Ten Tips for Reading Aloud

Do you know one of the very best things you can do for children? Read to them. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give children. The sound of a parent’s voice, the experience of sitting in your lap and turning the page, the joy of reading a book together, is one of the most… Read more »

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Top Ten Read Aloud Book Picks

The sound of a parent’s voice, the experience of sitting in your lap and turning the page, the joy of reading a book together, is one of the most magical, greatest gifts you can give your child. So here are my top book picks for reading aloud together. Before you start, you might enjoy my… Read more »

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Walking in the Land of Fear

Here’s an excerpt from my most recent email. Please do Become an Insider if you’d like to receive these entries right in your inbox. Many of you have shared that your children are struggling with fear. How do we talk to children about fear? How do we help them with their anxiety? Here are a… Read more »

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Picture Books for Welcoming Spring

Our days are feeling dark, but that doesn’t stop the fact that spring is finally here. Here are some books to raise your spirits as we welcome spring.   The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard Winner of the 1947 Caldecott Medal, this beautifully moving story centers around a little island… Read more »

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Resources While You’re Home

While most of us are staying home, I thought I’d offer some resources to keep you busy, entertained, and full of hope. First, I’m excited to offer Stay At Home Story Time with Sally over on Instagram! We’ll read books together, do some activities, I’ll answer your questions, and other fun things are planned. Follow… Read more »

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Helping Children With Scary News

The past two weeks have brought some scary stories to our news cycle. With fears of coronavirus and a terrible tornado stunning Nashville, your children may be feeling worried and nervous. How can we talk to children about scary news? I think this one tip can be very helpful: Let children lead your discussion. Assess… Read more »

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Top Book Picks for Inspiring Courage

In a sometimes scary world, picture books can help inspire courage. Here are some of my favourites for all kinds of fears: whether you’re afraid of the dark or afraid of making mistakes, whether you need to face a big, scary thing or you’re trying to be brave enough for a fun challenge, these books… Read more »

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Lent Guide

Download the FREE Lent Guide by signing up for Sally’s newsletter. 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… Read more »

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A Dozen Books for Love Day

We love books of the heart, especially this time of year. To celebrate Love Day, we’ve put together our top dozen love-themed books to share with the ones you love. How about a picture book instead of a greeting card for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few we love and recommend. The Runaway Bunny “If… Read more »

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A Decade of Books

As I was thinking about the past decade I thought I’d just look back at the books that came out in the last 10 years. I’m blown away by how fortunate and blessed I have been that my agent, my editors and publishers and illustrators believed in the stories and helped bring them out into… Read more »

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