Kathleen PelleyKathleen Pelley
Kathleen Pelley Kathleen Pelley Kathleen Pelley

Whether you see yourself more as a reader, a writer, a listener, or a teller of tales, Kathleen hopes that these pages will inspire you to celebrate and honor the stories that are our response to the wonderful mystery of Life.

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Happy Mamas
A Picture Book by Kathleen T. Pelley & Illustrated by Ruth E. Harper

A bedtime read aloud that celebrates the universal joys of motherhood by exploring the myriad ways that mothers, be they human or animal, care for their little ones. Perfect for one on one sharing, toddler storytime, or baby shower gift. Published by Child Welfare League of America.

Read what illustrator Ruth Harper says about Happy Mamas

More about Happy Mamas coming soon!

Get exclusive access to Kathleen's storytelling at www.kathleenpelleystorytelling.com.

The Sandal Artist

Latest Book:

The Sandal Artist
A Picture Book by Kathleen T. Pelley & Illustrated by Lois Rosio Sprague

 Bock Book Award Winner
 2013 Storytelling World Award Honor Book!
 2013 Colorado Book Award Finalist!

Kathleen's latest picture book, The Sandal Artist is now available from Pelican Publishing!

Read about the book
Download an Activity Guide for Christian Educators (PDF)
Download an Activity Guide for Public School Educators (PDF)
Praise for Kathleen's Sandal Artist presentation

Buy the Book:
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The Sandal Artist has been awarded the Bock Book Award. This award is presented to books that embody Franciscan reverence for all creation which appeals to a child's sense of wonder.

See Kathleen presenting during the 14th Annual Bock Book Award ceremony at Neumann University Library, Aston, PA:

Watch Kathleen discuss "read-aloud-ability" in picture books

See pictures from the Shoestring Children's Theater production of The Giant King

Listen to Kathleen's interview with Barbara from The Corner on Character

6 tips on writing picture books