Advent Resources for Grown Ups

Advent – the days leading up to Christmas – means “arrival.”  It is a time of preparation and reflection, as we wait for God’s great Rescuer, Emmanuel—God with us. Here are some books and music that can be helpful companions as we prepare our hearts to make room for the child born in Bethlehem. In… Read more »

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2022 Advent Kit

The JSB 2022 FREE Advent Kit is here! We’re excited to share our newly updated 2022 Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Kit. It includes: 24 printable Christmas ornaments (art by Jago) Reading plan for each day of December Christmas soundtrack Coloring pages from The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book Printable memory cards Bonus ornament from Song… Read more »

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Top Hat Books

I love hats, don’t you? You can see me in a hat here. And here. And I love reading in hats, as you can see here. Some of my favourite books feature hats. In fact, I love them so much I wrote a book about them—and a friend who loves them. Who is obsessed with… Read more »

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Edible Editions

We authors don’t mind when babies eat our books. In fact, I have several edible editions (also known as board books). Skip to the Loo, illustrated by Anita Jeram The fun tale that turns toilet training into a party Shop Song of the Stars, illustrated by Allison Jay A Christmas story for your littlest loves… Read more »

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Summer Boredom Busters

Here’s a list of summer adventures to go on together — many for free and without leaving home. PS: Be sure to sign up for my newsletter for articles like this and exclusive free downloads each month. Get Outside Go on a massive treasure hunt with Geocaching Discover new walking paths or hiking trails nearby… Read more »

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Summer Books & Activities

Summer is all about adventure, and we can always go on adventures inside books. We’ve compiled our Top Summer Book Picks and suggested an activity to go along with each one. Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey My absolute favourite. A classic story of one summer on an island in Maine. Activity: Make a paper… Read more »

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Father’s Day Book Picks

Here are ten books to celebrate the unconditional love of dads. Dads, you are amazing! Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben Cuddles and kisses abound in this sweet book about baby animals snuggling with their dads. Shop Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram One of the… Read more »

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Typed on an Olivetti Lettera 32

This is an Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter (1963). It is one of the first portable typewriters. And how fitting because it is an extremely well-traveled typewriter. A globe-trotter. It’s lived in: London, Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Oxford and now New York City. (Like me.) It was my mother’s and she gave it to me… Read more »

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Books for Mother’s Day

Here are some books to celebrate the unconditional love of mothers—all featuring adorable animals! Thank you, mums! (And grand mums and all the other beautiful mother figures in our lives.) The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd A must-read classic from one of my all-time favourite children’s writers. Shop Make Way… Read more »

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Lent Guide

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 with our Heavenly Father, too. As we read the stories of God’s Great Rescue… Read more »

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