CBA Children's Finalists

2023 Winner (Tie)

In The Biggest Story Bible Storybook by Kevin DeYoung, and illustrator Don Clark, young readers will hear the memorable retelling of 104 of the Bibles' greatest stories. Beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation, readers will learn how each of these stories fit into the overarching storyline of the Bible. Each story is beautifully illustrated and concludes with a thoughtful prayer. Hardcover, 528 pages. Ages 6 to 12 years old.

In Our God is Bigger Than That! by Michelle Medlock Adans, Eva Marie Everson, and illustrator, Anna Jones, it is sun rise on the farm, and each of the baby farm animals share their fears along the way. But as they all soon discover that God is much bigger than any of their fears. When the sun sets on the farm, the farmer's little girl is headed off to bed, but is afraid of the dark. She, too, faces her fear by repeating the stanza: "God's greater than your greatest fear. He knows just where you're at. No matter what you face in life-Our God is bigger than that!". This thought is repeated throughout the book, bringing little ones comforted truth. Hardcover, 32 pages. Ages 2 to 6 years old

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A Door Made for Me by Tyler Merritt, and illustrator, Lonnie Ollivierre, tells the story of a young Black boy, and his first experience of overt racism. As the boy discusses what happened with his grandfather, the boy asks, "How can she hate me when she doesn't know me?" Grandpa offers wisdom and encouragement, reminding the young boy that another person's hate does not change the fact that he is loved and that he matters. Written to provide a message of love and acceptance, the story will provide a great starting point for conversations about racial equality between an adult and child. Hardcover, 40 pages. Recommended for ages 5 to 8 years old.

The Chosen: Kids Activity Book - Season 2

Children will be inspired by this fun activity book based on the second season of global phenomenon The Chosen, as they engage their hearts and minds while they explore the life of Jesus. Activities like word finds, mazes, codebreakers, crosswords, scrambled messages, picture comparisons, puzzles, and more will expand thinking skills, while reinforcing spiritual growth and character development as found in this epic TV series. Paperback, 160 pages.

Experiencing loss-in the varied ways it comes to us-affects everyone differently. As adults, we have ways to verbalize how we are feeling. Many children, however, lack the vocabulary and the understanding to name the emotions they experience when they go through grief. They just know they are hurting inside. They are feeling sad, angry, lonely, or maybe even scared. These feelings manifest in different ways depending on the age of the children. Our book is about a sister and a brother who love watching a mama bird care for her babies until the unthinkable happens-the mother bird dies. In this story, the reader is taken on a journey through various stages of emotions associated with grief. It ends, however, with baby birds learning to fly, and the promise of hope that is found in new beginnings.

In God Made You Too by Chelsea Tornetto, with fun rhymes and vibrant illustrations, young readers will be reminded that of all the amazing things God has created like the vast oceans and great galaxies, it wasn't enough and was always incomplete without one special piece---you! Hardcover, 32 pages. Ages 4 to 7 years old.