Bestselling Authors Launch New Books at Story Hour

Written by Ann Byle on . Posted in Local

LittleMole8Children's story hour at Baker Book House plays host to two top children's authors, both with new books to share. Crystal Bowman and Glenys Nellist will be at the bookstore on Thursday, March 19, at 10:30 am to read from their new books with Easter themes.

Nellist, who lives in Dearborn, is author of "Little Mole Finds Hope," newly released by Beaming Books. It is the gentle tale of Little Mole, who is feeling bad inside and doesn't know why. His wise mother realizes he needs hope and takes him on a journey to find hope in a flower bulb, bare branches, and a chrysalis.

"I wanted to explore the idea that there is hope but sometimes it's hard to find," said Nellist. "Hope is found in the dark places like a bulb under the soil. It can be found in the darkest places."

She chose a mole in part because there are so many books featuring bunnies, but also because the main creature needed to be literally and figuratively in the dark.

LittleDuckling"So many people think moles are a nuisance," she said. "Maybe this book will help people think better of moles and think about darkness and light."

Bowman is author of "Little Duckling's Easter Prayers," (Zonderkidz) which combines charming illustrations and 15 prayers based on themes related to spring, Easter, and new life.

Each prayer, Bowman said, addresses the presence of God in nature. A Bible reference is included with each one.

"I try to show that just as we celebrate new life in the springtime, Easter is a celebration of new life in Jesus," said Bowman, author of numerous books and a Grand Rapids resident. "Easter is a celebration of the victory we have in Jesus."

Bowman and Nellist will each read from their new books during the story time, with books available for purchase and signing by the authors.

Book Launch Party
Who: Glenys Nellist and Crystal Bowman, bestselling children's authors
When: 10:30 am Thursday, March 19
Where: Baker Book House, 2769 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids
Author Information
Ann Byle
Ann Byle is a freelance writer and owner of AB Writing Services. She writes for a number of publications including WMCN, Publishers Weekly, CBA Christian Market and Grand Rapids Magazine, and is author or coauthor of several books including The Baker Book House Story, The Call to Care: A Compassionate Response to Caring for Vulnerable Children (2018) and Christian Publishing 101 (2018). She and her husband Ray, a science teacher, have four young adult children.

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