Two Authors Launch Children’s Books at Baker Book House

Written by Ann Byle on . Posted in Local

GoodnewsEasterBaker Book House will play host to two separate book launch parties for new children's books. Best-selling children's author Glenys Nellist will present her new book "Good News! It's Easter" during storytime at 10:30 am Thursday, April 11. And debut author Josh Mosey presents "3-Minute Prayers for Boys" at 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 16.

Easter's good news

Nellist will lead the April 11 story time, which includes a fun craft and a book giveaway. Her book will be available for sale and signing. "Good News! It's Easter" is the first in a series that will include "Good News! God Made Me!" and "Good News! It's Christmas!", both of which will release in October.

"There are many wonderful stories and books about Jesus, but the Easter story is the most important one of all," said Nellist. "The knowledge that we will live again and the hope this brings is the most important message that children can hear."

Nellist's most popular series are Love Letters from God and Snuggle Time, with multiple books in each series. Her newest, the Good News! series, started as a poem titled "Surprise!" she wrote years ago that "was a simple celebration of the joy, resurrection, and new life that is to be found in spring."

The poem wasn't published and years later became the premise for the new series. Nellist changed the name to "Good News!" and Discovery House agreed to publish the books.

"We started with Easter because it's a popular season for gift-giving and filling those Easter baskets," said Nellist. "And a book is much better than candy, since reading doesn't rot your teeth."

Prayers for boys

PrayersBoysMosey, children's products buyer at Baker Book House, will host his first-ever launch party to mark the release of "3-Minute Prayers for Boys," published by Barbour. The 180 prayers are written specifically for boys ages 8 to 12. He will talk about and sign copies of the book at Baker Book House at 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 16.

"I asked parents through social media about what topics they'd like their sons to read," said Mosey, who includes a Bible verse with each prayer. "I pray that God uses these prayers to help boys live well in today's world."

Topics include dealing with teachers and siblings, when parents fight, how to treat girls, bullying, worry, and other topics relevant to boys.

For Baker Book House manager Sue Smith, the book fills a much-needed gap in resources for boys.

"Josh is part of who we are here at the store and we support him 100 percent," she said.

Mosey will have devotionals included in several upcoming titles with Barbour as well, and is working on children's fiction.
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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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