About Diane Stortz

Diane Stortz is a freelance editor and best-selling author. She got her own basketball and hoop for her last big birthday.

A Book for Children in Interfaith Families

A few weeks ago at the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, Ohio, I met Ohio artist Jane Dippold, and I discovered a book she illustrated that sets out to reassure children in interfaith families. The book is Papa Jethro, written … Continue reading

Awards for Christian Children’s Books Announce 2016 Finalists

Thinking ahead to summer and your child’s summer reading program? Want to keep up with what’s happening in Christian publishing for children? Just like movies, music, and general market books receive awards each year, so do books from Christian publishers—and … Continue reading

Book Review: New Bible Memory Series, “Sit for a Bit”

     Picture books, 40 pages plus end sheets Written by Kathryn O’Brien, illustrated by Gillian Flint Tyndale Kidz, March 2016, SRP $14.99 Ages: 3-6 I Can  ISBN: 978-1496411174 Be Still  ISBN: 978-1496411167 Give Thanks  ISBN: 978-1496411181 Turn memorizing Bible … Continue reading

Book Review: The Legend of the Easter Robin

Picture book with dust jacket 32 pages plus end sheets Written by Dandi Daley Mackall Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey Zonderkidz, January 2016 ISBN 978-0-310-74964-6 SRP $16.99 Ages: 4-8 I’m not often a fan of books that set out to teach … Continue reading