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Illustrated storybook spotlights classic Bible stories Print Email
Written by Karen Stoller   
Monday, 21 September 2009 04:49 PM America/New_York
belovedbiblestoriesAn illustrated Bible storybook released this month by David C. Cook, Beloved Bible Stories (978-0-781-40310-8, $16.99) walks children through 65 classic Bible stories from creation to Pentecost.

Designed for children ages 6 to 10, the 144-page hardbound book features whimsical drawings and lyrical language of the lives of characters such as Cain and Abel, Ruth and John the Baptist.

Written by Rhona Davies and illustrated by Maria Cristina Lo Cascio, Beloved Bible Stories features an index of Scripture references and a presentation page for gifting.

David C. Cook also released three new editions of its popular "Baby Bible" series titles last month. Updated and featuring new color pictures, the books—designed for toddlers—feature a parent guide, a prayer at the end of each story, suggested actions and sounds to help bring the stories to life.

Written by Robin Currie and illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo, The Baby Bible ABCs (978-1-434-76542-0, $9.99) combines favorite Bible stories with actions and hand motions, as a child begins to relate to the alphabet.
The Baby Bible Animals (-1-3, $9.99)—also written by Currie and illustrated by Basaluzzo—introduces toddlers to animals through stories such as Jonah and the big fish.

Written by Elisa Stanford and illustrated by Basaluzzo, The Baby Bible 1, 2, 3 (-0-6, $9.99) teaches simple lessons in numbers and counting through stories, including 10 "rules" or commandments.

To order, call David C. Cook at 800-323-7543, or go to


Karen Stoller is associate marketing manager of trade books and study resources for David C. Cook.