Monday, April 4, 2022

      Welcome to my blog/website for Bicycle Bell Books!  You'll find here a synopsis with sample illustrations for each of my nine children's books.  Click on the titles above for more of both.  There's a story for every season and feature the themes of friendship, love of people and nature.  They will be enjoyed by 3-7 year olds and are sure to become favorites of both you and your child.  Hoping you have fun looking over the books!

Monday, March 21, 2022


Springtime at City Market

    Springtime pleasures are in abundance with the return of dining al fresco, excellent people watching, very fresh springtime greens grown by local growers and bright flowers coloring the entire market. Come along with Kendal and Sam for their Saturday adventure in the book CITY MARKET!  The City Market remains the premier family fun experience and it's glorious in spring! 

CITY MARKET! is available for purchase in The Coffee Shop, Al-Habashi Mediterranean Market and The Candy Wizard, so look for it as you visit, or click to order from Amazon on the right.


Sunday, March 20, 2022


Spring Must Be Near

Cardinal Songs Fill The Air

The cardinals have begun singing their hearts out as they announce spring is near and I'm thinking there's no more welcome sound in the world to my ears.  As prospective cardinal parents prepare for nesting and raising families, SINGING LESSONS brings all of this endearing drama to life.  You'll be enchanted with the three cardinal youngsters and never think the same way about cardinals again. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Ginger and Polly Go To The Veterinarian

Thankfully, young children can now get their covid vaccine, but likely they are afraid of shots so it's not easy to actually do. Ginger and Polly are afraid of getting their shots, too.  But, with encouragement and understanding, they do it!  Young children will be able to empathize with their anxiety, celebrate their success, and hopefully, be less scared of getting their covid or any vaccination, too. To order from Amazon, click the link to the right.  The complete Ginger and Polly series is available at Parkville Coffee, upstairs on the local author's bookshelves.  A child will thank you!  




Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Best Friends, The Story of Ginger and Polly

     BEST FRIENDS is the story that started it all; the first of five in the Ginger and Polly series.  Based on true events and real dogs, they provide a model of friendship for all.  Available at The Parkville Coffee Shop on Main Street and also from Amazon; click the link to the right.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Good friends, Kendal and Sam, experience more fun visiting their favorite place, The City Market, while shopping for their moms.  But during these pandemic times they know they must follow the safety precautions.  Result:  They keep themselves and everyone else safe!  Come along with the boys once again as they introduce you to new shops, the Steamboat of Arabia massive paddlewheel, and ride the KC streetcar.  It's easy to have fun and be safe!     



Sunday, January 9, 2022


It's Polly's first snow day and her best friend, Ginger, helps her discover a whole new world!  Youngsters love playing in the snow, but when the playing is over, snuggle up to the snow adventures of Ginger and Polly, which I think they'll love almost as much.  It's not easy to compete with playing in real snow, but reading this story of the dog's friendship in the snow will warm the heart.

Carried by Parkville Coffee on Main Street, upstairs on the author's book shelves, and for order on Amazon, and from the link on this website. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021


Ginger and Polly Leave Home

The fifth and final Ginger and Polly story is here and a must read!  Legendary best friends, Ginger and Polly, sign on to Sam's offer of exploring the neighborhood on a glorious fall day.  Although their expedition begins splendidly, it unravels as the day progresses.  Faced with being hopelessly lost, the dogs have to decide what to do and the night time brings it's own fears and challenges.  Your child will experience the Fun, the Suspense, and the heartwarming Friendship that sees the dogs safely home.  Available on Amazon or click the link to the right.  Preview all the Ginger and Polly stories right here!

Friday, April 24, 2020


 Ah well, the fireflies are gone until next May. But no worries, because your child and you can still revel in fireflies as you wait for their return, in this ever wondrous story.  

To order 'The Fantastic Firefly Night', click the Amazon link to the right.  Even when summer is over, I hope you and your child  enjoy the story and the luminous illustrations, again and again. 

To listen to the story with illustrations on youtube, click on the Fantastic Firefly Night heading at the top of this page!