Fun children's picture books that kids enjoy, help parents, and are from a fresh, modern perspective
Reflecting on 2020, a year that this time last year you could never predict or imagine. Whilst the events over the course of the year have taken a toll on so many people, I always try and seek out the positives. For me, the lockdowns and time at home have enabled me to enjoy more quality time with my children and actually have dinners together. A small but a welcome change.
Similarly, by removing the travel time to and from work, I have been able to spend more time doing what I love which is writing books with two new picture books published and three coloring books (I actually took the plunge and decided to give this a try) in 2020. The highest number of books I've ever created in a year.
I would also like to say a big thank you for all those who have read or purchased my books - your support means so much and I hope they gave you some enjoyment.
Who knows what 2021 will bring, but I hope for everyone reading this, you and your families have a better year. Wishing you all a very happy and safe 2021!
My latest coloring book went live today and just in time for Christmas. Inspired by the events of 2020, the ups and downs, the lockdowns and the craziness, thought it was time to take back control and have a bit of fun. Introducing.....Coronavirus Smackdown, Stress Relieving Coloring Book
Had enough of lockdowns, masks and hand sanitizer? COVID-19 has been messing with people the world over. But now you can fight back by coloring. Relax, relieve your lockdown stress and take revenge on the coronavirus we all love to hate by coloring 50 unique funny illustrations where COVID-19 finally gets the ultimate smackdown.
- 50 unique and humorous illustrations
- Designs are single sided to minimize bleeding through the page
- Illustrations contain funny ways to take revenge on Corona
- 8.5 x 11 inch pages.
Show Corona your true colors, order your copy today!
After 12 months in the making, I am so excited to launch two new books, Potty Time for Girls and Potty Time for Boys.
Feedback received from Come Out Mr Poo! suggested that kids like to identify with the character when reading books like these and hence I decided to write a specific one for girls and one for boys.
The books entice your little one to get excited about potty training, to be encouraged and not give up, even when it may not happen on the first go. The colors and vibrancy make these books an absolute delight.
Available now through Amazon...
Potty Time for Boys:
Potty Time for Girls:
Very excited as Potty Time for Boys is almost complete. Just putting the finishing touches to it. I hope you like the cover!
Very excited to be launching a new coloring book for adults. Whilst a deviation from children's books, I thought it was time to think about the parents. My daughter is always asking me to color in with her but when I try, she just wants me to watch. This way, I can have my own book and she can have hers but we can do it together. Win-Win!
Of course, it is believed that there are other benefits to adult coloring, these include: - improving mood;
- reducing anxiety and stress; and
- enhancing mindfulness
All good things, I say.
Beneath the Tranquil Sea contains 50 calming mandala sea animals and scenes on single-sided paper, keeping you entertained for hours and is available through Amazon. Enjoy!
Received my very first #1 Best Seller tag on Amazon today in the category of Baby & Toddler Sense & Sensation Books for Come Out Mr. Poo! - It is also number 1 in the same category. Never did I imagine this was possible when writing a book inspired by my own daughter's potty troubles and thought it might be worth putting out there to share with others. Thank you!
My name is Janelle and I'm a full-time working mum of 2 and an indie children's picture book author. I love writing picture books that are fun for kids, help parents and bring a modern perspective. Books that can be experienced by both boys and girls. I am also learning how to better write, self-publish and promote what I do. So if you've ever had an interest in writing children's picture books, join me on my journey.
Janelle McGuinness's books on Goodreads
Mission 2: Germs Galore: Secret School Spy Squad - a fun rhyming spy mystery book for 4-8 year olds
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)
Mission 3 - Shrinking Students: A Fun Rhyming Spy Mystery Picture Book for Ages 4-6 (Secret School Spy Squad)
ratings: 1 (avg rating 5.00)
Mission 1: Lost Lunchboxes (Secret School Spy Squad)
ratings: 1 (avg rating 5.00)