At the opposite end of the spectrum from the adult fiction Lonsdale usually writes, she has developed a series of fun and informative children's picture books, collectively titled "'Forest Friends". The first in the series, "County Fair", was recently optioned by "Journey Stone Creations" - a high quality children's publisher from Fairfield, Ohio. 'County Fair' is a rhyming little ditty about friendship and sharing among a group of forest creature friends, set against the backdrop of a charming, old-style fair. While "County Fair" enters the production phase, with an expected release of March 2007, "Journey Stone" has optioned three more books in the series, including "School Days", "Springtime Arrivals", and "Preparing for Winter".
Journey Stone expects to publish "County Fair" and the additional titles among their special series called 'Little Gems' - - - "Everyone needs a 'gem' of a book and this line provides stories with classic themes for youngsters. Whether reading alone or still part of the read-to-me crowd, the variety of stories will appeal to all."