NEW Catholic Children's Book SERIES

I can’t believe I’m saying this:

I illustrated a children’s book! And it is beautiful!

About the book:

Growing a Baby: Joey Becomes a Big Brother follows a mom’s journey through pregnancy through the eyes of her little boy.

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Who is it for?

  • Ages 2-10 (and beyond!) - This illustrated picture book is written especially for young children & early readers. Older children and parents will also enjoy the sweet story, vibrant illustrations, and questions and emotions that Joey experiences while he prepares to welcome his new little sibling.

  • Growing Families - Welcoming a new human into the family can bring up all sorts of feelings for an older sibling. Excitement, wonder, concern…and all sorts of questions! This book explores these themes in a simple, accessible way, perfect for kids. This is a wonderful resource to prompt connection and conversation between parents and children.

  • Catholic Families - Catholic families will appreciate how family life and relationships are portrayed in this story. Faith is lived out in the way the characters attend Mass together as a family, and primarily through the way they care for and love each other. Also, life in the womb is both celebrated and valued.

A look inside!

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What are readers saying?

Click on the images below to read reviews from kids, parents, and professionals, and even our parish priest!

Reviews from our readers
“Growing a Baby is a touching story of a new pregnancy through
the eyes of a child, or more specifically, through the eyes
of new big brother, Joey. Parents will appreciate this
age-appropriate and entertaining story to help them convey
the joys and challenges of a new addition to the family.
Young children--siblings to be--will benefit from this honest,
yet fun explanation of the miracle of new life. To top it all off,
the illustrations bring the story to life in a way that will make
Growing a Baby a book your children will want to read again and
again. I highly recommend it!”
-Father John Whitlock
Pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish in Fowler, MI

The Perfect Gift for growing families

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About the Author:

This is Kim’s first book. She has enjoyed working with children her whole life. She is the mother of five grown children and lives in a close-knit community with her husband Ron and Missy the cat.

Meet the Illustrator

Kristina is a Catholic artist, wife of Paul, and mom to five spirited humans ranging from ages 11 down to 1. She paints at her kitchen table, in the middle of the chaos of motherhood, laundry, and noise. She is passionate about creating faith-inspired art that flows from her relationship with Jesus.


There’s MORE!

Growing a Baby is just the first of a collection of stories. The next book will deal with the difficult topic of miscarriage - in a gentle, child accessible way. Learn more below:

Missing Memories

Joey discovers what losing a baby really means.
In this story, his best friend Noah's family experiences a miscarriage. Joey comes to realize, with his grandmother's help, that loss happens even when we never had the chance to meet a new family member.