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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 »

Cream Tea with a Christmas Twist

Here’s a perfect holiday tradition to adopt for a quarantine Christmas (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 best… Read more »

25 Christmas Picture Books

Do you love Christmas stories as much as I do? I love a story, a feeling, an image you can return to, year after year, when you’re little and when you’re grown. I recently saw a beautiful idea: giving children a Book Advent Calendar, where they unwrap a new book for each day of Advent… Read more »

2020 Advent Kit is Here

JSB Advent Remix: 2020 We’re thrilled to share with you the all-new Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Kit. It includes: Christmas Soundtrack 24 printable Christmas ornaments (art by Jago) Coloring pages (from The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book) Printable memory cards Even more surprises [Continue to FaithGateway for the Download] You’ll be asked to enter your… Read more »

Resources For At-Home Learning

As we head into the school year—nothing looks the way any of us expected. Many of you are unexpectedly homeschooling while trying to juggle work. Others are essential workers who can’t work from home and are scrambling to find safe care for your children. And all of us wish we could be near the ones… Read more »

A Dozen Diverse Children’s Books

Here are a dozen Children’s books that feature diverse characters: from stories of the everyday and ordinary, to nonfiction accounts of real-life people, to books that celebrate the differences of people around the world. Indigo Blume and the Garden City by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by JahSun The power of one person to make a difference… Read more »

Top Summer Adventure Books

We may not be able to travel far this summer—but we can all go somewhere inside books! Reading is like a journey to a new place. And we have some fun journeys for you to go on. We’ve compiled Top Summer Book Picks and created an activity to along with each one. Time of Wonder… Read more »

Ten Tips for Reading Aloud

Do you know one of the very best things you can do for children? Read to them. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give children. The sound of a parent’s voice, the experience of sitting in your lap and turning the page, the joy of reading a book together, is one of the most… Read more »

Top Ten Read Aloud Book Picks

The sound of a parent’s voice, the experience of sitting in your lap and turning the page, the joy of reading a book together, is one of the most magical, greatest gifts you can give your child. So here are my top book picks for reading aloud together. Before you start, you might enjoy my… Read more »

Walking in the Land of Fear

Here’s an excerpt from my most recent email. Please do Become an Insider if you’d like to receive these entries right in your inbox. Many of you have shared that your children are struggling with fear. How do we talk to children about fear? How do we help them with their anxiety? Here are a… Read more »