Take one mysterious fence.

Add two friends with a perfect plan for the summer.

Mix in a new kid from next door and a cousin from New York City.

What do you get? The perfect recipe for adventure and for discovering the true meaning of friendship. Join Emma, Ethan, Lily, and Marco on their quest to uncover what’s over the fence.

This nine-week adventure is the perfect blend of chapter book and devotionals for elementary-age kids. Each five-day week begins with a story followed by four days of devotionals.

Over the Fence is part of the 252 Kids Series, interactive devotional books for elementary-age children. Based on Luke 2:52, these devotionals are designed to help kids grow in wisdom, faith, and friendship.

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Lauren Terrell


Elizabeth Hansen has worked as a scriptwriter and story developer for Orange since 2011. She holds an MFA in screenwriting from Regent University and currently wears hats in both the 252 Kids and First Look worlds, writing for 252 Story, Get Reel, Studio Live, FX, Wonder, and more. Elizabeth and her husband, David, write and produce films through their company, Arclight Studios. They have two sons and live in Canton, Georgia.

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Lauren Terrell


Dan Scott has been working with kids for over 20 years as a teacher, pastor, and communicator. He is currently the director of 252 Kids and Preteen Curriculum at Orange. Dan and his wife, Jenna, have four kids, Liam, Elli, Addi, and Taye, who keep them very busy and completely up to date with all things in the elementary, middle, and high school worlds. To find out more about Dan, you can follow him on Twitter @danscott77 or Instagram @danscott77.

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Lauren Terrell


Lauren Terrell has been writing for Orange since 2006, contributing to books such as Lead Small (Orange's popular handbook for small group leaders) and several devotionals for kids. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a focus on reading and special needs. Having led small groups for several years, she is currently learning the ins and outs of the preschool world as she and her husband clamber through parenthood with two small children.

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Brian Bascle is an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer, and voice actor. He has worked with Orange since 2007 and creates art and graphics for the 252 Kids and 252 Preteen curriculum and is an illustrator and storyteller for 252 Story. When he's not drawing pictures, cooking up graphics, or telling stories, Brian performs voiceovers for commercials, corporate videos, audiobooks, and automated telephone systems. He also acts on stage and screen when he can.

Brian is an Atlanta native living in Roswell, Georgia, with his wife, Jane, and their two kids, Mike and Teresa, one dog, two cats, and way too many squirrels in the backyard.