Presentations. Resources. Books.


Book Reading & Signing, Dynamic Presentations, Live Drawing and more...


 Designed to encourage, engage and inspire creating stories!


A timely story for families about focusing on time spent together.

(It might even make you cry!)


What makes Our Visits EXTRA SPECIAL?!

Our visits are unlike any other because you get BOTH an Author and an Illustrator!  Our presentations encourage, engage and inspire creativity! 

We provide a menu of services including: book reading and signing, a dynamic presentation with an inside look at being a professional author and illustrator and our process  of making a book together, as well as a super-fun Q & A session! 

The options don't stop there... Click the blue button to Find Out More! 

Students leave our Sessions feeling inspired and ready to start creating!

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Our Booklet "So You Want to Make a Book?" is perfect for classrooms!

... Adheres to Kansas State Standards: W.2-5.3; W.2-5.4; W.2-5.5

Teaching Resources:


"So You Want to Make a Book?" is a 10 Step Guide especially for 2-5 graders for writing and illustrating their very own book! A journal-type layout gives this brilliant resource a personal touch. Using language a kid can easily understand, dynamic graphics, and intuitive design ... you will find nothing else like it! 

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Our First Book

"Mom Left Dirty Dishes in the Sink"

Life is busy, in Camille's house... maybe too busy. While she's collecting worms, rocks,  and slime her mom is usually cleaning the house or washing dishes. Camille wonders if her mom has forgotten what fun is. One day, she discovers her mom has changed... for the better! 

New Book...

Coming Soon!

"My Sister Came Before Me"

Weston is learning so many things and even if he can't quite keep up with his older sister he has a lot of his own talents that make him unique. Grab your skateboard and hop along for a wild, rollicking ride through the world of a spunky six year old boy!  

A Combined 35 Years of Expertise!

Holly Carrington (on the right) started Cozy Time Stories as a place to host her books for kids. She is a writer who has worked as a newspaper reporter, blogger and children's book author. She lives in Kansas with her two spirited children and fun-loving husband.

Beth Snider (on the left) has experience as a mural artist and portrait painter for well over a decade but now focuses on creating illustrations for kids! She is also from Kansas and lives with her husband who is an elementary school teacher and her 4 kids. You can view her full illustration portfolio at 

Our Readers...

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We love it when kids use our Resources to write and illustrate their own stories! 

For more on how your young author can win the coveted Stewbery Medal Award, click below! 

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