Posts Categorized: Childrens Book

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, including some Thanksgiving picks plus a couple of mine… Read more »

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 »

Books Celebrating a Daddy’s Love

In honour of Father’s Day, here are some of my books celebrating a daddy’s love — from the protective, unconditional love of a father, to the special love of grandparents, to the perfect love of our heavenly father. Known A board book for the tiniest readers featuring a daddy and his son. Reminds little ones… Read more »

Books Fit for Royalty

In honour of King Charles’ upcoming coronation, here are my book picks fit for royalty. Why not read them at your own coronation party? (Free Coronation Party Pack here!) The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony I have to start with a book honouring our beloved Queen. When the wind went swish, it took the Queen’s… Read more »

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 »

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 »

A Dozen Books for Fall

Is there anything better than curling up with a book (and, of course, a warm cup of tea) on a cool fall day? Here are my top book picks for fall. Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon Wander down the forest path to learn how every… Read more »

Top Ten Bird Books from a Budding Ornithologist (That Is, Bird Expert)

I attended boarding school in the UK in the New Forest (which, for the record, is not new – it’s ancient – but to the UK, it’s new!). My school, Manor House, was nestled in the middle of New Forest, which made for excellent adventures and encounters with all sorts of creatures, including my favorite,… Read more »

The Jesus Storybook Bible—Translated to 55 Languages

The Jesus Storybook Bible has been translated into more than 55 languages! The listing is now available on a new page, which is updated frequently: Click to access the current list. ___________________________________ Become an Insider Would you like to be among the first to learn about new translations as they become available? Become an Insider… Read more »

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing: ARROW PRAYERS

Do you think that maybe your prayers aren’t long enough? Or don’t use enough special words? In the Bible there are lots of little prayers– so little they couldn’t be any littler. “Help, Lord!”, “Lord, save me!” They’re arrow prayers, quickly shot up to God. Once, in the middle of the night, during a huge… Read more »