New Growth Press has done it again with another fantastic book series for kids! The Good News for Little Hearts series currently has 14 separate books that deal with common issues among families. The books bring help and hope to children as they tackle these issues with gospel help. These books aim to encourage young readers in their relationship with Jesus amid challenges.
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Recommended ages – for ages -8 years old
Bundle Price – $130.82 at New Growth Press. Most individual books are between $9.99-$13.59.
Reading Level- Elementary Age
Our Favorite Part – Currently my favorite book is Good Gifts Come from God. It is a fantastic book to review before the holidays!
Where can I buy these books, what are the best ages for these books, and where can I buy them? Let’s dive deeper into those questions.
Good News for Little Hearts Series
There are currently 14 books total in this series and each other them has a theme that pertains to a childhood issue.
- Beautifully illustrated story
- Parent guide
- Back pocket Bible verses
One unique feature of this book series is their back pocket Bible verses! These are perforated so they can be torn our easily!
- Zoe’s Hiding Place: When You Are Anxious
This beautiful book invites children to remember that the Lord is near when they are anxious. Zoe is a mouse who is anxious about her class trip. Through the wisdom of her Papa, Zoe learns that she can tell God all about her fears.
My children needed this book! This book will teach children that everyone gets frustrated when something goes wrong. In Jax’s Tail Twitches, the entire Squirrel family ends up out of sorts when a gathering doesn’t go according to plan. Through the story, the family will learn the power of saying sorry, seeking forgiveness, and remembering God’s words.
- Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up: When You Fail
Buster learns a powerful lesson when he trips on a race after being used to being the fastest bunny! Through the disappointment of the race, Buster learns about God’s love how to let go of others’ opinions, and that it’s okay to not be the best.
- Tori Comes Out of Her Shell: When You Are Lonely
After moving to a new pond, Tori the turtle fees all alone. Once in her new school her teacher notices her feelings and helps her realize that Jesus is always her friend.
- Gus Loses His Grip: When You Want Something Too Much
This would be a great book to review right before Halloween and the holidays. Gus the Raccoon loves sweet treats and after he gets caught taking candy from the store, he learns a valuable lesson about temptation.
- Henry Says Good-Bye: When You Are Sad
Henry has to say goodbye to his beloved pet ladybug. He is sad, but he learns to go to Jesus and remember that he cares about his sadness. The parent guide in the back is specifically valuable and helps parents look at saying goodbye to loved ones in a biblical manner.
- Buster Tries to Bail: When You Are Stressed
This is a grace-based themed book that offers help for stress in children. Buster Bunny is stressed before an upcoming race, so he tries to bail out! This story is very plausible in real life and will help children turn to Jesus when trouble comes.
- Caspian Crashes the Party: When You Are Jealous
Caspian the Squirrel starts to get jealous of his brother on his birthday. Through the true-to-life story, readers will start to understand how to recognize jealousy and its destruction of a family. The story will point to learning contentment through trusting Jesus. The story is complete with a collapsing bouncy castle! Children will enjoy the drama!
We all want to fit in and children are no exception. Halle the Hedgehot wants to fit in with her friends, but when they decide to exclude another girl in their class Halle faces a dilemma. Written by Paul David Tripp, this book helps young readers think through the pressures of fitting in and finding the courage to follow Jesus.
- Halle Takes a Stand: When You Want to Fit In
Halle Hedgehog wants to fit in with her friends, but when they decide to exclude a girl from their class, Halle doesn’t know what to do. Through beautifully illustrated pages, Paul David Tripp helps young readers deal with the pressures of fitting in, and finding courage through Jesus. Part of the Good News for Little Hearts series, Halle Takes a Standoffers concrete, grace-based help for peer pressure.
- Gwen Tells Tales: When It’s Hard to Tell the Truth
It can be hard to tell the truth and Gwen the Raccoon certainly knows this. After failing a math test Gwen tries to cover up her mistake, which leads to more and more lies. Edward T. Welch writes this engaging story and teaches children how to confess their mistakes and seek the forgiveness of Jesus and those they lied to.
- Henry’s Big Mistake: When You Feel Guilty
Henry makes a mistake when he teases his sister in front of family and friends. Henry starts to feel a ‘yucky’ feeling that just won’t go away. He learns about guilt and what God wants us to do after we sin. Henry gains the courage to make things right with Halle and God.
- Zoe’s Time to Shine: When You Want to Hide
Zoe has a problem. She loves to sing, but can’t carry a tune. She wants to get a lead role, but she doesn’t. Zoe faces embarrassment and shame. Through this story, Zoe finds help for overcoming shame and embarrassment in a biblical manner.
- Sadie Finds Her Voice: When You Are Shy *New in 2023!
Sadie feels shy when she is invited to stay overnight with her cousin. She is nervous and scared as she thinks about the possibility of her cousin’s friends not liking her. Sadie learns that Jesus can even help when you feel shy.
- Tomas Looks Up and Out: When You Don’t Consider Others *New in 2023!
We all experience the sinking feeling of selfishness. Tomas Turtle is annoyed at his sister keeping him awake and then proceeds to brag to his friends about his various successes. Tomas is humble when he gets sick and his friends have to take care of him. Tomas learns grace-based empathy.
Where to Buy the Good News for Little Hearts Series?
I highly encourage you to buy these books from New Growth Press as a bundle because you will get the best deal plus support a small business. It is a great publishing company that produces gospel-filled books for all ages. The bundle is also going to be cheaper than buying individual books.
These smaller companies need more of our support than Amazon does! Don’t worry though, there’s no condemnation from me if you choose to buy from Amazon, as I frequently use them too. Just please consider shopping away from it when you can.
I have provided both links for your convenience!
We have so many New Growth Press-published books and we have never been disappointed with the content. Another recent favorite has been the Really Radical Book for Kids and the Acrostic Theology for Kids.
There are three main parts of each book in this series, which have already been laid out above.
These Christian books are rooted in scripture so each book starts out with a scripture that the book is centered around. Next, we see beautiful illustrations and a delightful story. The books are written by different authors so each has a slightly different writing style, but they are also cohesive with their characters and simple sentence structure.
The book ends with two sections for parents. The first is a guide that walks the parent or grownup through the theme or lesson of the book. Finally, there are back pocket Bible verses that children can rip out and use to memorize scripture to help them learn from scripture.
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Final Mom Thoughts
I received copies of Sadie Finds Her Voice and Tomas Looks Up & Out in exchange for my honest review. I always make it a standard to give honest reviews on all products that I receive and this one is no different. I am continuously impressed with the books that New Growth Press publishes.
I will be purchasing more of these books specifically because of the common themes that are present, which are so relatable to children. Each one approaches the problem or theme from a biblical and gospel perspective and the perforated cards at the back are a unique feature that I love!
These are fantastic Christian children’s books that make fantastic gifts to add to your (or others) book collection!
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