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What’s In Your Pockets?

What’s In Your Pockets?

Three Pockets Full by Cindy L. Rodriguez (Illustrated by Begoña Fernández Corbalán) is a wonderful children’s book about love, family, and tradition. Beto does not want to wear a guayabera to his mother’s wedding. He even enlists his dog, Lupe, to try and avoid...

It’s Field Day Season!

It’s Field Day Season!

There’s nothing quite like the ripple of excitement in the air at the end of a school year. Late spring brings warm weather, vivid colors outside our windows, and the promise of summer up ahead. Another thing we love about this time of the year is field day! When was...

Children’s Books about Asian American Month

Children’s Books about Asian American Month

Though often lumped together, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (sometimes abbreviated AAPI) come from a wide array of cultures, histories, and experiences. Here at Cardinal Rule Press, we wanted to highlight these diversities by sharing our four favorite picture...

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

Poems will echo in the halls,be pasted on walls,carried in pockets,and shared out loud. Listen to the wordsof Naomi Shihab Nye.Rhyme silly with Shel Silverstein.Rap with Nikki Giovanniand imagine like Jane Yolen. It’s a national phenomenon,this month of poem fun.Come...

Reason for the Seasons

Reason for the Seasons

There is a reason for the seasons. I am not a scientist and I won’t get all technical on you but it has to do with the Earth and its tilted axis. As I live and learn, I am finding there are seasons in my own life that have nothing to do with the Earth and its tilted...

FOMO: Do you have it?

FOMO: Do you have it?

Do you remember a time when you were young and you wanted to be included, but you weren’t? It’s a terrible feeling. It’s strange that now as an adult, it doesn’t bother me much at all. When I first heard of the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) I thought, “That’s...

#BetterTogether

#BetterTogether

The pandemic was pushing groups of people apart because of their personal views on masks and vaccines, heck, it was dividing families as well. Then we started to see hate and violence against racial groups. Unfair and unjust. I started to pay attention to what, if...

The Contagion to Spread

The Contagion to Spread

There is something WE DO want to spread these days and it’s kindness. As a society, we have been challenged in more than one way over the last few years. But something that hasn’t expired is the power KINDNESS has in a home, community and in the world. Let’s dive into...

Helping Kids Dream Big

Helping Kids Dream Big

My mom likes to tell the story that as a child, I wanted to grow up and make tacos as my job. If you consider the fact that our family eats tacos every Tuesday night, I think my dream has come true! In our family, there are a lot of individuals who do not have college...

With so much DARKNESS, Here is LIGHT

With so much DARKNESS, Here is LIGHT

Hi all, it’s been awhile since I’ve written a heartfelt message to you! Guess what, this month I am going to be sending you several. There have been so many ups and downs in our world over the last few years, I wanted to spread some LIGHT, since darkness continues to...

Graphic Design Intern-Catherine Noonan

Graphic Design Intern-Catherine Noonan

Graphic Design Intern: Catherine Noonan When I first started my internship with Cardinal Rule Press, it had been 16 years since I picked up and read a children's picture book. Which makes you wonder, "Why did she apply for an internship with a children's publishing...

Cardinal Rule Press and Flipgrid

Cardinal Rule Press and Flipgrid

Cardinal Rule Press has a mission to provide realistic fiction children’s picture books. Books that will empower children (and those that read to their children!) to make a difference in their world. As a team, we are constantly asking ourselves how we can broaden our...

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