Children's Books

Publishing Team:
Lee Jenkins, author and publisher
Adrienne Gain, editor
Martha Bullen, publishing advisor
Christy Collins, cover and interior design
Maggie McLaughlin, technology support for Amazon and Ingram
Jim Chansler, illustrator
Todd Jenkins, illustrator
Beth Zink, illustrator
Tom Wrightman, illustrator

Memberships:
National Speakers Association
Arizona Chapter of National Speakers Association
Christian Indie Publishing Association
Independent Book Publishers Association
ForeWord Reviews

Children can deepen their understanding of the Bible by placing 8 Bible stories in chronological order.

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Publishing Team:
Lee Jenkins, author and publisher
Adrienne Gain, editor
Martha Bullen, publishing advisor
Christy Collins, cover and interior design
Maggie McLaughlin, technology support for Amazon and Ingram
Jim Chansler, illustrator
Todd Jenkins, illustrator
Beth Zink, illustrator
Tom Wrightman, illustrator

Memberships:
National Speakers Association
Arizona Chapter of National Speakers Association
Christian Indie Publishing Association
Independent Book Publishers Association
ForeWord Reviews

Children can deepen their understanding of the Bible by placing 8 Bible stories in chronological order.

A Day With Jesus

The Story of Zacchaeus
Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Jim Chansler

The first 2/3 of A Day with Jesus: The Story of Zacchaeus reflects everybody’s life – “I can do this all by myself.” The last 1/3 of the book tells about Zacchaeus listening to Jesus and the result was far better than he ever imagined. The last 1/3 is what Jesus desires for all people. The cartoon Zacchaeus by Jim Chansler delights children and quickly becomes a favorite.

A Week with Joshua

The Battle of Jericho
Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Jim Chansler

In addition to children reading for themselves the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho, children learn the days of the week, search each picture of Jericho for a slight change, learn about the scarlet rope hanging from a window in Jericho and laugh over and over at Jim Chansler’s cartoon priests blowing their trumpets. They also learn details about the Ark of the Covenant and its contents.

An Evening with Daniel

The Lions' Den Theatre

Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Todd Jenkins

An Evening with Daniel is a delightful re-telling of Daniel and the lions' den story as a theatrical children's performance. Because of the actors dialog, children easily read the complete book after adults read it out loud to them several times.

Todd Jenkins’ amazing watercolors of the actors greatly assists children as they truly understand the emotions throughout the story.

Who's Afraid of a Lion?

Aesop's Bully Fable

Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Jim Chansler

The first book in the AESOP PATTERNS FOR YOUNG READERS is Who’s Afraid of a Lion? Aesop’s Bully Fable. This delightfully illustrated book shows the gnat happily bullying the lion for 31 pages until justice arrives on page 32. The combination of humor, letter blends, Dr. Seuss influence and Bill Martin Jr. swirling language make for a book for beginning readers that they will never forget. No matter what approach is being used to help children learn how to read, they all need what Bill Martin Jr. called wholebooksuccess. In order to keep confidence high children need to have a pile of books they can read by themselves cover to cover.

A Very Long Day with Elijah

The Contest

Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Jim Chansler

Three mountain-top experiences are recorded in the Bible – Moses and the ten commandments, Elijah and the contest with 450 Baal prophets and then Jesus meeting with both Elijah and Moses.

Jim Chansler’s 4th book, A Very Long Day with Elijah, The Contest, gives great detail about the unsuccessful attempts of the Baal prophets to bring fire down upon the bull sacrifice. During the time, Elijah enjoyed teasing these false prophets about the lack of fire. Each time Elijah teased, the Baal prophets prayed louder with the same result – no fire.

At the very end of the book Elijah says it is his turn to pray and fire comes from heaven consuming the bull and all of the stones of the altar.

Humor, truth and success are all combined in this book published in March of 2021.

Two Weeks with Paul

A Shipwreck

Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Todd Jenkins

Two Weeks with Paul: A Shipwreck is Todd Jenkins’ second book in the Bible Patterns for Young Readers. Parents and children alike will recognize the dramatic watercolors that were so apparent in his first book: An Evening with Daniel: The Lions’ Den Theatre.

The pattern that eases young children into reading is the wind blowing the ship left and right and the waves rocking the ship up and down. After two weeks in the storm the ship crashes exactly where God wants Paul, Luke and the 274 other people on the ship – on the island of Malta.

The book is expected to be available during the summer of 202l.

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, Honey, Honey, Honey

Aesop’s Groupthink Fable

Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Beth Zink

Beth Zink’s first book is entitled Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, Honey, Honey, Honey: Aesop’s Groupthink Fable. Take a look at Beth’s website, www.BethZinkArt.com and you will immediately see why Lee Jenkins asked Beth to illustrate this book.

The fable is more and more flies being attracted to the honey until none of them could fly because of all the honey on their legs and wings. The scene for the spilled honey is an Arizona backyard patio with desert plants in pots and beyond the patio in the Sonoran Desert.

Eight Days with Thomas

An Easter Story

Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Todd Jenkins

Todd Jenkins’ third book is Eight Days with Thomas: An Easter Story. On Sunday Jesus speaks with women at the grave, a couple walking along a road and 10 of Jesus’ closest disciples. Each day after that Thomas’s friends do their best to convince him that Jesus rose from the dead and spoke with them. Thomas would not believe them until a week later when he saw Jesus in person. The reading pattern is the same as different friends attempt to convince Thomas. His response is always the same, but a little more agitated each time.

Five Years Protecting Jesus

A Christmas Story

Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Tom Wrightman

Parents who have all of the Bible Patterns for Young Readers will be begging for Tom Wrightman to illustrate another book. Such details will delight all children as they study and study what Tom Wrightman has created. His first book, Five Years Protecting Jesus: A Christmas Story will be available in time for Christmas 2021.

The pattern that gives children such success with reading follows the angels as they speak to Joseph, the shepherds and the wisemen and then Joseph three more times.

Three Days With Jonah

A Whale of a Story

Written by Lee Jenkins
Illustrated by Jim Chansler

Jesus referenced Jonah prior to his crucifixion and resurrection stating he would be in the heart of the earth for 3 days just like Jonah was in the belly of a fish for 3 days. The story of Jonah and the Whale is told utilizing the five senses:  What did Jonah hear, see, feel, taste and smell?  All five senses help children understand more clearly what Jonah experienced. Jim Chansler’s illustrations clearly add to the humor, truth and details of Jonah’s failed attempt to run from God.