Securing the hearts and minds of our children

Wholesome stories for families because we are parents, too.

At BRAVE Books, we believe in the power of the family unit to shape the next generation. As a new dad, BRAVE’s founder, Trent Talbot, searched for wholesome books for his own family, but the progressive agenda in so many of today’s children’s books alarmed him. He then decided to quit his career in ophthalmology to start BRAVE Books: a publishing company with an interconnected series of books that celebrate families and honor traditional values.

BRAVE is not just a company for families. We’re a company of families. Our Head of Creative, a former teacher, edits BRAVE’s stories thinking of his own five children. And our in-house illustrator works not only for BRAVE but for his harshest critics: his own three daughters. That’s how we write stories that belong on your bookshelf and motivate dinner table conversations and car ride sing-alongs.

Trent Talbot

Founder & CEO

Walker Jester

Chief Operations Officer

Eric Presley

Head of Creative

Zach Bell

Head of Public Relations

Our Mission

We are a company that families trust to equip their kids with strong moral foundations. As a start-up company with big stories and even bigger dreams, we aim to provide literature for kids from ABCs at age two all the way to age eighteen when they're ready to lead the future.

A BRAVE Family Testimonial

"Our family signed up for the Freedom Island Book Club, after we started homeschooling our boys. I realized as a mother, my children weren't practicing the morals and values that we hold in our home anymore. They spent so much time away from home, we lost the connection we all had together as a family, and for the Lord. When we signed up, my husband and I made it our mission to make Brave Books, our monthly family adventure. Every time a book comes in, we make our home a special area that we can relax and play in, or we go somewhere and read there. The kids enjoy dedicating an entire day to family time, learning from the Brave Books, and taking the time to grow closer to God as we pray and spend quality family time together. We recently went hiking, and all 3 kids brought their favorite books to read before the sun went down, it's moments like this, that Brave Books help create.

I had spent a long time, trying to figure out a family tradition we could have, that we all enjoyed, but was also wholesome and age appropriate for all 3 of our kids. We are so glad we found Brave Books. The games in the back of the book are so fun, and teach us new things about each other. It also brings our boys closer together, having to play together during the games, and sharing turns putting stickers on their map! Brave also has Conversation Cards that help us grow closer to our children, as they get to ask/answer questions that aren't a normally asked or answered on a regular basis. Between the books, conversation cards, and activity books, my kids are very happy with our new family time set up. We couldn't have accomplished so much together if we didn't have the help the Brave Books gave us. We would definitely recommend Brave Books to all families that enjoy spending quality time together or would like to spend quality time together."

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