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by Karla Bauer

Be still, be still
Just rest awhile
for when you awake
the angels smile

What do you think Mary did to help
baby Jesus fall asleep?
She sang him a sweet lullaby.

2024 Award Winner

Best Children's Picture Book category

by Christian Indie Publishing Association

This lyrical tale begins with Mary, the mother of God,

singing a lullaby to her precious baby boy as she holds him close in her arms 

Snuggle up with your child and sing along with this sweet lullaby
as your little one drifts off into a peaceful sleep.
This lullaby book will be a blessed part of your bedtime routine
and is sure to become a family favorite for years to come.
Be Still Sing Along Video
I'm so excited to have my lullaby song now published in to this beautiful children's bedtime book!

Inspired by the scripture in Luke 2:17-19 NKJV “Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.”

"Be Still" is a song I wrote for my Christmas album, "Hope is Alive." The song was originally titled, "Rest in Peace." When I was creating the lyrics to this song, I wondered what would Mary do to comfort her precious baby boy. As a mother myself, I thought, she would sing him a lullaby and so the song was created.

I hope you love this book as much as I loved creating it for you. As a self-published author, I want to thank you for supporting my SHINE On children's music ministry! 
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Karla Bauer Author

KARLA BAUER is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Kansas City.  The music she writes is an expression of poetry, passion, and faith. As an independent music artist, she has written 

and produced five studio albums.  As founder of the SHINE On Music program, Karla has educated hundreds of children from the underserved areas of Kansas City and in rural communities.

Her mission is to educate children on how to get their art out into the industry successfully but more importantly how to promote themselves ‘safely’ in a digital world. As a KCAIC Touring Roster Artist, she continues to perform her hope-induced music while centering her life around inspiring children to have the courage to pursue their dreams and to continue to shine.

Beth Snider Illustrator

BETH SNIDER has illustrated many children’s books including the multi-award-winning, Fly High: Understanding Grief with God’s Help. She is in the Kansas City area where she lives with her husband who is an elementary school teacher and a YouTuber with an outdoor adventure channel. They have three sons, a daughter, and a dog named Georgie. She enjoys creating delicious meals in the kitchen for her family. 
When she’s not illustrating, you can find her cozying up on the couch, braiding her daughter’s hair, a cup of coffee nearby, and watching an episode of Little House on the Prairie. Learn more about Beth and view her work at

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