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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The Power of One

How do you help children know they are important? How do you teach them that they have a voice and that they matter? One way, of course, is by showing them through story. One of the biggest lessons children (and their grown-ups) can learn is the importance of the power of one. One person, no… Read more »

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Some Favourite Christmas Picture Books

Do you love Christmas stories as much as I do? What is it about a story? It’s a feeling, an image you can return to, year after year, when you’re little and when you’re grown. A picture book is a place to connect with the ones you love, to dream about years past or years… Read more »

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Your 2019 JSB Advent Guide Is Here!

The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Guide is back! And this year it is even better than ever. From the intro to the JSB Advent Guide: “What do you love most about Christmas? Most of us might say, PRESENTS! And probably all the grown-ups will laugh and want us to say something more worthy. But actually… Read more »

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Books for November and Giving Thanks

I think every month should be gratitude month. I love what Chesterton said… “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” (That’s the sort of math I am really especially fond of!) We pulled together a great roundup of books to help you celebrate the month of November (updated for 2019), including some Thanksgiving picks plus a… Read more »

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Slowing Down and Looking Up

This time of year it’s as if the trees are shining beacons of light, dancing, waving their arms all about, desperately trying to catch our attention. Inviting us to slow down. To stop and look up. Reminding us to be where we are. Right here. Right now. The writer, Dallas Willard, was once asked what… Read more »

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