Colors and Costumes

Since I have been writing children’s books for more than 20 years, I’ve seen some changes along the way–especially when it comes to illustrations. The traditional American family with a mom and dad, three sandy-haired kids, and a Cocker Spaniel, … Continue reading

Fishing for Presents

On my December 1 post, I offered some creative ideas to help kids anticipate and enjoy the Christmas season. I invited our CCA blog followers to share their ideas and received an email from my friend, Bob Hicks. This is … Continue reading

Twenty Five Days Till Christmas

If you count today, there are 25 days until Christmas. December 1 is the first day of the Christmas month, so let the countdown begin! The days between Thanksgiving and Easter seem like a year to a child. So here are … Continue reading

Good-bye Summer

For some children, summer vacation is over. For others, it’s almost over. The end of summer often brings mixed emotions for both parents and children. In Michigan where I grew up, school didn’t begin until after Labor Day. I always … Continue reading

Finding the Best Kids Books–Book Review Sites

More than 30,000 children’s books are published each year. How do you find the best among them for your children to read? Fortunately, there are a few good book-review sites that can help. Christian Children’s Book Review Founded by Kristina … Continue reading