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Internationally known storyteller, bestselling children’s author Bob Hartman offers latest adventures from Clever Cub Bible Stories series, Feb. 1 from David C Cook

Author of the YouVersion Bible App for Kids Bible Stories Releases Next Two Picture Books from Popular New Clever Cub Series Created to Remind Young Children Of Their Part In God’s Story

Internationally known Performance Storyteller and bestselling Author Bob Hartman continues to entertain and inspire children with the simultaneous Feb. 1 release of the next two Clever Club adventures from his popular new Clever Cub Bible Stories series recently launched from David C Cook. In these highly anticipated new additions, entitled Clever Cub Learns about Love and Clever Cub and the Easter SurpriseClever Cub is back and as curious as ever with more Bible stories to explore in this charming and affordable 16-book series of picture books created to remind kids of their part in God’s story.

Featuring colorful illustrations, kid-friendly questions, and engaging Bible stories, these delightful faith-building adventures are geared to little ones ages three to six years old. Each story incorporates timely themes and age-appropriate lessons for kids as Clever Cub invites readers to learn about the God of the Bible.

Through Hartman’s gifted storytelling and vibrant illustrations by Steve Brown, God’s Word comes alive in these new adventures. In Clever Cub Learns about Love, children follow along with Clever Cub who learns about love and how to show love to others through the story of baby Moses. Clever Cub also discovers the joy of Jesus’ Resurrection and learns about the best surprise of all on Easter Morning in Clever Cub and the Easter Surprise.

Additionally, questions about the story’s theme and ideas for learning more in the Bible are found at the end of each book to help parents and ministry leaders begin conversations with their children about their own part in God’s story.

“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 75 million times. “By sharing biblical truths and God’s love through easy-to-understand faith-filled adventures based on Scripture, young readers can discover more about their part in God’s story and see the love of God in their own lives every time they ‘cuddle up’ with Clever Cub. My hope is that they receive the joy that Christ brings when we enter into a relationship with Him!”

As part of the series, there are also 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.

Bestselling Children’s Author Bob Hartman shares the story behind the creation of his all-new Clever Club Bible Stories Series.

Clever Cub Bible Stories Series Descriptions for books 5 – 6:

Clever Cub Learns about Love
Mama Bear teaches Clever Cub there are many ways to say “I love you!” as she tells him the story of Moses’s mommy, who loved Moses so much that she put him in a basket on the river to keep him safe (from Exodus 1 and 2).

Clever Cub and the Easter Surprise
Papa and Mama Bear tell Clever Cub the exciting story of Easter morning when Jesus Christ rose from the dead and gave us the best surprise of all (from Matthew 28)!

About Bob Hartman:
Performance storyteller Bob Hartman is the author of the YouVersion Bible App for Kids Bible stories, that have been downloaded 75 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

ATTN MEDIA: Bob Hartman, Clever Cub Learns about Love and Clever Cub and the Easter Surprise review and giveaway copies are available upon request. High-resolution cover artwork and other press materials for these and the entire Clever Cub Bible Stories series to date are available now at

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