About The Author
Kelly is the creator of her own uniquely shaped family. She writes silly, funny books for kids. Feminism, inclusion, and potty humor are her jam.
Kelly tackles topics like neurodiversity, gender, and why you shouldn’t steal bananas from a monkey. Her books have won the MOONBEAM GOLD MEDAL for best picture book series, and have received the STORY MONSTERS SEAL OF APPROVAL.
She's a storyteller with the biggest laugh in the room. These books come from the heart… and a gazillion hours of bedtime story experience. Her children’s stories are perfect to read aloud to your little humans, or to have your older kids read themselves (hey, let them flex those new reading skills!).
Kelly’s made a game of teaching her kids how to spot bad old ideas, which has led to a family list of children’s books which support modern values. Some favorites are Julian is a Mermaid, Boys Wear Pink and, of course, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.
Kelly's books are dyslexia-friendly. She's a proud member of the International Dyslexia Association.
Topics & Talks
The Bad Old Ideas
Tips for parents to teach kids to spot outdated ideas on their own.
What makes a Book Dyslexia-Friendly
Using real life examples of how to turn any book into a dyslexia-friendly one.
Teaching Without Preaching
Normalizing new concepts by creating a values-based backdrop for your story.
Relearning as adults what we forgot as kids: accepting others for exactly who they are.
“When I became a parent, I was excited to share stories from my own childhood, but that excitement dampened as I opened the classic books: racism, misogyny, body-shaming, you name it. Kids were being fed heart-breakingly toxic ideas (we grew up on this stuff?!). I started writing because I wanted something better for the next generation. Better.... but also fun!” - Kelly Tills