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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’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...
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...
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...
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” -John Muir Travel with me in your mind for a moment as we walk...
Books about the outdoors are a great way to get your kid interested in the outdoors but also teach them about nature! They can show children the wonders of...
Gotcha! There’s nothing more exciting than being caught reading your favorite book. To be asked what you’re reading is one of the most magical feelings; your eyes light up, your...
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...
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...
Children have creative imaginations and lots of energy! A great outlet for all that imagination and creativity is making a book. While keeping them busy, it is also a great...
As a child, I always begged my parents for just one more bedtime story, never wanting to go to sleep. The magic of children's books transported me to such wonderful...
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...