A social entrepreneur, adoptive mother, and the 2017 winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Jessica is bringing her tales of global connection, motherhood, entrepreneurism and women’s empowerment to cities across the US. Noonday Collection Founder Jessica Honegger tells the whole Noonday story as it’s never been heard before--and leads the reader on a journey to discover their own imperfect courage. The perfect read for anyone who has ever had a big dream, but needed a little push to get out of their comfort zone and go scared!
By Jessica Honegger
Ages: For Adult Readers
The Gift of Another Ordinary Day
An intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers. Poised on the threshold between family life as she’s always known it and her older son’s departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life.
By Katrina Kenison
Ages: For Adult Readers
Present Over Perfect
This book leads us to concentrate on what is truly important. Leave the dishes, the cat litter, the laundry…. It will be there and eventually it will get done. Shauna Niequist leads us to her very own personal experiences overcoming an overwrought life filled with busyness, stress, and feelings of inadequacy. Niequist came to the realization that she has been missing out on the beauty of everyday life with her husband and children, recognizing that she needs to slow down, simplify and learn how to say no to demands on her time. Hey readers, you may learn a lot from this insightful, soulful way of living.
By Shauna Niequist
Ages: For Adult Readers
Hand Wash Cold
It’s easy to think that meaning, fulfillment, and bliss are “out there,” somewhere outside of our daily routine. But in this playful yet profound reflection on awareness, the compelling voice of a contemporary woman reveals the happiness at the bottom of the laundry basket, the love in the kitchen sink, and the peace possible in one’s own backyard. Follow Karen Maezen Miller through youthful ambition and self-absorption, beyond a broken marriage, and into the steady calm of a so-called ordinary life. Read along as she discovers it’s the little things - even the unexpected, unpleasant, and unwanted things - that count.
By Karen Maezen Miller
Ages: For Adult Readers
The Five Star Man Dating Handbook
In this book the author, T. Naomi Williams, discusses five categories that should be used to evaluate any person that you are considering dating or marrying. Understanding this rational evaluation will help you to avoid “unconscious dating” that is driven only by emotions. Learn how to eliminate much of the frustration that comes with dating by knowing who you are, how valuable you are, and by knowing what you want in a man.
By T. Naomi Williams
Ages: For Women
The Universal Sense
Every day, we are beset by millions of sounds; ambient ones like the rumble of the train and the hum of an air conditioner, as well as more pronounced sounds, such as human speech, music, and sirens. How do we know which sounds should startle us, which should engage us, and which should turn us off? Learn why we often fall asleep on train rides or in the car. Find out if there is really a musical note that can make you sick? Learn from research psychologist and sound engineer Seth Horowitz as he shows how our sense of hearing manipulates the way we think, consume, sleep and feel.
By Seth Horowitz
Ages: For Young & Old Adults
Little Worm, Big Worry
A Story about Worry that models how to handle worry and anxiety when things don’t turn out the way we expect. Your child can join Little Worm as he learns how to re-adjust his plans and work through his anxiety. Parents will enjoy the author’s “Special Note” to caregivers in the back of the book, which offers tips and recommendations for helping children in their care cope with feelings of anxiety.
By Laura Ann Elpers Pierce
Ages: For Young Little’s
Queen for a Day
The reader knows by page one of Queen for a Day that Mimi Slavitt’s three-year old son is autistic, but if anyone told her, she wouldn’t listen, because she doesn’t want to know—until at last Danny’s behavior becomes so strange even she can’t ignore it. After her son’s diagnosis, Mimi finds herself in a world nearly as isolating as her son’s, as she searches for miracles, begging for the help of heartless bureaucracies.
By Maxine Rosaler
Ages: For Parents
Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?
Hmmm, apparently the answer to this question is yes, according to the author of this delightful book. Pincott, a science writer, has compiled fascinating research-based facts and theories about pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Pregnant with her first baby while writing the book, she shares her own experiences while enlightening readers with research spanning from morning sickness in early pregnancy to the amazing components of breast milk. She includes information about nutrition, exercise, and potentially harmful substances, and stress during pregnancy. Pregnant women will be relieved to read that some stress is actually beneficial to the developing fetus. The writer had one regret during her delivery and birth, and that was how her baby was whisked away for washing, weighing and foot printing, only to return fully swaddled and sound asleep. Keeping mothers and babies together skin-to-skin in the “golden” hour after birth is so important.
By Jena Pincott
Ages: For Moms and Moms-to-be
The Little Book of Momfulness
In this book, a non-expert mom takes you through the non-perfect guide to getting through motherhood without losing your mind. Yea, there are plenty of advice books on the market for new mothers, you know, the ones that set the bar high and give tips and guidelines for being the perfect mother and raising the perfect child. Well, this book goes against the grain to give you the real deal. So if you find yourself at the end of your wits, then you need The Little Book of Momfulness.
By Sarah Ford
Ages: For Moms
A book that is not short on humor and heart! SHORT is a funny and heartwarming middle-grade novel about a girl, named Julia, who grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer stock Wizard of Oz. When her mother makes her try out for the local theater production, Julia was hesitant at first, but was quickly caught up in the director’s unwavering enthusiasm. Then she makes two unlikely new friends. Filled with humor, heart and terrifically quirky cast, this joyous story of self-discovery and the role models who forever change us is nothing short of memorable.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
Ages: 8-12 Years
Kids Awesome Activity Book
Hey, this is a boredom-buster for sure! With a simple pencil and their imagination, kids can decode pirate word scrambles; create their own comic strips; write a hit song; help a little leprechaun find his pot of gold, and more. Comes with 400 stickers drawn in Lowery’s iconic style and a pullout poster just waiting to be colored.
By Mike Lowery
Ages: 8-12 Years
Summer Brain Quest Pre-K & K
Have fun with your preschooler and get them ready for kindergarten over the summer. Summer Brain Quest is a one-of-a-kind learning experience. It’s a workbook! It’s a game! Its’s an outdoor adventure! Because of its innovative format each book has a tri-fold map with multiple paths where children mark their progress with specially designed stickers! Kids feel supported in what they’re doing and are excited to choose their next step.
By Bridget Heos
Ages: 4-5 Year Olds
Born Fanatic: My Life in the Grip of the NFL
Get a glimpse into McCormack’s unique experience with football fanaticism, and his insights into one of America’s most beloved pastimes. McCormack, through his storytelling, woven with research and insights from his “insider perspective”, gives readers a deep look into what makes football fanatics tick and inspires them to meet the challenge of recovering the most important thing about pro football before it’s too late.
by Michael McCormack
Ages: For Football Fans
Irving Berlin came to America as a refugee and began singing about his new home. From Broadway to “God Bless America,” his music still defines the American spirit! “A delightful historical narrative with pop, pizzazz, and color, just like Irving Berlin himself. Children and adults alike will enjoy reading this fantastic journey to the birth of the song God Bless America.” — Mary Jo Guidice, Director of Libraries, Dallas.
By Nancy Churnin
Ages: 7-12 Years
A guide for middle grade kids that are interested in starting their own business. Includes detailed ideas, educational information and advice for the next generation of “young” sharks about launching a successful startup. Ranging from the timeless ideas like starting a lemonade stand to more modern day, crafty businesses like an Etsy Art Store or Eco-Friendly Shampoo. If your kid has interest, then this book could inspire them to act on it!
By Mark Cuban, Shaan Patel, & Ian McCue
Ages: 9-13 Years
Mercies In Disguise: A Story of Hope, A Families Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them
Does your mom love reading about medical mysteries? Then she will want to read the story of a family that took matters into its own hands when the medical world abandoned them. It’s a story of a family that had to deal with unspeakable tragedy and yet did not allow it to tear them apart. And it is the story of a young woman who faced the future head on, determined to find a way to disrupt her family’s destiny.
By Gina Kolata
Ages: For Young and Older Adults
Celine, a novel
For the mom that loves a thriller! Another jewel of a book from the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter! Celine is a masterful novel of suspense, of an elegant and aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families. Could this need be because of her own family loss?
By Peter Heller
Ages: For Readers of Suspense
Another Place at the Table
An uplifting narrative of one woman’s thirteen-year experience as a foster parent. If you have pondered being a foster parent, you may want to read this book. Written from the perspective of a foster mother. Who, for a time in her fostering journey, took in girls who had been sexually abused. It really opens your eyes to what it’s like bringing these kids into your home. The transformations that happen and the true reward of being a foster parent.
By Kathy Harrison
Ages: For Parents
Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
3 Minutes Can Change Everything, so get prepared to wake up your life! In Hello Mornings, you’ll be introduced to a simple yet powerful three-minute morning routine that integrates Bible study, planning, and fitness into a foundational morning habit that fits into every schedule. And you don’t have to be a morning person to start each new day well! We know you can find three minutes, so get started.
By Kat Lee
Ages: For Moms
Decluttering at the Speed of Life
It may be time to think about the stuff that takes up space in your house and overcome the emotional challenges that make it difficult to let items go. Dana White’s book, humorously, and with empathy, walks you through applying key concepts to every area of your home – no charts or checklists – this book is about building a new mind-set that empowers you to tackle clutter head-on!
By Dana K. White
Ages: For families
Autism Uncensored: Pulling Back the Curtain
It is a personal manifesto by Whitney Ellenby, a former U.S. Department of Justice Disability Rights attorney, founder of Autism Ambassadors, and disability advocate who bravely goes where no other has dared in her mesmerizing, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately hope-filled new book about how a socially integrated life is attainable regardless of whether a child overcomes the major limitations of Autism; sparking a new conversation which goes beyond simply accepting persons with Autism for who they are, but considers pushing them beyond their comfort zones to learn who they are capable of becoming.
By Whitney Ellenby
Ages: For Parents
Am I Enough?
Whether you are a college student struggling to find yourself or a Mom looking to understand your millennial daughter and what it’s like growing up in our culture, Am I Enough? will help those who have struggled with being enough (like Grace had struggled) to find their worth in someone who truly is worth following. Grace Valentine is a fresh (local to Texas) voice to help young women drop their insecurities and realize the truth about themselves and their unique identities in Christ.
By Grace Valentine
Ages: For Moms and Daughters
All My Stripes
This is the story of Zane, a zebra with autism, who worries that his differences make him stand out from his peers. With careful guidance from his mother, Zane learns that autism is only one of many qualities that make him special. Contains a Note to Parents by Drew Coman, PhD, and Ellen Braaten, PhD, as well as a Foreword by Alison Singer, President of the Autism Science Foundation.
By Shaina Rudolph
Ages: For families
Steal Like An Artist 10 Things That Nobody Told You About Being Creative
No, you don’t need to be a genius; you just need to be yourself! That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
By Austin Kleon
Ages: Tweens and Up
How to Draw Cool Things
You have heard this before – You are never too old to learn new things! So, all you teens, students, teachers, parents, and adults; these drawing tricks will get your passion back. Learn how to make 3-dimensional art, like stuff that pops out of the page! Simply follow the tutorials step by step. Go ahead, get creativity flow going.
By Rachel Goldstein
Ages: Older Children to Adults
The Creative Family Manifesto
Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections. A guide to making creativity an intentional part of everyday life. Amanda shows us that with simple tools – like your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials, you can transform your family life. Wonderful things happen when you awaken your family’s creativity. Meaningful connections, find new ways to relax, play and grow together, as well as having much more fun!
By Amanda Blake Soule
Blue & Other Colours with Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse’s abstract cut-outs are used to teach colors in this polished read-aloud board book. Blue & Other Colours takes children through Matisse’s color palette, one artwork per page, beginning with blue and returning to it as a familiar refrain throughout. The variance of shapes, depth, and scale will keep readers engaged, while the text enriches the reading experience with relatable and humorous commentary. Readers will not only learn their colors, but also grow familiar with fine art in this relevant and relatable first title. Includes a read-aloud “about the artist” at the end.
By Henri Matisse
The Self-Driven Child
This book will guide parents who helicopter and those that are more hands-off, to a place of allowing, with gentle guidance, their children to make meaningful choices and manage stressful situations on their own. With cutting edge research and years of experience working with kids and teens, this is an invaluable resource for the thinking parent.
By William Stixrud, Ph.D and Ned Johnson
Author, Emily Stroud, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) (one of a few women in the world) Stroud believes well-planned financial planning can be a source of joy, security and hope. She is committed to approach financial planning from a Christian faith perspective, and readers will find that this book will equip them to be good stewards of their money, not just for personal gain, but to benefit others as well.
By Emily G. Stroud
Ages: Adults and Young Adults
The Dental Diet
A surprising link between your teeth, real food and life-changing natural health. Dr. Steven Lin, a Dentist and Dental Nutritionist, merges dental health and science to reveal how the right nutrition can improve your teeth and overall health. Learn how crooked teeth may be the result of a nutritional problem, and how parents can prevent braces by feeding children the right foods.
By Dr. Steven Lin
Struggling with infertility can be one of the most frustrating experiences for women looking to conceive. Fertility Foods is more than just a diet plan or cookbook. It’s a companion, a constant support providing women with the information they need to ensure they receive proper nutrition before conception. Created by RDN - certified experts, this book includes tips on managing stress and other lifestyle factors, heartfelt support and guidance from women who have struggled with infertility, and a how-to guide on putting together a healthy kitchen.
By Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN & Chef Sara Haas, RDN, LDN
I’m Just No Good At Rhyming
This author turns traditional poetry on its head, using absurdity and word play to show kids that with a little levity, poems can be easy to understand and impossible to put down! The creations that leap from Harris’ pages include a centipede named Sally who is trying to find shoes for her many feet; a group of monsters realizing the effects of aging… And so much more!
By Chris Harris
Ages: 6 and up
If you keep bees or are interested in keeping bees, Beekeeper’s Lab is the book for you. Filled with 52 beekeeping and hive-inspired projects to keep you involved with your bees and hive all year long. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Beekeeping is fun and educational for the whole family to enjoy and is a highly impressive skill to possess! Author Kim Lehman is the founder and coordinator of the Kids and Bees Program at the American Beekeeping Federation.
By Kim Lehman
Bearded Gospel Men
An epic quest for manliness and godliness. Each of the 31 stories in this book includes a verse of the day, a quote to contemplate, and a prayer--all geared to inspire men toward embracing their follicular faithfulness and joining a large conversation about living faithfully in a world that desperately needs the gospel. So dive in and enjoy the woolly wisdom of these bearded gospel men! Note: beards not required!
By Jared Brock and Aaron Alford
Ages: Men of all ages
Jessica Townsend writes about an imaginative world that will appeal to fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaimain. Its new and unique take on magic will be refreshing to a new generation of readers.
By Jessica Townsend
Do You Know Who You Are?
What do your music choices reveal about your personality? What kind of a risk-taker are you? How have your changed since you were a kid? What makes you happy -- really, truly happy? This book encourages teens to develop a strong sense of self, and reassures them that it’s just fine to be exactly who they are.
By Megan Kaye and Allie Singer
Perfect for teenagers and young women who like to try new looks! The 10-Minute Makeup shows 50 versatile looks that can be created in only ten minutes. Also includes detailed information on basic techniques, products, equipment, as well as special tips and tricks from stylist-to-the-stars Boris Entrup. Makes for a great gift!
By Boris Entrup
Ages: Teens + Women
Keeper of The Lost Cities
Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret—at least, that’s what she thinks… Read the whole series!
By Shannon Messenger
Ages: Young Readers
The Acorn Stories
The Sky Is Always Falling in This West Texas Town! These tales explore the humor, drama, secrets, and scandals of a small town. From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, Duane Simolke’s award-winning tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.
By Duane Simolke
Ages: Young Adults and up
A Teen’s Guide to GUT HEALTH
Dealing with health issues at any age can be a struggle, but for teens managing digestive disorders it can be an anxiety-riddled minefield. Symptoms of digestive disorders can be embarrassing, and finding the right diagnosis is often a challenge. Author, Rachel Meltzer Warren, explains how teens can find relief in the science-backed low-FODMAP diet. The first-line of defense for IBS and related ailments.
By Rachel Meltzer Warren
Ages: Teens and Parents
My Book of Beautiful OOPS!
This hands-on journal is designed to help young hands and minds turn an “oops” into art. Filled with folded, crumple, die-cut, and lift-the-flap pages, the activities will challenge the reader’s sense of play and encourage healthy self-expression with the freedom to be creative and follow curiosity wherever it goes.
By Barney Saltzberg
Ages: Young Artists
The Creative Family Manifesto
Interested in making creativity an intentional part of everyday life? Well in this book, Amanda shows us that with simple tools (like your imagination), basic art supplies, household objects and natural material you can transform your family life!
By Amanda Blake Soule
God’s Great Love for You
This book for our young ones, takes children on a whimsical and heartfelt journey as they explore God’s Love. The message from the tender and comforting text instills a deep spiritual understanding, that wherever you go, God’s unstoppable love goes with you. The perfect book to end the day with your child.
By Rick Warren
Ages: Children of All Ages
That’s Not Hay in My Hair
Growing up is tough enough, but to learn that you’re going to have to leave the life you love and all of your friends for something completely opposite of what you know is, well, you’ll find out! This is a middle-grade fiction novel from a teenage author who knows these experiences first hand. A fictionalized true story of teen author.
By Juliette Turner
A captivating journey of love and self-discovery. MAYDAY bridges the gap between fiction and nonfiction, capturing the trials of today’s adolescents with problems that are far from average. Readers will be awed with the power of human resilience. A must read.
By Karen Harrington
Ages: Middle School
U Chic: College Girls’ Real Advice for Your First Year (& Beyond)
The Power of many! Fifty-three U Chic contributors have created a guidebook every college bound woman will want to have. An incredible resource that is informative and inspirational. Learn what to expect when preparing for college, and how to get the most out of freshman orientation, and much, much more!
By Christie Garton
Ages: College Bound
Dear Daycare Parent
A book to get you prepared for Daycare. Written in a fun, easy-to-understand manner; and provides you with all the information you need to have a great childcare experience. Over 101 tips and real-life examples!
By Jackie Rioux and Jo-Ann Parylak
Stef Soto, Taco Queen
Stef Soto, a seventh grader, is embarrassed: her father owns a run-down taco truck and insists on picking her up from school. While her dad is the purveyor of absolutely delicious food, his profession also leads other girls in the school to pick on Stef and call her the “Taco Queen”. When Stef learns that the food truck is coming under fire from local business owners, she begins to realize that her fondness for old Tia Perla goes deeper than she expected. Can she save her family’s food truck business and help her school’s art department gather funds for supplies? A lovable story, this is lighthearted and fun story–just don’t read it when you’re hungry.
By Jennifer Torres