*Concordia Publishing House: As if publishing my nifty books weren't enough, they also produce loads of books, magazines, curriculum, music, and other stuff to teach kids and adults about Jesus. Contact them by mail (3558 S. Jefferson Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63118-3968) or by phone (1-800-325-3040), or check them out online at

     They’ve also put up wallpapers for phones and desktops and an excerpt from Not-So-Nice Bible Stories: Gory Deaths at At are free printable coloring pages from The Love Bridge.

*Bible Gateway: Searching for the perfect Bible verse to make your teacher happy? Want to know how many times the words dog (40), smite (133), and taco (0) appear in the KJV Bible? With several search options, Bible Gateway is a great place to investigate Scripture in the ESV, NIV, NKJV, and a bunch of other Bible translations. Visit the site here:

     *Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI): If you want to write for kids now or when you grow up and need some help along the way, you just can't beat the SCBWI. They host conferences, offer critique groups, and have tons of awesome resources and people:    

     *The Purple Crayon: Harold Underdown's Purple Crayon site is filled to the brim with almost everything you need to know about making books for children. You'll find information on marketing, writing, illustrating, and selling children's books on this one dependable site:

    *Guys Read: Jon Sciezska and other cool goofballs put together this site that lists books guys like to read and information about how to help boys get into reading. From silly books to strange books to robot books, they'll help you find them all at


     *Interview for the Shaun Tabatt Show about Gory Deaths:

     *Interview for KFUO’s Faith and Family Show about teaching difficult Bible stories:


     *Illustrator Tuesday Mourning: This is the site of rocking Icky Sticky, Hairy Scary Bible Stories illustrator Tuesday Mourning. See her art talents displayed and read more about her at

     *Joan Tietz: Joan is a terrific artist and an experienced teacher, and her wonderfully creative mind helped inspire Icky Sticky, Hairy Scary Bible Stories. Joan shares art/literature/curriculum ideas at and posts other bookmaking projects on her newer blog,

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