Zonderkidz and Saddleback Church partner to release storybook Bible Hey-O Stories of the Bible

Based on popular YouTube series,
Hey-O Stories of the Bible to release October 1

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Zonderkidz, the major Christian children’s book publisher, is pleased to announce that a new storybook Bible will be released October 1 in partnership with Saddleback Church, one of the largest churches in the U.S. The new storybook Bible Hey-O Stories of the Bible will be based on the immensely popular YouTube video series of the same name created by the Saddleback Kids team, which now has over 700,000 subscribers with over 225 million views and is used as a Bible-teaching curriculum all over the world.

The animated Bible stories are biblically accurate and created under the guidance of the Saddleback Kids team and pastors who have a heart for bringing God’s word to children in an engaging, age-appropriate way. The new book features nearly 70 Bible stories and offers a QR code linking to the collection of corresponding Hey-O videos on, a video streaming service that features Bible studies from top Bible teachers as well as Biblically-centered kids content. A Spanish edition of Hey-O Stories of the Bible is also forthcoming.

“We’re so pleased to work with the Saddleback Kids team to offer this all-new Bible storybook, the first based on popular video content that has reached so many millions of families already. We are thrilled to be able to meet families where they’re at with both the physical Bible storybook format as well as the corresponding videos through Study Gateway— allowing families to build their biblical literacy together and early readers to follow along and enjoy the text and videos,” says Megan Dobson, Vice President and Publisher of Zonderkidz.

“Our children’s ministry team has dreamed of this opportunity for quite some time, and we are thrilled it is finally happening,” says Charlotte St. Hilaire, NextGen Creative Content Pastor with Saddleback Church.  “It has been amazing to see how God has used what started as something for the kids at Saddleback to speak his truth on all kinds of platforms, reaching kids, churches, leaders and parents where they are, and spreading God’s story and the good news of Jesus all around the globe. We can’t wait to launch this physical storybook Bible to the world!”

About Hey-O:

Learn more about Hey-O here:

The popular YouTube channel featuring Hey-O videos can be found here:

About the Book:

Hey-O Stories of the Bible

Published by Zonderkidz



Pages: 384

On Sale Date: 10/1/2024

Suggested Retail Price $24.99

About Saddleback Kids:
Saddleback Kids, the children’s ministry of Saddleback Church, headquartered in California with campuses around the world, believes that every kid should be known, connected, equipped, and empowered. More about Saddleback Kids can be found here:


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Jessica Westra
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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