CBA Young Peoples Literature Finalists

2023 Winner

How to Pray: A Guide for Young Explorers by Pete Greig, with Gemma Hunt, Tweens will develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for prayer as they discover its life-giving, life-changing power, in this entertaining, relatable, and practical activities. Paperback, 288 pages. Recommended for ages 9 to 12 years old.

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Start a new Easter season tradition with your family by reading this beautifully illustrated “upside-down” book from Marty Machowski that includes fourteen Bible stories. The first side, Darkest Night, has seven stories that recount the events of Passion week ending with Christ’s crucifixion and burial. Flip the book over and continue by reading Brightest Day with seven more stories that progress from Christ’s resurrection through Pentecost. Children are sure to remember the contrast between the darkness at the death of our Lord and the light-filled events from Christ’s resurrection onward.

In The Non-Prophet's Guide to Prophecy for Young People, author, Todd Hampson, takes kids ages 8-12, through a fun and fact-filled journey with Non-Prophet and his pet frog Plague. Their action-packed adventures will explain what Bible prophecy is, who the prophets were, and why it is so important, in a relatable way for preteens.

In The Prince and the Blight by Kathryn Butler, from The Dream Keeper Saga, Prince Pax is missing, but will Lily be able to find him so he can help save the Realm from the mysterious illness that has taken over? A return to Castle Iridyll is in order for Lily and her friends. Paperback, 272 pages.

From honeyguide birds and gamma ray bursts to optical illusions and rainbow rivers, kids are curious about God's creation. Teach them about our wonderful world and awesome universe with this colorfully illustrated devotional! Packed with mind-blowing scientific facts and faith-building biblical truths, 100 readings explore animals, space, people, Earth, and more. Recommended for ages 6 to 10 years.

You Can Count on God: 100 Devotions for Kids by Max Lucado, This encouraging devotional will help kids worry less, and rely on God's faithfulness. There are 100 entries that includes a short devotion and a comforting Bible verse. Includes a takeaway section with a key point, reflection question, or prayer to guide kids in understanding and applying biblical truth. Perfect for families to read together or for older kids to enjoy alone. Hardcover, 208 pages. Ages 6 to 10 years.

In You Can Rest: 100 Devotions to Calm Your Heart and Mind by Katy Boatman, tweens will relate to this empathetic and honest approach to the topic of anxiety. As anxiety disorders affect 1 in 8 children, and with constant access to technology, news, and social media,this book guides readers to reflect on everyday concerns from a Biblical and hopeful perspective. This book discusses relevant topics such as---anxiety about the future, making and keeping friends, getting sick, believing God, resolving conflict, being misunderstood, feeling isolated, even falling asleep! The author reminds the reader that because of Jesus, we can rest, no matter what is going on in our lives. Hardcover, 240 pages. Ages 8-12