strand (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-142013358-5). A mischievous octogenarian Amish couple discovers there is nothing more
rewarding than sparking unexpected love.
Distortion by Terri Blackstock (Mar. 11, paper, $14.99, ISBN
978-031028314-0). After Juliet Cole’s husband of 15 years is
gunned down in a dark parking lot before her eyes, she learns that
what she thought was a random shooting was a planned attack, and
she and her children could be in danger.
Diary of a Real Payne, Book 2: Church Camp Chaos by Annie
Tipton (Mar., paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-162416826-0). It’s EJ’s first
summer spending an entire week at Camp Christian: friends, swim-
ming, bunk beds, games, campfires, s’mores, hiking, and a gigantic
zip line. In classic EJ form, she dreams up fantastic adventures for
herself. Ages 8–12.
City on the Hill by Mark Hall
and Matthew West, illus. by Tatio
Viana (May, $16.99, hardcover,
ISBN 978-143368232-2). Hall,
lead singer of the Casting Crowns,
and writing partner West collabo-
rate on a book based on the popular
song of the same name to teach about the Kingdom of God. Ages 4–8.
The Knight and the Firefly: A Boy, a Bug, and a Lesson in
Bravery (Firefly Chronicle series) by Amanda Jenkins and Tara Mc-Clary Reeves, illus. by Daniel Fernandez (Feb., $12.99, hardcover,
ISBN 978-143368119-6). Oliver may be a brave and noble knight
by day, but he is terrified of the dark by night until a wise old firefly
helps him understand that God’s Word is the light. Ages 4–8.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Jesus by Anselm Grün, illus. by Ferri Giuliano (Apr., hardcover,
$16, ISBN 978-080285438-4), retells the familiar stories of Jesus’
life. Ages 4–8.
(dist. by Cardinal Publishers Group)
A Coat of Many Colors by Johannah Gilman Paiva, illus. by
Dhanya M. (Feb., board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-148670048-6).
Joseph was given a very special coat by his father, which made his
brothers so jealous they sold him into slavery. But Joseph forgave his
brothers and helped them, even though they hurt him. Ages 6–8.
(dist. by Kregel/IPG)
Candle Bible Handbook by Terry Jean Day and Carol J. Smith
(Mar., paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-185985586-7) explores Bible history,
following the key narratives from Genesis to Revelation. Ages 8–12.
(dist. by Guideposts/Ideals)
Rufus and Ryan Celebrate Easter! by Kathleen Long Bostrom,
illus. by Rebecca Thornburgh (Feb., board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-
082491919-1). Little Ryan and his stuffed monkey, Rufus, learn
about the meaning behind the Easter holiday. Ages 2–5.
(dist. by Guideposts/Ideals)
Must-Have Marvin! by Christy Ziglar, illus. by Luanne Marten
(Mar., hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-082495657-8). Marvin loves
new things, especially the latest, most awesome new things. After
he begins to let his friends down, Marvin learns that people are
more important than things. Ages 4–8.
Story of Passover by David A. Adler, illus. by Jill Weber (Apr.,
hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-082342902-8), recounts the ageless
story of Moses and the journey toward freedom. Ages 4–8.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
(dist. by Univ. of Nebraska Press)
Grandpa’s Third Drawer: Unlocking Holocaust Memories by Judy Tal Kopelman (May, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-
082761204-4; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-082761221-1). The story of a silent grandfather unexpectedly confronted by his curious
and loving grandchild is accompanied by illustrations that show
authentic preserved objects donated by Holocaust survivors from
Theresienstadt. The original Hebrew edition won the Israeli Ze’ev
Prize for Children’s Literature in 2003. Ages 5–8.
Elan, Son of Two Peoples by Heidi Smith Hyde (Mar., hardcover,
$17.95, ISBN 978-0-7613-9051-0). After celebrating his bar mitz-
vah in 1860s San Francisco, Elan sets off for New Mexico with his
Jewish father and Native American mother, where he takes part in a
Pueblo coming-of-age ceremony. Ages 5–9.
The Whispering Town by Jennifer Elvgren (Feb., hardcover,
$17.95, ISBN 978-1-4677-1194-4). In 1943 in Nazi-occupied
Denmark, Anett and her parents hide a Jewish boy and his mother
in their cellar until Anett devises a clever plan for their safe passage
to the harbor. Ages 7–11.
The Patchwork Torah by Allison Ofanansky (Mar., hardcover,
$17.95, ISBN 978-1-4677-0426-7). Fragments of damaged and rescued Torahs from several periods of history are woven together in a
tale of four generations of a Torah scribe and his family. Ages 4–8.
(dist. by IPG)
The Lion Little Book of Bedtime Stories by Elena Pasquali, illus. by Nicola Smee (Apr., hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-074596459-
1), offers 21 bedtime tales from around the world. Ages 3–5.