ECPA's Rush To Press

Two Sparkhouse Family Titles Chosen
for New Junior Library Guild Category

MINNEAPOLIS (January 24, 2017) – Sparkhouse Family is pleased to announce that two of its titles have been named Junior Library Guild selections. Maybe God is Like That Too and The Spark Story Bible Psalm Book have been chosen as part of Junior Library Guild’s new Religious Books Elementary category, which provides six books per year to libraries and religious schools for children in grades 2-6.

In The Spark Story Bible Psalm Book, fifty of the most beloved psalms are rewritten in child-friendly language, accompanied by the beautiful artwork of Peter Grosshauer, illustrator of the award-winning Spark Story Bible. Divided into four sections, the Psalm Book contains prayers for morning and evening, prayers of praise, prayers of comfort, and prayers for creation.

For the Beauty of the Earth combines stunning illustrations with the poetry of the classic hymn, originally written in 1864, which celebrates creation, family, music, and community. The book includes the written music and lyrics so families can sing the song together. Children and adults alike will enjoy this take on a beloved hymn.

About Junior Library Guild

Since 1929, Junior Library Guild has honored the best children’s and young adult books by naming them to their list of selections. Over the decades, no one has identified more future award winners and classics. Generations of librarians and teachers have relied upon Junior Library Guild to help provide their young readers with exceptional books.

About Sparkhouse Family

Sparkhouse Family creates Bibles, books, and videos designed to spark new life in today’s Christian families. Through creative and entertaining storytelling, Sparkhouse Family helps kids laugh, learn, and grow in faith all at the same time. More details about the award-winning books and Bibles for children and Sparkhouse Family can be found at

The Spark Story Bible Psalm Book: Prayers and Poems for Kids | 9781506417684 | August 9, 2016 | $14.99

For the Beauty of the Earth | 9781506421834 | March 7, 2017 | $16.99

Review copies available

Contact: Rachel Zugschwert
Director of Marketing, Sparkhouse Family
612-330-3108 |

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