Children & Young Adults Section

T For Tolerance by Katherine Blessan

It’s Britain 2041. Freedom of speech is no longer a legal right, and the concept of tolerance has been twisted. When teenager, Sathya, boldly shares her beliefs, she is betrayed by her twin sister and has her own rights stripped away.  Surrounded by danger, Sathya must battle her own doubts as well as the determination of the thought police to break her. Will she hold onto truth against all odds and find freedom?

Blessed and Beautiful by Tayo Oshaye

Blessed and Beautiful: Psalm 1 (with Psalm 121) is the third entry in the Kids’ Mini series. This is a story of God’s love illustrated in this charming tale of five animated trees. Every tree is beautiful, strong, and contributes in ways that other trees do not. But everyone is valuable.

Numbers: A Nativity Story by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

Helps foster image, counting and word recognition of numbers, while children delight in the bold and bright illustrations of the events of the first Christmas. From one special baby asleep in the hay to ten twinkling stars shining bright, children can count along and make connections between the number and number word.

Colours: A Noah’s Ark Story by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

Helps foster image and word recognition of colours, while children delight in the bright colourful illustrations of animals getting onto the ark and the story of the flood, culminating in the colourful rainbow.

Cave of Immortality by Philip S Davies

What price for eternal youth? Seventeen-year-old Roza doesn’t know she has a secret power. When an ancient warlock kidnaps her to use her body parts in a potion he is brewing, he discovers her unique and powerful gift. 

A Change of Life by Olusola Sophia Anyanwu

‘A Change of Life’ is an illustrated inspiring middle grade  story about a boy from a small Nigerian village. Children are encouraged reflect about what can really make people change and what can help them become who they really are. The story teaches children the value of family, growing up and fitting into a different culture or environment.

Psalm 27 - I Am Confident and Fearless by Tayo Oshaye

In this whimsically illustrated story, Chelsea the Dolphin struggles to deal with seal bullies who torment her. As she tries to cope with the emotional pain, she attends church where she learns to be courageous. The beloved Psalm 27 begins, “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?” changes Chelsea’s perspective and reminds her that God is for her.

Psalm 23 - The Good Shepherd by Tayo Oshaye

This book retells the scripture passage of Psalm 23 in an easy-to-read format for children. The message helps to bring an understanding of God as the Good Shepherd of His people. Coloring activities at the end of the book allow children to express their own.

Stories for Younger Generations by Olusola Sophia Anyanwu

Stories for younger Generations is a collection of touching stories about children and animals. Each story reflects the diversity of the Nigerian culture, Nigerian concept of discipline and attitude to animals. Each story draws out a moral lesson for reflection purposes.

Tales for Younger Generations by Olusola Sophia Anyanwu

‘Tales for Younger Generations’ is a collection of exciting tales about children   in primary school, from different backgrounds and religion. Each story encourages diversity, unity, discipline and moral upbringing. Each story draws out a moral lesson aimed to teach children aspects of life and about themselves.

Sophia's Fables for Younger Generations

‘Fables for Younger Generations’  is a collection of amazing animal stories where animals act like humans in their thoughts. It also reflects how some of these stories would have been told to children in Nigeria long ago. These stories are told to enable children derive a moral lesson from each fable and stretch their imagination.

The Magnificent Moustache and other stories by Jenny Sanders

A collection of six short stories, filled with refreshing silliness, humour and quirky characters. Enjoy a national moustache competition; palace chaos when Her Majesty’s tea fails to appear; the challenge of a ridiculously long name; a biscuit business teetering on collapse; a kingdom re-engaging with civilisation after 100 years, and rumours of dragons in Wales during the bitter winter of 1740.

God Is With Us - Everywhere, Christmas Gone Wrong! and Away in a Suitcase, all by Fay Rowland

Snappy and sassy, modern yet moving, these scripts tell the traditional story of Jesus’ birth (though not always in a traditional way) and what that means for us today. Compilation volume of all three scripts: ‘I Saw Three Skits Come Sailing In’.

The First Skyrider by H R Hess

Farm-boy Cairn can hardly believe it when he is chosen to train as a rider for Star-King Elior. Far from home in the mountains, where dragons lurk and war threatens, Cairn strives to become a great rider of Callenlas. Does he have what it takes after all? And what is his friend Arunae hiding?”

Bible Explorers Series by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

Bible Explorers introduces children to early learning topics through rhyming Bible stories. Faith filled fun for all the family!  Suitable: 0-5.

ABC, God Loves me
Little & Big, Things Jesus Did
Red Yellow Blue, Noah’s Zoo
123, Nativity
Jump Skip Stand, God’s Great Plan Happy Sad Mean, Joseph’s Dream
Eyes Ears Noses, Here Comes Moses

‘These fun, quirky and creative books are bound to be loved by children and their parents. Each one is an invitation to talk, play and discover as the familiar concepts shine against a colourful Bible background.’ – Amy Scott Robinson, Author & Storyteller.

Titles available individually through all good bookshops.

Where Does God Live? by Joanne Gilcrhist

Shriek the Eagle wants to find a friend so she flies around Eden Valley searching for God’s front door. Does He live in a tree like her, or a den like Roar the Lion or a stable like Grunt the Ox? Join her as she discovers that God is a heavenly Father who sent His son, Jesus, to be ‘Immanuel’ – God With Us – and that His Holy Spirit is with all those who put their trust in Him. Just like Shriek, you can talk and squawk to God anywhere in the world!

Is God Very Strong? by Joanne Gilchrist

Grunt is an ox, strong and kind and always ready to help when his friends are in trouble. But one day, Grunt discovers that even he is not strong enough to save his house from a storm. “When you’re the strong one, the strongest of all, who is there to help you? Who can you call?” Grunt and his friends find refuge in a strong tower and learn that God is a safe person to run to, our very present help, in times of trouble.

Celery Brown & the Sword of Joy by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

(The Supernatural Adventures of Celery Brown book 7)
Celery Brown has need of great courage. New laws have been passed to limit the freedom of Christians and trouble lies ahead. When Mrs Fairweather abuses her power at school, it becomes clear that someone ought to take a stand.  But it’s not easy to fight the good fight. And Celery soon learns that the biggest battle is the one raging inside her own heart.

Celery Brown & the King of England by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

(The Supernatural Adventures of Celery Brown book 8)
Celery Brown is sick of being unpopular. When her big sister offers to help her reinvent herself she jumps at the chance. Fame soon comes knocking in unexpected ways but is it really as great as she thought it would be?  Celery has no idea that her story is part of something bigger and all of England is about to be changed as a result.

Celery Brown & the end of the world by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

(The Supernatural Adventures of Celery Brown book 9)
Celery Brown doesn’t know it yet but she’s living at the very end of the age. A strange girl is causing chaos at school and an unexpected friendship is blooming.What will happen when heaven and earth collide? Will The Burning Ones change the world before they run out of time?

Creation to the Crib by Davd Sims

A family advent resource that will help people come together to explore more of God’s word through a series of 25 advent reflections tracing the Christmas story all the way from – you’ve guessed it – the creation of the world through to the crib in Bethlehem.

Jack's Easter Adventure by Nonna

Easter time was so unfair, Jack couldn’t eat chocolate therefore would only be allowed one specially made egg. Surely Easter was about the giving and receiving of as many eggs as possible or was it? Jack walks through an open door with a young shepherd boy called David, into a different time and country. He discovers the real Easter story, seeing the events as they happened and learning the truth, why Jesus had to die such a cruel death on the cross

Next Steps to Following Jesus by Joanne Gilchrist and Shell Perris

A flexible and engaging resource that helps children and families at all stages of faith to walk through the Bible and explore the life of Jesus together. Here, you’ll find out more about Jesus, what he did during his time on earth and why he is at the heart of the Bible.

Creation to the Crib by Davd Sims

A family advent resource that will help people come together to explore more of God’s word through a series of 25 advent reflections tracing the Christmas story all the way from – you’ve guessed it – the creation of the world through to the crib in Bethlehem.

Jack's Easter Adventure by Nonna

Easter time was so unfair, Jack couldn’t eat chocolate therefore would only be allowed one specially made egg. Surely Easter was about the giving and receiving of as many eggs as possible or was it? Jack walks through an open door with a young shepherd boy called David, into a different time and country. He discovers the real Easter story, seeing the events as they happened and learning the truth, why Jesus had to die such a cruel death on the cross

Next Steps to Following Jesus by Joanne Gilchrist and Shell Perris

A flexible and engaging resource that helps children and families at all stages of faith to walk through the Bible and explore the life of Jesus together. Here, you’ll find out more about Jesus, what he did during his time on earth and why he is at the heart of the Bible.

Natural Talent by Sheelagh Aston

Rising actor Aaron Summers learns that the real action is happening off camera when he discovers a new talent when he turns detective. Who on earth wants to trash the very film that could make them all stars?

The Dark Star by H R Hess

Fantasy for young adults.  Zaphreth spies on the enemy of his people, serving the great General Lur.  Runa longs to escape the restrictions of her life as a princess. Through disguise, shipwreck and capture by flesh traders, both are drawn closer and closer to King Elior … will he prove to be Zaphreth’s worst enemy, or the hero of Runa’s stories?

Who Made God by Joanne Gilchrist

Roar the lion, like most kids, is curious about God.   On his 10th birthday he wonders … “How old is God? Was God born? If God made me, then who made God?”  Join Roar as he explores the most popular kid’s question of all time and looks at what the Bible says. Read how Roar’s Eden Valley friends help him to understand that God is forever – the timeless, uncreated Creator!
Children’s rhyming picture book, suitable for 4-8 year olds.  Dyslexic friendly font.

 

Issues by Brendan Conboy

When a child lives with domestic violence they live in fear, unable to control the situation.  Marcus Daniel was a caring, intelligent, larger-than-average ten-year-old. His parents changed and then so did he, now he is a spiteful bully, full of anger, rage and pain.

The Land of Make Believe by Brendan Conboy

A short story in rhyme (not a nursery rhyme), based on ‘Doubting Thomas.’   If you like your stories with unicorns, dragons, flying pigs, a wizard, etc; then this is for you. 

Celery Brown And The Ancient Door by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

(The Supernatural Adventures of Celery Brown book 6)

Celery Brown has discovered a mysterious door while on holiday in Jerusalem. The door comes and goes and not everybody can see it. Impossible, right? Tensions are running high in the Holy Land and a family feud threatens to ruin the week. What’s the meaning of the ancient door? And will Celery have the courage to go through it?  Available from Christian bookshops and all the usual online book places.

Seb's Search by Mary Weeks Millard

This novel for young teens explores how triplets girls and their older adopted brother search to find their individual identities. Seb’s heritage is Ugandan, and the family visit Africa to help him explore his roots. This quest throws him into an adventure which tests his faith, his family and his friends

ISBN 978-1-84625-684-4

A Pennyworth of Peppermints by Mary Weeks MIllard

This W.W.1 novel is a spy story for children 8-11 years, set in rural Dorset. The children find a message in a bottle, which leads to detective work and the discovery of a spy in their midst.

ISBN 9780956904331

The Runaway by Mary Weeks Millard.

This novel is for older teenagers, telling the story of a boy who runs away from a desperate situation of abuse in his home. His encounters with different people and various adventures on the way, lead him from a place of hate to one where he can trust again, finding hope and love.

ISBN 9781912726011

A Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama by Fay Rowland

Drama without the, well, drama! Meet Elijah’s ravens on holiday. Meet texting angels. Meet the Big Bad Cat. “Parables as Jesus would have told them – witty, punchy and thought-provoking.” Then slow down for Good Friday – Jesus, remember me.
Paperback and Kindle

A(nother) Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama by Fay Rowland

14 familiar Bible stories, including a Pop-Up Nativity, all re-told with fresh punch (and just a hint of armadillo!) Funny, punny, expository and engaging.” “This went down a storm today!”

Paperback and Kindle

God Is With Us - Everywhere! by Fay Rowland

Gabriel in shades?  Shepherds and … aliens? Tell the traditional story with some funny twists. Using rhyme, this chart-topping nativity is snappy and sassy, modern yet moving delivering a powerful message of God With Us.
Paperback and Kindle.

Walking to Bethlehem by Fay Rowland

This chart-topping book of creative devotions will help you read the familiar story with fresh eyes. Music, readings and colouring help us follow the slow journey with Mary and Joseph,. Perfect for tots to wrinklies, and everyone in between.
Large format paperback.

The Big Story - The Bible as a Connected Story for Holy Week and Easter by Fay Rowland

For Lent or any time, follow the Bible’s story of redemption day by day with a poetic retelling, two linked Bible readings, space for your response, and a short reflection and prayer. Perfect for family devotions or weekly study groups, for adults and children.

Broken Bits & Weirdness (but God still loves us) by Fay Rowland

Meet nine of the Bible’s most dismal failures (and find out how God still loves them, even with their Broken Bits & Weirdness). Bible notes, craft, cooking, colouring and lots more for all ages, this #1 bestseller is perfect for groups or personal devotions.
Large format paperback and Kindle.

Charles Babbage and the Curious Computer by Fiona Veitch Smith

The Park View Primary School science club travels through time to visit the father of computers, Charles Babbage. A graphic novel for 7 – 9s, exploring the relationship of science and faith, written in collaboration with the Faraday Institute of Science and Religion. Illustrated by Laura Borio. Paperback (SPCK Publishing)

David

The Young David Series by Fiona Veitch Smith

Picture books for 3 – 6 year olds about the life of the young King David, dealing with themes relevant to 21st century children including night fears, feelings of self-worth, making friends and dealing with frightening adults Illustrated by Amy Warmington. Paperback (SPCK Publishing).

Other titles: David & the Kingmaker, David & the Gian, David & the Lonely Prince, David & the Grumpy King, David & the Never-ending Kingdom.

Joseph

The Young Joseph Series by Fiona Veitch Smith

Picture books for 3 – 6 year olds about the life of the Old Testament Joseph, dealing with themes relevant to 21st century children including bullying, family conflict and developing faith. Illustrated by Andy Catling. Paperback (SPCK Publishing)

Other titles: Joseph & the Jealous Brothers, Joseph & the Lying Lady, Joseph & the Forgetful Servant, Joseph & the Dreaming Pharaoh, Joseph & the Hidden Cup, Joseph & the Fearful Family.

Celery Brown and the Angel's Song (Celery Brown book 5) by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

Celery Brown cannot act or sing or dance. But for some reason God has told her to take part in a local theatre school. The week looks set to be a disaster until an angel appears bringing Celery a special assignment. Along with her new friends, Lydia and Amelia, Celery is about to take centre stage in the greatest show on earth.

Destiny's Ruin by Philip Davies

Where can you hide when the whole world is against you? Ambushed on her way back to the city of Anestra, Queen Katelin takes refuge in the Manniswood. She learns of a plot to steal her throne, and finds both allies and enemies in her struggle to control the Kingdom. But other events overtake her personal struggles, events which threaten to change the Western Coast for ever.

Treasure Man by Joy Vee

Sienna has never noticed the homeless man near her house, until she begins to understand how precious we all are to God.  As Sienna learns to pray for him, and is encouraged at Kids Church to listen to the Holy Spirit, she discovers God speaking in the most surprising ways.  With guided questions at the back relating to the story, this is perfect to read with friends and family as you explore listening to God together.

Celery Brown and the Dancing Tree (Celery Brown book 2) by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

Celery Brown is having a crisis of faith. Her beloved grandma, BamBam, is dying and God seems to have gone silent just when he’s needed the most. When prayers fail and hope starts to fade, how will Celery ever find the strength to keep dancing?

Celery Brown and the Message from Gabriel (Celery Brown book 3) by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

Celery Brown has a brother in heaven. He died so long ago and seems so far away that she has never given him much thought… until now. What if Gabriel is very much alive? What if he’s part of a great and glorious crowd cheering his family on? If he could give one message to Celery, what would it be?

Celery Brown and the Courts of Heaven (Celery Brown book 4) by Karen Rosario Ingerslev

Celery Brown is desperate to bring her best friend Ivy back to England. Does God care about her desires or does he have his own plans? Do our prayers change anything? And how exactly should we pray?Join Celery and Ivy as they venture into the courts of Heaven.

Why Not? by Caroline Johnston

Why Not…? Just two little words. Two little words that can strike fear or bring encouragement depending on who is asking.  ​Fourteen-year-old Andrew McFarlane thinks of himself as just average, especially now he is spending more time with the popular group at school. Andrew needs to make decisions on subject choices, girlfriends, friendships and faith, but are the people around him looking out for their own interests or his?

Daniel's Painting by David Houghton

Daniel is a gifted young artist who loves painting pictures.  One day he completes one  he is particularly pleased with but he can’t get his family to engage with it because they are busy with other things.  However this changes when his grandfather calls round.  He is also an artist and takes the time and trouble to compliment Daniel on his work and help him progress and succeed.

Walled City by Maressa Mortimer

Gax enters Elabi on an undercover mission unseen. Or does he? Who spots his risky nighttime landing and what implications will it pose for his bid to win hearts and minds in the walled city?

Deborah and Jael by Lucy Rycroft

A rhyming re-telling of this story of two strong Biblical women, for under 8s. £6.99

Why Can't I See God? by Joanne Gilchrist

Join Eve and Paul as they discover things in nature that are both real and invisible and how they can believe that God is also real and invisible. Join their friends – the Ox, Dove, Sheep, Eagle and Lion – as they open the Bible and read Hebrews 11:6 to learn what that verse means about faith and how they can pray to invisible God and ask for faith to believe God is real. Finally, use the ‘Your Turn’ pages at the back to talk to your child about God, pray a prayer and practice a memory verse.

Three Reba and Katherine books by Gail Gritts

The antics of Reba and Katherine teach life lessons for little readers. Messy Hair Game and The Pony Cart are available in Spanish. Messy Hair Game is also available in Welsh with English subtitles, and each story has a matching colouring book.

Daggers

The Dagger’s Curse by Wendy H. Jones

An ancient Egyptian dagger. A hungry curse. A city under siege. In the dead of night the ancient dagger is stolen. As mysterious accidents, illness and death stalk them, Detective Duo, Fergus and Flora, follow clues that lead them into danger. Can they find the dagger and break the curse before it’s too late?

The Haunted Broch by Wendy H. Jones

A Scottish Broch. An archaeologist scorned. A ghost disturbed. The Detective Duo, Fergus and Flora, are spending their summer on an archaeological dig, searching for the Lost Broch. But someone—or something—seems set on sabotaging the project. Is the Lost Broch really under a curse?

Ava and Oliver's Bonfire Night Adventure by Dawn Brookes

When Ava & Oliver are asked to make a guy for an upcoming Bonfire Night, they are excited. As Bonfire Night looms ever closer, the guy’s fate is sealed and the children find they are not looking forward to November 5th at all.

ELEANOR WATKINS: The Village

Ellen, William and Sam. Three very different young people, having to work together to deal with the arrival of the Black Death in their small village.

ELEANOR WATKINS: A Wind of Change

Ellen, William and Sam endeavour to restore their community in the aftermath of the Black Death.

PHILIP S DAVIES: Destiny's Rebel, Destiny's Revenge and Destiny's Ruin

Kat is about to turn 18 and be crowned Queen – the last thing she wants. She runs away but what she discovers about her
world forces her to reconsider her choices.
Champion

ADRIANNE FITZPATRICK: Champion of the Chalet School

Set in Elinor Brent-Dyer’s Chalet
School world, _Champion_ tells the story of a school in turmoil and the efforts of small Betsy Lucy to bring order back into her world.

ADRIANNE FITZPATRICK: Spirit Wings

When Marya is stranded in the town after curfew and being hunted down by mercenaries, she must trust a voice that suddenly sounds in her head. Can she find a safe path back to the castle, unmask
the traitors and at the same time protect her unborn child?

KAREN ROSARIO INGERSLEV: In Search of Livi Starling

Despite her best efforts, Livi Starling will probably never make the history books. Her life is far too ordinary… unless you count her talent for animal noises, her inability to tell the truth, her insatiable desire for a mother, or the fact that her only friend is a painfully shy Jesus-Freak who collects banana stickers.

KAREN ROSARIO INGERSLEV: Being Livi Starling

She may have said ‘a little prayer to Jesus,’ but Livi Starling really isn’t sure she’s cut out for the Christian life. For a start, she can’t stop lying. For another, she’s bitterly angry with her father and horrified when Ruby suggests she ought to forgive him. 

KAREN ROSARIO INGERSLEV: Livi Starling Loves

How can God possibly know what it’s like to be a teenage girl? Can Livi Starling truly trust him with all of her life? Even the really tricky bits like dating boys and dealing with nasty new girls and whether her mother is in Heaven?

KAREN ROSARIO INGERSLEV: The Flight of Livi Starling

Despite being a Christian for almost three years, Livi Starling is convinced she’s missing something. Surely the life of a radical believer ought to be a little less ordinary?

HILARY HAWKES - Twenty Nil and Other Disasters

Jason thinks his busy family don’t notice him. But then he discovers the importance of helping others. Written to encourage reluctant readers.

Celery Brown and the Girl Who isn't Frightened

Celery Brown is not the sort of girl who hides in her wardrobe dreaming of secret worlds. But then she meets Ivy. Ivy claims she’s been to heaven. Not just once but many times. Is she lying? Or crazy? Or could it possibly be true?

Jesus Feeds a Big Crowd by Dawn Brookes

A unique and orginal fictional account of a well lnown bible story. Jesus feeds a big crowd is narrated from the point of view of the boy who provided Jesus with the loaves and fishes that were used to feed the 5,000. Miracles of Jesus Series Book 1

CAROLINE JOHNSTON - What If?

Rachel Anderson is a typical 14 year old trying to work her way through high school. But when she’s asked some “What If?” questions her life begins to change.

HILARY HAWKES - Stories for Feelings for Children

Seven short stories that help children with feelings and emotions. Themes include anxiety, self-esteem, bullying, loss and being yourself.

Ava & Oliver's Christmas Nativity Adventure

Ava, Oliver and Buster the dog make new animal friends in this lovely Christmas story that children will enjoy again and again. Suitable for older children or as a bedtime story by parents or older siblings  for younger readers. 

Jesus Heals a Man on a Stretcher by Dawn Brookes

This book provides a credible and engaging back story to the traditional account of Jesus healing the lame man, by a description of events triggered by adolescent resentment and rebellion, which fits into a modern setting as well as a biblical one.

WENDY H. JONES - Bertie the Buffalo

Bertie, a baby water buffalo runs away from home becase he feels small. His many adventures teach him home is always the best place in the end. A rhyming picture book for 3-7 year olds

Danny The Caterpillar by Dawn Brookes

A wonderful, feel good story about nature, ideal for springtime but children will enjoy it throughout the year. Bright, vivid illustrations will captivate childrens attention and add to their enjoyment.

Gerry the One-Eared Cat by Dawn Brookes

This delightful story with and anti-bullying message demonstrates acceptance and diversity. Gerry is born to be different. He only has one ear. This book follows his struggles as he finds that the world can be tough if you look different. Black and white illustrations for ages 5-7. 

Suki Seal and the Plastic Ring by Dawn Brookes

What begins as a game, turns out to be anything but, when the ring attaches itself around her neck. Join Suki and her friend Billy in their struggle after finding plastic waste on the beach!
Suki’s best friend, Billy does everything he can to try to remove the ring but it just won’t budge. Will Suki survive as the ring grows ever tighter around her neck?