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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...
American Sign Language is a form of communication that many use in the United States, whether hearing impaired or not. ASL is expressed by movement of the hands and face....
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...
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...
Kindness is free, but its effects are priceless. Kindness can turn a bad day into a good one, a frown into a smile, and a stranger into a friend. A...
Just over a year ago I fulfilled a life-long dream of becoming a picture book author when Cardinal Rule Press published THIS COULD BE YOU. I, of course, wrote this...
Dinah and Chloe, the two sisters in Hide and Shh! A Not-So-Sneaky Sibling Story About Inclusion, have been out in the world for two months now. I’ve been lucky enough...
The summer 2023 release of our new book It’ll Be Irie, by Donn Swaby, is fast approaching. It tells the story of a young boy named Raymond who moves from...
Navigating difficult situations involving feelings as a child can be very scary. Being nervous or anxious as an adult can oftentimes seem like part of our daily routine when we...
Everyone loves to win, and no one likes to lose but both are part of life. How we deal with winning and losing is what matters. This is a core...
June is National Family Month and family is certainly worth celebrating! As the school year winds down and we enjoy longer days, it is time to focus on the most...
Families can’t go anywhere without being exposed to screens. Kids can watch TV while waiting to see a doctor or dentist, there are screens in the majority of school classrooms,...
Growing up, I was obsessed with listening to stories about my relatives. Every time I would visit my grandparents, I’d find myself immersed in the world they grew up in...
We all can think back to our birthdays as children and how they were such magical days. Going to school in our best outfit and being met with birthday wishes...