Limerick Fun

Limerick Fun

Today is National Limerick Day, so let’s have some limerick fun! Here’s one I created for today: There once was a boy from VerdunWho loved to dance in the sunBut when the sun went to sleepHe’d fall in a heap“I wish I could keep having fun!” Edward Lear made limericks popular with his “Book of Nonsense” in 1846. Limericks are a type of poetry made with silly, nonsensical, rhymes, and tend to run on the raunchy side. But since they are so silly, they’re a great way to teach poetry and meter to kids. In general terms, a person (or...

The covers for the books, "The I-Wants and the Gimmies" and "The Snit and George Franklin Whit".

Taylor Shares with us

To wrap up Children’s Book Week, we have an updated version of a radio interview Taylor Overbey did before The I-Wants and the Gimmies came out. It’s always fun to look back once in a awhile! Don’t forget the special Children’s Book Week pricing on all our books ends tomorrow!

A cartoon frog climbing up a rose vine.

Book Preview: The Rose Without a Name

Watch Melissa Vandiver paint the cutest frog ever for our future book, The Rose Without a Name! Keep an eye out for more news about the book and authors Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs. We want to know what your garden looks like this spring. Draw it for us and share on Instagram with the tag #KatrinaRose or email it to us and we’ll share it on our activities page! Be sure to download activities from our other books, too! And don’t forget to look at our special Children’s Book Week Pricing on all our books!

A young Ethiopian girl with her Camel in the desert.

Meet Katy

We’re excited to introduce our newest author, Katy Chow! She’s joined us from her home in Kolkata, India to tell us all about the background of her upcoming book, Camel and I. The first illustration is so lovely, we’re looking forward to see the rest from Sarah! Keep an eye out for more news from Katy throughout the next year. Since this story is about a young girl and her camel, we want you to draw a camel of your own! Share it with us using the hashtag #CamelandI, or send it to us, and well post it on our...

A young girl watches a girl troll pick up a troll doll.

Moonstones and more

Watch the brand new interview with JP Coman as they talk about Winnie and the Mystery of the Missing Moonstones. They also tell us a little bit about the next book, Winnie and the Trouble with Trolls. Many thanks to Blair Broussard for the great interview! We also have some great activities to go with the Book! Download the activity pack now and share your magical moments with us! Haven’t read the book yet? Get your copy, and check out our special Children’s Book Week pricing on all our books!

A small mermaid and her jellyfish friend waving from inside a fishbowl. There is a string of pearls draped around the top of the bowl.

Paint Pearl

To kick of Children’s Book Week 2020, lets join Amber as she speed paints a page from Pearls for Pearl. How would you color Pearl? Download the activity pack to get your copy of the Pearl and Jelly coloring page and share your version with us! Share on Instagram with #PearlsforPearl or send it to and we’ll share it on our activities page! Let us know how you like the book, too! If you don’t have a copy, we have special Children’s Book Week Pricing on all our books, this week only!