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B&H Kids Book Wins 2015 Selah Award
Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper by Burton Cole
Named “Best Middle Grade Novel”
by the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  (May 28, 2015) Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper by Burton Cole was awarded a 2015 Selah Award for “Best Middle Grade Novel” by the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference (BRMCWC). Published by B&H Kids, the children’s imprint of B&H Publishing, Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper is the second book in a three book series featuring 11-year-old farm-loving Bash and his city-slicker cousin Beamer. 

“We’re very excited to see Burton’s second book in the Bash series honored with this award,” says B&H Kids Publisher, Dan Lynch. “His humor is refreshing and the message in each book is honest, sincere, and direct. – all traits for which we strive at B&H Kids!” 

Adds author Burton Cole: “I am thrilled. It is such a blast to write these stories of faith, fun, and farm pranks. I love sharing the silliness and pure joy of the goofy escapades I remember my siblings and cousins pulling growing up in the country, and how the love and discovery of God was such a natural part of all those awesome adventures.” 

The two other books in the series, written for kids ages 8-years-old to 12-years-old, are Bash and the Pirate Pig (September 2013) and Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows (May 2015). All three are publishing in trade paper, retail for $12.99, 224 page count and 9.3” x 6.1” trim size. 

Burton Cole is a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist with thirty years of experience and more than fifty humor writing awards to his credit. He grew up on a farm in northeast Ohio and attended a small-town church with a slew of cousins and buddies. That same boyhood inspires his colorful stories today. Follow Burton on Facebook

The Selah Awards are given annually to the best in Christian fiction by the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference (BRMCWC). The 2015 Selah Awards were announced on May 20 during the group’s annual writers conference. 


About B&H Kids

At B&H Kids, we believe Every Little Word Matters®. B&H Kids creates Bible-centered, age appropriate, engaging content for kids. Our resources are designed to help kids develop a lifelong relationship with Jesus and empower parents to guide them in their spiritual growth. B&H Kids is an imprint of B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources.  For more information, visit: or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.