Christina Goodings - Author

About the Author

Christina Goodings knows how to keep young children interested and occupied. She draws on her experiences as a primary school teacher, a Sunday school teacher and a storyteller in her writing of books for children. These include The Whizzy Bizzy Christmas Fun Book, Growing Green and My Little Bible Board Book.

Featured books by Christina Goodings

Other books by Christina Goodings

Easter! Fun Things to Make and Do

Easter! Fun Things to Make and Do

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 20/01/2017

Crammed with fifty crafts and creative ideas perfect for spring and Easter. Each craft is accompanied by simple step-by-step illustrated instructions. Make divine decorations, Easter baskets, chirpy chicks, creative cards, and more!

The Lion easy-read Bible

The Lion easy-read Bible

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2017

A fun and vibrant Bible that has been carefully written to be suitable for young readers. Each book of the Bible has been included in some form, so that children and the grown-ups who share the book with them can appreciate the feel of a 'proper' Bible. Expressive and engaging illustrations help the narrative along and enhance the storytelling.

Christmas! Fun Things to Make and Do

Christmas! Fun Things to Make and Do

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 21/09/2016

Crammed with fifty crafts and creative ideas for the run up to the Christmas season. Each craft is accompanied by simple step-by-step illustrated instructions. Make divine decorations, glittery angels, clever gift wrap, 3D cards, and more!

25 Crafts for a Rainy Day

25 Crafts for a Rainy Day

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2016

Stuck inside on a rainy day, just like Noah and the animals on the ark? Don't despair - keep the wild animals from stamping and roaring about the house with 25 crafts designed to brighten up your day! Each one is explained in just a few steps and only needs simple materials to get started. A Noah's Ark theme runs throughout the crafts - so there are plenty of animal based projects, and ideas for looking after the world we live in.

Christmas Story

Christmas Story

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2015

The story of Christmas is told in bold scenes with colourful backgrounds - but you have to join together the action yourself! Each page has a simple dot-to-dot outline for you to join up and reveal the character. Comes with a centrefold of stickers so you can label the picture with the right name after completing it. Other books in the series are: In the Beginning, Noah, Lost Sheep

Read-Together Bible Stories

Read-Together Bible Stories

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2015

Ten favourite Bible stories are retold with verve and accompanied by spirited pictures that interact with the text to engage young booklovers. Pulled-out words in large characters enable learner readers to identify and say sound alike words, and each spread has between 100 and 140 words.

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2015

The story of Noah is told in scenes with colourful backgrounds - but you have to join together the action yourself! Each page has a simple dot to dot outline for you to join up and reveal the character. Comes with a centrefold of stickers. Other books in the series are: In the Beginning, Lost Sheep

Lost Sheep Story

Lost Sheep Story

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2015

The story of the lost sheep is told in scenes with colourful backgrounds - but you have to join together the action yourself! Each page has a simple dot to dot outline for you to join up and reveal the character. Comes with a centrefold of stickers. Other books in the series are: In the Beginning, Noah

In the Beginning

In the Beginning

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2015

The story of the creation is told in scenes with colourful backgrounds - but you have to join together the action yourself! Each page has a simple dot to dot outline for you to join up and reveal the character. Comes with a centrefold of stickers. Other books in the series are: Noah, Lost Sheep

My Look and Point Story of Jesus Stick-a-Story Book

My Look and Point Story of Jesus Stick-a-Story Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2015

A fantastic sticker book in series with the popular Look and Point Bible (nominated for the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012). The story of Jesus is told over 5 double page spreads with spaces in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson's cute, cut-out effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books.

My Look and Point In the Beginning Stick-a-Story Book

My Look and Point In the Beginning Stick-a-Story Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2015

A fantastic sticker book in series with the popular Look and Point Bible (nominated for the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012). The story of creation is told over 5 double page spreads with spaces in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson's cute, cut-out effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books.

The Real Story of Easter Activity Book

The Real Story of Easter Activity Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2015

A craft and activity book that celebrates the Easter festival, making sure to put the story of Jesus at its heart and explain it clearly to young children. Ten pages are devoted to retelling the first Easter, these are accompanied by puzzles and activities which help children to understand and explore the meaning of what they are reading. There are also 12 pages of simple craft ideas, some reflecting the story of Jesus that has just been taught, and some traditional festival themes of new life. There is a centrefold of stickers for extra fun and decoration!

Guess Who? Noah's Ark A Flip-the-Flap Book

Guess Who? Noah's Ark A Flip-the-Flap Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Board book Release Date: 19/09/2014

Learn about the story of Noah's ark and guess who is hiding in this bright board book. The twelve flaps each conceal a different character making the book deal for toddlers who love a game of peek-a-boo! They will also love the bright collage artwork.

25 Crafts for Christmas

25 Crafts for Christmas

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2014

A craft for every day of Advent, or just to keep children entertained in the run up to Christmas. You can make decorations, your own Christmas cards, and a variety of gift boxes and trimmings. Each activity is wonderfully simple with only a few steps to each craft and will give satisfying results in minutes - or hours can be whiled away with glittery embellishments.

My Little Christmas Story

My Little Christmas Story

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2014

This simple and sincere retelling of the Christmas story is perfect for the under 5s' introducing them to the great story at the heart of the festival and its message of love. Bright illustrations help the story along, telling little children about all the events of the nativity: the angels' visits to Mary and Joseph; the journey to Bethlehem; the shepherds and the angels; the wise men's travels and encounter with Herod; and Mary and Joseph's care for the baby that would grow up to show the world God's love.

Hands-on Nativity Craft Book

Hands-on Nativity Craft Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2014

The activities in this book combine to make your very own Nativity scene. Crafts include: creating a background scene, the stable, the star, a range of characters and animals, baby Jesus in the manger, the wise men's gifts, and angels! Not only do these crafts help you make a stable scene, some of the crafts can also be used to make stand-alone decorations and cards! There are also tips included to help make costumes for children's plays - find out how to make a wise man's crown, or a shepherd outfit!

My Big Bright Bible Board Book

My Big Bright Bible Board Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Board book Release Date: 20/06/2014

A new board edition of My First Bible Stories; this cheerful book introduces 10 favourite Bible stories, with newly written text that is simple and fun to share with the very young. Stephen Barker's illustrations are as engaging as ever - bright and bold, with cheery faces that children can respond to. Stories from Old and New Testaments are chosen so babies can get to know the key stories and characters from the very beginning.

Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me

Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2014

This Bible story book contains 12 favourite retellings, chosen to emphasise the message of God's love and care. Each story concludes with a blessing, prayer or reflection which is illustrated with the child and the teddy bear together. The cover features a ribbon motif which makes it a great gift purchase. Children will love the endearing teddy bear illustrations which will help them to relate easily to the stories and prayers. Stories are: In the beginning, Noah and the ark, Baby Moses, David and Goliath, Jonah learns a lesson, Daniel and the lions, Jesus is born, Jesus the teacher, The story of the sower, The lost sheep, The farmer's son, The man in the tree, The good Samaritan, The first Easter

Bible Stories for Girls

Bible Stories for Girls

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2014

A collection of 8 Bible stories, chosen especially to appeal to girls. They tell of strong women of faith, retold in a contemporary voice that is easy to relate to. The stories are prefaced with a short introduction encouraging the reader to think about the message contained in each; at the back of the book there is a section that sets the stories in context and shows where to find them in the Bible. The illustrations are sophisticated with a classical feel, but have been given a modern edge.

My Look and Point Jonah and the Whale Stick-a-Story Book

My Look and Point Jonah and the Whale Stick-a-Story Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2014

A fantastic sticker book in series with the popular Look and Point Bible (nominated for the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012). The story of Jonah and the Whale is told over five double page spreads with spaces in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson's cute, cut-out effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books.

My Look and Point First Easter Stick-a-Story Book

My Look and Point First Easter Stick-a-Story Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2014

A fantastic sticker book in series with the popular Look and Point Bible (nominated for the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012). The story of The First Easter is told over five double page spreads with spaces in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson's cute, cut-out effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books.

My Look and Point First Christmas Stick-a-Story Book

My Look and Point First Christmas Stick-a-Story Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2013

A fantastic new sticker book in series with the popular Look and Point Bible (nominated for the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012). The story of Christmas is told over 5 double page spreads with spaces in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson's cute, cut-out effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books.

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Board book Release Date: 20/09/2013

Sturdy board tabs and embossing make this Christmas book extra special. The Nativity story is retold for very young children in 6 episodes, one to each page, illustrated with adorable pictures in a collage style. Each page has its own tab with a picture associating it to the scene in the book to help very young children engage with this important story. The story is divided into: Mary and the Angel, No Room at the Inn, Shepherds and Angels, The Baby in the Manger, The Wise Men and their Gifts, The Long Way Home

My Look and Point Noah Stick-a-Story Book

My Look and Point Noah Stick-a-Story Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2013

A fantastic new sticker book in series with the popular Look and Point Bible (nominated for the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012). The story of Noah is told over 5 double page spreads with spaces in the story to be filled in, and extra activities at the bottom of the page and at the back of the book. Annabel Hudson's cute, cut-out effect artwork is the perfect style for these Bible story sticker books.

My Very Best Bible stories

My Very Best Bible stories

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/06/2013

This Bible story book retells 20 favourite stories, one spread at a time, in illustrated frame-by-frame episodes. The individual stories - from Creation to Paul - flow carefully into each other to give children a clear idea of the overall story of the Bible, and with around 120 words and 3-4 illustrated frames per story, the result is a modern looking retelling with great easy-to-read-and-follow attraction.

Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me

Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2013

This Bible story book contains 12 favourite retellings, chosen to emphasise the message of God's love and care. Each story concludes with a blessing, prayer or reflection which is illustrated with the child and the teddy bear together. Children will love the endearing teddy bear illustrations which will help them to relate easily to the stories and prayers. Stories are: In the Beginning, Noah and the Ark, Baby Moses, David and Goliath, Jonah Learns a Lesson, Daniel and the Lions, Jesus is Born, Jesus the Teacher, The Story of the Sower, The Lost Sheep, The Farmer's Son, The Man in the Tree, The Good Samaritan, and The First Easter.

My Own Little Book of Prayers

My Own Little Book of Prayers

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2013

A brightly illustrated little prayer book for under 5s, containing 24 simple prayers that are easy to learn by heart. The small format makes it just right for tiny hands or as a little gift or award. Also available in the 'My Own Little' series are 'My Own Little Christmas Story' and 'My Own Little Easter Story'.

Hands-on Bible Craft Book

Hands-on Bible Craft Book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2012

This book of 16 craft activities helps bring Bible stories to life for children who like to keep their hands busy. Activities include a rainbow mobile (Noah), origami frogs (Moses), a lion mask (Daniel), an Easter garden, Pentecost kites, and a platter of Bible food. The activities are designed so that younger craft workers can gain pleasing results, whilst being open ended enough to occupy even the most dexterous.

Baby's First Prayers

Baby's First Prayers

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Board book Release Date: 23/09/2011

With a bright illustration and a very simple verse per double-page, this board book is especially for the very, very young. Stephen Barker's colourful, blocky illustrations will help with simple picture recognition and early language awareness, and the sturdy board book format will survive all that a baby can throw at it.

Jesus' Friends My Book of Bible People

Jesus' Friends My Book of Bible People

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Board book Release Date: 17/06/2011

Meet the friends of Jesus in this colourful tabbed board book, designed to appeal to toddlers. A very simple text and bright illustrations of big smiley faces introduce us to six Bible characters - John, Peter, Mary Magdalene, Zacchaeus, Jairus' daughter, and all the little children - who each have something to say about the good things that Jesus did for them. The tabbed board pages make it easy for toddlers to select the character they want to read about and offer a touch of interactivity which will keep them engaged as they learn more about who Jesus was and why he was special.

Creation Story

Creation Story

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Board book Release Date: 17/09/2010

Let's say the sounds of the Creation story! Sparkle with the stars, crash with the sea, splish splosh with the fish and have a rest on the seventh day zzz. Here is a simple retelling of the Creation story with bright and appealing pictures, and lots of words and sounds for young children to join in with. With simple concepts and familiar words for repetition, young children will come to learn the story for themselves. Also available: See and Say: Christmas Story See and Say: Noah's Ark Story See and Say: The Lost Sheep Story Now available as a chunky board book.

Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories

Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2008

Bible stories are presented over a double page spread with surprise lift-the-flap elements to help young children discover the story themselves. Annabel Hudson's characters are full of warmth and character and they bring a special charm to the ever-popular tales of the Bible. Stories include: Creation, Noah, Baby Moses, David, Jonah, Daniel, Baby Jesus, Lost sheep, The Wise and Foolish Builders, Zacchaeus, and the First Easter. The heavy, glossy paper gives the book a real user-friendly and durable quality, to suit everyday reading and play.

My Little Bible board book

My Little Bible board book

Author: Christina Goodings Format: Board book Release Date: 05/03/2007

This colourful, chunky board book retells the Bible in 20 favourite episodes so that young children may begin to explore the Bible for themselves. The simple, short stories highlight key aspects of the Christian faith - love, obedience and trust - whilst Melanie Mitchell's bright and smiley characters exude cheerfulness and faith. The padded covers and rounded corners mean that this book is ideal for little hands and everyday play. The result is a very useable book which feels about the same size as a proper grown up Bible and that very little children can browse or their own or have read aloud to them.

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