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December 16, 2018

"Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree" by Robert Barry was an all-time favorite Christmas story I loved as a child. Lo and behold, I stumbled upon it yesterday at Barnes & Noble.  I'm absolutely thrilled  to see it again...finding this book is like finding a treasured stuffed...

September 14, 2018

Whether it's reading to your child, playing with them, or simply singing together, interaction builds meaningful moments and happiness. Check out this sweet father-daughter duet.

September 8, 2018

Let's face it - adults love picture books too.  What were your favorites as a child? Mine were The Cat and the Hat, Where the Wild Things Are, and anything by Shel Silverstein.

Studies over the years confirm the benefits of reading to children. Apart from that, reading...

June 1, 2018

Shouldn't water parks be accessibility to everyone, regardless of (dis)ability? Check out this all-inclusive park!

For children in wheelchairs or who wear braces, and those with other fine and gross motor limitations, water parks have been off-limits. But 

in San Antonio...

May 23, 2018


1947, the newly released Sci-Fi novel, is receiving rave reviews!!! Check out the excitement below by the renown Doane Perry, Joe Alves, Robert Zanger, and Michael C. Greene!

Buy 1947 today:                


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January 11, 2018

Simply put, CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM, an ABC concept book, hooked me on writing with rhythm and rhyme!

January 6, 2018

Set in a world where wishes are granted by mythical beings that live under fountains, an apathetic wish granter is forced to go above ground to grant a wish of love. (From kalathannassov.com)

January 5, 2018

My latest favorite book is MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH written by Tricia Noble (illustrated by Tony Ross). Another picture book with the rare parallel structure, MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH is a must read! Each page turn becomes more exciting with an unexpected twist a...

January 5, 2018

While Mole practices violin underground, people above hear his beautiful music and make peace.

December 15, 2017

The charm of a picture book is more than the words...it's the illustrations too. If a young child's book has maybe 500 words, illustrations breathe life into the paucity of words in a typical 32-page story. Consider WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CH...

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