New Arch Books and Special Titles Keep Christ Front and Center for Children

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Concordia Publishing House released new children’s books including the popular Arch® Book favorites, The Hear Me Read Bible, Bible Birds and Beasties, and Little Things Make Big Differences.

Eli reading to his younger sister

My son, Eli, is in kindergarten and is learning how to read. The other night he read most of the first two stories all by himself! It is amazing to hear your child not only read, but read Bible stories! He told me, ‘Reading is more fun than I thought,’"

Share God’s Word with children through fun-to-read rhymes about Jesus. Concordia Publishing House (CPH) introduces four new Arch® Books for children ages 5–9.

“The 16-page length makes them perfect for young children who may have trouble sitting still for longer story books,” says Peggy Kuethe, book editor at CPH. “The sing-song rhyme of the retold Bible stories makes them easy and fun to listen to. And the grown-ups’ page at the end of each book provides parents with in-depth information about the Bible stories so they can answer “why” questions about God and His people.”

Arch® Books are available at http://www.cph.org or by calling 1.800.325.3040. New Arch® Books titles include Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus, Joseph, Jacob’s Favorite Son, The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids, and The Shepherds Shook in Their Shoes.

Give children the encouragement they need to become great readers while learning about Jesus with The Hear Me Read Bible. Written by educator Dr. Mary Manz Simon, this resource contains 18 complete Bible stories that teach God’s Word in 25 words or less. Sight vocabulary, vivid illustrations, and repetition help children build confidence in their reading ability.

“My son, Eli, is in kindergarten and is learning how to read. The other night he read most of the first two stories all by himself! It is amazing to hear your child not only read, but read Bible stories! He told me, ‘Reading is more fun than I thought,’" CPH customer Karen Garkie said.

Children fascinated with animals will love Bible Birds and Beasties by Leena Lane. Full of best-loved Bible stories, this resource keeps children on the edge of their seats.

Teach children compassion and outreach with Little Things Make Big Differences. This children’s picture book by the Rev. John and Monique Nunes tells a true story of Rehema, a young girl who became ill with malaria as a baby. As she tells her story, she shares things that kids in the U.S. can do to help keep kids in Africa healthy.

“We recognized that if we really want to make a difference, we must include children in the conversation about malaria,” said the Rev. John Nunes, president of Lutheran World Relief. “So we see this book as really central to the campaign; it’s going to help get the word out in a really simple way with some fabulous illustrations that are based on a real village in Tanzania.”

Perfect for the classroom or at home, this resource shows U.S. kids how to help their counterparts in Africa.

Visit cph.org or call 1.800.325.3040 to order your children’s books today.

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Hear Me Read Bible: http://www.cph.org/p-12955-the-hear-me-read-bible.aspx?SearchTerm=Hear Me Read Bible

Little Things Make Big Differences: http://cph.org/malaria

Concordia Publishing House is a not-for-profit publishing company and the publisher of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The company offers more than 8,000 products for use in Christian congregations, schools, and homes. Visit CPH on the Web at http://www.cph.org.

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CONTACT: Cartiay McCoy, Corporate Communications
Phone: 314.268.1290
e-mail: cartiay.mccoy(at)cph(dot)org

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