Written by Carolyn McWilliams Brown

Illustrated by Deb Hoeffner


All You Want and Then Some is a true story about a special neighbor who becomes and extraordinary friend.  When Katie and her family need a helping hand to cope with life's challenges, God sends Bella to give Katie the extra attention that she has been missing.  By sharing the gift of time, Katie is reassured that she is important and loved.

Basking in Bella's love and service, Katie wants to serve others too and discovers that God has blessed her beyond her expectations - with new friends, a good feeling in her heart, and squishy marshmallows that float ....."all you want and then some."

All You Have and Then Some book coverFeatures of All You Want and Then Some

  • Illustrates the joy of giving
  • Celebrates simple pleasures
  • Offers an example of faithful living
  • Emphasizes strong character development
  • Magnificent, lifelike illustrations
  • Talk About It section helps make applications to own life
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Bound and Printed in the USA
Bound and printed in the USA

"All You Want and Then Some is a spiritually uplifting and heart warming story for all ages! The message of this story will compel you to act compassionately and selflessly towards others. The beautiful illustrations capture the essence of this wonderful story. "

Linda Metcalfe, Director of The Pluckemin Church Preschool (Pluckemin, NJ)

Siblings & PDD (Pervasive Development Disorders)

During the time of the story, All You Want and Then Some, Parker, the middle child, was diagnosed with epilepsy and the developmental disorder, PDD/NOS. As an educator and a mother, Carolyn provides information and perspective on living and coping with her son's PDD/NOS and the affect on her other children.

- What is PDD?

Living with Parker

- a 1st grader's perspective

- a 5th grader's perspective


Classroom Extensions

Language Arts




Bella's Chocolate Chip        Cookie Recipe

"Welcome Home" Butterscotch Rolls



In the News

"My daughter loves this book, and I love the impact it has made on her. She wants to show Jesus' love to others, just as it was described in this book."

Tanya Dennis, Christian Children's Book Review

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All You Want and Then Some has been awarded the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal by the Dove Foundation

Dove Family Approved Seal

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"Inspirational and heartwarming! ...Author, Carolyn McWilliams Brown relates encouragement, patience and thoughtfullness to feeling God's presence." describes Midwest Book Reviews' Sara Hassler

Mom's Choice Award

The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names All You Want and then Some Among Best In Family-Friendly Products

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

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Moonbeam Silver Medal

2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Silver Medal Awarded to All You Want and then Some by Carolyn McWilliams Brown and illustrated by Deb Hoeffner (Winepress Publishing) in the Religion/Spirituality Category

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