Two key offerings this fall

Porcupine’s Pie

Porcupine can’t wait to share Fall Feast with her woodland friends, so when everyone she greets is unable to bake their specialty due to a missing ingredient, Porcupine generously offers staples from her pantry. When Porcupine discovers that she, too, is missing a key ingredient, the friends all work together to create a new Fall Feast tradition.

Porcupine’s Pie will inspire children ages 4-8 to act generously. A recipe for “friendship pie” can be found at the end of the book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Prior to becoming a children’s writer, Laura Renauld shared her love of books with her third grade students. After experiencing the power of story to captivate, amuse, and encourage, Laura knew that she wanted to create books for kids.

Laura is a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and was selected to attend the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature One-on-One Conference in 2016. When she is not writing picture books about porcupines, pirates, and pickles, Laura can be found on a trail, at the library, or in the kitchen. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and their two sons. This is her debut picture book.

PRAISE FOR Porcupine’s Pie:

“Thrumming with excitement for Fall Feast Day, Porcupine strolls through an autumn forest wonderland with a bucket of cranberries for her famous pie. Greeting friends and neighbors along the way while generously offering to share supplies, she loses her berries but gains a multitude of thanks and gratitude. Using some of the same ingredients harvested by Porcupine, Squirrel, Bear, and Doe, make a Friendship Pie to share with loved ones by following the provided recipe.” – Foreword Reviews

Little Steps, Big Faith: How the Science of Early Childhood Development Can Help You Grow Your Child’s Faith

From brain science to language development and social skills, we’ve never known more about how children’s minds develop in the first five years of life. Yet with all the information available, Christian parents may find themselves confused about how to apply these learnings to daily life with their children.

In Little Steps, Big Faith, early childhood expert Dr. Dawn Rundman navigates the research to arrive at surprising insights about how very young children experience God, and how parents can use science to teach faith. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dawn Rundman, Ph.D. writes and speaks on the intersections between science and faith. Formerly a college professor, she’s now a publishing professional and lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and their two children.