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Nurturing Steps Series, A New Infant and Toddler Series by Michael W. Smith and Mike Nawrocki

Nurturing Steps

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Nurturing Steps™ which is a new infant and toddler series by Multi-Platinum, three-time Grammy® Award winning artist Michael W. Smith and VeggieTales co-creator Mike Nawrocki, is available now for purchase just in time for the holidays! 

Nurturing Steps


I have been a fan of Michael W. Smith since the 1980s!  Maybe I shouldn’t say either of us are that old? LOL.  So when I heard about this books series that both he and Mike Nawrocki, who is the co-creator of VeggieTales, I knew I had to learn more!

One of my favorite parts about my day has always been our bedtime routine.  Granted my teenager has grown out of the bedtime routine, however, my youngest still loves it!  About an hour before bedtime, after pajamas and teeth are brushed, we grab a book, her favorite blanket, and we read together.  Then after she is tucked into bed, there is sometimes another book reading, however, there is always a nighttime prayer to end the night.  Some nights she will ask to have the second book and she will read it to herself.  She even has a little pile of books on her nightstand.  It really is the cutest thing ever.  I must admit though that one thing I really miss is the bedtime routine when she was little.  I would read to her then rock her to sleep while singing different lullabies to her. However, I do cherish our bedtime routine we have now and I’m glad she does too!

Nurturing Steps


About the Series

Multi-Platinum, three-time Grammy® Award winning artist Michael W. Smith launches Nurturing Steps™, a new infant and toddler series with a simple mission to provide parents and grandparents with music and books to enliven a young child’s journey with hope and faith through song and storytelling. The first new album, Lullaby, and book, Nighty Night and Good Night, from Nurturing Steps released on May 4th and May 8th, 2018.

These projects also mark the first-ever children’s album and book by Michael, each crafted in collaboration with renowned VeggieTales co-creator Mike Nawrocki.

About Nighty Night and Good Night

Nighty Night and Good Night is the first book in a series of bedtime books by multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist Michael W. Smith and VeggieTales co-creator Mike Nawrocki. In Nighty Night and Good Night, the stuffed animal band the Nighty Nights are called upon to help their friend Ben try to fall to sleep. This cute and sleepy adventure leads Lamby, Bear, and Sleepy Puppy to discover that a classic lullaby might just do the trick.

This book includes a link that allows readers to listen to Michael W. Smith sing the same lullaby that helps put Ben to sleep.

The cover of Nighty Night and Good Night includes an adorable image of the Nighty Nights and a title that shines with foil.


Make sure to check out this video!


About Let’s Get Ready for Bed

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From Grammy Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith and the co-creator of VeggieTales Mike Nawrocki comes Let’s Get Ready for Bed, the second in a series of bedtime books in the Nurturing Steps line. This sweet and sleepy picture book will lull your little one to sleep with their favorite stuffed animal characters the Nighty Nights.

As an added bonus, this book includes a link that allows readers to listen to Michael W. Smith singing the lullaby from the story.

This picture book features a cover that shines with foil.

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About the Creators

Nuturing Steps

Michael W. Smith is a successful recording artist who has recorded more than 25 albums and had numerous hit radio songs in the Christian and General markets. He’s won numerous Grammy and Dove Awards and is the founder of Rocketown, an outreach to teenagers in a 38,000 square-foot facility in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. He is involved in mission work around the world. He has also written several best-selling books, including Old Enough to Know and Friends Are Friends Forever. He and his wife, Debbie, have five children and live in Nashville.

Mike Nawrocki, co-creator of VeggieTales and the voice of the beloved Larry The Cucumber, has been part of the pulse of the Veggie brand since its inception in 1993. Mike has created, written, and directed most of the popular “Silly Songs with Larry” segments, including fan favorites “His Cheeseburger” and “The Hairbrush Song.” He has also lent his screenwriting and directing talents to dozens of VeggieTales episodes such as “Madame Blueberry and The League of Incredible Vegetables,” as well as both of the properties’ theatrical release films, Jonah and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. In addition, Mike has authored a number of VeggieTales books and CD projects as well as developing and writing for another of Big Idea’s hit animated properties, 3-2-1 Penguins. Mike is currently focused on developing new children’s properties centered around fun characters, engaging storytelling, and wholesome values. Mike makes his home in Franklin, TN with his wife and two children.

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Enter to win your very own Nurturing Steps Sleepytime Kit!

One (1) winner receives:

  • Copies of both Nurturing Steps books,
  • plus the blue-tooth enabled Sight & Sound sleep soother!

Must be a resident of the US and 18+ older.  Prizing and samples provided by Zonderkidz. Transplanted Buckeye Media and MomSkoop are not responsible for the delivery of the prizes.  GOOD LUCK!


Nurturing Steps Sleepytime Kit!





  1. My fave bedtime routine is snuggling under the covers with a good book. I love to hear my kiddos read to me!

  2. My favorite bedtime routine is reading a book together before bed with a small glass of warm milk.

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