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Bestselling children’s author, internationally known storyteller Bob Hartman launches first-ever Clever Cub Bible Stories series, Sept. 1 from David C Cook

Author of the YouVersion Bible App for Kids Bible Stories Releases First Four Bible Story Picture Books in All New Series to Remind Young Children Of Their Part In God’s Story

Internationally known Performance Storyteller and bestselling author Bob Hartman is set to entertain and inspire children with the launch of his all new Clever Cub Bible Stories series available Sept. 1 from David C Cook. Geared to little ones ages three to six, the first four books to be released from this delightful and affordable 16-book series of Bible story picture books makes reading time a faith-building adventure as Clever Cub reminds kids of their part in God’s story.

Through Hartman’s gifted storytelling and vibrant illustrations by Steve Brown, God’s Word comes alive as children follow along with Clever Cub to discover more about Jesus, Creation and the Bible in this engaging picture book series.

“Clever Cub is a curious little bear who LOVES to cuddle up with the Bible and learn about God,” says Hartman, who is also the author of the YouVersion Bible App for Kids Bible stories that have been downloaded 70 million times. “What better way to help young readers discover more about their part in God’s story than to share His love and biblical truths based on Scripture through faith-filled adventures.

“My dream for this series is that Clever Cub helps children see the love of God in their own lives,” continues Hartman, “and that they receive the joy that Christ brings when we enter into a relationship with Him!”

Featuring colorful illustrations, kid-friendly questions and engaging stories from the wonders of Creation to the songs of the Psalms to the arrival of Baby Jesus, this series of Bible story picture books invites readers to join Clever Cub as he “Welcomes Baby JesusExplores God’s CreationSings to God and Gives Thanks to God.” A note at the end of each book includes questions about the story’s theme to help parents and ministry leaders begin conversations with children about their own part in God’s story.

Furthermore, there are helpful resources and downloadable content available for parents and adults to share with children, including free Clever Cub coloring pages, animated story videos narrated by Hartman, and more “freebies” available through signing up for email updates at Subscribers may also receive notifications to hear about all the new Clever Club adventures coming soon and the latest free resources being offered.

Clever Cub Bible Stories Series Description for books 1 – 4:

Clever Cub Welcomes Baby Jesus

  • On a starry night, Clever Cub imagines what it would have been like to welcome baby Jesus as Mama Bear tells the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke 2.

Clever Cub Explores God’s Creation

  • Clever Cub snuggles up with Mama Bear as she teaches him from Genesis 1 about how God created sky, water, mountains, beaches—and clever cubs like him!

Clever Cub Sings to God

  • A wonderful way to introduce young readers to praying and singing the psalms, this lively exploration of Psalm 104 inspires kids to praise God for all He has done.

Clever Cub Gives Thanks to God

  • As Mama Bear tells Clever Cub the story of Peter and John healing a man in Acts 3, Clever Cub learns ways he can show gratitude to God, too!

About Bob Hartman:
Performance storyteller Bob Hartman is the author of the YouVersion Bible App for Kids Bible stories, that have been downloaded 70 million times. His long list of children’s titles have sold over a million copies, including The Lion Storyteller Bible, which has been printed in eleven different languages. As an ordained minister, his passion is to help people of every age find their way into the Bible, engage with it and discover the God who inspired it. Bob is married to Sue, has two married children, Kari and Chris, and five grandchildren. For more information or to connect with Hartman, visit FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Steve Brown:
Steve Brown ( is a UK-based freelance children’s illustrator with a passion for telling stories through his art and using humor to delight children and adults alike.

About David C Cook:
David C Cook is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado—with offices in Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, and the United Kingdom—David C Cook produces resources that are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 170 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, David C Cook now also publishes numerous bestselling books, resources, music (Integrity Music), and media from a variety of award-winning authors and artists. Learn more about David C Cook’s mission at

Bob Hartman, Clever Cub Bible Stories review and giveaway copies are available upon request. High-resolution cover artwork and other press materials are available now at

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