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About Glenys Nellist
I grew up in a big old house, with two wonderful parents and seven siblings. My dad was the one who introduced me to the gospel. My mum was the one who encouraged me to work with children.
And at primary school, my teacher was the one who urged me to write. One day a week, I was one of the lucky few withdrawn from the classroom to sit in big, comfy armchairs in the teachers' lounge. There, in front of a roaring log fire, with pencil and paper at the ready, I would write.
Four long decades later, I would find myself living across the pond, married to a wonderful man, mum to four children and three daughters-in-law, and grandma to three bouncing boys and one gorgeous girl. And as if all that wasn't blessing enough, I somehow became an author, despite giving up on my first book half way through.
And if you would have told me then, that this book would one day become a series, that I would begin a second series, and a third... I never would have believed you. The only possible explanation is that our great God is able to do immeasurably more than all I could ever ask or possibly imagine.
And to God, alone, be the glory.
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Create a new family Advent tradition with a Christmas rhyming storybook that echoes familiar language and rhythm of Clement Moore’s poetry but focuses on the birth of Jesus. With classic illustrations by Elena Selivanova, bestselling author Glenys Nellist shares the heartwarming nativity story.
More than 50,000 copies sold! ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas was named a 2018 ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist.
Gather with your family each Advent season to share the beautiful retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth. This picture book features:
- The nativity story with delightful poetry for children ages 4 to 8
- Calming illustrations from different perspectives to help fully immerse readers in the unfolding events
'Twas the evening of Christmas, when all through the town,
Every inn was so crowded, no room could be found.
Tired Mary and Joseph, who went door to door,
At last found a place on a small stable floor.
“Nellist presents a nativity story that balances a lighthearted, anticipatory tone with an overarching reverence for the subject matter,” said Publishers Weekly. ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas is a recommended Advent gift that will be cherished for many years.
Grandma, this one’s especially for you! Written by bestselling author Glenys Nellist, this adorable board book celebrates the loving relationship between a grandma and her little ones with sweet animal rhymes and charming illustrations.
Hop, skip, and run with Grandma Rabbit and roll into a ball with Grandma Hedgehog. Most of all, celebrate Grandma, who’s as sweet as pie!
- Is a durable board book that can easily be wiped clean and fits into small hands
- Makes a perfect gift for ages 0 to 4 for birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Grandparent’s Day, or just to spoil a grandson or granddaughter in the way only a grandma can
- Features trademark charming rhymes by bestselling author Glenys Nellist and heartwarming illustrations by Gail Yerrill
Grandma Snuggles is an engaging board book that celebrates the love between a grandma and her little ones. Whether it’s Grandma Mouse, who shares her cheese, or Grandma Duck, who splashes in the lake, this book shows special cuddles and love, relaying a message that all grandmas are special in their own ways.
Snuggle Time Prayers, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is a perfect bedtime collection of sixteen prayers. This padded cover board book will help children settle down at bedtime and remind them of their blessings as they draw closer to God.
Written for children ages four to eight, Christmas Love Letters from God cleverly combines both prose and poetry as the story of Jesus’ birth unfolds. The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page. Each letter begins with a space in which to write the child’s name, so each one can be specially addressed to the child. Written as if God is speaking, each personalized message gives the young reader a sense of wonder as they discover anew the Christmas holiday and the birth of Jesus. A very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Perfect Promise, also accompanies each story and letter as God’s personal words of love, promise, and hope.
Are you looking for a way to teach your child about Holy Week and Easter? What if your child could receive and read his or her own personal mail from God? Easter Love Letters from God will invite them to do just that! With 7 beautifully illustrated Bible stories, every story is accompanied by a special Bible verse and encouraging letter.
Easter Love Letters from God is part of the Love Letters from God series written by Glenys Nellist. Unique features include:
- 7 letters from God that speak directly to your child, making the biblical message real to them
- Gorgeous, bright illustrations by Sophie Allsopp
- The wonderous stories leading up to Jesus’s resurrection on Easter Sunday
This picture book is perfect for ages 4–8 and is great as an addition to your child’s home library.
Check out other titles from this series: Love Letters from God, Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart, and Christmas Love Letters from God: Bible Stories.
Snuggle Time Bible Stories, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is a beautiful collection of twelve beloved Bible stories that will introduce your little one to God’s Word. Stories include Creation, Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, the Birth of Jesus, Jesus Loves the Children, the Lost Sheep, and many more. With read-aloud rhymes and soft, cuddly illustrations, this book will delight children and draw them closer to God.
This little book you’re holding
Tells stories that are true.
You’ll find them in the Bible
They’re written just for you.
And as you turn the pages,
There’s something you should know.
This book has one big message—
God really loves you so!
Bestselling author Glenys Nellist tells a Christmas tale of generosity and kindness.
It was going to be the best Christmas ever because Little Mole had found the perfect gift for Mama: the biggest, most beautiful mushroom he had ever seen. But on his way home, Little Mole encounters other woodland friends in need. Though it pains him to do so, Little Mole shares pieces of his mushroom with each friend he meets until there's not much left. Disappointed and anxious about what this means for Christmas, Little Mole wraps what's left of the mushroom. He fears Christmas is ruined, but ultimately, Little Mole discovers that his gift was bigger than he ever imagined.
Little Mole's Christmas Gift is a companion to Nellist's spring-themed picture book, Little Mole Finds Hope.
Are you looking for a way to teach your child about the incredible women in the Bible? This heartwarming picture book will fill girls’ hearts with the wonder of Lord. With 14 Bible stories about women who made a difference, each story is paired with a heartfelt letter from God in its own envelope and beautiful illustrations.
Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart is part of the Love Letters from God series written by Glenys Nellist. Unique features include:
- 14 letters from God, enclosed in an envelope your child can open, and personalization space to write your child’s name on each letter
- Gorgeous bright illustrations by Rachel Clowes
- 7 stories from The Old Testament and 7 stories from The New Testament
This picture book is perfect for ages 4-8 and is great for birthdays, Easter baskets, Valentine’s Day, holiday gift giving, or as an addition to your child’s home library.
Check out other titles from this series, Love Letters from God: Bible Stories, Easter Love Letters from God: Bible Stories, and Christmas Love Letters from God: Bible Stories.
Snuggle Time Christmas Stories, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is a collection of thirteen poems that tell the story of Jesus’s birth for little ones.
This collection of 13 poems:
- Is perfect for kids ages 0-4
- Is great for Advent and Christmas gifting
- Uses simple concepts, rhyming text, and adorable art to help children engage with the Nativity story and grow closer to God.
Check out other the other titles in the Snuggle Time series:
- Snuggle Time Bible Stories
- Snuggle Time Psalms
- Snuggle Time Prayers
From Glenys Nellist, the author who brought us Love Letters from God and Snuggle Time Prayers, comes a new book about the special bond between a mother and child. God Made Mommy Special is great for parents to read with their children, as the sweet, rhyming text and adorable illustrations by Estelle Corke show how any mommy is special through the eyes of a child and through the eyes of God. Whether it’s a mommy monkey who swings from trees, or a mommy sparrow who cuddles her little one under her wing, this book shows readers all mommies are special in their own way. With a padded cover, this cute and cuddly board book is perfect for little ones and will provide endless amounts of enjoyment for both children and parents alike.
From Glenys Nellist, the author who brought us Love Letters from God and Snuggle Time Prayers, comes a new book about the special bond between a father and child. God Made Daddy Special is great for parents to read with their children, as the sweet, rhyming text and adorable illustrations by Estelle Corke show how any daddy is special through the eyes of a child and through the eyes of God. Whether it’s a daddy giraffe who stretches his neck way up high into the trees, or a daddy polar bear who skates along the ice, this book shows readers all daddies are special in their own way. With a padded cover, this cute and cuddly board book is perfect for little ones and will provide endless amounts of enjoyment for both children and parents alike.