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Recently, the whole world celebrated a global holiday called World Kindness Day. This holiday is all about celebrating kindness and small acts of generosity that can change the world. Schools...
One of the amazing things about stories is that it provides readers the opportunity to identify aspects of themselves within the characters, or learn about characters that live a completely...
In celebration of the release of my picture book, Lila Lou’s Little Library, two years ago, my family built our own little library in our front yard. It had always...
It can be challenging to find age-appropriate chapter books for early readers. You don’t want something too easy, but it should still be entertaining! This is why we have curated...
It’s hard to believe Raja’s Pet Camel has been out in the world for 3 years already! Raja and Kamal were born in my mind a decade before that, so...
Cookie & Milk has been out in the world since October 2019 and it’s been a great ride. When I wrote this story I knew I had something special and...
This month marks one year since I began giving Bucket Filler Presentations for Cardinal Rule Press. I’d like to share some insight that I have learned along the way. This...
Do you know what September 23rd brings? FALL! There are many things I love about Fall. In some places, the air gets chilly and the leaves change colors, for example...
On July first, my picture book, “It’ll be Irie” published by Cardinal Rule Press, made its world debut. What seemed like such a far-off time back in Winter of 2022,...
I am honored today to share a few of my favorite picture books that showcase positive, loving relationships between children and grandparents. With the growing population of kids who live...
The back-to-school season is upon us, alive with excitement and anticipation! New clothes, new school supplies, and–let’s not forget–wonderful books. For some kids, it’s their first venture into school. If...
Here’s a phrase that took me over a decade to be able to say out loud: I’m disabled. Why? I think it was a mix of societal stigma and naivete...
Happy International Friendship Day! On this day I’m thankful for the friends I’ve had throughout my life who have been there to share a hug, laugh, or cup of coffee...
Mental health awareness month is May, but that doesn’t mean the importance goes away in July! Teaching children about mental health struggles and ways to overcome them is crucial. Reading...