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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Celebrating New Life

This new year is bringing you a new book from me all about newness. It’s called Little One, We Knew You’d Come. And it’s a celebration of the joy and wonder when a new baby comes into the world. Whether you’re welcoming a child or grandchild, a niece or a nephew, a friend or a… Read more »

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Big News! Something big is coming…

People often ask writers where they get their ideas. I got the idea for Tiny Cedric in 2015 on the shortest street with the longest name… The street is in York, England and it’s got a bit of a funny name. It’s called: “Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate.” Hmm, I wondered, who might live on the shortest street with… Read more »

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How to Have a British Christmas

Are you looking to try something new this Christmas? We Brits (me, Charles Dickens, Charles II, you know) pride ourselves on how we do Christmas. So here are three fabulous British Christmas traditions to try. Mince Pies  Their full name is “mincemeat pies” because yes they were made with shredded beef suet or venison or… Read more »

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