Tommy Nelson unleashes Nerdy Ned in Totally Awesome, Super-Cool Bible Stories as Drawn by Nerdy Ned (Oct. 2). A clever combo of stories and sketches includes room for a reader’s own renderings (yes, kids can draw their own ark and more); for ages 6-up.

HarperOne aims The Guidebook: The NRSV Student Bible (Oct.) at teens and young adults interested in a progressive and prayerful perspective on Scripture. Supplemental material includes personal reflection questions and a short introduction to lectio divina as a way of prayerfully reading the Bible.

Concordia Publishing House goes in-depth with The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes (Oct. 1). In addition to the text of the apocryphal books in the ESV translation, extensive supplemental material includes appended explanatory material on contemporaneous Jewish writings and reproductions of etchings by 19th-century artist Julius Schnorr von Carlsfeld.