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2019 Kids books for every age and stage

2019 Book Gift List for Kids at Every Age and Stage

Yay! It’s time for me to gush about some books and convince you to buy them for every child you know. This has become a yearly tradition for me. (For five years now!) I admit – I get excited going through my Goodreads list and rediscovering the books I’ve read that year. I get less …

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I Pray Today Lessons, activities, and resources for classes and families

I Pray Today: Free Lesson Plans, Activities, and Resources

  In addition to writing children’s books, I also write and edit curriculum for all ages. One thing I love is using that expertise so that my readers can enjoy my books even more. I Pray Today is written for the littlest booklovers – babies and toddlers. But the themes and ideas are big ones. …

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How Children's books are Made: Part 1. The Truth About Illustrations

How a Children’s Book is Made: Part 1. The Truth About Illustrations

Being an author is a funny thing: everyone has heard of your job. (Unlike my husband – a systems architect.) But people don’t know what it is I actually do. (My husband and I have that one in common.) Whether you’re a writer hoping to publish a book or a kidlit lover who is curious …

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Bullet Journaling for Writers Part 2: The Magical Monthly Spread

Bullet Journaling for Writers: Part 2. The Magical Monthly Spread

Today I excited to share the second part of my series on bullet journaling: the monthly log that is the magic to the whole system. But before we jump in, if you aren’t familiar with Bullet Journaling read part 1. I’ll wait.   Back? Great. Now let me tell you how I got here.   …

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2018 List of Books to give to kids: Kids books for every age and stage: Baby to Teen and everything in between

BIG List of Books for Kids: 2018 edition

It’s that time of year again: where I try to convince you to buy books for every child you know this holiday season. This is my fourth year putting together this list (!!!). It’s always a lot of fun to look back at what I read over the year – like revisiting old friends. I …

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12 Books for Babies and Toddlers and Why They Work

12 Books for Babies and Toddlers and Why They Work

Earlier this month, I Pray Today, my second book for babies and toddler was published. Today is the last day of the blog tour to celebrate. I’ve been working on book reviews all year, though. Each month I gather up a few books I love and share them with my readers. I call it Kidlit …

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