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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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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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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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Picture Books and Accounting

As we slowly emerge from winter into spring, we’re also transitioning from quite a year. As we start to see glimpses of getting back to normal, how are you doing? Are you looking back at this time in lockdown and wondering what you’ve accomplished? With so much pressure to “use this time wisely”—what, exactly, did… Read more »

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Children’s Books to Get You Through Lockdown

The pandemic and lockdowns may be stopping us from doing many things—especially travel. But there is one wonderful thing a lockdown can’t ever stop you from doing. And that’s going on an adventure inside a book.  Here are some favourite adventures we collected to get you through lockdown. When you need to get lost in… Read more »

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Top Ten Winter Books

Here are ten (plus two!) beautiful books you can curl up and enjoy together on a cold winter’s day or night. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats The wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. Snow by Uri Shulevitz A playful depiction of a snowy… Read more »

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A Quarantine Christmas Kit

This Christmas when we are distanced, here are some ways to bring each other closer. Watch something special The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol, featuring performances by chronically ill children who play Tiny Tim The Old Vic’s free activity kit London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas at Claridge’s (best watched with your cream tea!) A Christmas Eve Service… Read more »

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Cream Tea with a Christmas Twist

Updated December 2023 Here’s a perfect holiday tradition to adopt for Christmastime (I might be biased being a Brit, but I hope you won’t mind because it’s very delicious). It’s the Classic British tradition of the Cream Tea. Tea Attire You can wear your pajamas or your tutu. Really anything. Although dressing up in your… Read more »

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