Little Lamb Books Launches New Children’s Devotional On Kickstarter
It’s been an exciting week here at Little Lamb Books, and as our newsletter subscribers and social media followers know, it involves an upcoming book release!
To share some history, we have been working for over twelve months on our very first non-fiction title. Right around the time COVID started closing things down, I mentioned to our Editor-at-Large, Lindsay Schlegel, that I thought it might be time for us to expand our catalog by adding non-fiction.
We chatted about what this might look like and decided our first title in this genre should be a compilation devotional that would allow us to feature our Little Lamb Books authors and be a devotional that was simple and easy-to-use so that families could enjoy it when and where it worked best for them. We began the process of finding an illustrator and designer, and gathering and editing the entries from our authors, including a Scripture, a journal prompt, and a conversational phrase or question.
Fast forward to this week, and on July 19, we revealed the cover for ALL GOD’S CREATURES: 60 DAYS OF DEVOTIONS FOR ANIMAL-LOVING KIDS! Isn’t it awesome?
ALL GOD’S CREATURES: 60 DAYS OF DEVOTIONS FOR ANIMAL-LOVING KIDS encourages habits of scripture reading, prayer, and journaling with entries written by over a dozen of our Little Lamb Books children’s authors. Children will love the bright illustrations by the talented Katie Wekall while learning fun animal facts, reading Scripture, and practicing prayer habits that will last a lifetime.
Now, if you’ve been following Little Lamb Books, you know we publish clean, entertaining, and faith-filled picture books, chapter books, and YA titles. We have over a dozen books available through retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Amazon, and a variety of indie bookstores around the country. We love that our stories help families build legacies of literacy that not only encourage reading, but also inspire Godly values and a strong foundation of faith.
Of course, just like many, we were directly impacted by the pandemic and the ripple effect it has had on the publishing industry. This means we have to think outside the box on a daily basis. In order to do this, we decided to launch a pre-order campaign for ALL GOD’S CREATURES: 60 DAYS OF DEVOTIONS FOR ANIMAL-LOVING KIDS via Kickstarter.
KICKSTARTER is a crowdfunding opportunity for artists, publishers, and other small businesses, and it’s all or nothing. This means if a project fails to reach 100% of its funding goals (for us, $3500), the creator gets none of the pre-orders (pledges). If the project DOES reach its funding goal, at the end of the campaign, backers are charged for their pre-orders and the book, in this case, goes to print!
The best part is that through our Kickstarter campaign, we are able to offer rewards not available through other retailers. Plus, we’ll be able to put the finishing touches on the ALL GOD’S CREATURES: 60 DAYS OF DEVOTIONS FOR ANIMAL-LOVING KIDS and create, design, and print copies of the ALL GOD’S CREATURES KIDS COMPANION JOURNAL. This simple journal will have an illustrated cover to compliment the devotional and it will give children ownership over their faith and prayer time with its blank and lined pages for doodling and journaling.
As a small, independent publisher, Little Lamb Books strives to bring uplifting Christian children’s literature to young readers all over the world, and we have gained experience and knowledge over the past five years while releasing over a dozen award-winning fiction titles, including Gracie Lou Wants A Zoo by Shelly Roark and The Christmas Color by Tori Higa. We deeply believe in our products, our mission, our authors, and most importantly the next generation.
Regardless what you contribute, we want you to know how grateful we are for YOU! We know our titles help families build legacies of literacy that not only encourage reading, but also inspire Godly values and a strong foundation of faith. We are very excited about this new 172-page collection of entries that explore a variety of wonderful land and sea animals and the amazing traits each exhibits to show us how to be more like Christ.
Together, we can make a positive impact and bring ALL GOD’S CREATURES: 60 DAYS OF DEVOTIONS FOR ANIMAL-LOVING KIDS to families, classrooms, churches, and more across the world. Thank you in advance for helping us reach our goal!
Founder & Publisher
Little Lamb Books