THE AWESOME ANIMALS SERIES
Half fact and half fun, each book features one animal, one fun fact, one new word, and a bunch of silly scenarios. Won Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best Picture Book Series! ↓ Buy them all on Amazon or direct from my publisher ↓
Hey educators: This series is dyslexia friendly. If you’re looking to expand your book collection, or would like to include these books in your programming, please reach out here.
Awesome Animals, Spanish
The Awesome Animals series in Spanish will be released in early 2023! Children International received a donation of 200 Kelly Tills books to share with their families in Mexico and Ecuador (more info).
Meow is Not a Cat
A “delightful whacky” book starring a cynical cat, wild monkeys, butt jokes, a banana cannon, and a fantabulous kid named Meow.
“An appealingly offbeat book with a strong message about appreciating unusual thinking.”
Neurodiverse kids are often labeled naughty, distracted, loud, difficult, or rude. Many stories about these kids end with an adult coming to the rescue to “correct” them. Not in this story. Instead, it’s Meow who helps an adult change their perspective.
Meow is never gendered. Readers can identify with Meow however they wish: girls see an adventurous spirit like themselves; boys see a creative soul like themselves; and non-binary kids enjoy a light-hearted laugh free from stereotypes.
All Kelly Tills books are dyslexia friendly. This book uses techniques to make reading a more comfortable: a dyslexia-friendly font; no stark white pages to reduce glare; ample text size and spacing to avoid crowding.
KIDS ARE SILLY, AND WILD, AND KIND. I BELIEVE THEIR STORIES SHOULD BE TOO.
Hey parents, are you... tired of bad old ideas ruining a good story?
All you wanted was to enjoy some story time with your kids (um… and maybe get them to Go. To. Sleep.) when WHAM! here come the old tropes to ruin the mood.
So many stories about inclusion start off with bullying or exclusion. Other books come off as preachy, not fun. Still others perpetuate stereotypes in the name of being funny.
I started writing because I was tired of constantly getting stuck changing words or addressing these out-dated ideas on the fly.
How about we just skip the yucky stuff? No bullying. No unkind words. No preaching. Just oodles of giggles with your tiny human.
I’m a storyteller with the biggest laugh in the room. These books come from the heart… and a gazillion hours of bedtime story experience.
As the creator of my own uniquely-shaped family, I’ve made a game of teaching my kids how to spot The Bad Old Ideas. Feminism, inclusion, and potty humor are my jam.