realize that God gave us sleep as a vital gift. “God gave us rest so we have energy for our day, and patience to enjoy it. And so we have quiet time to listen to him.”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 160142664X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-09-08
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

From the author and illustrator of the bestselling God Gave Us You series, a delightful tale of Little Cub discovering the beauty of diversity as she realizes the world is so much bigger than she ever imagined! Little Cub’s trip to a special museum exhibit, “Bears Around the World,” sparks a flurry of questions from the young polar bear who is just beginning to learn about life beyond her North Pole home. As Mama Bear shares with her about the different types of places that God has put the various types of bears, with their different kinds of fur and food, Little Cub begins to wonder: Why didn’t God make us all the same? With Mama’s loving guidance, Little Cub is taught to see the vastness of God’s wonderful creation; His abilities as an amazing, inventive Creator; His desire for us to care for our world, and especially the important lesson that… “Every bear has a special place in God’s great, big world.”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730875
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-02-08
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

You’re never too small to be a part of God’s big plan! Starlet is the smallest star in the sky, much too small to ever be seen by anyone on earth. Though she wants to twinkle and sparkle like the other stars around her, it doesn’t seem like it will ever be possible, even though the wise, old moon assures her it will be so. One night, Starlet begins to fall to earth . . . and there she finds that even the smallest stars can play a big role. This inspiring story alongside bright illustrations, will touch both parents and children alike. The Tiny Star teaches your child that even the most unassuming people, like a little baby born in a manger, can go on to play the biggest roles imaginable.

Author Arthur Ginolfi
Isbn 168099526X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-12-17
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

The meaning of Christmas is often overshadowed by the wave of commercialism that precedes it. It’s all too easy for kids to lose sight of the true meaning of this holiday when their daily cartoons include a flood of toy commercials and their focus is on their own wish list. This book is a heartwarming reminder to children that Christmas isn’t about Santa or asking for presents; it’s about celebrating Jesus’s birthday. This inviting, full-color, illustrated picture book tells a story of forest animals preparing for a big and exciting event. Each page provides another clue to young readers that somewhere in the forest, one special animal knows the true meaning of Christmas and wants to share it with the rest of his forest friends. By the final page of the story, kids will better understand that the greatest joy of the Christmas season is in celebrating the life of Jesus with their family and community. Teaches young children to enjoy Christmas by celebrating Jesus! Warm, endearing animal illustrations will entice pre-readers and early readers and inspire their imagination Reinforces Christian values in a non-judgmental and non-threatening way Helps to balance the bombardment of commercialism during the holiday months The perfect addition to any family’s holiday book collection

Author Susan Jones
Isbn 1680993259
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-11-07
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

The beloved, bestselling classic that became the movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY -- humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed paperback edition. Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist and writer who spun the materials of his all-American childhood into immensely resonant--and utterly hilarious--works of comic art. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash represents one of the peaks of his achievement, a compound of irony, affection, and perfect detail that speaks across generations. In God We Trust, Shepherd's wildly witty reunion with his Indiana hometown, disproves the adage "You can never go back." Bending the ear of Flick, his childhood-buddy-turned-bartender, Shepherd recalls passionately his genuine Red Ryder BB gun, confesses adolescent failure in the arms of Junie Jo Prewitt, and relives a story of man against fish that not even Hemingway could rival. From pop art to the World's Fair, Shepherd's subjects speak with a universal irony and are deeply and unabashedly grounded in American Midwestern life, together rendering a wonderfully nostalgic impression of a more innocent era when life was good, fun was clean, and station wagons roamed the earth. A comic genius who bridged the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri.

Author Jean Shepherd
Isbn 030776866X
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-10-27
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The late, beloved Rachel Held Evans answers many children's first question about God in this gorgeous picture book, fully realized by her friend Matthew Paul Turner, the bestselling author of When God Made You. Children who are introduced to God, through attending church or having loved ones who speak about God, often have a lot of questions, including this ever-popular one: What is God like? The late Rachel Held Evans loved the Bible and loved showing God’s love through the words and pictures found in that ancient text. Through these pictures from the Bible, children see that God is like a shepherd, God is like a star, God is like a gardener, God is like the wind, and more. God is a comforter and support. And whenever a child is unsure, What Is God Like? encourages young hearts to “think about what makes you feel safe, what makes you feel loved, and what makes you feel brave. That's what God is like.”

Author Rachel Held Evans,Matthew Paul Turner
Isbn 0593193326
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-06-15
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER TODAY Show co-host and meteorologist Dylan Dreyer launches a new picture book series featuring Misty—a little cloud with big feelings! The author combines her extensive weather knowledge with her experience as a mom in this very special social-emotional learning franchise. When Misty the Cloud wakes up feeling stormy, nothing seems to make her day better! And Misty’s grumbly mood affects everyone when her big emotions cause a thunderstorm to rumble across the sky. But with help from friends and family, Misty accepts that sometimes she’s just going to be a little stormy—and it will always pass. Read the first book in a sky-high series about how to deal with good days, bad days, and everything in between!

Author Dylan Dreyer
Isbn 0593180399
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-10-12
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

This authentic, loving celebration of gratitude & community—written by a citizen of the Cherokee nation—follows celebrations and experiences through the seasons of a year, underscoring the traditions and ways of Cherokee life.

Author Traci Sorell
Isbn 1430144149
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-01-01
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

In The Day God Made You, Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter Rory Feek of Joey+Rory shares a heartfelt message for children about the wonder of the day God made them. Your children or grandchildren will love cuddling up with you to discover how God delighted over each and every detail of their lives and personalities as He created them--from the shape of their eyes to the sound of their laughter. The Day God Made You also reminds young readers that God knew their families, their friends, their tears, their gifts, and even their dreams and hopes from the very beginning. The Day God Made You is a beautiful reminder to all children--including all races, different abilities, and those with special needs--that God created them with purpose and love. And with its gentle words about God's personal care, you and your children will find comfort and affirmation in remembering that God delights in who He created you to be.

Author Rory Feek
Isbn 1400223539
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-06-16
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF