Children & Young Adults Section

Stories For Younger Generations by Olusola Sophia Anyanwu

A heart searching collection of unique unusual stories about people and animals which makes you wonder and ponder. A thrilling read with a sense of intrigue, suspense, humour, comedy and tragedy. An eye opener in to a very different culture, setting and mind-set that will grip you!

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?

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

The Mountain King By Ann Phillips

An illustrated story book for young children.  The King under the mountain and a little girl called Natasha, save her friends from a wicked stranger. A stranger danger book for little ones.

Cost £5.00 inc. p&p.

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?

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.

Stories for Younger Generations by Sophia Anyanwu

Stories for Younger Generations is a collection of stories about children of different backgrounds, upbringing, and religion, which reflect the Nigerian culture, children upbringing, and the concept of discipline in education about forty years ago. There are also some short animal stories as they would be told to children in Nigeria during that era.

Caleb and the Incredible Counting Machine (Part 1 The Russians) by Justin Agnes

What would happen if there was a machine that could answer any question about how many things there were in the universe? Caleb is about to find out – and he is in for a lot more excitement than he expects! Part 1 – The Russians is the first of a two-part book and available on Amazon Kindle. The second book in the series, Caleb and the All-Seeing Glasses, will be available soon.

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.

Caleb and the All-Seeing Glasses (Part 1 The Storm) by Justin Agnes

Grandpa’s latest invention is a strange pair of goggles that show you where things are – very handy for finding lost keys and buried treasure. But no one is prepared for what will happen when they are transported back to occupied Jersey (Channel Islands) and the German army begins to see their real potential!

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?