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Tyndale House Publishers receives Platinum Award
for “A Child’s First Bible”

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (May 13, 2019)—The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association has presented a Platinum Award to Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) for A Child’s First Bible, which has surpassed one million copies in sales. Established in 1990, the Gold | Platinum | Diamond Book Awards recognize outstanding sales achievement in the publication of quality Christian literature. A Child’s First Bible was one of four titles to be recognized with a platinum award, joining Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids by Sarah YoungThe New Spirit-Controlled Woman by Beverly LaHaye, and You Are Special by Max Lucado.

“We are thrilled to see A Child’s First Bible continue to touch the hearts of tens of thousands of children each year. Bringing the Bible to life for children was the central reason Dr. Taylor founded Tyndale House Publishers, and his legacy lives on to this day,” said Linda Howard, Associate Publisher.

First published in 2000, A Child’s First Bible is a collection of 125 of the most familiar Bible passages, from both the Old and New Testaments. Beginning with the story of Creation and ending with Revelation, the text is retold in simple words by well-known author and translator Kenneth N. Taylor. With its charming illustrations and clear, inspiring text, A Child’s First Bible is a must for every child’s bookshelf.


  • All the great characters and stories of the Bible are included in this beautiful treasury.
  • Clear, easy-to-read text is appropriate for young readers and fun to read aloud to the preschool child.
  • Simple questions at the end of each Bible passage are designed to highlight important biblical truths.

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international nonprofit trade organization comprised of member companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. 

For generations of readers since its founding in 1962, Tyndale House Publishers has been a voice to trust. Today, one of the largest independent publishers in the world, Tyndale’s mission is to open the Bible to as many people as possible in language that they can relate and respond to, namely as home of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT). Not only a Bible publisher, Tyndale offers nonfiction books that equip readers with Christ-centered insight, counsel, and life-improving stories. Tyndale also publishes fiction from fresh, new voices and celebrated authors alike—capturing the imagination of millions of readers. With a deep understanding of the importance of nurturing future generations, Tyndale also publishes children’s products that make God’s Word and wisdom come alive. Tyndale’s independent status allows it to follow its founding model, giving a majority of annual profits—and more than $100 million dollars in its history—to charitable missions. With every book purchased, Tyndale readers give life to the needs of people around the world.

Tyndale House Foundation, established in 1963 by Kenneth and Margaret Taylor, is a charitable fund that makes grants to support Christian work around the world. For over 50 years the Foundation has received all royalties from the sales of Living Letters (1962), The Living Bible (1971), and the New Living Translation (1996). In 2001, Ken and Margaret Taylor transferred ownership of Tyndale House Publishers to the Foundation. As a result, dividends from the profitable operations of the publishing company also now flow to the Foundation.