Author of the YouVersion Bible App for Kids Bible Stories Releases Two New Picture Books from the Clever Cub Series Created to Remind Young Children Of Their Part In God’s Story

From internationally known children’s author Bob Hartman, and illustrated by Steve Brown, come Books 7 and 8 in the Clever Cub Bible Stories series. Releasing September 6 from publisher David C. Cook are Clever Cub Learns to Share and Clever Cub Trusts God.

Featuring the inquisitive Clever Cub, a curious little bear who loves to cuddle up with the Bible and learn about God, these new adventures in Hartman’s popular series of pictures books from the Clever Cub Bible Stories remind kids ages three to six years old of their part in God’s story.

In Clever Cub Learns to Share, Clever Cub does not want to share with Skippy the Squirrel until Papa Bear tells him about a boy from the story in John 6:1-14 who shared his small lunch with Jesus, Who used it to feed the five thousand, teaching the reluctant Clever Cub that sharing brings great joy!

In Clever Cub Trusts God, Mama Bear helps Clever Cub face his fears in the night by telling him the story of Joshua and Caleb from Numbers 13-14, who trusted God despite what the other scared spies said. Clever Cub goes to sleep knowing that God is with him all the time!

Known for its vibrant illustrations, kid-friendly questions and engaging Bible stories geared to little ones ages three to six years old, the Clever Cub picture books series makes reading time a faith-building adventure for children along with sweet reminders of their part in God’s story. Each book incorporates timely themes and age-appropriate lessons as Clever Cub invites young readers to learn about the God of the Bible.

A note at the end of each book includes questions about the story’s theme for learning more in the Bible to help parents and ministry leaders begin conversations with children about their own part in God’s story.

An ordained minister, Bob Hartman knows how to introduce young children to stories from the Bible. Hartman presents the stories and biblical truths in an easy-to-understand way, including stories that have sad or scary events, such as slavery or death.

Steve Brown’s delightful illustrations are colorful and vibrant. Children will enjoy looking at the pictures of Clever Bear, his Mama and Papa, and his friends Lizzy the lizard and Fred the bunny, who join in on the storytelling.

As part of the series, there are also helpful resources and downloadable content available for parents and adults to share with children, including free Clever Cub coloring pages, animated story videos narrated by Hartman, and more “freebies” available through signing up for email updates on the David C. Cook website. Subscribers may also receive notifications to hear about all the new Clever Club adventures coming soon and the latest free resources being offered.

About Bob Hartman:

Performance storyteller Bob Hartman is the author of the YouVersion Bible App for Kids Bible stories, that have been downloaded 85 million times. His long list of children’s titles have sold over a million copies, including The Lion Storyteller Bible, which has been printed in eleven different languages. As an ordained minister, his passion is to help people of every age find their way into the Bible, engage with it and discover the God who inspired it. Bob is married to Sue, has two married children, Kari and Chris, and five grandchildren. For more information or to connect with Hartman, visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Steve Brown:

Steve Brown ( is a UK-based freelance children’s illustrator with a passion for telling stories through his art and using humor to delight children and adults alike.