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

The Free Lent Guide download has expired. Stay tuned for next year’s edition! 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… 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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