Children’s Books to Get You Through Lockdown

The pandemic and lockdowns may be stopping us from doing many things—especially travel. But there is one wonderful thing a lockdown can’t ever stop you from doing. And that’s going on an adventure inside a book.  Here are some favourite adventures we collected to get you through lockdown. When you need to get lost in… Read more »

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Lent Guide

DOWNLOAD FREE NOW (Continue to Faith Gateway for free download and some exclusive deals!) The Jesus Storybook Bible Lent Guide is back! And this year it is even better than ever. From the intro to the JSB Lent Guide: “’Lent’ is the time we remember God’s Secret Rescue Plan. And we make room for time… Read more »

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Top Ten Winter Books

Here are ten (plus two!) beautiful books you can curl up and enjoy together on a cold winter’s day or night. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats The wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. Snow by Uri Shulevitz A playful depiction of a snowy… Read more »

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A Quarantine Christmas Kit

This Christmas when we are distanced, here are some ways to bring each other closer. Watch something special The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol, featuring performances by chronically ill children who play Tiny Tim The Old Vic’s free activity kit London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas at Claridge’s (best watched with your cream tea!) A Christmas Eve Service… Read more »

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Cream Tea with a Christmas Twist

Here’s a perfect holiday tradition to adopt for a quarantine Christmas (I might be biased being a Brit, but I hope you won’t mind because it’s very delicious). It’s the Classic British tradition of the Cream Tea. Tea Attire You can wear your pajamas or your tutu. Really anything. Although dressing up in your best… Read more »

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25 Christmas Picture Books

Do you love Christmas stories as much as I do? I love a story, a feeling, an image you can return to, year after year, when you’re little and when you’re grown. I recently saw a beautiful idea: giving children a Book Advent Calendar, where they unwrap a new book for each day of Advent… Read more »

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2020 Advent Kit is Here

JSB Advent Remix: 2020 We’re thrilled to share with you the all-new Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Kit. It includes: Christmas Soundtrack 24 printable Christmas ornaments (art by Jago) Coloring pages (from The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book) Printable memory cards Even more surprises [Continue to FaithGateway for the Download] You’ll be asked to enter your… Read more »

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A Proper Cup of Tea

As a Brit I thought—out of the goodness of my heart—I would pass along tips on how to make a “proper” cup of tea. (For those who are British and/or already know all this, please excuse.) The reason I love making a cup of tea is that it is a ceremony. It’s all about slowing… Read more »

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A Dozen Books for Fall

Is there anything better than curling up with a book (and, of course, a warm cup of tea) on a cool fall day? Here are my top book picks for fall. Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon Wander down the forest path to learn how every… Read more »

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Resources For At-Home Learning

As we head into the school year—nothing looks the way any of us expected. Many of you are unexpectedly homeschooling while trying to juggle work. Others are essential workers who can’t work from home and are scrambling to find safe care for your children. And all of us wish we could be near the ones… Read more »

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