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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2021 Advent Kit Is Here!

JSB Advent Kit We’re thrilled to share with you the all-new 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 New bonus ornament from Song of the Stars Even… Read more »

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The Jesus Storybook Bible Podcast

We wanted you to be the first to know — we’re launching a podcast. A few years ago I wrote a children’s book that somehow found its way into the hands of professors and pastors, musicians and university students, onto NICU wards, and into over 55 languages. And then I began to hear from readers—incredibly… Read more »

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My Books For (and Featuring!) Babies

I love babies. So much I can’t stop writing books for them. Or about them. Babies are so full of newness and life. They remind us to hope. (Something we might need right now.) I thought I’d share my (ever expanding) collection of books for babies. Celebrating New Babies Little One, We Knew You’d Come… Read more »

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Ten Book Picks for Welcoming Baby

Are you searching for a gift to welcome a baby? Is there a better gift than a book? Here are some favourites you can grow with and love for years. Babymoon by Hayley Barrett, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal A gentle story that pays tribute to the wonder of a family’s first days with a newborn…. Read more »

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Fun Family Adventures for Summer 

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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Top Summer Book Picks

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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Top Ten Father’s Day Books 

Here are ten books to celebrate the unconditional love of dads—all featuring adorable animals. 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. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram One… Read more »

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Mother’s Day Book Picks

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. Make Way for Ducklings by… Read more »

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Top Ten Tips for Aspiring Children’s Book Writers

I’m often asked for tips from aspiring children’s book writers. So I compiled some of the things I’ve learned over the years that have helped me. Tip 1: There are no shortcuts  Someone told me this starting out, and it’s the first thing I tell people who are serious about writing for children. There are,… Read more »

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